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DOWSIL™ 55 Additive

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Dow
DOWSIL™ 55 Additive by Dow is a reactive silicone glycol surfactant with carbinol functionality. Acts as a flow/leveling agent and mar resistance agent. Provides slip and improves flow-out, wetting & gloss. Reduces cratering and prevents pinholing, orange peel and cissing. It is recoatale when used as directed. DOWSIL™ 55 Additive imparts abrasion resistance by reducing surface friction. It is compatible with acrylic, alkyd, amide, epoxy, nitrocellulose, polyesters, polyurethane and vinyl systems. Used in water-based and UV-cured flexographic ink, water-based wood coating, paint and automotive refinishing coating.
DOWSIL™ 55 Additive
Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Dow
Product Type
  • Wetting Agents / Wet Edge Enhancers > Surfactants
  • Scratch / Scrub / Mar Resistance Agents > Silicone-based
  • Flow / Levelling Agents > Silicones
Chemical Composition
Carbinol functional silicone glycol copolymer
Physical Form
Colorless to pale yellow
Product Status
Applications/ Recommended for
  • Coatings > Waterborne
  • Inks > Water-based
  • Inks > UV / Radiation-curable
  • Resins > Natural Resins > Cellulosic Resins
  • Resins > Acrylics & Acrylic Copolymers
  • Resins > Amides
  • Resins > Alkyd Resins
  • Resins > Vinyls
  • Resins > Epoxies
  • Resins > Polyurethanes (PU)
  • Resins > Polyesters
  • Inks > Flexographic inks
  • Coatings Markets > Automotive refinishing
  • Coatings Markets > Wood & Furniture Coatings
Bio Based

DOWSIL™ 55 Additive Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Color, APHA
< 100
Specific gravity @ 25°C
Flash point, Tag closed cup
67 °C

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