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Additives for
Flexible Foam

Reliable solutions for quality,
performance and innovation


Silicone surfactants for slabstock and molded flexible polyurethane foam

Improve the processing, performance and quality of your flexible 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
flexible foam applications

Product Name ⁄ DescriptionPhysical Properties
at 25°C, mPa-s
OH #, mg KOH/g
Gravity at 25°C
Dow Corning® 198 Additive
High-efficiency surfactant for flexible slabstock foam
Dow Corning® 1190 Additive
Surfactant for flexible slabstock foam
Dow Corning® 1280 Additive
Surfactant for flexible slabstock foam
Dow Corning® 1919 Additive
Surfactant for flexible slabstock foam
Dow Corning® 1952 Additive
 Surfactant for slow-recovery slabstock
Dow Corning® 1990 Additive
Surfactant for polyester flexible slabstock foam applications with low emission requirements; can be used in flexible molded foam for cell opening
Dow Corning® 2525 Additive
Stabilizer surfactant for MDI and TDI/MDI molded foam systems
Dow Corning® 2585 Additive
Surfactant for cold-cure, flexible MDI molded foam and energy absorbing NVH systems
Dow Corning® 3274 Additive
Surfactant for TDI/MDI HR molded foam systems
Dow Corning® 3607 Additive
Surfactant for ester slabstock foam and TDI/MDI HR molded foam systems
Dow Corning® 5043 Additive
Surfactant for TDI HR molded and slabstock foam applications
Dow Corning® 5125 Additive
Wide-processing-latitude surfactant for TDI conventional and flame-resistant polyether slabstock foams
Dow Corning® 5160 Additive
 Medium-efficiency surfactant for TDI
 polyether slabstock foam; can be used
 in MDI high-density molded foam
Dow Corning® 5164 Additive
General-purpose surfactant for TDI HR molded foam and TM systems
Dow Corning® 5811 Additive
Surfactant for flexible slabstock and box foam
Dow Corning® 5950 Additive
Medium-efficiency surfactant that exhibits improved flame-retardant properties of flexible slabstock foam
Dow Corning® 5952 Additive
High-efficiency surfactant for use in liquid carbon-dioxide-blown/acetone-blown slabstock foams; improves efficient utilization of flame-retardant additives in FR foams
Dow Corning® 5987 Additive
High-efficiency surfactant for use in liquid carbon-dioxide-blown/acetone-blown slabstock foams; provides efficient utilization of FR additives and fine cell structure
Dow Corning® 6070 Additive
Low-emission surfactant for TDI molded foam and HR slabstock systems

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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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