Silicone Fluid, Modified Silicone Oil- SS4300, Low Viscosity (20 cst)- (Contact shop to request actual ship cost for multi items)

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Silicone Fluid, Modified Silicone Oil- SS4300c, Low Viscosity (20 cst).

Please note not all sizes are pictured.

(To get right to the description of properties for this particular silicone fluid, go to the 3rd section down).
Please see the safe handling info at the bottom before purchasing.
I have several listings of modified silicone oils (intentionally called "fluids" here as a means of distinguishing them from the more common PDMS silicone oil) that differ in viscosity and other properties.
The silicone fluids I have listed come from one of these 3 sources: Momentive Performance Materials, Dow Corning, or Shin-Etsu.
I'm offering them in relatively small quantities: 10 grams, 14 grams or 50 grams.
Taking into consideration the density of the average silicone fluid, 10 grams is about equivalent to 0.4 fluid ounces.
Please note that although silicones are relatively benign as far as health goes (but please see the safe handling section at the bottom), you should be careful where you use them. Because they have low surface tensions they tend to spread and because they are such effective "non-stick" agents, if you do any critical metal painting they will cause painting defects like "fish-eyes". If you do get them where you don't want them, I've found that 91 or 99% isopropyl alcohol is quite effective in removing them (which is a happy coincidence since iso alcohol is rubbing alcohol, harmless to skin).
Also, it's good to know that in general silicones have long shelf lives because of their inertness and non-reactivity (see the list of unique properties of silicones at the bottom).
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This is a modified version of the most common type of "Silicone Oil", PDMS. There are actually hundreds of different compounds that could be called silicone fluid, resin, or oil. And there are hundreds of uses for those compounds. All of the silicone "fluids" I'm listing are related to Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) which they are based on. They've been modified slightly or greatly to have particular properties that make them more valuable for specific uses.
I have lots of different kinds of silicone because I tried incorporating it into a "wetting" (and protective) coating/oil for attractive stones or minerals I found. I wanted to make a coating that wouldn't look like a coating, would not change the natural sheen of the rock and would have longevity, making it stay wet looking without having to recoat it every few months. There are lots of ready-made coating systems for natural stonework, but I never found one I liked so I tried making my own. This particular silicone was just one of the many types of oils/fluids I tested (walnut oil was one of the finalists).
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SS-4300c (SilForce Silicone 4300c), is a: "solventless reactive polysiloxane used as a crosslinker for solvent based and solventless addition curing silicone release coatings."
It is a modified silicone fluid, specifically a reactive methylhydrogen polysiloxane whose primary use is as a 100% silicone homopolymer crosslinker (catalyst) meant to react in a multi-component silicone resin system to make release coatings on liners for pressure sensitive tapes and labels. It would be used in release coating systems such as Momentive's SL6100 (along with other silicone components).
What they mean by "release coatings on liners" is the 'backing' for self-sticking labels. It becomes the shiny, slick coating on the paper that you peel the label off of. And it has other similar applications. Momentive is understandably general on their tech data sheets because they'd like a customer like me (or you) to come along and say "hey, I wonder if I could use that as a coating on rocks?". They don't want to limit their sales. But they do acknowledge that paper release liners are a major use for this material.
The above quote is from the tech data sheet from Momentive. There are two locations, one is the product webpage which is here:
http://www.momentive.com/Categories/Coatings/SilForce--SS4300C.aspx
You can access the PDF data sheets and the MSDS sheets from that link or you can go directly here for the technical data sheets:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwj8iIL9m-rOAhUDHGMKHRTBAXwQFggcMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.momentive.com%2Fproducts%2Fshowtechnicaldatasheet.aspx%3Fid%3D10941&usg=AFQjCNHTVavaWGXzAtW3p1pw8bnQjCejfA&bvm=bv.131286987,d.dmo
I couldn't find a direct link to the MSDS sheets and at the time I tried the link on the product webpage it gave me a server error. But, just reading from the hardcopy of the MSDS sheet I have this material is rated better (safety-wise) by the NFPA than the 1706 silicone polymer I have listed. The NFPA diamond gives: Flammability = 0, Reactivity = 1, Health = 0, and since this is a catalyst for a polymer product it is by nature somewhat reactive.
I used to have several silicone "resins" or curable silicone polymer materials that I tested this 4300c catalyst with. I have two left now, 1706 and 2-9118, which are in other listings. I don't know whether I tested it with those polymers. I would suggest reading the data sheets on the 1706 and 2-9118 materials and also the much more complex data sheet on a silcone polymer like the SL6100 mentioned above. It mentions the 4300c material. Finding out how it works can be a processes of testing very small amounts of catalyst added to the polymer(s) and perhaps applying some heat to speed up the cure (if it's going to happen). Then repeat with slightly more catalyst if that amount didn't work.
The tech data sheets on the SL6100 material (and its companion components) are here:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwidnL_fuerOAhVB0mMKHQWdBw8QFggcMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.momentive.com%2Fproducts%2Fshowtechnicaldatasheet.aspx%3Fid%3D10901&usg=AFQjCNHRg0Vvb_1e2XtOtd7-ELymFf0Tcw&bvm=bv.131286987,d.cGc
Momentive says about SL6100-D:
"...is a multi-component, addition curing, thermal solventless release coating designed for use in the manufacture of release liners for pressure sensitive tapes and labels. Characterized by fast cure at low temperatures, the SL6100-D1 system is suitable for both paper and plastic substrates. One- and two-sided constructions are possible."
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This is a silicone fluid definitely not intended to be used in beauty/cosmetics, hair care, or skincare products. So nothing needs to be noted here about silicone usage in personal care products.
But it can still be said that in general, silicones can do things nothing else can because of the many unique properties they have. I've made a list of these properties in the next section which contains more information on silcones for those who would like it.
A word about low viscosity silicones (usually listed as 2 cst or lower, but I'd rather say 10 cst or lower): These will evaporate (which is useful when you need a non-VOC carrier for another higher viscosity material), whereas higher viscosity silicones will not evaporate (or evaporation is negligible). Silicones have very low surface tension, so they will tend to creep or spread out on a surface and they are very mobile (easily spilled). The jar in the listing pictures for the lower viscosity versions is a display jar so you can see the contents. The item itself will be shipped in a polyethylene bottle with a small lined cap to accommodate those above mentioned properties. You should always close the lids of containers of silicones tightly.
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Unique properties of silicones (the list is from Shin-Etsu, the explanations are mine):
-They have good resistance to high temperatures- they retain their properties in temperatures of 300 F and higher (when altered by the addition of phenyl groups).
-They are good conductors of heat- one application that comes to mind is their use in "heat sink compound", meant to act as an interface between a hot running computer chip and a heat sink attached to it.
-They are inert- they don't corrode or affect the properties of other materials.
-They make good defoamers. If you're mixing something that's generating a lot of bubbles, a few drops of silicone oil will eliminate the foam.
-They make good electrical products, because of high electrical resistance (remember we're talking about silicone, not silicon).
-They are or can be made to be soluble in most hydrocarbons, and they can be made into emulsions with water (they are naturally hydrophobic).
-They have excellent low temperature resistance- they tend to retain their properties (like viscosity) in low temperatures.
-They have a low specific heat, it takes about one third the amount of heat to raise their temperature by the same amount as it takes to raise the temperature of water.
-They have a very low surface tension, they spread over a substrate much easier than water, for example- they don't tend to "bead up".
-They are hydrophobic, so something that's coated with them repels water very well.
-They have very high resistance to shear stress, meaning they have a long operating life compared to mineral oil for example. This helps make them good lubricants.
-They make excellent lubricants, because of many of their other properties (the glaring exception is steel to steel which limits them to good specialty lubricants).
-They have remarkable viscosity stability- they don't "thicken" when cold, or "thin" when hot (I used this property to de-air translucent platinum cure silicone rubber without a vacuum pump by putting a still liquid mold in a freezer for several days to prevent it's curing while the many air bubbles had a chance to rise and exit the mold).
-They have great chemical stability- they are non-reactive with other materials, retaining their own original properties.
-They have excellent releaseability- surfaces treated with them tend to repel other materials from sticking to the treated surface- this makes them excellent release agents.
-They have relatively low physiological effects- in general (with exceptions like the low viscosity types) they pose no serious health risks to people.
-They are highly compressible- almost all hydrocarbons have low compressiblility (as does water)- thus they make excellent dampeners for use in shock absorbers.
-Resistance to radiation- they can be made to retain their properties in radiological devices, medical and otherwise.

