Innovative Release Coatings for Hygiene Applications
Dow offers emulsion-based solutions for release coatings that are specifically tailored for the porous and less refined papers used in hygiene applications. Whether your application uses MG kraft, porous or open papers, SYL-OFF™ silicone release coatings from Dow enable sufficient release performance from typical hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA). SYL-OFF™ silicone release coatings also provide a range of anchorage and release performance capabilities for diverse hygiene applications with self-adhesive closures:
- Feminine hygiene products and sanitary napkins
- Panty liners
- Incontinence aids
In addition, Dow offers release modifiers and recommendations to help with processing challenges (including antifoams, wetting additives and thickeners).
Selecting the Right Delivery System
SYL-OFF™ silicone release coatings from Dow are used in many hygiene applications requiring specific silicone delivery systems to achieve optimal results. Due to the typically porous/open nature of the substrates used in hygiene release applications we recommend that special care needs to be taken to achieve good silicone coverage of the substrate surface. Platinum emulsion coatings in combination with thickeners and other organic additives offer a good solution to this problem, but good performance results can also be achieved with Platinum solventless and Platinum solventbased systems as well.