Silicone put cleaning agents on steroids
Consumers want home care products that clean thoroughly and which leave a pleasing finish. Silicones are key components because of their multiple benefits: coverage, enhanced detergency, color deepening, softening, protection, smooth polishing, shine and gloss. Silicone-containing products can be found in almost every household.
In both liquid and solid detergents, silicones control foam and as act as softeners. They are also formulated into car care and hard surface cleaning products for floors, windows, bathrooms and kitchens.
Elkem Silicones provides a wide range of Bluesil® technologies, including oils, fluids, emulsions and resins, as well as the Silcolapse® foam control agents as compounds and as emulsions to meet your needs.
Silicones can provide the following benefits to your cleaning products:
Resistance to alkaline detergents
Efficient foam control even at low wash temperatures
Low sensitivity to hard water
Cost savings due to high activity and low dosage levels
Long shelf life
Our experts are always available to advise you to meet your product requirements and manufacturing needs. Of course we will provide all relevant regulatory information and certifications. We can even work with you on customized formulations for your specific needs.
With laboratories and production centers in Europe, the US, Brazil and China, we recognize that it is not a one-size-fits-all world and will service your needs locally to provide you with safe, high-quality, high-purity and easy-to-use silicone products that deliver the benefits you’re looking for.