High Viscosity Dimethicone Fluids
Chemical Name: Linear Polydimethylsiloxane Fluids
What are Dimethicones? Dimethicones are linear, Polydimethylsiloxanes with viscosities ranging from 1.5cSt to 20 million cSt. They are clear, colorless, odorless and inert fluids that are used in a wide array of cosmetic formulations. Dimethicones are characterized by their softening effect on skin and hair. They are hydrophobic (water-repellent) without restricting respiration of the skin, which makes them beneficial in skin creams and lotions. The inertness of the fluids enhance the stability and shelf life of the cosmetic formulations.
Dimethicones are compatible with a wide variety of cosmetic solvents and are particularly effective when blended with cyclomethicones. Lower viscosities have lower surface tensions and greater miscibility in mineral oils, light esters and suntan agents.
Due to these characteristics, Dimethicones are widely used in skin creams, suntan lotions, hair conditioners, bath oils, shaving foams, shampoos, etc..
CAS No: 63148-62-9
INCI Name: Dimethicone
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Availability: 1-gallon, 5-gallon, & 55-gallon drums
Product Equivalent: Dow Corning 200® Fluid, 5,000cs, Dow Corning 200® Fluid, 10,000cs, Dow Corning 200®, 12,500cs, Dow Corning 200®30,000cs, Dow Corning 200®60,000cs, Dow Corning 200®100,000cs, GE Viscasil 5M, GE Viscasil 10M, GE Viscasil 12M, GE Viscasil 30M, GE Viscasil 60M, GE Viscasil 100M, Rhodorsil 47V10000, 47V100000, 47V1000000, Wacker AK 10000, Wacker AK 12500, Wacker AK 30000, Wacker AK 60000, Wacker AK 100000
Use:High Viscosity Dimethicone Fluids are clear, tasteless, and odorless linear polydimethylsiloxane fluids (CAS # 63148-62-9) that have the INCI Name Dimethicone. These fluids range in viscosities from 5,000cSt (centistoke) to 100,000cSt. High Viscosity Dimethicone Fluids are characterized by their wide service temperature range, excellent lubricity, miscibility with a wide range of cosmetic solvents, and soft-emollient feel.
High Viscosity Dimethicone Fluids provide a hydrophobic, protective but breathable barrier to the skin (allow skin to perspire). Dimethicone Fluids are used in a wide variety of antiperspirants, skin creams, skin lotions, suntan lotions, bath oils, hair care products etc. They are compatible with a wide range of cosmetic solvents and are particularly advantageous when blended with cyclomethicones.
In hair care products, they increase body and shine without buildup, and provide better manageability. Higher Viscosity Dimethicones are better suited to add sheen and manageability to hair care products than lower viscosities. They are among the most commonly used conditioning additives. High Viscosity Dimethicones impart humidity resistance and a soft feel to hair as well as improve shine.
- Excellent base fluids for a wide range of cosmetic formulations
- High viscosities
- Excellent lubrication
- Add sheen and improve shine in hair care products
- Clear, tastless and odorless
- Excellent lubricant
- Seal-in moisture: prevent hair damage
- Wide service temperature range
- Inert: improves stability and shelf-life of formulations
- Miscible with a wide range of cosmetic oils
- Exempt from federal VOC regulations including CARB and South Coast Air Quality