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Safety guidelines (note that this applies to some but not all of the silicone fluids).
The safe handling procedures I've listed for synthetic fragrance ingredients vs natural or artificial fragrance ingredients applies to many silicone fluids vs silicone oils. Silicone fluids can have smaller molecules and can thus penetrate the skin easily. That's not a problem when they're only a 5% portion of a product, but can be when they're 100% strength. They can also be more volatile and flammable than the silicone oils. So, handle them as if they were flammable hydrocarbon solvents. Be careful not to spill them or allow them to build up in high concentration in the air, or be exposed to open heat sources that might ignite them. Because of their concentration they should not be applied directly to the skin. They should be disposed of in accordance with all environmental guidelines.-
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This problem usually occurs with multiple items. Where possible, we're converting to calculated shipping. We originally didn't provide it because we sell so many dissimilar items (size, weight, etc), that it would not be possible to do it accurately. If your shipping cost is high, you can do one of the following: If you see "Request a Custom Order", "Contact", or "Ask a Question" on an item's page, you may use it to request a reserved listing. You may copy and paste a list of the items in your cart, send a screen shot of your items, or simply favorite them, and request a "reserved" or "custom" order. Or you may do nothing. We will see your multiple items & will always refund excess shipping charges before shipping your items.

If you have a technical question about an item we've listed, please don't hesitate to ask. We enjoy helping people out with a material or a process. We give anecdotal information in our listings if we have any. If you disagree with it or think we're being inaccurate or misleading please let us know that, too. If there are discrepancies in any of our listings let us know, we make mistakes like everybody and we'd like to be set straight and get those mistakes corrected.



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