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XIAMETER(TM) PMX-200 Silicone Fluid 5 cSt

XIAMETER(TM) PMX-200 Silicone Fluid 5 cSt is a polydimethylsiloxane fluid. It is commonly used as a base fluid in personal care products due to its excellent spreading characteristics. This product is clear, tasteless, essentially odorless, and non-greasy. Being a commercial bulk-polymerized dimethyl silicone fluid, it typically contains trace amounts of impurities.

Brand: XIAMETER(TM) (35 products)

INCI Name: Dimethicone

Chemical Name: Polydimethylsiloxane, Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me

CAS Number: 9006-65-9

Functions: Binder & Resin, Carrier, Defoamer, Solvent, Surface Modifier, Surfactant

Chemical Family: Polysiloxanes

Ingredient Origin: Synthetic

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Ingredient Origin
Cleaning Ingredients Functions
Cosmetic Ingredients Functions
  • Polydimethylsiloxane fluid
  • Chemical composition (CH3)3SiO[SiO(CH3)2]nSi(CH3)3

Features & Benefits

Key Attributes
  • Good dielectric properties
  • High water repellency
  • High shearability without breakdown
  • High compressibility
  • High spreadability
  • Low surface tension
  • Low fire hazard and reactivity
  • Low vapor pressure
  • Good heat stability
  • Good leveling and easy rubout
  • Essentially odorless and nontoxic
  • Soluble in a wide range of solvents
  • Non volatile carrier
  1. For personal care:
    • Soft feel and subtle skin lubricity
    • Excellent spreading
    • Leaves no residue or buildup
    • Non-greasy feel
  2. For industrial applications:
    • Little change in physical properties over a wide temperature span – a relatively flat viscosity-temperature slope, and serviceability from -40°C up to 200°C
    • Low surface tension – readily wets clean surfaces to impart water repellency and release characteristics

Applications & Uses

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
AP/Deo Applications
Bath & Shower Applications
Hair Care Applications
Home Care Applications
Nail Care Applications
Sun Care Applications
  • Personal care products such as antiperspirants, deodorants, hair sprays, cleansing creams, skin creams, lotions, bath oils, suntan products, nail polishes
  • Industrial applications such as glass vial and lens coatings, household product ingredients, mechanical fluids, penetrating oil ingredients, surface active agents, coatings, electrical insulating fluids and polish ingredients
Use Procedure

XIAMETER PMX-200 Silicone Fluid may be used alone or blended with other cosmetic fluids to provide a fluid base for a variety of cosmetic ingredients. It feature good solubility in most anhydrous alcohols and in many solvents used in cosmetics.


Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Viscosity (at 25°C)4.5 - 5.5cStCTM0004
  • 1 The melt point temperature is a typical value and may vary somewhat due to molecular distribution (especially 50 cSt or less). If the melting point is critical to your application, then several lots should be thoroughly evaluated.
  • Due to different rates of cooling, this test method may yield pour points lower than the temperature at which these fluids would melt.
  • 3 Fedors Method: R.F. Fedors, Polymer Engineering and Science, Feb. 1974.

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance
Chemical Inventories

Storage & Handling

Usable Life & Storage

When stored at or below 25°C (77°F) in the original unopened containers, this product has a usable life ranging from 30 to 60 months from the date of production depending on viscosity.