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DOWSIL™ 3901 Liquid Satin Blend

A mixture of a high molecular weight polymer in dimethicone. INCI Name: Dimethicone (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer


These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

  • Cyclopentasiloxane Content Yes No < 0.1 %
  • Cyclotetrasiloxane Content Yes No < 0.1 %
  • Long Lasting/Substantivity Yes No true
  • Nonvolatile Content Yes No 6.25 %
  • Satin-like Feel Yes No true
  • Shelf Life Yes No 720 Days
  • Smooth Feel Yes No true
  • Viscosity Yes No 1500 mPa.s

Treat consumers to a luxurious experience

Today’s consumers not only expect multifunctional benefits from cosmetics and personal care products – they desire delightful experiences. They want to apply cosmetics and creams that deliver heightened stimulations of the senses, and they want hair care products that deliver styling benefits and are fun to use. They crave a feeling of luxury previously available only through prestige products.

Featuring a novel, never-before-seen texture and distinctive sensory profile, award-winning* DOWSIL™ 3901 Liquid Satin Blend enables formulations that not only deliver performance, but provide an exceptional sensory experience with a satin-like feel in skin, color cosmetics and hair applications.

*in-cosmetics 2015 Best Functional Ingredient Gold Award

Skin applications:

  • Unique texture
  • Novel rheology (stringiness)
  • Smooth, satin-like feel
  • Perceived moisturization
  • Surprising sensory experience
  • Reduced friction

Hair applications:

  • Unique texture
  • Satin-like sensory attributes
        o Reduced friction
        o Smoothness, slipperiness, flexibility
        o Shine
        o Enhanced dry combing
  • Stylability
        o Curl retention and definition
        o Reduced static
        o Ease of styling
        o Hair alignment
        o Reduced frizz
        o Heat protection

Other benefits:

  • Low use levels
        o Skin: 2-10%
        o Hair: 3-20%
  • Water-based and anhydrous system
  • Cold processing
  • Clear formulations achievable
  • Non-flammable
  • Listed in the Catalogue of Cosmetics Ingredients used in China

Learn more

Discover tips and methods for working with DOWSIL 3901 Liquid Satin Blend.

  • ACUSOL™ 445N
    FOR LAUNDRY is a fully neutralized, liquid detergent polymer for a variety of laundry applications, providing excellent performance properties such as the inhibition of crystal growth and the dispersion of precipitates. FOR WAREWASH is a fully neutralized, liquid detergent polymer for industrial machine dishwash applications, providing excellent performance properties such as the inhibition of crystal growth and the dispersion of precipitates.

  • DOWSIL™ 983 Structural Glazing Sealant Base and Curing Agent

    Designed for specialized use where dual structural and weatherseal applications are desired for factory glazing and curtainwall production. Once cured, this structural sealant forms a durable, flexible, watertight bond that can be warranted for 20 years and used in ±25% movement weatherseal applications. It has excellent unprimed adhesion to glass, alodine, and anodized aluminum1, although DOWSIL™ Primer-C OS is recommended for fast and consistent adhesion, especially to high-performance substrates approved for architectural structural glazing applications.

  • SYL-OFF™ 4000 Catalyst

    General purpose catalyst which is compatible with all Syl-off™ brand solvent based and solventless release coating systems as well as Plantinum cure silicone PSAs.

  • DOWSIL™ 995 Silicone Structural Sealant
    A one-component, self-priming, shelf-stable, neutral-cure, elastomeric adhesive specifically formulated for silicone structural glazing and exhibits excellent unprimed adhesion to most building substrates. This product has superior unprimed adhesion for structural glazing applications for hurricane or impact rated windows and doors. It has a movement capability of +/- 50%.

  • XIAMETER™ PMX-0244 Cyclotetrasiloxane

    A volatile methylsiloxane fluid, clear, odorless, VOC-exempt, low toxicity, low surface tension and evaporates completely at room temperature. INCI Name: Cyclotetrasiloxane

  • DOWSIL™ 791 Weatherproofing Sealant
    A one-part, medium-modulus, elastomeric sealant designed for general weathersealing. It is a silicone formulation that cures to a flexible and curable silicone rubber building joint seal.

  • DOWSIL™ 795 Silicone Building Sealant
    A one-part, cold-applied, non-sagging silicone material that cures to a medium modulus silicone rubber upon exposure to atmospheric moisture.

  • XIAMETER™ PMX-200 Silicone Fluid 350 cSt
    100% active, 350 cSt, polydimethylsiloxane polymer. INCI Name: Dimethicone

  • DOWSIL™ 790 Silicone Building Sealant
    A one-part silicone formulation that cures in the presence of atmospheric moisture to produce a durable, fire-resistant, flexible and ultra-low-modulus silicone rubber building joint seal.

  • DOWSIL™ 7091 Adhesive Sealant
    High performance, neutral cure silicone adhesive/sealant.

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