Elevate Thermoplastic Performance
Millions of tons of thermoplastic resins are used each year in a wide range
of applications: from packaging and consumer products to construction, electrical/electronics and transportation. As
application, manufacturing and regulatory requirements become more stringent,
additives play an increasingly important role in raising resin performance,
supplying missing properties, streamlining production and supporting
Dow Corning's advanced silicone-based technologies deliver desirable
functionality and system cost and efficiency benefits to the most widely used
Polyolefin (PP & PE): Dow Corning's advanced additives enhance
multiple polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) properties, notably surface
quality (anti-scratch) and coefficient of
friction. As synergists, they optimize halogen-free FR additives in wire and
cable by improving dispersion,
de-agglomeration and water repellency.
They facilitate processing of BOPP and blown PE film by providing slip without
migrating to the surface across layers or from one surface to another . Our
additives expedite extrusion by preventing die build-up and reducing torque. They also
support polymer grafting.
Dow Corning® HMB-0221 Masterbatch (PDF): This pelletized concentrate is designed
for use in polyolefin-based compounds.
Dow Corning® HMB 6301 Masterbatch: This new generation slip is
designed for use in surface layer(s) of PP-based films.
Raise productivity and expand design freedom with ultra-high molecular weight
silicone additives that deliver high flow at lower loadings than PTFE
Polycarbonate (PC): Dow Corning silicone technology delivers
non-halogenated flame retardance while retaining the hallmark clarity of PC in
a broad range of optical applications. These include LED lighting for consumer
electronics, automotive headlamp lenses and exterior lighting. Alternatively,
competitive products such as KSS and PTFE negatively affect PC
Dow Corning® HMB-1103 Masterbatch (PDF): This new-generation tribology modifier
for polyacetal-based systems is provided in pelletized form.
Dow Corning TORAY EP-5500 Powder (PDF): A tribology modifier for POM-C and
POM-H systems, it is suitable for low- and high-speed applications.
Polyamide (PA): Silicone additives from Dow Corning improve coefficient of friction
(slip) for PA resins and glass-filled PA compounds at lower loadings than
PTFE, so key mechanical properties are retained. Target applications include
automotive parts, industrial gears and bearings and moving parts in appliances
and peripherals. Our technology also improves abrasion resistance and surface
quality of PA components without blooming, which is important in kitchenware,
sporting goods and other consumer applications.
Dow Corning® MB50-0011 Masterbatch (PDF): This pelletized formulation containing
50% of an ultra-high molecular weight siloxane polymer dispersed in PA6 polymer
enhances surface quality in glass fiber-reinforced PA and enhances mar
resistance in unfilled PA.
Dow Corning® 31-441 Additive (PDF): This solid silicone polymer excels at
delivering high slip at lower
loadings than PTFE, and offers anti-scratch properties. It also improves
extrusion efficiency by decreasing screw torque.
Polyester (PET & PBT): Dow Corning additives lower coefficient of
friction without surface exudation while maintaining mechanical properties.
In mono- and multi-layer film production, they enhance quality and throughput
by increasing slip
and reducing torque. In
injection molding, they decrease surface friction for higher flow and easier release. Our additives for PET
are fully FDA approved for food contact. Target PET applications include
packaging, film and fibers. Application areas for PBT include automotive and
appliance parts, consumer goods and electronics.
Dow Corning® MB50-012 Masterbatch: This solution, which
contains 50% of an ultra-high molecular weight siloxane polymer dispersed in
PET polymer, is ideal for lowering COF in PET and other
Dow Corning TORAY EP-5500 Powder (PDF): This easy-to-handle soft powder
provides superior, stable COF reduction vs. PTFE at low loadings.
Dow Corning® MB50-010 Masterbatch (PDF): Benefits of this ultra-high molecular
weight additive include processing improvements, such as easier de-molding, and
Find out how Dow Corning can help you improve application performance
with silicone-based material reinforcement
additives. It's as easy as contacting your Dow Corning