Raw Materials & Equipment

Dow Corning offers 55N Additive

January 11, 2010

Dow Corning has introduced Dow Corning 55N Additive, a performance-enhancing additive that brings excellent abrasion resistance, leveling and slip to clear and pigmented paints, coatings and inks without generating excessive foam or compromising the gloss or clarity of the finished coating, according to the company. 55N has also been found to improve coating hardness and recoatability in certain water-based coating applications. A reactive silicone glycol surfactant with carbinol functionality, Dow Corning 55N Additive performs well in water-based, solvent-based and UV-curable systems and is compatible with a wide range of resins, including alkyd, acrylic, epoxy and polyurethane.