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
209
GP-585
42
84
5000
213
GP-584
28
56
3000
214
GP-514
30
30
800
250
GP-29
57
7
210
821
GP-32
97
6
270
1515
* gms per epoxy equivalent

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
1100
GP-504
79
140
3100
* 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
1300
GP-712 **
192
3.5
1000
4575
* gms per epoxy equivalent

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