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Pilot Coating, Application Testing Support

Pilot coating and application testing support

Try and test

Dow pilot coating and application testing services can help you determine how our release coating systems will coat, cure and perform on your substrate under a variety of process conditions.

With pilot coating and application testing support from Dow, you can:

  • Take new products from pilot to scale-up to full production more quickly and cost effectively 
  • Improve your productivity and throughput 
  • Reduce your scrap and material waste 
  • Reduce your operating costs and improve your profitability 
  • Enhance your product’s quality, reliability and end-use performance 
  • Improve customer satisfaction


Dow pilot coater capabilities can test SYL-OFF™ solventless and emulsion release coatings applied to all commonly used pressure sensitive application substrates. We are continually upgrading our pilot coating capabilities. These capabilities currently include:

  • 3-roll-offset gravure solventless silicone coater
  • 2-roll direct gravure emulsion and adhesive coater

Supporting Studies and Tests

  • Substrate evaluations 
  • Cure schedule evaluations: effect of web temperature and dwell time
  • Liner performance evaluations 
  • Impact of substrate, coating conditions and release coating formulation on release properties 
  • Release force, release profile and stability testing in a dynamic setting where multi-roll coating is used 
  • Anchorage assessment 
  • Accelerated aging (humidity, temperature) of liner and laminate to test critical performance properties 
  • Release force and profile evaluations 
  • Release stability 
  • Coverage assessment