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AEROSIL® fumed silica product recommendations for cable gels

AEROSIL® fumed silica product recommendation based on desired effect (for cale gels):

 

Viscosity

Oil Separation

Cone Penetration

Base Oil

Hydrophobicity

Good

Best

Good

Best

Good

Best

Polybutene

Hydrophilic

AEROSIL® 200

AEROSIL® 300

AEROSIL® 200

AEROSIL® 300

AEROSIL® 200

AEROSIL® 300

Hydrophobic

AEROSIL® R 974+

AEROSIL® R 202 (R 208)

+++

AEROSIL® R 974

+

AEROSIL® R 202 (R 208) 

+++

AEROSIL® R 974

+++

AEROSIL® R 202 (R 208)

+++

Polypropylene
Glycol

Hydrophilic

Hydrophilic types does not show any thickening effect

Hydrophobic

AEROSIL® R 106

++

AEROSIL® R 202 (R 208)

+++

AEROSIL® R 106

++

AEROSIL® R 202 (R 208)

+++

AEROSIL® R 106

++

AEROSIL® R 202 (R 208)

+++

Polyalphaolefin
(PAO)

Hydrophilic

AEROSIL® 

200

AEROSIL® 

150

Good with all types

Good with all types

Good with all types

Good with all types

Hydrophobic

AEROSIL® 

R 106

++

AEROSIL® 

R 974

+

AEROSIL® 

R 106

++

AEROSIL® 

R 974

+

AEROSIL® 

R 106

++

AEROSIL® 

R 974

+

Mineral Oil

Hydrophilic

AEROSIL® 

200

AEROSIL® 

300

Good with all types

Good with all types

Good with all types

Good with all types

Hydrophobic

AEROSIL® 

R 106

++

AEROSIL® 

R 974

+

AEROSIL® 

R 202

+++

AEROSIL® 

R 974

+

AEROSIL® 

R 202

+++

AEROSIL® 

R 974

+

Silicone Oil

Hydrophilic

AEROSIL® 

200 HV

AEROSIL® 

300

Good with all types

Good with all types

Good with all types

Good with all types

Hydrophobic

AEROSIL® 

R 974

+

AEROSIL® 

R 106

++

AEROSIL® 

R 974

+

AEROSIL® 

R 106

++

AEROSIL® 

R 974

+

AEROSIL® 

R 106

++

+ = Low Hydrophobicity ++ = Medium Hydrophobicity +++ = High Hydrophobicity

Premium product recommendations:
  • AEROSIL® R 816: Provides overall the best effects in most base oil systems and gives outstanding stability.

  • AEROSIL® R 805: Provides excellent performance in oil separation and cone penetration due to high hydrophobicity as well as giving outstanding stability.

Evonik supports you in selecting the best suited AEROSIL® product and optimizing current formulations through our Application Technology Group.
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