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Coatings Ingredients
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Coatings Ingredients
Online Course

Transitioning from Functional Siloxane to Siloxane-Free Technology

On-Demand Course

Recorded on Oct 23, 2023

Be it choosing the right functional siloxane or transitioning from it to non-siloxane technology, successfully reach the desired functional benefits as well as aesthetics with your personal care cosmetics.

Do not miss this course with expert Eric Abrutyn as he highlights:

  • Some of the unique chemical and physical properties when a methyl siloxy component is present, how to mimic some of those properties and functional benefits using organic carbon-based chemistry to deliver consumer benefits.
  • How you can go further in developing “non-siloxane” formulation to achieve equivalent performance as siloxanes.

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Eric Abrutyn Presented By:
Eric Abrutyn

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Technology
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

While the cosmetic formulators continue to struggle with siloxane chemistry, the market is already talking about ‘non-siloxane’ formulation due to environmental issues and consumer perception. But transitioning away functional siloxane ingredients to siloxane-free technology is not as easy as it sounds; even with an overwhelming abundance of non-siloxane technologies to choose from.


Join this course to excel in understanding what makes siloxane technology unique and the options available to potentially replace them wherever necessary.Join this course to:


  • Understand the key chemical and physical attributes of methyl siloxy siloxane technologies that make them different than carbon-carbon chemistry

  • Selectively chose alternative non-siloxane technology with minimal formulatory modifications without affecting deliverable functional benefits and subjective aesthetics during application and usage...

  • Formulate non-siloxane alternative technologies by exploring various personal care cosmetic formulary categories (e.g., moisturizer skin care, aesthetic skin/hair properties, Suncare, antiperspirant/deodorant, conditioning hair care, cleansers, facial make-up, surfactant/emulsifiers, etc.)
Siloxane ingredients/technology

Who should view this course?

Formulating chemist who are looking to enhance their current formulations and find alternatives to siloxanes. 

Marketing, ingredient suppliers who want to better position their non siloxanes in the market. 

R&D engineers looking to delve into non siloxanes for their cosmetic products.

Course Outline

  1. General Introduction
    • chemical and physical properties of Silicon-Oxygen technology
    • comparison to Carbon-Carbon technology (physical properties, molecular orientation, surface tension, compatibilities...)

  2. Selection Guide for each chemical classification
    • (Silicon-Oxygen)-Carbon chemical classification vs. Carbon-Carbon chemical classification

  3. Commercial Examples for key consumer categories (e.g., Antiperspirant/Deodorant Sticks, Gel, Roll-On, Facial Cleansers, Suncare Emulsions/Sticks/Spray, Skin/Hair Aesthetic Enhancers)
    • Functional Siloxane technology usage
    • Non-siloxane technologies replacement

  4. Global Regulatory constraints, Trends

  5. 30 mins Q&A - Interact live with the expert for all your technical help!

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Members Reviews

Very good! Learnt about siloxane chemistry, key properties, and how they are linked to said chemistry.

Annalisa D. , from Reckitt

Useful! pointed to technology alternatives and the sensitivity of the issue with this current technology


Matthias Obert , from D.B.S.

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