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.
technical data sheet
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
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.