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Why use silicone in personal care applications?
Part 1 – Dimethicone

TONY O’LENICK1*, THOMAS O’LENICK2
*Corresponding author
1. Siltech L.L.C., 1625 Lakes Parkway, Suite N., Lawrenceville, GA 30043, USA
2. SurfaTech Corporation, 1625 Lakes Parkway,  Lawrenceville, GA 30019, USA

Science for formulators
This is the first of a series of articles in a new approach to providing science to formulators. The concept is to provide the underlying science and to present it with formulation tips that make the information useful. Happy reading!

Tony O’Lenick is President of Siltech LLC. in Lawrenceville, Ga., a company he co- founded in 1989. Siltech is a silicone specialty  company. Prior to that he held technical and executive positions at  various surfactant and specialty chemicals companies including;  Lambent Technologies, Alkaril Chemicals Inc, Henkel Corporation  and Mona Industries. He has been