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Additives & Chemicals
Platform tailors surface properties to deliver advanced functionalities using eco-friendly processing
Additives & Chemicals : 19 April, 2007
Dow Corning Corp.'s Plasma Solutions Business today introduced its PlasmaStream platform, which can be used to coat virtually any surface to improve such characteristics as adhesion, waterproofing, low-friction slickness, or anti-microbial properties.
 
Dow Corning announces increase in silanes capacity
Additives & Chemicals : 19 April, 2007
Dow Corning Corporation has announced it has increased production of its broad range of silane coupling agents by more than 40 percent to better satisfy customer demand.
 
Dow Corning offers color cosmetic, anti-aging skin care formulations
Additives & Chemicals : 18 April, 2007
Dow Corning has compiled a range of novel color cosmetic and skin care formulations based on the new Dow Corning 9701 Cosmetic Powder, which can mask wrinkles and give skin a silky, powdery feel. As a silicone elastomer powder with silica treated coating, the unique composition of Dow Corning 9701 makes it easy to use in different media, and can be used in a variety of formulations without sophisticated processes or equipment.
 
Dow Corning introduces new silicone antifoams especially for waterborne inks and coatings
Additives & Chemicals : 18 April, 2007
Dow Corning has introduced two new polymeric silicone foam-control additives designed especially to address the process foaming problems that plague waterborne inks and coatings.
 
Dow Corning captures essence of chocolate in personal care products
Additives & Chemicals : 17 April, 2007
With chocolate becoming an increasingly popular ingredient for a wide variety of products in the personal pampering market, including shampoos and conditioners, body care products, bath scents and scented candles, Dow Corning personal care experts have developed formulations that allow consumers to derive similar pleasure from chocolate-based products when they are smelled as when they are eaten.
 
MOLYKOTE introduces new brand identity to reflect global customer needs
Additives & Chemicals : 17 April, 2007
To better serve its global customer base, Dow Corning is introducing a new identity for its Molykote brand of automotive and industrial lubricant products and services. The new identity serves to unify the brand name and packaging design.
 
Dow Corning to introduce new products
Additives & Chemicals : 16 April, 2007
Dow Corning Corporation introduces eight additions to its already extensive Syl-Off Advantage Series solventless silicone release coating
 
FDA vs. EPA: Which compliance do you really need?
Additives & Chemicals : 16 April, 2007
In 1996, Congress passed the Food Quality Protection Act. The FQPA amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, section 408, to eliminate the overlapping authority regarding pesticides in food that existed between the FDA and EPA. This gave regulatory authority for pesticides applied to raw agricultural commodities solely to the EPA. The FDA regulatory authority now starts where the EPA leaves off, with the processing of these same commodities. In summary:
 
Dow Corning, lipo chemicals form alliance to market micro-encapsulation technologies
Additives & Chemicals : 15 April, 2007
Dow Corning and Lipo Chemicals have formed a marketing and technical alliance to provide micro-encapsulation delivery system technologies to personal care and household care formulators. Micro-encapsulation offers techniques for combining incompatible materials into a single formulated product, stabilizing and protecting actives within formulations, masking odor, converting liquids to solids, improving flow characteristics and releasing components on demand.
 
Paints and inks solutions
Additives & Chemicals : 15 April, 2007
How can I produce high-temperature paints and protective coatings that have lower VOC levels without sacrificing final coating properties? A Dow Corning study has demonstrated the suitability of high-solids silicone resins in formulating low-VOC, high-performance coatings. Dow Corning
 
Dow Corning offers new high-performance silicone screen printing ink
Additives & Chemicals : 14 April, 2007
Dow Corning Corporation, a leading supplier of innovative silicone solutions for the textile industry, has launched a new silicone textile ink for manual screen printing. Dow Corning 9601 Textile Printing Ink allows apparel manufacturers to capture the full potential of the market for high-quality, screen-printed clothing with a durable, environmentally friendly ink that provides a semi-gloss finish, good elongation, excellent color fastness and a soft, non-tacky handle.
 
Molykote D 96 anti-friction coating quiets interior auto squeaks
Additives & Chemicals : 14 April, 2007
Molykote D 96 anti-friction coating reduces or eliminates squeaks in automotive interior components such as door panels, arm rests, instrument panel, glove boxes and clips.
 
Dow Corning to present new impact protection technology
Additives & Chemicals : 13 April, 2007
Dow Corning Corporation, a leading supplier of silicone solutions for the textile industry, will present its new, patented impact protection technology, the Dow Corning Active Protection System.
 
