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Power Up Your
Formulations with
Tailored Slip and
Leveling Solutions

Dow Corning introduces an innovative family of silicone slip and leveling agents for solventborne, waterborne and radiation curable wood, furniture and plastic coatings, inks and overprint varnishes:
  • Dow Corning® 205SL Additive
  • Dow Corning® 204SL Additive
  • Dow Corning® 401LS Additive
Are you looking to differentiate your formulations by
offering systems that provide a pleasing hand feel and
improved flow and leveling performance, but can’t find
additives that don’t affect recoatability or foam
stabilization? Do you have a wide range of resin
systems targeting many different applications and
are having difficulty finding just the right additive for
each system?

Dow Corning's innovative family of slip and leveling
agents allows you to identify tailored solutions and fine-tune your solventborne, waterborne and radiation curable coating, ink and OPV formulations for optimum performance on wood, furniture and plastic substrates.

Advantages of Dow Corning® brand Slip and Leveling Additives

  • Can be used in solventborne, waterborne and radiation cured paints,
    coatings, inks and overprint varnishes
  • Effective on wood, furniture and plastic substrates
  • Lower the coefficient of friction
  • Highly effective flow and leveling properties
  • Good recoatability
  • Effective at low addition levels
  • Compliant with European legislation for indirect food contact (Swiss
    Ordinance RS 817.023.21 Annex 6, Part B)
  • BTX-free
  • Enable minimization of raw material portfolio

Key Features of Specific Slip and Leveling Additives

  • Dow Corning 205SL Additive is a multipurpose silicone additive offering top
    performance in leveling, slip and hand feel, combined with excellent
    defoaming properties.
  • Dow Corning 204SL Additive provides excellent slip, superior hand feel,
    better recoatability and improved clarity with comparable leveling speed,
    particularly for radiation curable formulations.
  • Dow Corning 401LS Additive provides excellent wetting and leveling in
    solventborne formulations at use levels as low as 0.075% and without
    affecting clarity or recoatability.
  • Dow Corning® 57 Additive and Dow Corning® 402LS Additive complete the
    family of additives. Both are standard Dow Corning ® products for leveling.
While each individual product has primary properties that deliver key performance benefits in a formulation, the final choice of additive should also depend on its secondary attributes. Together these characteristics will reflect the exact combination of properties required for a given application.

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