ERJ staff report (LMH)
Midland, Michigan -- Formulators of solventborne coatings and solventless radiation-curable coatings can now use a single, innovative fluorosilicone additive option to control foam generation, according to Dow Corning.
The company claims that this additive can be used without causing surface defects or changes in the gloss and haze of the applied film. Dow Corning's new 100F Additive uses the low surface tension of fluorosilicone technology to give â€œexcellentâ€ foam control in solvent-based and radiation-cured coating formulations, including challenging high-solids systems.
â€œWith Dow Corning 100F Additive, the paint and coatings industry has access to new fluorosilicone additive technology for foam control in multiple formulations, making it possible to achieve synergies in manufacturing and the supply chain,â€ said Jim Stange, Dow Corning's North American Coatings Market Manager.
The 100F additive is available globally and can help address foaming issues in protective, industrial and OEM applications, as well as in solventborne inks, solvent-based coatings and solventless UV-cure formulations.
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Press release from Dow Corning