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Silicone fiber treatments

Silicones are chemically inactive, have very low surface tension and provide good water repellency, releasability, and lubrication. Thus, silicones are also commonly used as fiber and fabric processing agents. They are used to treat natural and synthetic fibers or fabrics to make them water repellent or waterproof, to impart flexibility, and are commonly used to improve the texture and sewability of textile goods, resulting in higher grade and more functional products.

Features

Water repellency

Forms a coating (oil film or hard coating) on textiles to provide excellent water repellency.

Softness

Silicone greatly reduces the friction coefficient between fibers to achieve distinctive softness.

Durability

The flexible film which forms on the fiber surface improves the durability of the fabric with respect to washing and dry cleaning.

Rebound resiliency ("stretch-back")

Fabrics have excellent rebound resiliency due to the flexible elastic coating which forms on the fiber surface.

Transparency

Silicone processing agents improve the hyperchromic effect and colorfastness due to the transparent coating which forms on the fiber surface.

Weather and heat resistance

The chemical bonds which form the backbone are siloxane bonds (Si-O-Si), so the interatomic bonding energy of these processing agents is high and they have excellent weather and heat resistance.

Typical Products

Applications Grade Features
Texture improving agents POLON-MF-14 Amino-modified silicone emulsion, Improved softness and sewability
POLON-MF-14EC Amino-modified silicone emulsion, The slimiest to the touch
KM-9771 Amino-modified silicone emulsion, Improves fullness, For dark colored fabrics
POLON-MF-63 Amino-modified silicone emulsion, Yields a resilient, soft hand
POLON-MF-18T Epoxy-modified silicone emulsion, Improves smoothness and softness
POLON-MF-33 High-viscosity reactive silicone emulsion, Imparts a fluffy feel
X-51-1264 Epoxy-modified silicone emulsion, Improves smoothness and softness
KM-2002L-1 Reactive softener, Yields a fluffy hand with good resiliency. Containing tin catalyst.
KM-2002-T Reactive softener, Coating and anti-melt processing possible. Containing tin catalyst.
POLON-MF-56 Reactive softener, Excellent anti-shrink effect and rebound resiliency
KM-9772 Reactive softener, Does not contain organometallic compounds, Forms a silicone rubber film
Water repellents KS-7002 Solvent type, Can be used on leathers
POLONCOAT-E Solvent type, Long-lasting waterproofing is possible
POLON-MF-33A For inorganic fibers, Good compatibility with phenol resins
Textile oleums POLON-MN-ST Imparts smoothness to nonwoven cloth
SR processing agents,
water-absorption
processing agents
POLON-SR-CONC Hydrophilic polyether-modified silicone, Suitable for antistatic processing and water-absorption processing
Special processing agents POLON-MF-28T Slip prevention agent, Organic colloidal silica dispersion liquid
KS-731 Tack prevention agent
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