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Video
27/02/2019

Silicones. Shining a light on the technology sector.

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Video
08/01/2019

Silicones. Leading the way in transport and mobility.

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Video
02/12/2018

Silicones. Enabling the healthcare revolution.

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Video
26/09/2018

Silicones. Enabling the energy revolution.

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Video
08/08/2017

Silicones. Enabling the construction revolution.

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Video
14/01/2014

Silicon-Chemistry Carbon Balance

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Fact Sheet
09/01/2019

The unique physico-chemical properties of siloxanes

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Fact Sheet
25/09/2018

Silicones and Construction

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Fact Sheet
25/09/2018

Silicones and Energy

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Fact Sheet
25/09/2018

Silicones and Health

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Fact Sheet
25/09/2018

Silicones and Transport

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Fact Sheet
19/09/2018

Silicones and Technology

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Fact Sheet
19/09/2018

Good manufacturing practices for organosilicon materials intended to come into contact with food

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Fact Sheet
19/09/2018

Guidelines on compliance testing for silicone elastomers

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Fact Sheet
05/09/2018

Silicone Bakeware – DO’S & DON’TS

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Fact Sheet
11/05/2015

Silicones and Food

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Fact Sheet
19/09/2013

Food contact migration compliance

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Industry Update
01/02/2019

ECHA committees should take into account recent monitoring data during their upcoming evaluation of D4, D5 and D6

Proposed REACH restriction concerning the use of three siloxanes is an opportunity to consider new findings On 30 January, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a proposal (page 31, section...

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Industry Update
11/01/2019

New analytical methods quantify siloxanes in silicone products

CES - Silicones Europe is delighted to announce the finalisation of several analytical methods developed for the silicone value chain. We echo wishes from the value chain to develop accurate and robu...

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Industry Update
06/08/2018

Recent, preliminary data show D4, D5 levels in wastewater lower than expected

A recent study has shown that levels of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in wastewater are typically lower than what was previously predicted. CES-Silicones E...

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Industry Update
28/06/2018

The addition of D4, D5 and D6 to the Candidate list under REACH is disproportionate and endangers critical beneficial uses

The silicones industry strongly believes that the recent Member State Committee decision (ED/61/2018) to add D4, D5 and D6 to the list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) does not take full acco...

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Industry Update
16/10/2017

Silicones are enabling the evolution of prosthetics and much more

16 October 2017: “Healthcare Landscape” is the third in an exciting four-part mini-documentary series that shows how silicones enable breakthroughs in sectors from healthcare to energy. Prosthe...

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Industry Update
30/08/2017

CES publishes paper to help industry quantify the residual amounts of D4 and D5 in Personal Care Products

“CES has recently published a paper with the title: “ Determination of cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes in personal care products by gas chromatography ”. The paper is intended to help stakeholde...

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Industry Update
12/06/2017

Additional REACH restrictions for D4 and D5 are premature and unjustified

Brussels, 12 June 2017 – The REACH restriction concerning the use of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in wash-off personal care products should be fully implem...

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Industry Update
10/02/2017

Additional regulatory action for D4 & D5 is premature and not necessary

Brussels, 10 February 2017 – The REACH restriction concerning the use of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in wash-off personal care products is targeted and pr...

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Industry Update
06/12/2016

D4’s long-range transport difficult to measure, assessment should be made on evaluation of all the evidence

Brussels, 5 December 2016 – CES-Silicones Europe believes that it was premature for the European Chemicals Agency's expert group for persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals (ECHA PBT EG) to...

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Industry Update
08/04/2016

EU proposal to nominate D4 under the Stockholm Convention is inconsistent with ECHA recommendations

Brussels 8 April 2016 – Following the publication of the European Commission’s proposal to nominate octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) for potential listing in Annex A, B and/or C of the Stockholm...

