Why use silicones in Personal Care products Part 3 – Oil soluble silicones polymers


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Science for Formulators

This is the third* 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 involved in the surfactant and silicone industry for over 35 years. Tony has written 5 books in various aspects of surfactant, silicone and organic chemistry, also published over 70 technical articles in trade journals, contributed chapters to six books, and is the inventor on over 300 patents. He teaches a course in silicone chemistry, surfactant chemistry and patent law. He has received a number of awards for work including the 1996 Samuel Rosen Award given by the American Oil Chemists’ Society, the 1997 Innovative Use of Fatty Acids ...