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XIAMETER® Silicones Simplified - from Dow Corning



Is chemically equivalent to DOW CORNING® 246 FLUID .

This product is a volatile, low viscosity cyclohexasiloxane fluid for use in skincare, suncare, color cosmetics, hair care, and antiperspirant / deodorant applications. INCI Name: Cyclohexasiloxane (and) Cyclopentasiloxane

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Typical Properties

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

  • Boiling Point = 245 Deg C
  • Cyclotetrasiloxane Content < 0.1 %
  • Flash Point, Closed Cup = 93 Deg C
  • Freezing Point < -40 Deg C
  • Kinetic / Kinematic Viscosity = 6.8 Centistokes
  • Refractive Index = 1.402
  • Shelf Life = 900 Days
  • Specific Gravity @ 25C = 0.96
  • Surface Tension = 18.8 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
  • Reduce Tackiness

Haircare Properties :

  • Detackification
  • Reduced Drying Time
  • Wet Combing

Skincare Properties :

  • Improved Spreading
  • Non-Occlusive
  • Quick Absorption
  • Reduced Greasiness
  • Smooth Feel

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.

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