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Additives for
Rigid Foam

Reliable solutions for quality,
performance and innovation

 

Silicone surfactants for rigid polyurethane foam

Improve the processing, performance and quality of your rigid polyurethane foam products with proven Dow Corning® brand silicone additives.

Silicone surfactants from Dow Corning have demonstrated their ability to:

  • Increase the compatibility of raw materials
  • Decrease surface tension in polyurethane foam systems
  • Improve emulsification and nucleation
  • Prevent coalescence
  • Stabilize cell membranes

Explore our portfolio of high-quality silicone additives for
rigid foam applications

Product / Name & DescriptionPhysical Properties
Viscosity
at 25°C, mPa-s
Calculated
OH #, mg KOH/g
Specific
Gravity at 25°C
Water
Solubility
Dow Corning® 193 Additive
General-purpose surfactant for rigid foam applications
305751.08Soluble
Dow Corning® 1605 Additive
Surfactant for insulation panels and spray foam
1501481.06Soluble
Dow Corning® 1718 Additive
General surfactant for hydrocarbon- and water-blown rigid foam systems
870501.05Soluble
Dow Corning® 1919 Additive
Surfactant for rigid insulation foam including spray foam systems
1,0353501.03Soluble
Dow Corning® 1990 Additive
Surfactant for rigid foam systems
73001.04Insoluble
Dow Corning® 2936 Additive
Surfactant for cold storage and construction insulated-panel systems
29001.05Soluble
Dow Corning® 2937 Additive
General-purpose surfactant for rigid foam
760381.04Soluble
Dow Corning® 2938 Additive
Surfactant for PUR/PIR insulation panels, hydrocarbon-blown appliance systems and water-blown spray foam
37001.04Soluble
Dow Corning® 2945 Additive
Surfactant for construction panel applications
560481.07Soluble
Dow Corning® 5160 Additive
 Surfactant for high-density rigid
 molded foam
1,08001.05Soluble
Dow Corning® 5357 Additive
Surfactant for appliance and insulation panels, including pour-in-place applications
310541.04Soluble
Dow Corning® 5374 Additive
 Surfactant for pentane-blown rigid
 foam systems
585501.04Soluble
Dow Corning® 5575 Additive
General-purpose surfactant for multiple PUR/PIR rigid foam applications
550521.04Soluble
Dow Corning® 5604 Additive
General-purpose rigid foam surfactant
320591.05Soluble

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Supporting Technologies

We can provide you with a broader range of solutions than many other silicone surfactant suppliers, including:

  • Surface coatings and adhesives
  • Materials for the production of synthetic leather
  • Industrial release coatings for molded polyurethane foam
  • Resins, intermediates and other adaptable silicon-based technologies
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