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Power Up Your
Formulations with
Just the Right
Wetting Agent

Dow Corning introduces a family of superwetter additives for high-performance
water-based and UV cured inks, coatings and overprint varnishes:
  • Dow Corning® 67 Additive
  • Dow Corning® 500W Additive
  • Dow Corning® 501W Additive
  • Dow Corning® 502W Additive
Do you have difficulty achieving effective substrate
wetting with your waterborne or UV cured formulations,
particularly on challenging substrates like wood, plastic
and metal? Have you tried other silicone additives, only
 to see undesirable effects on slip properties?

With its range of functionalities and hydrophilicities,
the new family of superwetter additives from
Dow Corning
can be used in waterborne, solventborne
and solventless radiation curable coatings. These
additives can help you obtain the wetting performance
you want for your formulation and substrate – and do
so with little or no impact on slip properties.

Advantages of Dow Corning Superwetters

  • Wide range of products allows choice of exactly the right product for
    the application, allowing for cost-effective, optimum performance
  • Consistent wetting performance across a wide range of formulations and over
    a wide range of substrates
  • Can be used in both waterborne and UV cured paints, inks and coatings
  • Improve wetting of difficult substrates, such as wood, plastic and metal
  • Little or no impact on the coefficient of friction/slip properties
  • Recoatable
  • 100% active; low VOC, solvent-free and BTX-free
  • Effective at low addition levels (recommended 0.1 to 0.4% as supplied, based
    on total formulation)
  • Easy-to-use, low viscosity liquids
  • Enable minimization of raw material portfolio

Key Features of Specific Superwetters

  • Dow Corning 67 Additive and Dow Corning 501W Additive are suitable for
    use in food packaging inks
  • Dow Corning 500W Additive provides long lasting performance in high pH
  • Dow Corning 502W Additive provides consistent low dynamic surface
    tension under shear, which can provide benefits in high-speed printing and
    spray-coating applications
Superwetter Data Graphs View competitive data for Dow Corning superwetter additives


Dow Corning® brand
Superwetter Family
Product Information

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