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AEROSIL® fumed silica product recommendations for cable gels


Product recommendation of different AEROSIL® fumed silica types by base oil and required properties.


 

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)

+++

Polyalpha-olefin
(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:

  • Provides overall the best effects in most base oil systems and gives outstanding stability.

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

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