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Dow Corning Corporation
2200 W. Salzburg Rd.
Midland, MI, 48686 0994
USA



Press release date: June 28, 2013

MIDLAND, Mich. – Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, will showcase its industry-leading portfolio of advanced pressure-sensitive (PS) technologies, including release coatings, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) and additives at LabelExpo Europe 2013 (Stand #7M550) in Brussels from September 24-27. Among the high-performance products to be spotlighted are the recently launched flat release Syl-Off® brand Advantage Series solventless release coatings, Syl-Off® brand emulsion coatings, and Syl-Off® brand fluorosilicone release coatings. Dow Corning will round out its display with other advanced silicone technologies – including adhesives, additives and masterbatches from Multibase – representing the company's diverse and expanding pallet of solutions designed to increase its customers' competitiveness across the entire label value chain.

"The products we will showcase at LabelExpo Europe demonstrate Dow Corning's dedication to advancing PS and labeling performance and driving greater efficiencies by continuously improving our silicone technologies to meet our customers' ever-changing needs," said Kris Verschueren, Packaging market manager at Dow Corning. "These products are the culmination of Dow Corning's 70 years of labeling expertise and market-driven innovation, and are designed to produce the consistent and reliable results that our customers expect and need to maintain their competitive edge in this fast-moving market."

Coatings and Adhesives that Add Value and Reduce Costs
Dow Corning will feature at its booth a growing portfolio of products designed to meet the highest standards of dependability for a wide variety of applications, including:
• Syl-Off Advantage Series, including Syl-Off® SL 181 and Syl-Off® SL 581 Solventless Release Coatings, feature stable, flat release profiles and require low platinum levels to cure. These materials facilitate high line speeds without misting and are suitable for a variety of applications, including pressure-sensitive laminates, non-stick packaging, liners of technical adhesive tapes and industrial release papers.
• Syl-Off emulsion release coatings for filmic substrates offer low coat weights, and can be used in diverse products, from protective films for electronics to process liners for adhesive tape manufacturing.
• Syl-Off® EM 7934 Emulsion Coating offers superior anchorage for both off-line and in-line coating during the film manufacturing process.
• Syl-Off® EM 7935 Emulsion Coating is for in-line use and offers excellent anchorage on polyester substrates.
• Syl-Off fluorosilicone release coatings provide consistent, stable, low-force release from silicone PSAs. They are ideal for use when manufacturing delicate films, and can bear the rigors of the coating and curing processes without compromising the final product. These release coatings can be used for transfer films, labels, industrial tapes, double-sided tapes and more:
• Syl-Off® Q2-7785 Release Coating features a very low release force over time and can be used either as a transfer coat with silicone PSAs or in direct cast applications.
• Syl-Off® 7555 Coating and Syl-Off® 7786 Coating offer both solvent and solvent-free coating options.
• Dow Corning® 7651 and Dow Corning® 7652 Adhesives feature low and stable adhesion, optical transparency and clean removal even under challenging environmental and processing conditions. They support the creation of high-performance protective films for mobile device touch-screen and flat-panel display applications or for reworkable films and tapes.

Materials that Boost Manufacturing Efficiency and Enhance Product Quality
• Dow Corning® HV 495 Emulsion contains high viscosity polydimethylsiloxane and has been used as a release agent and lubricant to treat knives used for cutting during production of adhesive tapes, making the knives much easier to clean. 
• Ultra-high-molecular-weight (UHMW) siloxane masterbatches from Multibase can be added to the film contact layer, seal layer or abuse layer. The high molecular weight means that it migrates to the surface during the melt, providing slip to the surface of the film, and minimizing die build-up while increasing line speed.
• Dow Corning® brand additives for paint, ink and coating formulations are designed for versatility and ease of use. Compatible with most binder systems and suitable for low-volatile organic compound (VOC) applications, Dow Corning brand and XIAMETER® brand additives deliver the difference that today's discerning customers demand and provide problem-solving performance at low concentrations in both solventborne and waterborne formulations.

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company's Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning's global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

Dow Corning is a registered trademark of Dow Corning Corporation.
We help you invent the future is a trademark of Dow Corning Corporation.
Syl-Off and XIAMETER are registered trademarks of Dow Corning Corporation
Responsible Care is a registered service mark of the American Chemistry Council, Inc.

Dow Corning to Spotlight Company's Robust, Fast-Growing Portfolio of Advanced Silicone Technologies at LabelExpo Europe 2013

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, will showcase its industry-leading portfolio of advanced pressure-sensitive (PS) technologies, including release coatings, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) and additives at LabelExpo Europe 2013 (Stand #7M550) in Brussels from September 24-27. Among the high-performance products to be spotlighted are the recently launched flat release Syl-Off® brand Advantage Series solventless release coatings, Syl-Off® brand emulsion coatings, and Syl-Off® brand fluorosilicone release coatings. Dow Corning will round out its display with other advanced silicone technologies – including adhesives, additives and masterbatches from Multibase – representing the company's diverse and expanding pallet of solutions designed to increase its customers' competitiveness across the entire label value chain.

Dow Corning is a registered trademark of Dow Corning Corporation.
Syl-Off is a registered trademark of Dow Corning Corporation

Contact:
Nathalie Thomas
Dow Corning
+33 (0)4 94 78 61 70
nathalie.thomas@dowcorning.com

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