Extend Polymer Properties with
Plastics are amazingly versatile materials, but they are not perfect and are
sensitive to temperature, impact, abrasion, chemicals and other environmental
factors. As such they command usage of additives to meet the requirements of
specific applications or comply with regulations and standards.
To extend the properties of resins, Dow Corning offers a broad
portfolio of silicone-based additives that add or boost desirable properties.
Long-lasting silicone technology, which has been proven safe and inert over
decades of use, helps maintain key properties over the life of the application
better than competitive technologies.
Dow Corning additives can:
coefficient of friction (COF)
: Provide slip in under-hood
automotive parts, gears, industrial equipment and other moving components –
without the migration issues of waxes.
: Improve flame retardance and smoke suppression
and raise limiting oxygen index (LOI) with non-halogenated silicone
: Increase the durability and resilience of
resins and compounds, particularly in extreme temperatures, with silicone-based
: Provide homogeneous diffusion and avoid hot
spots and color effects in LED lighting for
consumer electronics and backlight modules with silicone powders.
: Significantly improve and maintain the surface quality
of plastic parts, with minimal impact on mechanical properties, using our
Find out how Dow Corning can help you enhance polymer properties with
It’s as easy as contacting your Dow Corning representative.