Dow Consumer Solutions Silicones Make Paints and Inks Work Better
Silicone ingredients play a vital role during the production, application and service life of coatings whether in the industrial, architectural or inks markets. Enabling new levels of performance to help coatings formulators achieve their regulatory, innovation and cost savings targets.
Silicone Utility Across a Broad Range of Coatings and Inks Applications
Silicone plays an important role in the formulation of many types of paints and inks. Spanning from architectural wall and trim paints all the way to heavy duty industrial coatings, silicone chemistry helps the resin and paint formulator overcome the major challenges from regulators, coatings applicators and end users of modern coatings. Adding value through differentiated film performance and cost effecting processing.
Silicone Resins, Intermediates and Additives for Formulating Modern Coatings
Silicone resins, intermediates and additives are used across a broad range of paints and inks. Improving the UV resistance/exterior durability of both architectural and industrial coatings is a typical job of a silicone resin or intermediate. The heat resistance of silicone resins is a well-known attribute used in the industrial sector.
The surface active nature of silicone additives leads to their use in many types of industrial and architectural coatings to deliver improved foam control, slip/mar/scratch resistance, leveling and flow, haptics and substrate wetting whether in solventborne, waterborne or UV systems. The water repellency and breathability of silicone leads to their extensive use in façade paints.
Facilitating Your Selection
Individual selection guides are available for resins and additives to help in your choice of the right silicone product.