Silicone Polyethers

BRB can provide a wide range of silicone polyethers which can be used for a variety of applications and industries, including custom designed products for specific applications.

Silicone polyethers contain both a water-insoluble backbone and a number of water-soluble polyether pendant groups. The ratio of the silicone to polyether and the molecular weight and composition of the components determine the solubility besides specific properties of a product.

Silicone polyethers are used because of the following benefits:

  • Low surface tension
  • Excellent wetting agent
  • Good emulsifying properties
  • Good compatibility with organic surfactants
  • Efficient in use, low usage levels
  • Good lubricity
  • Low toxicity

  • The industries where silicone polyethers are used can be defined as:

  • Agrochemicals
  • Coatings and inks
  • Home care
  • Chemical processing
  • Mining
  • Personal care
  • Plastics and rubber
  • Oil, gas and petrochemical industry
  • Metal processing