Momentive uses PCHi to showcase silicones

By Andrew McDougall

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Momentive Performance Materials showcased its growing portfolio of specialty silicone products for the personal care and home care industries at the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) show in Shenzhen, China with particular reference to use in skin care products.

“In the past 12 months, we have launched innovative personal and home care additives that leverage our global leadership in silicone technology,”​ said David Cohon, global marketing director, Personal & Home Care, at Momentive.

“These specialty offerings are excellent candidates to consider in the formulation of high performance products that offer a number of benefits, from enhanced sleekness and shine in hair care to greater smoothness and silkiness in skin care,”​ he added.

Globally used in a variety of formulations

Momentive’s specialty silicone products are used by personal care companies around the world to enhance the performance and sensory experience of cosmetics, hair care, skin care, shower and bath, sun care and toiletry products.

At this week's show, Momentive displayed a full line of its advanced personal care and home care solutions that can be used for a number of different products.

Silicones are mainly used to add texture to liquid cosmetic formulations, providing anything from silkier lotions to smoother-spreading sunscreens and drier anti-perspirants.

As well as sensory qualities, silicones are used for emolliency, to reduce friction and tension, as well as providing oxidative stability in finished products ranging from hair care to every type of lotion and cream.

Range of silicones

The Connecticut-based company states its Velvesil 034 organosilicone gel should be considered for helping dispense and disperse cosmetic ingredients without tackiness.

“Formulators of cosmetics, hair care and skin care products can consider the Velvesil 034 cross linked polymer network for a variety of enhancements, from brighter and more uniform color in make-up formulations to the improved stability of a wide range of personal care products,”​ the company claims.

Momentive also presented its Silsoft family of products​which are aimed at improving the feel of hair and skin care applications.

Other products presented were the Tosppearl microspheres and Softouch boron nitride, both used in a variety of cosmetic formulations.

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