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2012.05.18
Improved Formulation Stability and Color Consistency for Solvent Based Paints, Coatings and Inks


Prevent flooding and floating at low addition levels, even in white, gray and pastel formulations

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA: With Dow Corning® 3 Additive, manufacturers of solvent based paints, coatings and inks can now create formulations containing titanium dioxide (TiO2) and colored pigments, including whites, grays and pastels, that stay homogeneously mixed over time, leading to improved paint stability and enhanced color consistency.

A silanol functional silicone resin solution, Dow Corning® 3 Additive is effective when used as the sole dispersant or co-dispersant for titanium dioxide in white base paints and/or when added during the let-down stage in color-pigmented systems.

“Because Dow Corning® 3 Additive can be used in different stages of the process, is a multi functional silicone resin that also improves leveling, and can be used in a wide range of binder systems, it provides true formulation simplification and flexibility,” said Chris Wall, Global Coatings Market Leader.

Importantly, due to its unique chemistry, Dow Corning® 3 Additive is effective at very low use levels and thus offers very good cost-in-use versus other competitor products on the market today. Furthermore, it typically contributes <0.01g/l VOCs when added at the recommended use levels.

For Dow Corning® 3 Additive performance test results or to request a sample, visit dowcorning.com/powerup.

Dow Corning offers a comprehensive selection of innovative silicon-based additives, resins and binders for the coatings industry. In addition to materials, the company provides supportive services and solutions tailored to the specific business needs of the global coatings industry. To learn more about Dow Corning’s full range of coatings solutions, go to dowcorning.com/coatings. To find a local Dow Corning distributor, visit
dowcorning.com/distributor.

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services through the 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.

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