Improved Compatibility of New Silicone Slip Additive Supports Development of Class-Leading Waterborne Wood Coatings

New DOW CORNING® 210S Additive combines ability to improve mar/abrasion resistance and anti-blocking performance with a reduced tendency for cratering.

The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a new-generation silicone slip additive that offers optimal compatibility with modern and traditional waterborne wood-coating binders. New DOW CORNING 210S Additive is designed to improve the mar and abrasion resistance and anti-blocking performance of waterborne wood coatings while reducing the tendency for surface cratering.

Additionally, DOW CORNING 210S Additive has no impact on mechanical properties, surface hardness or water resistance. Depending on the coating binder, DOW CORNING 210S Additive also exhibits less impact on gloss.

"At Dow, we are continually fine-tuning our silicone additive technologies to help formulators create coatings that not only meet a growing array of global safety and VOC regulations but also meet consumer desires for superior coating quality and performance," said Dow Corning Europe SA Coatings and Leather Global Segment Leader Chris Wall.

DOW CORNING 210S Additive is a third-generation version of Dow’s unique, ultrahigh-molecular-weight silicone dispersion technology, which greatly reduces static and dynamic coefficient of friction at very low use levels. This, along with its ability to be used alone or in combination with wax emulsions, makes the additive a cost-effective choice for customizing and enhancing the performance of waterborne wood coatings.

"DOW CORNING 210S Additive offers wood coating formulators the best of two worlds – the proven performance of established technology, plus a level of compatibility that extends the range of formulations where class-leading performance can be achieved," Wall said.

Additional information about DOW CORNING 210S Additive, as well as Dow’s many other performance-enhancing and problem-solving silicone additives for paints, inks and coatings, is available at dowcorning.com/coatings.

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About Performance Silicones
Performance Silicones, a unit within Dow’s Consumer Solutions business, delivers a portfolio of performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of customers and industries around the world. From transportation and lighting to building and construction and chemical manufacturing, Dow’s Performance Silicones business helps our customers solve their most challenging problems. As a global leader in innovation and silicon-based technology, we are committed to bringing new solutions to the market that do more for our customers and continue to improve the lives of consumers worldwide. Visit dowcorning.com to learn more.

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