Press Release Summary:
Reactive silicone glycol surfactant with carbinol functionality, Dow Corning 55N provides abrasion resistance, leveling, and slip to clear and pigmented paints, coatings, and inks without generating excessive foam or compromising gloss or clarity of finished coating. Low VOC additive performs well in water-based, solvent-based, and UV-curable systems and is compatible with wide range of resins, including alkyd, acrylic, epoxy and polyurethane.
Original Press Release:
Performance, Aesthetics and Sustainability: New Dow Corning® 55N Additive Eliminates the Need for Compromise in High-Performance Coatings
MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA: Dow Corning has introduced an innovative performance-enhancing additive that brings excellent abrasion resistance, leveling and slip to clear and pigmented paints, coatings and inks without generating excessive foam or compromising the gloss or clarity of the finished coating.
New Dow Corning 55N Additive has also been found to improve coating hardness and recoatability in certain water-based coating applications.
Paints, coatings and inks with a high coefficient of friction (CoF) are susceptible to damage both during application and throughout the life of the coated piece. Dow Corning 55N Additive reduces CoF without the poor recoatability, gloss reduction and foaming problems commonly associated with CoF-reducing additives.
A reactive silicone glycol surfactant with carbinol functionality, Dow Corning 55N Additive is designed for use in paints, coatings and inks for wood, metal and plastic. It performs well in water-based, solvent-based and UV-curable systems and is compatible with a wide range of resins, including alkyd, acrylic, epoxy and polyurethane.
"With its low volatile organic content, environmentally acceptable solvent and multiple benefits for water-based systems, Dow Corning 55N Additive is an excellent choice for manufacturers who want to differentiate themselves in the marketplace by the performance, aesthetics and sustainability of their paints, coatings and inks," said Chris Wall, Dow Corning Global Coatings Major Market Leader.
For Dow Corning 55N Additive performance test results or to request a sample, visit dowcorning.com/55N_Additive.
Dow Corning offers a comprehensive selection of innovative silicon-based additives, resins, and binders for the coatings industry. In addition to materials, the company provides supportive services and solutions tailored to the specific business needs of the global coatings industry. To learn more about Dow Corning's full range of coatings solutions, go to dowcorning.com/coatings.
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 through the Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is a joint venture equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States.