Release Additive, Crosslinker suit solvent-borne systems.

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Used at 1%–2% addition levels, Bluestar Silicones ADD 398 premium release additive minimizes release force and provides optimal release for range of solvent polymers. Crosslinking agent XL 311, developed for use on polyethylene coated kraft (PEK) paper, provides low-temperature cure and anchorage strength to substrate material. Uses for these products include label applications and pressure-sensitive release coatings.

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Bluestar Silicones Introduces Premium Release Additive and Crosslinker for Solvent-Borne Systems

New Products Deliver Productivity and Cost Advantages

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Bluestar Silicones announced the introduction of a premium release additive and a crosslinking agent for solvent-borne silicone systems for a range of label applications. Bluestar Silicones made the announcement at Labelexpo Americas 2014 (Booth 3605) September 9-11 at the Donald T. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

"For solvent-borne systems, we continue to develop new and unique solutions that increase productivity, cut costs, and boost efficiencies," said Sean Duffy, Global Business Manager Release Coatings for Bluestar Silicones. Both new products are targeted for use in pressure-sensitive release coatings.

Bluestar Silicones ADD 398 is a premium release additive that is designed to reduce release force and provide a premium release for a range of solvent polymers. It is used at 1-2% addition levels.

Bluestar Silicones XL 311, a crosslinking agent, was developed for use on polyethylene coated kraft (PEK) paper. It provides excellent low-temperature cure and strong anchorage to the substrate material.

About Bluestar Silicones

With worldwide operations headquartered in Lyon, France, Bluestar Silicones is a $650 million worldwide silicones raw material manufacturer. The company is one of the world's leading fully integrated global silicones manufacturers with more than 60 years of silicone expertise. Bluestar Silicones has manufacturing operations throughout the world and combines upstream silicon metal operations and capacity with downstream silicone market and application development expertise. The company offers a comprehensive range of silicone technologies in support of diverse specialty markets including paper release, textile coatings, healthcare, moldmaking, automotive, aerospace, and personal care. For more information, call (866) 474-6342 or visit or

Press Contact:  Joseph Grande, (413) 684-2463,

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