Dow PARALOID™ Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids: Advancing science for the most demanding applications through bold collaborations
Dow’s PARALOID™ Impact Modifiers sure can take a beating. That’s why they are a key ingredient in the new ERC Soft and Supersoft golf balls from Callaway Golf, which promote “exceptional spin, control, feel and distance.” PARALOID™ Impact Modifiers are trusted by manufacturers around the world to consistently enhance the durability and impact resistance of their products --be it vinyl windows, outdoor decking, durable goods, windmill blades or car bumpers, Dow’s extensive range of PARALOID™ Additives can make the difference between a snowman* and a hole-in-one.
*In golf, a “snowman” is really bad.
From building products to vehicles to golf balls, technology trends demand increasingly advanced capabilities in plastics. PARALOID™ Impact Modifiers and Processing Aids from Dow enable the formulation of specialty high-performance compounds and composites.
Think of the moment of impact when a golf club hits the ball, which then soars through the air at more than 90mph. Or vinyl windows facing direct sunlight in the summer heat. Or injection-molded automotive parts subjected to extreme temperatures. PARALOID™ Additives strengthen and toughen a broad range of thermoset and thermoplastic polymer systems with properties that are critical to withstand the most challenging conditions.
This is exemplified in Callaway Golf Company’s specially-designed hybrid covers for the new ERC Soft and Supersoft golf balls. A proprietary blend combines a PARALOID™ Impact Modifier with SURLYN™ Ionomers for a high-performance, multi-material construction.
The polymer composition of the golf ball core and the shell are precisely designed to enable excellent compatibility with other resins when mixed by various melt processing techniques. This dynamic combination promotes key player benefits, including long distance, exceptional spin, outstanding feel, and short game control.