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Oil Wetting vs. Water Wetting
Posted: April 25, 2007
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The ability to alter the surface tension of oils is every bit as powerful a formulating tool as the ability to alter surface tension in aqueous systems. The ability to make micelles from alkyl silicones results in the ability to gel oils and alter melting point. These effects are important not only in oily systems but also in both invert and standard emulsions.