Additive and Intermediate offer alternative to solvents.

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Providing environmentally friendly alternatives to solvents, Dow Corning® 930 consists of 100% active silicone fluid that maintains solid wetting and leveling performance in low-concentration UV-curing coatings. Dow Corning® 3217 low-molecular-weight, silicone-reactive intermediate offers thermal and weather resistance, making it suited for coil coatings, appliance finishes, and other high-temperature applications such as bakeware.

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New Dow Corning® 930 Additive and Dow Corning® 3217 Intermediate Provide Environmental Alternative to Solvents

SENEFFE, BELGIUM- May 9, 2007 - Dow Corning introduced Dow Corning® 930 Additive, a 100 percent active silicone fluid for UV-curing systems, and Dow Corning® 3217 Intermediate, a low-molecular-weight, silicone-reactive intermediate, at the European Coatings Show, today, in Nuremberg, Germany.

"These new environmentally friendly products have transformed the type of materials used by paint, ink, and coating formulators," said Volker Oehl, Dow Corning Global Marketing Manager for Coatings. "Both provide excellent durability and performance, and allow formulators to be less dependent on traditional solvents."

Dow Corning 930 Additive maintains solid wetting and levelling performance in low-concentration UV-curing coatings. Dow Corning 3217 Intermediate enhances thermal and weathering resistance when used for coil coatings, appliance finishes and other high-temperature applications, such as bakeware and maintains high aromatic content for excellent organic compatibility.

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