RESIFA™ SOLESPHERE™ L-31

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AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc. RESIFA™ SOLESPHERE™ L-31 is a synthetic spherical silica with low cohesiveness and high fluidity. SOLESPHERE™ L-series has a lower specific surface area than the H-series grades. It is suitable for chemical surface modification or coating. Despite the difference in surface area, the L-series products keep the same oil absorption capacity as the H-series. It also offers better slipperiness and spreadability than the H-series. Because of the product's porosity, it has a light scattering effect for cosmetics and acts as a matting agent for coatings. Its particle size distribution is narrow, and hence it can give a single asperity to a thin coating layer.

Chemical Family: Silica

Functions: Absorbent, Filler

Synonyms: Silica, SiO2

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Chemical Name
Cosmetic Ingredients Functions
Plastics & Elastomers Functions
CAS No.
7631-86-9
EC No.
231-545-4

Features & Benefits

Benefit Claims

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Plastics & Elastomers End Uses
Use Level
1-5%
Formulating with SOLESPHERE™ Silica

SOLESPHERE™ provides excellent formulation flexibility as it can be added to any phase of the formulation. Through product and application testing, it has been shown SOLESPHERE™ silica provides the same effects in the formulation regardless of whether they are added to the water phase/aqueous phase, oil phase, or even if added at the very end.

  • The effects of the silicas will show with just 1% added, however, adding more can increase benefits. 2-2.5% is the typical loading level.
  • It is not recommended to add more than 3-4% in total silica content. This can result in the formulation appearing “chunky.”
  • Multiple SOLESPHERE products can be added to a formulation to achieve different desired goals, but it is important to not go over the 3-4% total.
  • Significant SPF boosting with H-53 and H-52 will show with just 1-2% added.
Application Information

Cosmetics and Personal Care

SOLESPHERE™ silica gels are used as additives in cosmetic and personal care applications such as make-up, skin care products, deodorants and fragrances.

Resins and Polymer Compounds

When added to polymer formulations, SOLESPHERE™ silica gels offer anti blocking and improved dielectric insulation properties. SOLESPHERE™ also provides good UV and hardness properties as an additive for 3D resins.

Catalyst Supports

SOLESPHERE™ is used as a catalyst support carrier particularly with polyolefin manufacturing processes.

Paper Coating

By adding SOLESPHERE™ to paper coating formulations, surface hardness can be increased and matting effect improved.

Coatings

SOLESPHERE™ silica gels are used to improve the matting effect in coatings, as a thickener for paints, and for specialized paints for electronic materials.

Properties

Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Bulk Density0.18g/mL
Mean Particle Size3μm
Oil Absorption150mL/100g
Pore Diameter13nm
Pore Volume1mL/g
Specific Gravity2.16g/mL
Specific Surface Area300m²/g

Technical Details & Test Data

Particle Structure

RESIFA™ SOLESPHERE™ L-31 - Particle Structure

  • L-series Primary particle is larger than H-series one
  • Same oil absorption as H series and lower specific surface area
  • Lower surface silanol group than H series

Safety & Health

Safety and Handling

A Safety Data Sheet for this product may be obtained from your local AGC representative. Before handling, it is recommended to review the Safety Data Sheet for handling, safe, and health information.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging

SOLESPHERE™ is packaged in a triple lined polyethylene bag contain in a cardboard carton. The box unit is 20 kgs for L-31. Pallet weight is 360 kgs.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
2 Years
Storage and Shelf Life

SOLESPHERE™ silica gels have a shelf life of 2 years from the date of manufacture when stored in the original, unopened package between 10 and 40 ºC.