Silanes and silicon compounds are offered in research and commercial quantities and are used for a variety of applications.
A wide variety of inert silicone materials and reactive silicones for formulating are available.
Gelest offers a variety of metal-organic products which can be used as catalysts in synthetic reactions.
Our Bimax product line offers acrylates & specialty monomers for formulation development and polymer synthesis.
Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and ElastomersC.A.S.E. Overview
Hybrid Fluids for Personal Care
Hybrid fluids combine the properties of organic materials with siloxanes to create structures that: achieve unique skin feel; improve wear properties; improve solubility; lower surface tension; introduce a dimethicone slip with a light natural feel; allow greater formulation latitude; improve perfume retention; enhance dispersion of pigments and fillers; and offer compatibility with natural cosmetic ingredients.
Tailoring Surfaces for Cosmetic Innovation
Tailoring surface chemistry of pigments and powders provides robust, permanently modified behavior, expanding formulation latitude in personal care. This surface chemistry has demonstrated exceptional performance in color cosmetic and skin care applications.
Diethicones have excellent personal care benefits including excellent spreading, gas permeability, water resistance, lubricity, and the ability to reduce tack. Diethicone’s tactile properties include a dry feel similar to that of demethicone but with increased cushion.