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Additives for
Microcellular Foam

Reliable solutions for quality,
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Silicone surfactants for microcellular polyurethane foam

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

Product Name / DescriptionPhysical Properties
at 25°C, mPa-s
OH #, mg KOH/g
Gravity at 25°C
Dow Corning® 193 Additive
Sufactant for footwear (shoe sole) and integral skin applications
Dow Corning® 1605 Additive
Surfactant for footwear (shoe sole) applications
Dow Corning® 1952 Additive
Surfactant for mechanical froth foam
Dow Corning® 1959 Additive
Surfactant for mechanical froth foam
Dow Corning® 2937 Additive
Surfactant for microcellular foam
Dow Corning® 3607 Additive
Surfactant for urethane elastomer foam and footwear (shoe sole) applications
Dow Corning® 5043 Additive
Surfactant for microcellular foam

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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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