Here’s an overview of the ways that additives and modifiers are used in a wide range of applications and products.
Additives and Modifiers
Enhance and improve
Additives and Modifiers
Enabling improved performance or processing with innovative, high-performance materials
Dow offers a wide range of silicone and organic specialty additives to enhance and improve product performance and/or processing. These versatile materials are used in many industries and applications to make high-value products even better. Whether it’s silicone resins that provide benefits in color cosmetics, latex powders that improve construction adhesives, rheology modifiers that improve the application characteristics of paint, or dispersions that enable reflective coatings for cool roofing products – additives and modifiers make the difference.
Offering acrylates and hybrids that boost the SPF of sun care products with longer-lasting UV protection as well as textures that feel great and stay put, or providing silicone resins and acrylates that enable long-wear color cosmetics with excellent water resistance and sebum resistance.
Paint and Coatings Additives
Offering an innovative, broad portfolio of rheology modifiers, dispersants, surfactants, and opaque polymers that improve performance properties such as hiding, surface smoothness and application properties, while also providing heat and UV resistance, optimized stability and enhanced dry film performance.
Building, Construction and Infrastructure
Offering a wide range of advanced, quality acrylic, styrene acrylic and vinyl acetate polymers and silicone resins, cellulose ethers that improve the performance, aesthetics, sustainability and durability of cement products, mortars, adhesives, joint compounds, roofing tiles, waterproofing membranes and more.
Foam Control Agents
Offering a range of silicone antifoam solutions that improve emulsion stability, knockdown, persistency and drainage – or any combination of these benefits in crop protection, food processing, water treatment, and more.
Offering a range of premium and versatile caustic soda products, ISO9001 certified, that can be used as cleaning agent, pH adjuster, or additive in the manufacture of a wide range of industrial products, including soaps and detergents, pulp and paper, textiles and for effective water treatment.
Offering a portfolio of proprietary silicone, acrylic and polyurethane chemistries, combined with leather application experience that help formulators develop both the high-performance coatings needed for use in tanneries – and the solutions that support wet-end processes.
New silicone additives for enhanced durability waterborne wood coatings
Learn how to solve compatibility issues when using slip and mar, anti-blocking and foam control additives.
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