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XIAMETER® Silicones Simplified - from Dow Corning

Alternatives To Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) And Other Aggressive Chemicals

Silicone Material Where Applied Health and Environmental Benefits
Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Fluids As additives or carriers in a wide range of personal care and home care products Improved sensory profile, lubricating effects
Gentler to the skin
Volatile Methylsiloxane (VMS) Fluids – Cyclosiloxanes As additives or carriers in a wide range of personal care and home care products Can be used to replace volatile organic compounds; not considered VOCs (U.S. Federal Regulation 59, number 192, 09/10/94, pages 50639-50696)
Silicone Polyethers As a resin plasticizer Replacement for phthalates in floor polishes
As a resin plasticizer Replacement for phthalates in nail enamels and fragrances
As a leveling agent Replacement for fluorinated polymers
High-Molecular-Weight Silicone Emulsions For fragrance retention Replacement for phthalates

Responsible Care®

XIAMETER® brand silicones are manufactured by Dow Corning Corporation.

Fascinating Silicone

Learn more about silicone applications, materials, and functions at the Fascinating Silicone Discovery Center.