What is Dimethyl Cyclo-siloxane (DMC)?
Dimethyl cyclo-siloxane (DMC) is referred to as the raw material for producing silicon oil and silicon rubber. The major use of Dimethyl cyclo-siloxane (DMC) is for silicone rubber packing and cosmetics. It is inflammable, colorless, and cannot dissolve in water, but dissolve in organic solvents like benzene.
Here are some of the driving factors that are increasing opportunities for the dimethyl cyclo-siloxane market growth:
Increasing application of dimethyl cyclo-siloxane in cosmetic and personal care products:
Growing usage of dimethyl cyclo-siloxane cosmetics and personal care products provides immense opportunities for market growth. The product is used in lotions, moisturizing creams, and gels. In addition, DMC works as an anti-aging product as it is used for reducing the appearance of fine lines and protecting the skin from UV rays. It also helps to protect hair from fading due to environmental factors such as chlorine, saltwater, and sun exposure. DMC cosmetics reduce greasiness through a smooth application on the skin after application.
Growing usage by silicone manufacturing companies:
The silicone rubber manufacturing industry is growing so fast as they are used for insulating and protecting electric material from heat, fire, and other factors. In addition, DMC acts as an important raw material that helps in making durable silicone rubbers with desired properties like low loss factor, and high dielectric strength. The cyclic content of 99-99.95 is used for manufacturing silicone elastomers and also resins that give excellent stability under extreme conditions due to their high thermal resistance, non-flammability, low toxicity, and good chemical inertness properties.
Rising Demand from the pharmaceutical industry:
The increasing number of health issues among people due to unhealthy lifestyles, followed by the growing number of diseases, generic issues, and chronic diseases are driving the demand for medical equipment. Dimethyl cyclo-siloxane plays a vital role in the application of medical equipment such as pacemaker leads, artificial skin, seals, denture liners, mammary prostheses, catheters, diaphragms, blood pressure cuff coils, tubes, and liquid used in surgeries. Thus, the increasing application of Dimethyl cyclo-siloxane in the pharmaceutical industry is expected to surge the market growth in upcoming years.
The ongoing R&D activities across the globe are shifting towards sustainable development to safeguard the sensible use of products. This initiative is enforcing firms for a new product launch that is less harmful to humans as well as the environment. Thus, market players are expanding their application in several sectors, such as the aviation industry, electronic apparatus, and automotive industry.
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