Niax* Silicone L-1160


Niax silicone L-1160 is a linear surfactant with hydrophilic polyether pendant ends capable of reacting with an NCO group and modifying the polymer. Niax silicone L-1160 is an excellent candidate to consider for wet and dry polyurethane leather processing. Niax silicone L-1160 is formulated to demonstrate good solubility in the PU system, and may further distinguish itself by:

  • Improving PU resin water repellent
  • Improving anti-sticking property
  • Improving PU resin elastic
  • Exhibiting good high- and low-temperature resistance
  • Improving breathability
  • Exhibiting natural softness, hand feel


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Potential applications for Niax silicone L-1160 include: 

  • Wet and dry polyurethane leather processing
  • Elastomeric PU

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