Plastics are synthetic or natural long-chain organic materials with near infinite applications.
Most plastics have the following general characteristics: provides a high degree of resistance to chemicals, can act as thermal and electrical insulators, can be light and vary in strength, and can be processed into thin and/or intricate forms. Gelest, Inc. offers a variety of products that can alter the properties of plastics or aid in their fabrications. Some examples include:
Conventional silicones as plasticizers, mold release agents, and in PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane) RTV (room temperature vulcanization) systems.
Silane coupling agents and silicones as adhesion promoters, chain extenders, and capping agents in urethanes and acrylate systems.
Silsesquioxanes and special silicon-containing polymers to modify the mechanical properties of plastics.
Organic-compatible silicone fluids as plasticizers, lubricants for soft metals and compatibilizing agents for silicone/hydrocarbon/fatty acid formulations in the lubricants and cosmetic industries.