E900 - Polydimethylsiloxane

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), also known as dimethicone, is a silicone polymer widely used in the food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and industrial industries.


Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is generally considered safe at the concentrations used in approved products. However, like any additive, its use must comply with industry-specific standards and regulations.

Characteristics of Polydimethylsiloxane (E900):

  • Composition: It is an organosilicon polymer composed of recurring dimethylsiloxane units, a monomer containing silicon and carbon atoms.
  • Appearance: PDMS is often presented as a transparent liquid, but it can also be used in gel or powder form in certain applications.
  • Lubricating Properties: PDMS is known for its lubricating properties and excellent chemical stability. It is often used as an anti-foaming agent and lubricant in various applications.

Common Applications:

  • Food Industry: Approved as a food additive (E900), it is used as an anti-foaming agent in the production of certain foods.
  • Cosmetic Industry: Present in many cosmetic products such as lotions, creams, and hair products due to its emollient properties.
  • Pharmaceutical Industry: Used in some pharmaceutical formulations for its lubricating properties.
  • Thermal Stability: PDMS offers excellent thermal stability, making it suitable for a range of temperatures.
  • Chemical Inertness: It is chemically inert, meaning it generally does not react with other substances.
  • Sealing: Due to its hydrophobic nature, PDMS is used in certain sealing and lubricating materials.
  • Anti-Aging Products: Present in some skincare products due to its emollient properties and soft touch.

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