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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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XIAMETER® Specials

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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 :

  • Detackification
  • Reduced Drying Time
  • Wet Combing

Skincare Properties :

  • Improved Spreading
  • Non-Occlusive
  • 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
  • Thank you for your inquiry. Dow Corning Europe does not support nor recommend the use of this product in food contact applications. Dow Corning has other products that may be used in food contact applications in Europe. Please contact your local Dow Corning Application Engineer or Technical Information Center so they can help you find a product that will fit your application needs.

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