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Besides lubricants, silicone oil is also used in cosmetics, medicine, and general industrial applications. It is used as an anti-foaming agent, as an anti-static agent, and as a dielectric coolant. In addition, silicone oils are widely used in surgical instruments. Its main characteristics include a low surface tension, high compressibility, and a low MW. In addition, silicone oils can have a wide range of viscosity (ranging from 0.65 cs to 2 million cs).
Silicone oil is an inert, nontoxic polymer. It is cost-effective and versatile. It is widely used as a hydraulic fluid, an electronics-grade fluid, and a thermostatic fluid. It is resistant to oxidation, hydrolysis, and natural aging. It also has a remarkable resistance to shear stress. It can be used as a parting agent for elastomers and plastics. It is also a good anti-rust agent. It has low levels of toxicity and is a good alternative to petroleum products.
The most common type of silicone oil is polydimethylsiloxane. Its major substituents are phenyl and methyl. In addition, other organic groups can be added to siloxane polymers. Silicone oils are usually end-capped with trimethylsilyl groups. The result is a silicone that has a high resistance to oxidation and hydrolysis, and also has good dielectric properties. It is also a good parting agent for elastomers, especially when mixed with other lubricants. It is also suitable for lubrication of plastics, rubber, and metals.
The most common use for silicone oils is as lubricants. Its high compressibility and low surface tension makes it ideal for fast moving components. The low MW also allows silicone oils to be used as defoamers. They are also used as a lubricant in dentistry, digital rectal examinations, and surgery. It is also used in consumer products such as Silly Putty. In addition, silicone oil has been used to treat large retinal tears, and difficult retinal detachments. It is also used in surgery as a vitreous fluid substitute. It has also been used to treat penetrating ocular trauma.
Silicone oil can be added to pourable silicone to make it more fluid and elastic. It is also used as a parting agent for lubricants and plastics. It is also used to prevent excessive foaming during deep frying. It can be used in all pourable silicones. It is also used as a cosmetic additive.
Depending on the application, silicone oil can have a wide range of viscosity. It can vary from several hundred to hundreds of thousands g/mol. It can also have a range of weights, from 1% to 10%. Adding more than 10% oil can affect the final strength of cured silicone. It is important to check the data sheet of the product you intend to use, as the final values may vary.
The use of 100% silicone oil is a good choice for applications that require a high degree of lubrication, including a treadmill belt. It is odorless and dust-resistant, and will keep the belt shiny. It also simplifies the lubrication process, and reduces noise and vibration. It also prolongs the lifespan of your treadmill.