New High-efficiency Fluorosilicone Additive Delivers Improved Foam Control in High-solids Solventborne Coatings
DOW CORNING® 102F Additive Effectively Controls Foam without Noticeable Impact on the Surface Appearance or Recoatability of the Applied Film
Dow Corning Corporation has introduced a new fluorosilicone additive for improved foam control in solventborne and radiation-curable coatings. DOW CORNING® 102F Additive offers highly effective defoaming and antifoaming performance, especially in high-solids solventless systems, without negatively impacting the surface appearance or recoatability of the applied film.
"Due to its low surface tension, DOW CORNING 102F Additive outperforms other fluorosilicone-based foam control agents on the market today," said Dow Corning Coatings Global Segment Leader Chris Wall. "Balancing effective foam control with formulation compatibility, DOW CORNING 102F Additive improves both coating quality and application efficiency."
The product is suitable for applications where strong antifoam performance is needed, such as protective coatings, wood and flooring coatings, and other industrial coatings.
Effective at very low concentrations, DOW CORNING 102F Additive enables efficient foam control at low silicone addition levels, eliminating recoatability concerns. The clear and colorless formulation does not impact the clarity of the coating, and it has a low tendency to cause craters. Plus, it can be added during the let-down stage without tending to cause surface defects.
"This product exemplifies the kinds of versatile, high-performance solutions Dow Corning is bringing to the coatings industry today," Wall said. "DOW CORNING 102F Additive’s exceptional efficiency improves coating quality while lowering cost in use. And its suitability for multiple formulations enables manufacturers to achieve synergies across their operations and supply chain."
Dow Corning – a global leader in silicon-based solutions for paints, inks and coatings – 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.
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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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