Dow Corning introduces a
high-performance leveling and slip agent for waterborne, solventborne and
Ensuring high performance without proliferating raw materials can be a
challenge for paint, ink and coating formulators. This has created a need for
products that can be used in solventborne, waterborne and radiation-curable
coatings and are compatible with a broad range of binder types.
To meet this need, Dow Corning has extended its range of leveling and
slip agents with
Dow Corning® 8526 Additive.
Dow Corning® 8526 Additive
Dow Corning 8526 Additive is an easy-to-use, high-performance
silicone polyether additive that gives improved leveling and slip in
waterborne, solventborne and radiation-curable formulations at low addition
Dow Corning 8526 Additive
Delivers highly effective leveling and slip performance in a wide range of
solventborne, waterborne and radiation-curable coatings
Good recoatability for fewer rework concerns
Effective at low addition levels, reducing formulation cost and unwanted
Excellent compatibility with acrylic, epoxy, polyester and urethane
Can be diluted in alcohols, glycol ethers, aromatic solvents and water for
greater formulation versatility
Contains materials listed in the Annex 6 of Swiss Ordinance of the FDHA,
making it suitable for both food and nonfood applications
In solventborne formulations, Dow Corning 8526 Additive
delivers an excellent balance of leveling, slip and substrate wetting.
Figure 1. Performance of Dow Corning 8526 Additive in a
In waterborne formulations, Dow Corning 8526 Additive
significantly reduces coefficient of friction and provides excellent slip
without impacting gloss.
Figure 2. Performance of Dow Corning 8526 Additive in a
waterborne urethane emulsion coating
In radiation-curable formulations, Dow Corning 8526
Additive greatly improves leveling.
Figure 3. Performance of Dow Corning 8526 Additive in a
solventless, UV-curable coating