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Dow Corning introduces problem-solving innovations at Labelexpo Americas 2012
|Dow Corning, a global leader in the development of silicone technology for the pressure sensitive
industry, is introducing a range of innovative new release coatings and
pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) at Labelexpo Americas
2012 in Chicago at Booth 3511, September 11-13.
The new products,
which are designed to help label and tape manufacturers improve performance,
increase productivity, control costs and operate more sustainably, include new
Syl-Off® Advantage Series coatings with flat release profiles, unique
water-based solutions for coating films, and low-adhesion PSAs for protective
films and tapes.
Dow Corning’s new flat-release Syl-Off® Advantage Series
solventless silicone release coatings can help reduce the potential for web
breaks after die-cutting and during label dispensing. The coatings offer very
flat, stable release profiles coupled with the cost-effectiveness of
low-temperature cure at low platinum levels. They can be used on a wide variety
of paper substrates.
The new Syl-Off® emulsion coatings for films can help
film-coaters optimize their release performance, operate more profitably and
reduce their reliance on solvent-based technology. These unique thermal-cure
silicone emulsions deliver low and stable release profiles that can add value
to finished products. They also offer the potential for low coat weights and
can be applied in-line to PET as well as off-line.
With low and stable adhesion, optical transparency, and clean removal under
challenging environmental and processing conditions,
Dow Corning® 7651 Adhesive and
Dow Corning® 7652 Adhesive support the creation of
high-performance protective films for mobile device, touch-screen and
flat-panel display applications. They also can be used to produce cost-saving,
waste-reducing reworkable films and tapes.
More information about these additions to Dow Corning’s extensive line of
silicone products for pressure sensitive applications is available at dowcorning.com/labelexpo.
According to Chris Velasquez, Market Manager, pressure sensitive label and tape
makers are facing increasing pressure to reduce waste and improve the
sustainability of their products and processes.
“But to remain competitive, they need cost-effective solutions that can help
them achieve these goals without sacrificing performance,” Velasquez said.
“That is the focus of the new products we’re introducing at Labelexpo Americas
Dow Corning has a long history of market-driven innovation for the
pressure sensitive industry. The company’s Syl-Off® Advantage Series is
an excellent example. More than 80 coaters in 25 countries have already
benefitted from the product line’s ability to enhance line speed, improve
coating performance and help them protect themselves from unpredictable swings
in platinum metal prices.
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 via the company’s Dow Corning® and
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.