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Dow Corning Features Advanced Silicone Release Coatings at APFE 2017

Published on 2017-05-25. Author : SpecialChem

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Dow Corning is featuring at the International Adhesive Tape, Protective Film & Optical Film Expo (APFE) 2017 its expanding portfolio of advanced silicone release coatings and pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) for high-performance release liners and protective films.

Innovative Silicone Technologies

These innovative silicone technologies address growing demand for pressure-sensitive materials that help to increase productivity and sustainability, lower costs and facilitate the adoption of new filmic substrates with better processing and mechanical properties vs. competitive products. They include water-based emulsion release coatings, solvent-based and solventless release coatings and platinum-cure PSAs. Dow Corning is exhibiting in booth T26, Hall 4.1.

The company's participation at APFE 2017 also includes a presentation by Nancy Zhang, Technical Application Specialist at Dow Corning, titled "Environmentally Friendly Release System for the Future – New Emulsion Release Coating Solution." Her talk will take place on May 24, from 11:40 to 12:00, in the second floor meeting room in Hall 4.1.

"Our customers face multiple challenges, such as complying with environmental regulations and reducing costs without negatively impacting quality or performance," said Frank Huo, global segment leader for PSAs at Dow Corning.

"Dow Corning's release coatings and PSAs have been carefully designed to meet these challenges head on. By allowing thinner coat weights, avoiding VOC emissions, improving optical clarity and enabling fast curing at lower temperatures, these advanced silicone technologies, paired with our reliable worldwide supply, are giving customers the competitive advantage they need to succeed in the highly competitive packaging sector."

Silicone Coatings for High-performance Release Liners

  • Dow Corning is exhibiting several families of release coatings for demanding applications, including emerging filmic substrates.
  • The company's solvent-based LTC Release Coating series (including LTC 759, LTC 761, LTC 310 and LTC 750A grades), for example, is designed for premium release liners in electronics applications that require optical transparency and highly stable release force
  • These products facilitate converting by enabling fast curing speeds at lower temperatures

Another solvent-based product, new Syl-Off® SB 9186 Release Coating, delivers both low release force and a high subsequent adhesion (SAS) while maintaining a good surface appearance. Target applications for this product are processing films, such as release liners for die-cut protective films that require low, stable release force combined with minimal impact on processing.

Water-based Emulsion Release Coatings

  • Dow Corning's water-based emulsion release coatings complement solventless release coatings and provide a new option for meeting environmental, health and safety regulations
  • These emulsion release coatings, also on display at the company's booth, combine better surface performance with lower coat weight on film substrates to deliver lower usage cost, making them ideal for new filmic substrates, such as those made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Additionally, to meet growing adoption of PET substrates, new Dow Corning® EM-7953 Release Coating and associated new Dow Corning® EM-7993 Crosslinker have been developed for off-line coating of PET film liners. They address the need for greater flexibility in filmic release liner applications. This new technology provides low, stable release with lower coat weight.

Dow Corning technical experts are available for the duration of APFE 2017 to answer questions and discuss the company's portfolio of advanced silicone release coatings and PSAs

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Source: Dow Corning
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