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2015.03.24

Dow Corning Introduces Versatile Leveling and Slip Agent for Waterborne, Solventborne and Radiation-curable Paints and Inks

New DOW CORNING® 8526 Additive Delivers Highly Effective Leveling and Slip Performance in a Wide Range of Coating Formulations

Dow Corning Corporation has introduced a new leveling and slip agent to meet the need for performance-enhancing products that can be used in a wide range of coating systems.

DOW CORNING® 8526 Additive is an easy-to-use, high-performance silicone polyether that provides good leveling and slip in waterborne, solventborne and radiation-curable paints and inks. The additive is compatible with a broad range of binder types. And because the materials in DOW CORNING 8526 Additive are listed in the Swiss ordinance, the product is suitable for both food and nonfood applications.

"It can be challenging for formulators to achieve high performance in their coatings without proliferating their raw materials. This has created a need for products that can be used in a wider range of systems, binders and applications," said Dow Corning Coatings Global Segment Leader Chris Wall. DOW CORNING 8526 Additive is so versatile that it enables formulators to meet virtually all of their slip and leveling performance needs with a single product."

DOW CORNING 8526 Additive is compatible with acrylic, epoxy, polyester and urethane formulations. Additionally, it can be diluted in alcohols, glycol ethers, aromatic solvents and water for greater formulation versatility.

The product’s effectiveness at low addition levels helps formulators reduce their formulation costs. Effectiveness at low addition levels also reduces unwanted side effects and enables good recoatability, so there are fewer rework concerns.

Dow Corning – a global leader in silicone provides a broad range of additives for solventborne, waterborne, solventless and radiation cure systems. Offering multiple benefits, these additives are compatible with a wide array of binder systems and diluents, and they are effective at low concentrations. 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. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

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