The low surface tension of silicone medical tubing and low surface energy

- Sep 23, 2016-

Silicone backbone is very soft, the Intermolecular force is much weaker than the hydrocarbons, therefore, molecular weight hydrocarbons than with low viscosity, surface tension is weak, small, film-forming ability. The low surface tension and low surface energy is the main reason it received many applications: water, foam, foam stability, anti-excellent properties such as viscosity, lubrication, polishing.