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 employs C14 NMR analysis to determine the percentage of carbon derived from petroleum feedstocks vs. natural and renewable sourcing, using ASTM-D6866. If you see Sustain in the name, have confidence that the product has features that promote enhanced sustainability, often verified by independent testing!
Their short video provides further explanation regarding one type of Sustain innovation.
New for 2023!
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 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.
Visit Siltech at Stand A09 to learn more about their latest innovations in their Sustain series, including their new products and example formulations!