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XIAMETER® Silicones Simplified - from Dow Corning



Is chemically equivalent to DOW CORNING® 345 FLUID .

A blend of polydimethylcyclosiloxanes composed mainly of cyclopentasiloxane and cyclohexasiloxane for use in skincare, suncare, color cosmetics, hair treatments, and antiperspirant / deodorant applications. INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Cyclohexasiloxane

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Typical Properties

*These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

  • Boiling Point = 217 Deg C
  • Cyclotetrasiloxane Content < 1 %
  • Flash Point, Closed Cup = 77 Deg C
  • Freezing Point < -50 Deg C
  • Kinetic / Kinematic Viscosity = 6 Centistokes
  • Refractive Index = 1.398
  • Shelf Life = 900 Days
  • Specific Gravity @ 25C = 0.957
  • Surface Tension = 20.8 mN/m
  • Water Content = 0.025 %



*These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

Antiperspirant/Deodorant Properties :

  • Dry Feel During Application
  • Increase Glide
  • Non-Staining on Clothing

General Properties :

  • Cleaning
  • Low Odor
  • Reduced Tackiness

Haircare Properties :

  • Combing - Wet
  • Detackification
  • Reduced Drying Time

Skincare Properties :

  • Improved Spreading
  • Non-Irritating
  • Non-Occlusive
  • Pigment Deposition
  • Quick Absorption
  • Reduced Greasiness
  • Smooth Feel
  • Smooth Feel/Emolliency


  • Europe Regulations
    • WEEE/ROHS Compatible


Food Regulations

*For further details on the suitability of this product for food contact applications, please refer to the Food Regulatory Profile.

United States FDA Regulations
  • This product has been assessed and does not comply with any US FDA food contact regulations.
European Union Food Regulations
  • Is not recommended for food contact applications in Europe

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