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DOWSIL™ 402LS Additive

  • Overview

    Lowers coefficient of friction giving good flow, leveling and slip in waterborne and radiation curable formulations at low addition levels. Suitable in pigmented and clear coat formulations of wood coatings, industrial metal coatings, inks and overprint varnishes.

    Effective Flow and Leveling Additive

    Compliant with Swiss Ordinance RS 817.023.21 Annex 6, Part B

    BTX- and VOC-Free

    Power Up Your Coatings

    Dow Consumer Solutions introduces an innovative family of silicone slip and leveling agents for solventborne, waterborne and radiation curable wood, furniture and plastic coatings, inks and overprint varnishes:

    • DOWSIL™ 205SL Additive
    • DOWSIL™ 204SL Additive
    • DOWSIL™ 401LS Additive
    • DOWSIL™ 402LS Additive

    Are you looking to differentiate your formulations by offering systems that provide a pleasing hand feel and improved flow and leveling performance, but can’t find additives that don’t affect recoatability or foam stabilization? Do you have a wide range of resin systems targeting many different applications and are having difficulty finding just the right additive for each system?

    Dow Consumer Solutions' innovative family of slip and leveling agents allows you to identify tailored solutions and fine-tune your solventborne, waterborne and radiation curable coating, ink and OPV formulations for optimum performance on wood, furniture and plastic substrates.

    DOWSIL 402LS Additive is an easy-to-use, high performance silicone polyether additive that gives good flow, leveling and slip in waterborne and radiation curable formulations at low addition levels. Effective at low concentrations, DOWSIL 402LS Additive is recommended to use at approximately 0.2% as supplied, based on the total. As low viscosity liquid, it can be added and incorporated easily during the letdown stage of the process. This 100% silicone polyether copolymer allows high shear stability and flexibility in the order of addition in the paint process.

    Advantages of Slip and Leveling Additives from Dow Consumer Solutions

    • Can be used in solventborne, waterborne and radiation cured paints, coatings, inks and overprint varnishes 
    • Effective on wood, furniture and plastic substrates 
    • Lower the coefficient of friction 
    • Highly effective flow and leveling properties 
    • Good recoatability 
    • Effective at low addition levels 
    • Compliant with European legislation for indirect food contact (Swiss Ordinance RS 817.023.21 Annex 6, Part B) 
    • BTX-free 
    • Enable minimization of raw material portfolio 

    Key Features of Specific Slip and Leveling Additives

    • DOWSIL 205SL Additive is a multipurpose silicone additive offering top performance in leveling, slip and hand feel, combined with excellent defoaming properties. 
    • DOWSIL 204SL Additive provides excellent slip, superior hand feel, better recoatability and improved clarity with comparable leveling speed, particularly for radiation curable formulations. 
    • DOWSIL 401LS Additive provides excellent wetting and leveling in solventborne formulations at use levels as low as 0.075% and without affecting clarity or recoatability. 
    • DOWSIL™ 57 Additive and DOWSIL 402LS Additive complete the family of additives. Both are standard Dow Consumer Solutions products for leveling. 

    While each individual product has primary properties that deliver key performance benefits in a formulation, the final choice of additive should also depend on its secondary attributes. Together these characteristics will reflect the exact combination of properties required for a given application.

    Figure 1: Primary and secondary benefits of slip and leveling additives from Dow Consumer Solutions

    Graph: Primary and secondary benefits of slip and leveling additives
    Hand feeling a smooth wood table with a yellow background.

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    Slip and Leveling Family Product Information Sheet

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