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DOWSIL™ 8526 Additive

An easy-to-use, high performance silicone polyether additive that gives improved leveling and slip in waterborne solvent based and UV curing formulations at low addition levels.

High-performance leveling and slip agent for waterborne, solventborne and radiation-curable coatings

Power Up Your Coatings

Ensuring high performance without proliferating raw materials can be a challenge for paint, ink and coating formulators. This has created a need for products that can be used in solventborne, waterborne and radiation-curable coatings and are compatible with a broad range of binder types. To meet this need, Dow has extended its range of leveling and slip agents with DOWSIL™ 8526 Additive.

About DOWSIL™ 8526 Additive

DOWSIL™ 8526 Additive is an easy-to-use, high-performance silicone polyether based additive that gives improved leveling and slip in waterborne, solventborne and radiation-curable formulations at low addition levels.

Advantages of DOWSIL™ 8526 Additive

  • Imparts leveling and slip performance in a wide range of solventborne, waterborne and radiation-curable coatings 
  • Good recoatability for reduced rework concerns
  • Effective at low addition levels, reducing formulation cost and unwanted side effects
  • Excellent compatibility with acrylic, epoxy, polyester and urethane based formulations
  • Can be diluted in alcohols, glycol ethers, aromatic solvents and water for greater formulation versatility 
  • Contains materials listed in the Annex 6 of Swiss Ordinance of the FDHA, making it suitable for both food and nonfood applications 

Versatile performance

In solventborne formulations, DOWSIL™ 8526 Additive delivers an excellent balance of leveling, slip and substrate wetting.

Figure 1. Performance of DOWSIL™ 8526 Additive in a solventborne coating.

Graph: Performance of 8526 Additive in a solventborne coating

In waterborne formulations, DOWSIL 8526 Additive significantly reduces coefficient of friction and provides excellent slip without impacting gloss.

Figure 2. Performance of DOWSIL™ 8526 Additive in waterborne urethane emulsion coating.  

Graph: Performance of 8526 Additive in a waterborne urethane emulsion coating

In radiation-curable formulations, DOWSIL™ 8526 Additive greatly improves leveling.

Figure 3. Performance of DOWSIL™ 8526 Additive in solventless, UV-curable coating. 

Graph: Performance of 8526 Additive in a solventless, UV-curable coating

Properties

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  • Color Amber Liquid
  • Flash Point, Closed Cup 242 °C
  • Shelf Life 810 Days
  • Specific Gravity 1.03
  • Viscosity at 25ºC 1000 to 3000 Centistokes

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