Silicone Products by Application

Cable Lubricants (Metal/Plastic Lubricants)

Genesee Polymers manufactures cable lubricants that are primarily used in the automotive industry. These lubricants are specifically designed to provide good metal on plastic lubrication for applications where a metal cable moves on a plastic pulley or inside a plastic housing. The table below shows the four products manufactured by GPC that are recommended for this purpose. They are listed in order of increasing viscosity-the main product variable.

Product Viscosity (cPs) @ 25°C Amine Number *
GP-361
115
6
GP-146
325
1.75
GP-530
1000
6
* milliliters of 0.1N HCl needed to neutralize 10 gms of product

Conformal Coatings

GP-558 is a conformal coating for the encapsulation of electronic components. GP-558 is applied by dipping, spraying, flow coating or brushing, followed by heat curing at 110º C (230º F) for one hour. The resulting clear, elastomeric film shows excellent heat stability and flexibility, providing protection from moisture, weathering and vibration. GP-558 is a ready to use product requiring no curing additives.

Product Description
GP-558
Silicone Resin Based Conformal Coating

Plastic/Rubber Lubricants and Release Agents

Genesee Polymers manufactures a variety of silicones recommended as lubricants and release agents for plastic and rubber applications. The tables below shows the products that are currently recommended for this purpose.

Concentrates

Product Viscosity (cPs) @ 25°C Amine Number *
GP-146
325
1.75
GP-RA-156
325
6
* milliliters of 0.1N HCl needed to neutralize 10 gms of product

Emulsions

Product Wt. % Silicone Emulsifier Type
GP-451
50
Cationic
GP-50-A
50
Nonionic
GP-705
35
Nonionic

Paintable Release Agents for Metal/Plastic/Rubber Parts

Genesee Polymers manufactures several release agents suitable for molding parts that will to be painted in subsequent operations. These are especially recommended for die casting applications. All of these products are devolatilized to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to trace quantities. 

Concentrates

Product Viscosity (cPs) @ 25°C
GP-70-S
1200
GP-7100
750

Emulsions

Product Wt. % Silicone Emulsifier Type
GP-70-EO
50
Nonionic
GP-7100-E
50
Nonionic

Water Repellents

Genesee Polymers manufactures the following products recommended for water repellency applications. The products are briefly summarized in the table below.

Product Description Diluent
GP-422 *
Silicone Resin
Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)

* The emulsified version of this product is GP-421

Aluminum Die Casting Lubricants

Genesee Polymers die and plunger lubricants have a proven track record in the die casting industry.  These products use a proprietary technology that helps these lubricants maintain a high viscosity at elevated temperatures.  This leads to improved die cooling, shorter cycle times, less solder and longer lasting dies and shot sleeves.

Die Spray

Product Description
GP-928
All Purpose Die Casting Lubricant
GP-863
Light Duty, High Surface Quality Die Casting Lubricant

Plunger Lubricant

Product Description
GP-927
All Purpose Plunger Lubricant