Shin Etsu Silicones Of America

1150 Damar Drive
Akron, Ohio 44305
United States
Phone:1-330-630-9860
Fax:1-330-630-9855
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Shin-Etsu Silicones of America is innovating sensory solutions for the personal care and cosmetic industry.

Shin-Etsu Silicones have been widely used to improve the quality and effectiveness of products ranging from foundation and make-up products to skin care, hair care and sunscreens. Our products can impart a smooth, light & silky feel, and a long-lasting, radiant shine. In addition, they can be utilized to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles with a soft-focus/line-blurring effect. Since it first commercialized silicone in 1953; Shin-Etsu Silicones has been manufacturing silicone products for over 65 years and is a leading global supplier.

Our formulation chemists and application specialists are experts in the field, combining decades of experience to engineer solutions for our customers.

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Key Personnel

Kazuhiro Kitani, President / CEO

Janine Cherette, Cosmetic Application Lab Manager

An-Li Kuo, Marketing Manager

Marie Capozzi, Regional Manager

Ginny Powell, Regional Manager

Mike Gerlock, Regional Manager

Major Markets

  • Color Cosmetics – lipstick, make-up and mascara
  • Skin Care – anti-aging, wrinkle-treatment, sun care
  • Hair Care – 2-in-1 shampoo, conditioners, shine, color retention
  • Household Products – fabric care, cleaners & polishes

Major Products

  • KSG elastomer product line:

            - Non-emulsifying: KSG-15, 16, 18A, 1610, 19, 016F & KSG40 series

            - Emulsifying: KSG210, 710, 300, 300Z, 800 & 800Z series, X-22-6695B

  • USG Sensory Modifier and Thickening Elastomer product line: USG102, 103, 105,106, 107A, 110, 1010
  • KF Emulsifier products:

            - W/O: KF6017, 6028, 6038, 6104, 6105

            - O/W: KF6011, 6043

  • KP Silicone Acrylate film formers: KP545, 545L, KP549, 550, KP543, X-22-8299
  • KSP Hybrid Powders: KSP100, 101, 102 ,105, 300, 411, 441
  • USPD Inorganic Powder Dispersions:

            - TiO2 dispersions: USPD-2, USPD-3

            - ZnO dispersions: USPD-Zn2, X-25-9135

  • KP Silicone Wax: KP-561P
  • MQ Trimethylsiloxysilicate film formers: KF-7312J, 7312K, 7312L, 7312T
  • Amino Gum: KF-8020

Cosmetic Application Lab, Paramus, NJ

As a partner with our customers, we strive to engineer new materials which meet the growing demands of the cosmetic industry. In addition to innovative materials, we support formulators with a variety of prototypes, starting formulations, and formulating expertise to help guide and problem solve along the development cycle.

New Products

  • Functional Materials with High Natural Origin Index

            - Emulsifying Elastomer Gels

            - Elastomer Gels

            - Film Formers

  • Jojoba oil (and) Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer
  • Siliconized Polynorbornene Film Former
  • Siliconized Pullulan Film Former
  • PEG-Free Emulsifiers
  • INCI Name Polysilicone-11 Elastomer Gels


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