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Release Coatings


Pilot Coating & Application Testing Support


Dow Corning’s pilot coating and application testing services can help you determine how a particular silicone release coating formulation will coat, cure and perform on your substrate under a variety of process conditions.

With pilot coating and application testing support from Dow Corning, you can:

  • Take new products from pilot to scale-up to full production more quickly and cost effectively
  • Improve your productivity and throughput
  • Reduce your scrap and material waste
  • Reduce your operating costs and improve your profitability
  • Enhance your product’s quality, reliability and end-use performance
  • Improve customer satisfaction

 

Capabilities Available

Dow Corning can test solvent-based, solventless and emulsion coatings applied to all commonly used pressure sensitive application substrates. We are continually upgrading our pilot coating capabilities. These capabilities currently include:

Application Methods

Production Conditions

Mayer rod

Roll-to-roll coating

Direct gravure

In-line lamination with hot melt adhesives (coming soon)

3-roll-offset

Multi-zone/multi-temperature curing

 

Supporting studies and tests

  • Substrate evaluations
  • Cure condition evaluations (state of cure/percent silicone extractables)
  • Multi-zone oven profile simulations; impact of web temperature/dwell conditions
  • Liner performance evaluations
  • Impact of substrate, coating conditions and release coating formulation on release properties
  • Release force, release profile and stability testing in a dynamic setting where multi-roll coating is used
  • Dust assessment for paper machine coating
  • Anchorage assessment
  • Accelerated aging (humidity, temperature) of liner and laminate to test critical performance properties
  • Release force and profile evaluations
  • Release stability
  • Coverage assessment
  • Cobb and cake tests for bakery release

 

Prototype design

Dow Corning can also design and fabricate prototype samples to help reduce your product development time and costs.

For More Information About Pilot Coating & Performance Testing

Call your Dow Corning representative or contact the Dow Corning Technical Information Center.

Other Solutions

There are many other ways the Dow Corning Pressure Sensitive Solutions team can help you improve your operation, grow your business and create value for yourself and your customers. Learn more.

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