Silwet(*) Hydrostable(*) Superspreaders Widen pH Range, Increase Spread Area
of Conventional Surfactants
WILTON, CONN., September 12 /CNW/ - (This is an update to a release
issued on September 6, 2007. It includes new information on Silwet(*)
Hydrostable(*) 611 superspreader, as well as revised information on Silwet
Hydrostable 68 superspreader in paragraph two.)
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. today introduced Silwet Hydrostable
68 and Silwet Hydrostable 611 superspreaders, two advanced silicone
surfactants that may help support a wide range of product performance
enhancements for home care, institutional and industrial (HII) formulators.
Formulators may use Silwet Hydrostable 68 and Silwet Hydrostable 611
superspreaders to enhance the performance of products such as dishwashing
liquid, disinfectants, dishwasher detergent, window cleaners, polishes,
automatic car washes, car waxes and other products for automotive surfaces.
Silwet Hydrostable 68 and Silwet Hydrostable 611 superspreaders are
organomodified silicones that offer surface tension reduction and
superspreading properties. Silwet Hydrostable 68 remains stable in
formulations ranging from pH 6 to 8, with improved stability relative to
conventional superspreader surfactants, while Silwet Hydrostable 611 is stable
in formulations ranging from pH 6 to 11.
By providing immediate spread coverage more than 100 times greater than
the corresponding volume of water and 25 times greater than solutions
containing conventional surfactants,(1) Silwet Hydrostable 68 and Silwet
Hydrostable 611 superspreaders may significantly improve the penetration of a
product's active ingredients into cracks and crevices. Associated benefits
typically include improved stain removal, anti-fogging, sheeting, quick drying
and hard water spot elimination.
"With the introduction of these superspreaders, we are giving home care
formulators innovative alternatives to conventional surfactants," said Robert
Ruckle, Global Marketing Manager, Momentive Performance Materials. "Whether it
is providing better drying and spot-free properties for dishwashing formulas
or enabling much greater penetration of disinfectants, these silicone
surfactants may give home care formulators a performance edge in the
Silwet Hydrostable 68 and Silwet Hydrostable 611 superspreaders are the
first in a series of Momentive Performance Materials superspreader product
introductions for HII formulators.
To find out more about Silwet Hydrostable 68 and Silwet Hydrostable 611
superspreaders, please call 800.295.2392 in North America (+607.786.8131
everywhere else) or visit www.momentive.com.
About Momentive Performance Materials
Momentive Performance Materials is a premier specialty materials company,
providing high-technology materials solutions to the silicones, quartz and
ceramics markets. The company is a global leader with worldwide operations, a
robust product portfolio, industry-leading research and development
capabilities, and a long tradition of service excellence.
(1)Test data. Actual results may vary.
(*)Silwet and Hydrostable are trademarks of Momentive Performance Materials
For further information:
For further information: Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Nancy
Pitts, 203-761-1938 Nancy.Pitts@momentive.com