Epoxy Functional Silicone Fluids

About Epoxy Functional Silicone Fluids

Epoxy functional silicone fluids provide means of incorporating silicone fluids into various curing systems, thereby improving properties such as flexibility or high temperature resistance. The epoxy-alkyl functionality reacts with systems containing alcohol, acid and amine functional monomers.

Pendant Epoxy/Dimethyl Copolymers

Genesee Polymers Corporation manufactures several Epoxy-Alkyl/Dimethyl copolymers with the following general structure where the blocks are randomly distributed:

Pendant Epoxy Dimethyl Copolymers
Product x y Viscosity (cPs) @ 25°C Epoxy Equivalent Weight *
GP-607
5
15
450 cP
210 gms
GP-554
14
28
1200 cP
216 gms
GP-514
30
30
1000 cP
250 gms
GP-29
57
7
210 cP
821 gms
GP-32
97
6
270 cP
1515 gms
* gms per epoxy equivalent

Cycloaliphatic Epoxy Copolymers

Cycloaliphatic Epoxy Functional Silicones are cure upon exposure to acids.  They are most often used for water repellent coatings.  Genesee Polymers Corporation manufactures Cycloaliphatic Epoxy/Dimethyl copolymers with the following general structure where the blocks are randomly distributed.

Pendant Cycloaliphatic Epoxy Dimethyl Silicone Copolymer
Product x y Viscosity (cPs) @ 25°C Epoxy Equivalent Weight *
GP-695
52
3.5
200 cP
1300 gms
GP-712 **
192
3.5
1000 cP
4575 gms
* gms per epoxy equivalent

** GP-712 is available in an emulsified version designated GP-713.

Epoxy End-Blocked Silicones

Epoxy End-Blocked Silicones are useful for adding flexibility, water repellency and high temperature breakdown resistance to Epoxy Curing Systems.

Epoxy Endcapped Polydimethylsiloxane
Product x Viscosity (cPs) @ 25°C Epoxy Equivalent Weight *
GP-682
26
38 cP
1100 gms
GP-504
79
140 cP
3100 gms
* gms per epoxy equivalent