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Industry Update
18/03/2016

Silicones industry remains committed to implementing necessary measures of restriction and demonstrating safety of D4 and D5

Brussels, 18 March 2016 – Following the United Kingdom’s proposal to restrict the use of cyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and cyclopentasiloxane (D5) (or general cyclomethicone) in wash-off personal care p...

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Industry Update
25/02/2016

Silicones are key to renewable energy deployment, new documentary shows

Brussels, 25 February 2016. “Energy Landscape” is the first of an exciting four-part minidocumentary series that profiles silicones as key technology enablers that will help to meet the world’s...

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Study
11/01/2019

Quantification of residual amounts of cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes in fully-formulated personal care products

Silicones Europe

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Study
10/01/2019

Quantification of residual amounts of cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes in silicone fluids

Silicones Europe

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Study
10/01/2019

Quantification of residual amounts of cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes in silicone elastomers

Silicones Europe

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Study
10/01/2019

Use of D4, D5 and D6 in industrial environments: A toolbox for minimising environmental emissions

Silicones Europe

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Study
18/12/2018

Does D5 meet PBT or vPvB Criteria? Regulation in the context of developments in science

Silicones Europe

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Study
20/11/2018

Responsible Care initiative of the European and worldwide chemical industry

Cefic

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Study
20/11/2018

Monitoring Initiatives Report

Global Silicones Council

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Study
05/11/2018

Cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes: Environment tier II assessment

Australian Government, Department of Health - National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme

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Study
25/10/2018

Food Contact Migration Testing Guidelines

Silicones Europe

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Study
24/10/2018

Silicone Research – An Industry Commitment

Global Silicones Council

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Study
24/10/2018

Does D4 meet PBT or vPvB Criteria? Regulation in the context of developments in science.

Silicones Europe

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Study
15/09/2018

Use of multiple lines of evidence to provide a realistic toxic substances control act ecological risk evaluation based on monitoring data: D4 case study

Science of The Total Environment

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Study
15/06/2018

Hazard Evaluation of Octamethytetracyclosiloxane (D4)

Toxicology Letters

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Study
07/06/2018

Periodic Update Report #2 for cVMS (D4 & D5) Restriction Monitoring in EU Program

Silicones Europe

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Study
01/05/2018

Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes (cVMS) in the aquatic marine food webs of the Oslofjord, Norway

Science of The Total Environment

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Study
01/03/2018

Proposal for identification of a substance of very high concern on the basis of criteria set out in REACH article 57 (D5)

ECHA

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Study
01/03/2018

Proposal for identification of a substance of very high concern on the basis of criteria set out in REACH article 57 (D4)

ECHA

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Study
09/02/2018

Current Risk Assessment Frameworks Misjudge Risks of Hydrophobic Chemicals

Environmental Science and Technology

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Study
09/02/2018

Benthic invertebrate exposure and chronic toxicity risk analysis for cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes: Comparison of hazard quotient and probabilistic risk assessment approaches 

Chemosphere

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Study
01/02/2018

Proposal for identification of a substance of very high concern on the basis of criteria set out in REACH article 57 (D6)

ECHA

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Study
11/01/2018

Can the Stockholm convention address the spectrum of chemicals currently under regulatory scrutiny? Advocating a more prominent role for modeling in POP screening assessment

Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts

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Study
06/11/2017

A quantitative weight of evidence assessment of confidence in modes-of-action and their human relevance.

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

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Study
20/10/2017

Biological relevance of effects following chronic administration of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) in Fischer 344 rats

Toxicology Letters

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Study
20/10/2017

A Global Human Health Risk Assessment for Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) 

Toxicology Letters

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Study
20/10/2017

Refinement of the oral exposure description in the cyclic siloxane PBPK model for rats and humans: Implications for exposure assessment

Toxicology Letters

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Study
20/10/2017

Metabolism and Disposition 14C-Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane ([14C] D4) or 14C-Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane ([14C] D5) in Fischer 344 rats following Oral Bolus Gavage Administration

Toxicology Letters

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Study
20/10/2017

Effects of chronic exposure to octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane in the aging female Fischer 344 rat

