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Dow Corning introduces cost-saving Advantage emulsion release coating system

Published on 2007-10-04. Author : SpecialChem

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA -- Dow Corning, the company that pioneered cost-saving platinum-catalyzed technology for solventless release coating users has introduced a new Syl-Off® Advantage emulsion release coating system. This breakthrough extends the cost-saving benefits of Dow Corning's proven Advantage Series to water-based coating operations. The new system, which consists of Syl-Off® EM 7990 Emulsion Coating and its concentrated platinum catalyst, Syl-Off® EM 7975 Catalyst Emulsion, possesses unique properties that deliver lower cost in use than previously available technologies.

The high-efficiency platinum catalyst provides very fast cure at low use levels - increasing line speed and reducing costly platinum requirements. The system also delivers outstanding coverage, making it possible for users to reduce coat weights by as much as 15-25 percent. This can reduce raw material and energy costs and enable the use of lower-cost base papers.

The Advantage emulsion release coating system's lower cost in use coupled with its flat, stable release performance, make it an excellent choice for a wide range of pressure sensitive laminate/label stock applications, including sanitary napkins, panty liners, baby diapers, and envelope release. The system is also appropriate for non-stick packaging and industrial release papers.

Additionally, the Advantage emulsion system offers important processing benefits, such as good shear stability, ease of mixing, and long bath life for greater application flexibility. The coating formulation can be applied on traditional coating lines or directly on the paper making machine.

According to Lucrece Foufopoulos-De Ridder, global marketing manager for Dow Corning's Paper & Process Industries group, "We are continually working to develop new ways to help our customers lower their manufacturing costs. Syl-Off® Advantage products are not simply low-platinum. They possess a combination of benefits that work together to help increase productivity while reducing overall raw material and manufacturing costs. Plus, they deliver the reliable release performance the market demands."

Dow Corning offers a comprehensive line of silicon-based release coatings and adhesives for pressure-sensitive applications. Products are available worldwide. Local technical support and customer service are available globally as well. The company also provides unique material and service solutions designed to help customers expand into new markets, grow their business and succeed.

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 silicon-based technology and innovation, offering more than 7,000 products and services, 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.

Source: Dow Corning


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