Fluorosilicone additive delivers defect-free foam control in high-solids solventborne coatings

16 April 2015

Dow Corning, a leader in silicon-based foam control solutions for paints, inks and coatings has introduced a new fluorosilicone additive for defect-free 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 colourless formulation does not impact the clarity of the coating has a low tendency to cause caters. Plus, it can be added during the let-down stage without causing surface defects.

Wall said, "This product exemplifies the kinds of versatile, high-performance solutions Dow Corning is bringing to the coatings industry today. 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 offers silicon-based 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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