Toxicology Letters

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Study
20/10/2017

Chronic toxicity and oncogenicity of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) in the Fischer 344 rat

Toxicology Letters

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Study
20/10/2017

Metabolism and disposition of [14C]-methylcyclosiloxanes in rats

Toxicology Letters

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Study
20/10/2017

Metabolism of 14C-octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane ([14C]D4) or 14C-decamethylcyclopentasiloxane ([14C]D5) orally gavaged in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Toxicology Letters

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Study
20/10/2017

Biological relevance of effects induced by administration of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) in animals

Toxicology Letters

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Study
06/12/2016

Understanding of Cyclic Volatile Methyl Siloxane Fate in a High Latitude Lake Is Constrained by Uncertainty in Organic Carbon–Water Partitioning

Environmental Science and Technology

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Study
10/11/2016

Trophic dilution of cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes (cVMS) in the pelagic marine food web of Tokyo Bay, Japan

Science of The Total Environment

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Study
22/09/2016

Quantitative weight-of-evidence analysis of the persistence, bioaccumulation, toxicity, and potential for long-range transport of the cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes.

Journal of toxicology and environmental health

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Study
01/08/2016

The origin and evolution of assessment criteria for persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals and persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts

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Study
03/03/2016

The socioeconomic impact of the silicones industry in Europe

Silicones Europe

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Study
05/02/2016

Toxicology of decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

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Study
26/05/2015

Comment on “Unexpected Occurrence of Volatile Dimethylsiloxanes in Antarctic Soils, Vegetation, Phytoplankton, and Krill”

Environmental Science and Technology

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Study
06/02/2015

Unexpected Occurrence of Volatile Dimethylsiloxanes in Antarctic Soils, Vegetation, Phytoplankton, and Krill

Environmental Science and Technology

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Study
05/10/2013

Chemical fate, latitudinal distribution and long-range transport of cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes in the global environment: A modeling assessment.

Chemosphere

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Study
30/08/2012

Tissue-based risk assessment of cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes

Environmental toxicology and chemistry

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Study
29/02/2012

Government of Canada Concludes Siloxane D5 is Not Harmful to the Environment

Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Study
30/12/2011

Safety assessment of cyclomethicone, cyclotetrasiloxane, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane, and cycloheptasiloxane

International Journal of Toxicology

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Study
20/10/2011

Report of the board of review for decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) 

Silicones Environmental, Health and Safety Council of North America

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Study
22/06/2010

Opinion on Cyclomethicone Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (Cyclotetrasiloxane, D4) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (Cyclopentasiloxane, D5)

Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety SCCS

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Study
05/04/2009

Environmental Risk Assessment Report: Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane

Environment Agency

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Study
05/04/2009

Environmental Risk Assessment Report: Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane

Environment Agency

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Study
31/01/2009

Final decision on the screening assessment of a substance — Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)

Canada Gazette

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Study
08/11/2008

Screening Assessment for the Challenge Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)

Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Study
08/11/2008

Screening Assessment for the Challenge Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)

Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Study
06/11/2008

Screening Assessment for the Challenge Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)

Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Study
01/10/2007

Modeling of Human Dermal Absorption of Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)

Toxicological Sciences

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Study
07/01/2006

Evaluation of Exposure to D5 for Consumers, Workers, and the General Public

ENVIRON International Corporation

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Study
25/12/2001

Environmental fate and effects of dimethicone and D4 from personal care applications

International Journal of Cosmetic Science

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Study
09/02/2001

Environmental Risk Assessment Report: Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane

Environment Agency

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In the media
01/02/2019

Researchers report advances in stretchable semiconductors, integrated electronics

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In the media
25/01/2019

Silicones obtained at low temperatures with the help of air

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In the media
23/01/2019

Artificial skin could give superhuman perception

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In the media
20/01/2019

Grab and Go: How Sticky Gloves Have Changed Football

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