Shin-Etsu opens silicone facility in New Jersey

Published: 18-May-2011

State-of-the-art site is dedicated to cosmetics

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc (SESA), a US subsidiary of Japan’s Shin-Etsu Chemical Co, has opened a new Cosmetic Application Laboratory in Totowa, New Jersey. The company says the new state-of-the art facility is dedicated to innovating sensory solutions for the personal care and cosmetics industry.

Jun Hamuro, president and ceo of SESA commented: “Speed is critical to our customers! We constantly strive to improve our efficiency, and this laboratory will enable Shin-Etsu Silicones to rapidly develop innovative products that meet the changing needs of our customers. This represents a significant financial investment and a serious commitment to the cosmetic industry.”

The company has relocated some people from its US hq in Ohio and hired a new formulation chemist to better serve this strategic market.

Shin-Etsu says it is designing high quality speciality silicone products that will enable the incorporation of natural ingredients in formulations while still delivering silicone benefits. Products such as SESA’s recently developed high purity, low residual dimethicone DM-Fluid-2cs (DMF-2) are said to provide alternatives to D5 siloxanes and D5 derivative materials.

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