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DOWSIL™ MQ-1640 Flake Resin

A unique combination of MQ and T propyl silicone resin. This combination of resin technologies has been especially developed to provide both excellent transfer and wash resistance combined with a flexible film and comfort of wear in skin and cosmetics applications. Even with stretching and washing the film formed by this product remained smooth and undamaged. In sunscreens it enhanced the SPF wash off resistance. INCI Name: Trimethylsiloxy silicate (and) Polypropyl silsesquioxane

Uses:

  • Color cosmetics
  • Skin care
  • Sun care
  • Hair care

Benefits:

  • Comfortable on skin
  • Transfer resistant
  • Wash-off and rub-off resistant
  • Long-wearing
  • Smudge-proof
  • Broadly compatible, including with sunscreen actives
  • SPF boosting
  • Listed in the Catalogue of Cosmetics Ingredients used in China
  • Does not contain ingredients of animal origin (Suitable for Vegan)
  • No animal cross contamination
  • No porcine contamination

Properties

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Typical Properties

  • Film Hardness Yes No Flexible
  • Flash Point, Closed Cup Yes No > 100 °C
  • Functionality Yes No MQ
  • Physical Form Yes No Solid
  • Shelf Life Yes No 720 Days
  • Skin Protection Benefits Yes No Long Lasting Protection
  • Skin Sun Protection Benefits Yes No SPF Boosting
  • Specific Gravity @ 25°C Yes No 0.57
  • Sun Care Performance Benefits Yes No Rub off Resistance

Application Benefits

  • Appearance of Makeup Yes No Color Durability, Color Intensity
  • Performance Benefits Yes No Film Former, Transfer Resistance, Wash-off Resistance
  • Sensory Benefits Yes No Comfort of Wear

Product Use and Formulating

  • Active Compatibility Yes No Chemical Sunscreens, Natural Oils
  • Application Format Yes No Oil

Unique silicone resin technology

You want cosmetics that are easy to apply all day to keep your face fresh morning to night.

Dow's unique blend of MQ (trimethylsiloxysilicate) and T Propyl (polypropylsilsesquioxane) resins have the power to create color cosmetic, skin care and sun care formulations that will supply the performance you are looking for.

With its optimized blend of MQ and T Propyl resins award-winning* DOWSIL™ MQ-1640 Flake Resin allows the formulation of flexible, durable films.

DOWSIL™ MQ-1640 Flake Resin is 100% active and solvent-free so formulators have flexibility to select their own carrier.

*China Personal Care and Cosmetic Innovation Award 2011

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