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  1. Explaining Silicone Viscosities

    One of the most commonly asked question, regarding the Pure Silicone Fluids, is “what separates one viscosity from the next?” Fortunately, the answer is simple. Pure Silicone Fluids are 100% Polydimethylsiloxane / PDMS Silicone oils with viscosity measured @ 25C. They are linear in nature. As the chains get longer, viscosity increases. The length of… Read More

  2. Smog and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

    The concern over Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) is that they combine with certain Oxides of Nitrogen, in the presence of heat and sunlight, to form ground level Ozone – which is the primary component of Smog. For this reason the Clean Air Act has very strict controls on them. What are they? According to the… Read More

  3. Industrial Silicones Blog

    Welcome to Clearco Products Industrial Silicone Blog! The world of industrial silicones involves thousands of applications in varying viscosities and formulations. There is a need to discuss not only what is available but also what may be the best choice for a particular application. Also, we anticipate discussions on creating new silicone fluid formulations to… Read More

  4. Marcellus Shale Drilling Lubricants: What’s best?

    Drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation (or any other Fracturing operation) presents more difficult down-hole drilling challenges than other drilling for oil and gas exploration. In these “fracking” operations, fluids are required that can remain stable at the elevated temps > 200°C as well as the higher pressures. Down-Hole Silicone Fluids can be used in… Read More