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Item # 1158, Silicone Elastomer Blend 9040

INCI Name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone Crosspolymer

Sample available upon request.


Silicone Elastomer Blend 9040 is a mixture of high molecular weight silicone elastomer in cyclopentasiloxane. Compatible with a variety of lipophilic active ingredients such as fragrances, sunscreens, and vitamins derivatives. Acts as a thickening agent for water-in-oil and water-in-silicone formulations and silicone fluids. This blend can be used for thickening of cosmetic formulations using a cold process and novel form of delivery for other formulation components. Main application are for skin and hair care, antiperspirants and deodorants, sunscreens, color cosmetics and styling aids.

Specifications  · Technical Data  · Benefits  · Formulation Tips



Dimethicone Crosspolymer

Technical Data

Appearance @ 25 ºC

Clear to Slightly Hazy Gel Translucent Gel

Viscosity @ 25 ºC

1,100,000 to 1,500,000 cSt


12.0 to 15.0 %

  • Provides dry smoothness and a light silky skin feel
  • Enhances the aesthetics of volatile silicones
  • Reduces tackiness of formulations
  • Quick absorption
  • Cold processing

Formulation Tips
  • May be added to the oil phase or silicone phase in an emulsion formulation
  • Silicone Elastomer Blend 9040 may be formulated into oil-in-water emulsions, water-in-silicone emulsions, water-in-oil emulsions and anhydrous products
  • May be post-added to emulsions provided the emulsion is viscous enough for the Elastomer Blend to be dispersed
  • Viscosity may be reduced by blending with dimethicone or cyclomethicone
  • May be subject to heat for short period of time
  • Dispersible in a variety of liquid oils.


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Silicone Elastomer Blend 9040 Material Safety Data Sheet
(PDF, 902KB)

Silicone Elastomer Blend 9040 Technical Data Sheet
(PDF, 380KB)