The Function and Application Of Silicone Resin

Silicone materials combine the properties of organic and inorganic materials, exhibiting many unique physical and chemical features, such as non-toxic and tasteless, weather resistance , electrical insulation, oxidation resistance, low surface energy, biological inertness, flame retardancy and water repellency, etc, which is widely used in national defense, energy development, light food, textile, machinery, construction, transportation, electrical and electronic, medical and pharmaceutical, daily life and other fields.


Currently, the core silicone products can be divided into 4 categories, the core of silicone rubber, silicone oil, silane coupling agent and silicone resin. Silicone resins have, in general, more heat resistance than organic resins and have higher dielectric strength and water resistant. MQ silicone resin is a kind of silicone resin, which has a unique structure and excellent performance, primarily as a surface treatment agent and the silicone pressure sensitive adhesive tackifiers, reinforcing fillers for silicone rubber, silicone antifoam agents, antiblocking agents, heat resistant coatings, mold release agents and others.
With the excellent compatibility of many organic resins, silicone resins can provide a wide range of film and performance properties for many high-value applications

Silicone resin can be classified in different types.
Silicone resin can be classified in different types.
The organic group R is to increase the compatibility with other components for the thickening effect, SiO4 / 2 links mainly improve the strength of the composite material for the reinforcing effect.

Properties Silicone resin
High temperature resistance The thermal decomposition temperature is higher due to the backbone of siloxane. It usually stabilizes at 250 degrees Celsius.
Electrical insulation High heat resistance to reduce electrical insulation.
Water resistance The arrangement of methyl groups in molecules makes them hydrophobic, and therefore the film has little water absorption. In addition, even if water is absorbed, it will be released quickly and restored to its original state.
Weather resistance Difficult to produce free radical reaction and oxidation reaction caused by ultraviolet radiation, so it has excellent weatherability.
Mechanical strength Small Intermolecular attraction and low effective crosslinking density to weaken the general mechanical strength (bending, tensile, impact, scratch resistance, etc.)

MQ silicone resin is a relatively unique structure of the silicone resin with a silicone compound containing tetrafunctional siloxane chain (SiO4 / 2, Q) and monofunctional siloxane chain links (R3SiO1 / 2 , M) , which is subjected to co-hydrolysis-polycondensation reaction to form a three-dimensional spherical structure of silicone grease.

M Unit

Used as end-blocker in the formation of siloxane chains or to terminate resin growth.

Q Unit
Used to form Silicone gel by condensation of hydroxyl groups under acidic or basic conditions

Silicone pressure sensitive adhesive is a special adhesives made of silicone MQ resin, silicone rubber, catalyst, crosslinking agent and other additives.

MQ silicon resin mainly has the thickening reinforcing effect. A hydroxyl group or a vinyl silicone in MQ resin respectively synthesized with a hydroxyl group or the silicone rubber under the effect of the catalyst to produce the Silicone pressure sensitive adhesive.


The molecular quality of MQ resins has a great impact on the adhesion of pressure-sensitive adhesive properties. The change of molecular makes the viscosity and cohesive strength of the pressure sensitive adhesive change. When the molecular weight is high, the pressure sensitive adhesive has high cohesive strength and good viscosity; while the molecular weight is low, the bulk viscosity is low, and the interfacial adhesion can be improved, but the polymer has low cohesive strength and is liable to cause cohesive failure during peeling.
Related News
  • XJY SILICONES for Release Agent

    XJY SILICONES for Release Agent

    May 27, 2019A release agent is a chemical used to prevent other materials from bonding to surfaces. It can provide a solution in processes involving mold release, die-cast release, plastic release, adhesive relea...view
  • Personal Care Products Series

    Personal Care Products Series

    June 22, 2018The cosmetics industry as one of the three applications of XJY Silicones, plays an important role in the usage of chemical raw materials.We provide customers with customized better products and servic...view
  • Water-based Silicone Resin Used in Release Agent

    Water-based Silicone Resin Used in Release Agent

    December 18, 2019Water-based silicone resin is a methyl phenyl silicone resin which combines part of hydrophilic groups to achieve resin self-emulsification or excellent water dispersibility.Water-based silicone resin...view
  • Industry Report for Silicone Resin

    Industry Report for Silicone Resin

    February 18, 2019In the previous post, we have mentioned Industry Report for Silicone Oil. Now in this article, we will talk about Industry Report for Silicone resin. Silicone resin (also known as polysiloxanes) is a ...view
  • Increacing Raw Material Price

    Increacing Raw Material Price

    January 30, 2018Increasing price in past yearDomestic market quotations: material costs continues to rise.Dow Corning, Wacker announced price increases,the rise range is 10-25%.In recent years, China's domestic chemi...view
  • SILICONE - Based Shampoo and Hair

    SILICONE - Based Shampoo and Hair

    December 26, 2018As a practitioner in the silicone industry, I am often asked two questions: Will silicon block the pores on the scalp? If silicone oil is harmless to the scalp, why do people now admire silicon-free s...view
Related Products
  • XJY-8205 MQ Silicone Resin

    XJY-8205 MQ Silicone Resin

    January 22, 2018XJY-8205 Methyl MQ Silicon ResinProduct introductionXJY-8205 MQ Silicone Resin is a polycondensate from four functional group siloxane(Q) and One functional group methyl siloxane(M),the molar mass is ...view
  • XJY-801 Spherical Silicone Resin Powder

    XJY-801 Spherical Silicone Resin Powder

    January 3, 20191. PRODUCT FEATURES XJY -841 is a methyl group-containing silicone resin solution. This product is typically used in heat resistant coatings. It combines outstanding heat resistance and weatherability...view
  • XJY-300 Methyltrimethoxysilane

    XJY-300 Methyltrimethoxysilane

    January 22, 2018XJY-300 MethyltrimethoxysilaneProduct introductionStructural formula:CAS NO. : 1185-55-3Molecular formula: C4H12O3SiMolecular weight:PropertiesProduct nameMethyltrimethoxysilaneMelting point:< -...view
News By Application
By Function
Request Sample