Silwax Sustain 5116 and Silube Sustain 4316 are the two new product additions
Silwax® Sustain 5116 is an improved sustainability liquid alkyl dimethicone that provides excellent spreadability, emollience and pleasing sensorial in personal care. Silsurf® Sustain 5116 differs from traditional Cetyl Dimethicones as the alkyl component is derived from biobased plant sources, rather than petroleum feedstocks, assuring formulators of both functionality and improved sustainability. The product has a biobased carbon content in excess of 82%, as measured in accordance with ASTM D6866. The INCI is Cetyl Dimethicone.
Silube® Sustain 4316 is an improved sustainability alkyl functional silicone polyether emulsifier that provides premium benefits as a Water-In-Oil (invert) emulsifier. Silube® Sustain 4316 functions as a more sustainable version of the standard Silube® T308-16-CG. Relative to the standard, or “non-Sustain” version, the polyether and alkyl components of Silube® Sustain 4316 are derived from biobased plant sources, rather than petroleum-based feedstocks. The product has a biobased carbon content in excess of 73%, as measured in accordance with ASTM D6866. The INCI is Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone.
Siltech’s Sustain series specialty silicone ingredients offer premium performance with the added assurance of improved sustainability. Siltech chemists have organically modified the silicone backbone with functional organic groups derived from renewable biobased carbon content sources. The modifications result in premium performance with a reduced dependency on petroleum feedstocks. Siltech utilizes ASTM-D6866 to determine the percentage of carbon derived from petroleum feedstocks vs. natural and renewable sourcing.
Our short video provides further explanation regarding one type of Sustain innovation.
Siltech is additionally featuring Siltech® PTM, a specialty silicone fluid that imparts emulsification, emolliency and improved sensorial in a variety of personal care formulations. The inherent high refractive index provides excellent gloss in hair care and a glow for color cosmetics. The INCI is Phenyl Trimethicone.