New Superwetting Additives for Formulators of Waterborne and UV Coatings

Formulators of waterborne and UV coatings can now consistently achieve good spreading and wetting - even at low addition levels - thanks to a new family of Dow Corning brand superwetting additives effective on difficult-to-wet substrates such as wood, plastics and metal.

Dow Corning 67 Additive and new Dow Corning 500W Additive, Dow Corning 501W Additive and Dow Corning 502W Additive are 100 percent silicone polyether copolymers that are recoatable; have little or no influence on slip; are solvent-free, BTX-free and low VOC; and are effective at low addition levels.

In addition, Dow Corning 500W Additive is stable even at high pH, and Dow Corning 67 Additive and Dow Corning 501W Additive are compliant with European legislation for indirect food contact (Swiss Ordinance RS 817.023.21 Annex 6, Part B).

"With this new family of superwetter additives, we are offering consistent wetting performance across a wide range of formulations and substrates," said Joscelin Wong, Dow Corning's ASEAN Market Manager for coatings. "These new silicone materials are easy-to-use, low viscosity liquids that minimize the number of additives required in test programs and in raw material portfolios."

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning 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 through the Dow Corning and XIAMETER brands. Dow Corning is a joint venture 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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