[Harp-L] Simethicone

Robert Hale robert@xxxxx
Fri Sep 23 05:30:46 EDT 2016

wow David, thanks for the followup!

Robert Hale
Serious Honkage in Arizona

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:20 PM, David Pearce via Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx>

> Robert Hale, Here's some info that I found regarding semithicone.  If it's
> being used as a lubricant on blood filters I would think that it would be
> safe to make a slide more slippery.  A similar chemical, dimethicone is
> used in silicone based sexual lubricants.  I don't know if semithicone
> would stick to a stainless steel slide in the same way it did to the floor,
> but it's an intriguing concept worth investigating.  If you can get in
> touch with Jim Antaki he would know the answer. (www.turboharp.com)
> "Some silicone oils, such as simethicone, are potent anti-foaming agents
> due to their low surface tension. They are used in industrial applications
> such as distillation or fermentation, where excessive amounts of foam can
> be problematic. They are sometimes added to cooking oils to prevent
> excessive frothing during deep frying. Silicone oils used as lubricants can
> be inadvertent defoamers (contaminants) in processes where foam is desired,
> such as in the manufacture of polyurethane foam.
> Silicone oil is also one of the two main ingredients in Silly Putty, along
> with boric acid."
> David Pearce

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