Wacker is launching Belsil Eco silicones during In-Cosmetics. The company uses only uses renewable raw materials and silicon in the production of its silicone fluids for cosmetic applications. Wacker is the only manufacturer in the world offering this kind of product. Though Belsil Eco products have the same properties as silicone fluids made with petroleum-derived raw materials, they have a more favorable carbon balance.
The Belsil Eco range currently comprises six silicone fluids. They are linear, unmodified polydimethylsiloxanes (dimethicones), which are distinguished by their low surface tension and good spreading properties. These products cover a particularly crucial viscosity range in cosmetics between 5 and 60,000 centistokes (mm2/s) and are therefore suitable for the formulation of moisturizing creams, lotions, sunscreens, shampoos, conditioners and other cosmetic preparations.
More info: Wacker Silicones, www.wacker.com