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Dow Corning at Labelexpo Asia 2015: Launches Water-based Silicone Emulsion for PET Films

Published on 2015-12-04. Author : SpecialChem

Dow Corning, one of the global leaders in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, introduces to the Chinese labeling industry at Labelexpo Asia 2015 (stand #D18), new Syl-Off® EM 7945 Coating, the company’s new water-based silicone emulsion developed for coating of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films. Syl-Off EM 7945 Coating is a more sustainable, safe-handling alternative to solvent-based release coatings, which it can replace without incurring additional costs. The new emulsion also delivers higher performance vs. traditional emulsion release coatings, including faster cure, superior anchorage, lower release force and excellent aesthetics. This advanced new technology, which complements Dow Corning’s portfolio of high-performance coatings, is ideally suited for clear-on-clear labeling and electronics applications.

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"Dow Corning’s new Syl-Off EM 7945 Coating has been designed to give our Chinese customers the edge they need to succeed in today's fiercely competitive packaging industry," said George Toskey, global market director, Packaging, Dow Corning. "This new product launch also demonstrates Dow Corning’s industry leadership and our commitment to help our customers here in China and around the world stay ahead of changing market demands."

The unparalleled sustainability and safety of Syl-Off EM 7945 Coating make it an attractive choice for customers seeking to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing. Because it is water based, the new emulsion is safer to handle and easier to handle and apply during the logistic and coating processes than traditional solvent-based release coatings. In addition to avoiding or minimizing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with its solvent-free formula, Syl-Off EM 7945 Coating offers the possibility to use very thin coat weights for cost-effectiveness and enhanced sustainability.

Syl-Off EM 7945 Coating’s suitability as a release coating for PET substrates makes it a leading candidate for clear-on-clear labeling for food contact, cosmetic and beverage applications. The new Dow Corning® solution is also a high-performance option for use in pressure-sensitive (PS) tapes that aid in the manufacture of consumer electronics devices, including touchscreens and light emitting diode (LED) displays and liquid crystal displays (LCDs). The use of PS tapes instead of fasteners to hold sensitive electronic components in place before and during the assembly process allows for lighter devices with more functionality.

Compared to other emulsion release coatings, Syl-Off EM 7945 Coating combines good anchorage and fast cure while producing less rainbow. It is also easily used with a wide range of coating techniques, including direct and off-set gravure and Rod/Meyer bar. Importantly, it can replace other solvent-based systems without the costs associated with modifying equipment.

Dow Corning’s Syl-Off EM 7945 Coating is available globally.

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. One of the global leaders in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

Source: Dow Corning

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