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2016.01.06

Dow Corning Introducing New Resin for High-temperature-resistant, Room-temperature-curing Coatings

DOW CORNING® 2405 Resin Offers Improved Coating Flexibility and Impact Resistance Plus Better Film Build

Dow Corning Corporation has introduced a new silicone resin to meet the need for high-temperature-resistant, room-temperature-curing coatings with improved flexibility, impact resistance and film build.

DOW CORNING® 2405 Resin is a solventless methyl methoxy resin. When catalyzed by titanium compounds, such as TnBT, the product cures within 60 minutes at ambient temperature to form a medium-hard coating with good solvent resistance and high heat resistance.

This new resin is designed to help formulators overcome limitations – including brittleness, poor impact resistance and film-building constraints – associated with resins traditionally used to formulate high-temperature-resistant, room-temperature-curing coatings.

"Paint formulators are under pressure to deliver more-sustainable products. This is reflected in the demand for less energy-intensive curing systems for heat-resistant coatings," said Dow Corning Coatings Global Segment Leader Chris Wall. "With its solventless delivery, tin-free cure and improved impact resistance, DOW CORNING 2405 Resin significantly extends the formulating space for room-temperature-curing coatings for high-temperature applications."

Dow Corning – a global leader in silicon-based solutions for paints, inks and coatings – offers a comprehensive selection of innovative silicon-based resins, binders and additives for the coatings industry. Additional information is available at 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 via the company’s DOW CORNING® and XIAMETER™ brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.

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