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Dow Corning® 52 Additive for Abrasion Resistant Coatings


Discover how to manufacture higher performance paints and wood coatings.

With Dow Corning® 52 Additive formulators now have the unique capability of fine-tuning a wide array of properties—from slip to scratch resistance and more. Controlling slip while improving scratch and abrasion resistance, and without negatively affecting other important coating benefits, has been difficult to accomplish up to now. With Dow Corning's cost effective silicone solutions, you can reduce wear & friction with our high performance abrasion resistant paints & advanced coating materials.

Dow Corning® 52 Additive can change the way you think (1.5 MB PDF) about formulating. This unique additive is an ultra-high molecular weight silicone dispersion engineered to use in industrial waterborne wood coatings, wood trim, inks, overprint varnishes and interior/exterior paints.

Download our technical data sheet (PDF) to see more test results. Dow Corning 52 Additive is easily incorporated during let-down and post-addition production stages at very low levels, allowing you to achieve good cost-in-use benefits.

Get better advantages you’ll notice.

Differentiate your products with a host of significant benefits:

  • Customizable slip performance
  • Effective alone or with wax emulsions
  • No impact on current properties
  • Enhanced scratch and abrasion resistance
  • Improved sandability, recoatability and anti-blocking
  • Use in interior and exterior coatings
  • Compatible with multiple formulations
  • Easy incorporation and dispersion
  • Highly effective at low addition levels
  • Advanced varnish solutions
  • Improved wear resistance coatings
  • Good hand feel

Get better benefits when used alone or with wax emulsions.

Testing reveals that Dow Corning® 52 Additive when used with wax emulsions shows a significant improvement in slip over the samples containing only wax emulsions.

Figure 1. Dow Corning® 52 Additive in Combination with Wax Emulsion

Figure 1. Dow Corning® 52 Additive in Combination with Wax Emulsion

Dow Corning 52 Additive improves slip and enhances current benefits when used alone or when used with wax emulsions. See and feel for yourself the difference this advanced silicone-based additive can make in your waterborne wood coatings. Order a sample to test in your interior/exterior formulations, or contact a coatings specialist with your questions and challenges.

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