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10.28.2020

Dow introduces new silicone additives for high performance
waterborne wood coatings

  • Enhanced slip and mar, blocking resistance and foam control additives with excellent compatibility
  • Performance attributes to be presented at upcoming webinar


MIDLAND, Mich. – October 28, 2020 – Dow (NYSE:DOW), the world’s leading materials science company, introduces three new-generation performance additives based on silicone chemistry supporting high durability, longer-lasting, more sustainable waterborne wood coatings.

“The most sustainable re-coat is the one you don’t need. Today we introduce three silicone additives that help coating formulators combine key performances required to protect and preserve the aesthetics of wood over a longer time, while meeting increasingly stringent regulatory requirements,” said Isabelle Riff, marketing manager for silicone coating additives at Dow. "As consumers continue to vote in wood as a sustainable, comfortable and aesthetic material for construction, furniture and interiors, the demand for innovative, high-performance and sustainable wood coating formulations continues to grow around the world.”

DOWSIL™ 211S Additive is a novel low-cyclic, ultra-high molecular weight silicone delivered in a waterborne system that enhances mar resistance, slip and block resistance performance thereby helping to enable more durable, longer-lasting wood coatings. It also offers high compatibility, solvent dilution, and performs at very low dosage which are essential features for coating formulators.

DOWSIL™ 107F Additive is a low-cyclic silicone foam control agent with high effectiveness in waterborne acrylic clear wood coating varnishes, and acrylic, styrene acrylic and VAE emulsion paint for architectural wall coatings. It reduces defects and microbubbles in the coating film, thereby enhancing the durability of the substrate protection provided by the coating. It also has an excellent environmental and health profile which makes it suitable for the formulation of EU Ecolabel compliant indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes following the criteria set out in decision 2014/312/EU.

DOWSIL™ 402LS Additive is a silicone additive which reduces the coefficient of friction of wood coatings, and offers blocking resistance, while improving the flow and levelling properties for the formulation. It performs at very low levels and exhibit a favorable environmental and health profile: it contains no solvent, no benzene, toluene, xylene, and meets European food contact regulations1.

Dow’s technical service and development scientists Bertrand Lenoble, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, and Stéphane Van Oycke, will present the specifics of these novel silicone coating additives during a dedicated webinar on Tuesday, December 8 2020 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Participants are invited to register online.

Dow can provide paint formulation guidelines to help start your projects and better serve customers. For more information about Dow’s broad chemistry panel for coatings formulation, please visit www.dow.com/coatings.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

1 RS 817.023.21 Annex 6, Part B

 

For further information, please contact:

Guillaume Artois
+1 989 633 4573
gartois@dow.com