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DOWSIL(TM) FA 4012 ID Silicone Acrylate

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INCI Name: Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer
Function: Film Former
Benefit Claims: Film Forming, Wash Off Resistance, Low Viscosity, Non-Tacky, Long Lasting, Sebum Resistant, Non-Occlusive, Transfer Resistant, Excellent Flexibility, Sebum Control, Compatibility, Non-Drying, Rub Resistant, Smooth Feel, Long Wear, Durable
Labeling Claims: Metal-free, Animal Products-free, Preservative-free, TSE-free, BSE-free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Not Listed In California Proposition 65
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DOWSIL(TM) FA 4012 ID Silicone Acrylate Sales Specification Sheet (000000495603)
DOWSIL(TM) FA 4012 ID Silicone Acrylate Sales Specification Sheet (000000495603)
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Technical Data Sheet
DOWSIL(TM) FA 4012 ID Silicone Acrylate Technical Data Sheet
DOWSIL(TM) FA 4012 ID Silicone Acrylate Technical Data Sheet
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DOWSIL(TM) FA 4012 ID Silicone Acrylate Regulatory Data Sheet (000000495603)
DOWSIL(TM) FA 4012 ID Silicone Acrylate Regulatory Data Sheet (000000495603)
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Safety Data Sheet
DOWSIL(TM) FA 4012 ID Silicone Acrylate Safety Data Sheet (38707384)
DOWSIL(TM) FA 4012 ID Silicone Acrylate Safety Data Sheet (38707384)
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Identification & Functionality

Cosmetic Ingredients Functions
Technologies
Cosmetic Ingredients
Composition
  • 40% polymer in Isododecane

DOWSIL(TM) FA 4012 ID Silicone Acrylate Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Markets
Personal Care
Application Format
Color Cosmetic Applications
How to Use

This is a low viscosity fluid that is easily incorporated into a variety of personal care formulations.

Formulation Tips

When heat is used, the material should be processed in an enclosed vessel to prevent the isododecane from volatilizing; the vessel should be inerted at temperatures over 40°C (104°F).

Table 1: Compatibilities with common cosmetic ingredients.

Ratio of DOWSIL™ FA 4012 ID Silicone Acrylate: other material 1/9 5/5 9/1
Sunscreen agents
Ethylhexyl Dimethyl PABA M M C
Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate C C C
Vegetable oils
Castor oil C C C
Jojoba oil C M C
Lanolin oil C C C
Sunflower oil C C C
DOWSIL™ Materials
DOWSIL™ 556 Cosmetic Grade Fluid C C C
DOWSIL™ 593 Fluid NC M NC
DOWSIL™ 2502 Cosmetic Fluid NC NC C
DOWSIL™ 9040 Silicone C C C
XIAMETER™ Materials
XIAMETER™ PMX-200/10 Silicone cSt. M M C
XIAMETER™ PMX-200/350 Silicone cSt. M M M
XIAMETER™ PMX 1401 Fluid M M M
XIAMETER™ PMX 1413 Fluid M M M
XIAMETER™ PMX 1501 Fluid M M M
XIAMETER™ PMX 1503 Fluid M M M
Esters
C12-15 alkyl benzoate C C1 C
Caprilic/capric triglycerides M2 C C
Coco-caprylate/caprate M C C
Isopropyl isostearate C C C
Isopropyl myristate C C C
Isopropyl palmitate C C C
Octylpalmitate M C C
Octylstearate M C C
Fatty alcohols/acids
Octyldodecanol M M C
Oleyl alcohol M M C
Candelilla wax NCᶟ NC C
Glycerides
Glyceryl trioctanoate C C C
Hydrocarbons
Mineral oil M C C
Synthetic polymer
Polyethylene C C C
Hydrophilics
Ethanol Absolute 98% NC C C
Propylene glycol M C C

Note

C = Compatible
M = Miscible
NC = Not compatible

 

Figure 1: Evaporation profile of solvents - cyclopentasiloxane and isododecane.

 

Figure 2: Foundation durability to evidence resistance of silicone acrylate copolymer compared to an MQ resin blend and a leading commercial product.

 

Lipstick Wearability

Figure 3: Lipstick wear ability to evidence long lasting and comfort properties of silicone acrylate copolymer compared to an MQ resin blend and a leading commercial product.

Applications
  • Personal care applications including color cosmetic, sun care and hair care.

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
Clear to slightly hazy liquid
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Cyclopentasiloxane Contentmax. 0.1wt%-
Cyclotetrasiloxane Contentmax. 0.1wt%-
Flash Point40°COpen Cup
Non Volatile Content (1g/150C/3h/Al Cup)37.0 - 43.0%CTM0208
Non-volatile Content (1g/150°C /3 hours)40%-
Refractive Index1.43--
Refractive Index (at 25°C)1.420 - 1.440-CTM0002
Viscosity (at 25°C)max. 300mm²/s-
Viscosity Capillary (at 25°C)30.0 - 300.0mm²/sCTM0004

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

Limitations
  • This product is neither tested nor represented as suitable for medical or pharmaceutical uses.

Safety & Health

Health And Environmental Information
  • To support customers in their product safety needs, Dow has an extensive Product Stewardship organization and a team of product safety and regulatory compliance specialists available in each area.
  • For further information, please see our website, consumer.dow.com or consult your local Dow representative.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

This product is available in 150 kg drums and 15 kg pails.
Samples are available in 500 g bottles.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
1,080 days
Handling Precautions
  • Isododecane may cause skin irritation upon repeated and prolonged exposures. Proper dilution of this product into consumer personal care end products is recommended.
  • Product safety information required for safe use is not included in this document. Before handling, read Product and Safety data sheets and container labels for safe use, physical and health hazard information. The safety data sheet is available on the dow website at dow.com, or from your dow sales application engineer, or distributor, or by calling dow customer service.
Usable Life and Storage
  • When stored at or below 32°C in the original unopened containers, this product has a usable life of 24 months from the date of production.
Conditions of Storage
  • Store BELOW 32C/90F
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