Silicones – essentials for cementitious building materials

Silicone based products find widespread use in the construction industry due to the unique properties embodied in the molecular structure. The article provides an insight into the chemistry.

1 Introduction

Silicone based products have been used for many years in private and industrial applications, such as automotive, electronic, cosmetic, rubber, tire, textile, leather, paper, household care, paint and construction industries. Starting from simple silicone oils up to sophisticated organomodified siloxanes, silicones hold strong positions in foam controlling, emulsification, corrosion inhibition, dispersing, water repellency, wetting and other interfacial technologies.

Silicones add value to building products. Whether you are sourcing additives for integral or topical building...

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