(Oct. 17, 2011)—Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc. has added to its sunscreen line of products.
The new products include silicones that offer benefits such as durable UV protection, high water resistance, excellent skin feel, wider formulation latitude and enhanced SPF values, the company said.
The sunscreen line-up includes the KP-545L silicone-acrylate film former, KF-7312L MQ resin film former and KF-8020 amino-modified gum blend. The KP-545L and KF-7312L feature 2cs dimethicone as its base fluid and therefore provides an effective, quality alternative to D5 derivative materials, Shin-Etsu said.
The KF-8020 uses a higher viscosity dimethicone. The combined use of ingredients delivers desired physical properties and benefits to existing sunscreen application formulations, according to Shin-Etsu.