Chemicals, optimize safe processing
How silicone products are key for the performances of your chemical processes?
SILCOLAPSE™ foam control agents are key aids in numerous chemical and industrial processes that produce large amounts of foam.
Manufacturers of chemicals often use reactive silicone ingredients directly as intermediates in the synthesis of their products. Silicones are widely used as processing aids to improve the efficiency of chemical processes. As lubricants and as SILCOLAPSE™ foam control agents they minimize the reduction of effective reactor volumes, of pumping efficiencies, and of the shear in mixing operations. Foam control agents are also used in the treatment of aqueous effluent streams generated by chemical processing.
They will help you save both water and energy and thus lower investment and maintenance costs.
Benefits you will get from our SILCOLAPSE™ range are process productivity and reliability, easy handling, efficiency at low dosage even in severe conditions (temperature, pH) and reduction of safety and environmental hazards.
Watch our video to see how SILCOLAPSE™ contribute to improve manufacturing of your final products!
Our product offering
Elkem Silicones offers its customers a wide range of products that meet specific needs in all processes of the Chemical industry. Here are several examples of products available:
- SILCOLAPSE™ EASY 10 is a new 10 % versatile easy-to-process silicone emulsion, highly effective for prevention, control and elimination of foam in numerous aqueous media, eliminating the need to use several products and providing excellent performance at low dosage levels.
- SILCOLAPSE™ EASY 50 is a 50% emulsion with an highly active content, easy to formulate and with an high stability of diluted emulsions.
- SILCOLAPSE™ C525 is a 50% emulsion, effective in a wide range of temperature, outstanding diluting stability and efficient defoaming performance.
- SILCOLAPSE™ 414 is a 27% emulsion with an efficiency in acidic and high temperature conditions.
- SILCOLAPSE™ 495 is a high-performance emulsion designed for use in a wide range of aqueous industrial processes, even at elevated temperatures and under pressure.
- SILCOLAPSE™ 621 is an emulsion highly effective and multipurpose in a wide pH range.
- SILCOLAPSE™ RG 11 is a 10% emulsion, effective in a wide range of pH and multipurpose, and easy handling.
- SILCOLAPSE™ 825 is a medium viscosity 100%-active compound defoamer, featuring easy handling and processing, especially designed to control aggressive media.
As mentioned above, this list is an extract of our SILCOLAPSE™ products available worldwide. We offer many other products, either regionally or for specialist applications in different territories or different chemical applications. For more information, you can contact our representatives in your area or request more documentation available on this page.
To begin with, we have 60 years of providing effective and innovative silicone defoaming solutions to the Chemical industry. Elkem Silicones expert teams have developed a full range of silicone foam control agents and processing aids to meet the entire chain of technical requirements in Chemical. We always work closely with our customers to back them with our on-site technical services and are devoted to providing them with the best products backed with process and application guidance.
Elkem is a fully integrated global silicone manufacturer, mastering the full value chain from quartz to specialty silicones. This way, we can offer or achieve increased process efficiency and operational excellence, help to reduce maintenance, energy consumption and waste, ensure safety for operators, all of which contribute bringing down Total Cost of Operations.
Customers can work with our technical and sales representatives, conveniently located near major Chemical production centers on all continents.
Other services also include regulatory support, assistance to roll out productivity programs, training for teams and collaborative work on new developments.
SILCOLAPSE™, The Art of Foam Control
Our full line of Silcolapse™ foam control formulation ingredients and processing aids make manufacturing more efficient and cleaner, improve the quality of final products, reduce waste and energy consumption and facilitate recycling.
What will you learn in this e-book?
- The silicone value chain and its production process, from raw materials to specialty products formulation.
- The chemical structures of the various silicone technologies.
- The different silicone properties and benefits.
- Their related applications.
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SILCOLAPSE™ for Chemicals, optimize safe processing
|Product reference||Type||Solid content (approx, %)||Viscosity (approx, mPas)||Features||Zone|
|SILCOLAPSE EASY 10||Emulsion||17||1 000||Highly effective in a wide pH and temperature range and multipurpose
|SILCOLAPSE EASY 50||Emulsion||50||1 500||High active content, easy to formulate
High stability of diluted emulsions
|SILCOLAPSE C525||Emulsion||50||2 000||Effective in a wide range of temperature
Outstanding diluting stability and efficient defoaming performance
|APAC, LATAM, MEA|
|SILCOLAPSE 422||Emulsion||12||300||Easy to dilute
Efficient in acidic conditions
|SILCOLAPSE 137||Emulsion||14||2 000||Versatile low solid content emulsion||Global|
|SILCOLAPSE 5020||Emulsion||27||1 500||Good compatibility with various media||Global|
|SILCOLAPSE 414||Emulsion||30||3 000||Efficient in acidic and high temperature conditions||Global|
|SILCOLAPSE 140||Emulsion||40||100||High active content
|SILCOLAPSE 7140||Emulsion||40||100||High active content
Food contact and process aid approval*
|SILCOLAPSE 495||Emulsion||36||3 000||Very high efficiency||North America|
|SILCOLAPSE 496||Emulsion||36||3 000||Very high efficiency and freeze protected emulsion||North America|
|SILCOLAPSE 621||Emulsion||14||1 000||Highly effective and multipurpose in a wide Ph range||North America|
|SILCOLAPSE 623||Emulsion||36||1 250||Highly effective and multipurpose in a wide Ph range||North America|
|SILCOLAPSE RG 11||Emulsion||20||500||Effective in a wide range of pH and multipurpose
|SILCOLAPSE RG 21||Emulsion||30||2 000||Effective in a wide pH range
|SILCOLAPSE 825||Compound||100||30 000||High performance (know down and durability)
Ease of handling and processing
|SILCOLAPSE 482||Compound||100||3 000||Ease of handling and processing
High efficiency and versatility
|SILCOLAPSE 430||Compound||100||2 000||Easily dispersable in a wide range of media||Global|
|SILCOLAPSE 490||Compound||100||20 000||of handling and processing||Global|
|SILCOLAPSE 610||Compound||100||2 400||Effective multipurpose compound||North America|