BELSIL® eco was unveiled at in-cosmetics 2018. So far, the product line has comprised six linear dimethicones with viscosities between 5 and 60,000 centistokes (mm2/s). In their production, WACKER uses biomethanol from renewable raw materials. BELSIL® eco silicones therefore have a much more favorable carbon footprint than conventionally manufactured products. WACKER is the only company to offer such products for cosmetic applications.
Now, the company is expanding its BELSIL® eco line with three further low-viscosity silicone fluids: BELSIL® eco DM 0 65, BELSIL® eco DM 50 and BELSIL® eco DM 1000. BELSIL® eco DM 50 and BELSIL® eco DM 1000 are linear dimethicones, BELSIL® eco DM 0 65 is a so-called disiloxane. All of these fluids are colorless, non-polar liquids characterized by very low surface tension and good spreading properties.
The addition of these three grades means the cosmetics industry now has biobased silicone fluids with viscosities of 0.65, 50 and 1,000 centistokes at its disposal. The products can be used as liquid carriers in many cosmetic preparations. Wacker-Belsil® eco DM 0.65 vaporizes rapidly and completely. Thanks to its low heat of vaporization, it evaporates without perceptibly cooling the skin.