Analysis of linear siloxanes (L2, L3, L4, L5, L6)

Your needs: control your use of L2, L3, L4, L5 and L6 siloxanes in your product development.

What is a linear siloxane?

First of all, siloxanes are a family of chemical substances composed of silicon, oxygen and alkane.

Linear siloxanes are particularly present in the compositions of cosmetic products (make-up, cream, deodorant, etc.) and more widely in certain cleaning products or paints.

Indeed, they are used for their particular chemical properties: absence of odour and colour, non-greasy and silky touch, easy application and quick drying, etc.

Why analyse linear siloxanes in your products?

Present in many everyday products, humans can be exposed to siloxanes through the skin and by inhalation.

Moreover, siloxanes are suspected toxic substances. Therefore, the use of siloxanes and their impacts on human and environmental health represent an important issue for the cosmetics industry in particular but not only…

Thus, the support of a specialist laboratory will allow you to adapt your production to the regulatory changes.

Our solutions: reliably analyse and quantify the presence of linear Siloxanes (L2, L3, L4, L5, L6) in your products in order to assess their risks.

Thanks to the know-how of its team and its state-of-the-art analytical equipment, the FILAB laboratory assists companies in the analysis of linear siloxanes (L2, L3, L4, L5, L6) as well as the compliance of their products.

To go further

  • Contract chemical analysis
  • Analysis and determination of cyclic siloxanes
  • Analysis and characterisation of silicones 
  • REACH analyses

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

Caroline KURZAWA R&D Project Engineer
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