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SF96® 100

 


 

SF96® 
Silicone Fluids

Product Description 

 

SF96® silicone fluids are  polydimethylsiloxanes ranging from low to medium viscosity. They are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 350, 500 and 1000 centistokes at 25C (77F). As viscosity increases, they become substantive emollients and have different  sensory profiles especially in absorbency, spreadability, smoothness, oiliness and tackiness parameters. Higher viscosity dimethicones have a greater perception of absorbency, smoothness and tackiness, but a lower perception of spreadability and oiliness.

Dimethicones are widely used in skin care and hair care products. They provide smooth silky feel, antiwhitening, detackification and good spreadability in skin and sun care applications. Polydimethylsiloxane fluids serve as binders in pressed powders and sensory enhancers in eye make-up, foundations, lipsticks and powder products. Dimethicones impart conditioning and shine on various hair care products by forming  hydrophobic films on hair fibers.

INCI NAME

Dimethicone

 

Key Performance Properties 

 

  • Excellent emolliency
  • Anti-whitening
  • Soft, smooth, silky feel
  • Non-greasy feel
  • Conditioning properties for shampoos and conditioners
  • Detackification
  • Shine

 

Applications 

 

  • Protective skin products
  • Sunscreen products
  • Facial make-up
  • Lotions
  • Color cosmetics
  • Treated pigments used in color cosmetics
  • Underarm Products
  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners
  • Hair spray
  • Styling mousse
  • Gel fixatives

 

Typical Product Data 

 

Properties

SF96-10

SF96-50

SF96-100

SF96-350

  SF96-1000

Viscosity @ 25°C (77°F), cst

  9-11

47.5-52.5

95-105

  332.5-367.5

950-1050

Refractive Index @ 25°C (77°F),

1.3980-1.400

1.400-1.404

  1.4005-1.4045

  1.401-1.405

1.401-1.405

Appearance

Clear Liquid

Clear Liquid

Clear Liquid

Clear Liquid

  Clear Liquid

  Flash Point,closed cup, °C, °F

> 163°C (> 325°F)

> 281°C(> 538°F)

> 281°C(> 538°F) 

> 302°C(575°F) 

> 302°C(575°F)

Specific Gravity@ 25°C (77°F)

  0.9330-0.9392

0.956 - 0.964

0.962 - 0.970

0.965 - 0.973

  0.967 - 0.975

Silicone Solids, %

  97

99.5

99.5

99.5

99.5

 

 

Specifications 

 

Typical product data values should not be used as specifications. Assistance and specifications are available by contacting GE Silicones at 800/255-8886.

PATENT STATUS

Nothing contained herein shall be construed to imply the nonexistence of any relevant patents or to constitute a permission, inducement or recommendation to practice any invention covered by any patent, without authority from the owner of the patent.

SF96 is a registered trademark of General Electric Company.