Dow Corning silicone sealants and coating stop leaks on luxury Condo
Additives & Chemicals : 13 April, 2007
The owners of a luxury high-rise condominium in Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, were dismayed when their 22-story building began experiencing widespread leaking problems soon after construction was completed. Dow Corning brand sealant products were used to restore the building
 
Dow Corning to introduce new solutions for water-based coatings
Additives & Chemicals : 12 April, 2007
Dow Corning is introducing two new low-cost antifoams and a new water repellent for waterborne systems. New Dow Corning 76 and 77 Additives are effective, low-cost foam-control solutions for a variety of waterborne formulations, including flexographic inks, printing varnishes, and coatings for wood and parquet flooring, as well as plastic and protective coatings. They are designed to help users eliminate foam, maintain high film quality and achieve regulatory compliance.
 
SWRI validates three Dow Corning brand construction products
Additives & Chemicals : 12 April, 2007
The Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute, an independent professional organization of over 180 leading commercial contractors, manufacturers and consultants, recently validated the performance of the following Dow Corning products:
 
Dow Corning paper features silicones as color-lock aid
Additives & Chemicals : 11 April, 2007
Technology for permanent hair colorants has evolved significantly over the past decade, and consumers have high expectations for these products. Bright, intense color that lasts without degrading through shampoos and normal wear is a must. Other sensory characteristics such as shine, body, lustrous feel and manageability are also linked to color retention.
 
New surface-modified product minimizes staining and run-down issues for granite panels
Additives & Chemicals : 11 April, 2007
Because of its fast-track construction schedule, architects and consultants for 171 17th Street Building in mid-town Atlanta, Georgia, had to make sure their sealant and glazing products were reliable, easy to apply and met the highest performance standards.
 
Dow Corning invites beauty and personal care market to experience the difference
Additives & Chemicals : 10 April, 2007
When market research concluded that buyers are influenced by a complex sensory experience that includes the look of the package, the appearance of the product, its texture, its feel and its fragrance, Dow Corning responded by asking the beauty and personal care market to Experience the Difference that only silicon-based products can deliver and that Dow Corning expertise can offer.
 
Molykote ultra-high performance specialty greases designed for harsh environments
Additives & Chemicals : 10 April, 2007
Molykote HP-300 and HP-500 ultra-high performance specialty greases are designed to lubricate bearings, gears, chains and sliding mechanisms in harsh conditions such as corrosives, solvents, liquefied nitrogen, liquefied natural gas, high loads and high temperatures. They are also NSF-H1 approved as nonfood compounds.
 
An Innovation in Textile Printing Materials at Latin American textile technology conference
Additives & Chemicals : 09 April, 2007
Dow Corning Corporation Chemist Engineer Fernando Martins will present,
 
New Molykote food grade spray oil added to total lubrication program
Additives & Chemicals : 09 April, 2007
New high-performance Molykote Food Grade Spray Oil is a highly refined oil with special additives formulated for the food, pharmaceutical and similar industries that meet FDA Regulations 21 CFR 178.3570 and USDA H1 classifications for incidental food contact.
 
Dow Corning introduces two new antifoams for water-borne coatings at ASIACOAT
Additives & Chemicals : 08 April, 2007
New Dow Corning 76 and 77 Additives are effective, low-cost foam-control solutions for a variety of water-borne formulations, including flexographic inks, printing varnishes, and coatings for wood and parquet flooring, as well as plastic and protective coatings. They are designed to help users eliminate foam, maintain high film quality and achieve regulatory compliance.
 
Dow Corning's newest Experience the Difference campaign invites you to transform skin you're in
Additives & Chemicals : 07 April, 2007
Dow Corning's newest campaign, Experience the Difference: Second Skin, introduces a collection of transformative skin care and color cosmetic formulation concepts. It
 
Lucrece De Ritter joins pressure sensitive industry
Additives & Chemicals : 06 April, 2007
Dow Corning Paper & Process Industries group recently named Lucr
 
New research shows Dow Corning brand Silicones can enhance hair strength
Additives & Chemicals : 05 April, 2007
Measurements of single fiber tensile properties on hair treated with three Dow Corning brand Silicones demonstrated hair strengthening benefits in both leave-on and rinse-off applications.
 
New Dow Corning information sheet describes hair strengthening properties of silicones
Additives & Chemicals : 04 April, 2007
Many consumers realize that hair damage does not just come from hair styling, coloring, heating or straightening treatments. Repeated washing, drying, brushing and combing can further damage the cuticles as well. As a result, consumers seek remedies to restore the overall condition and strength of their hair.
 
Dow Corning rheology modifiers provide multiple formulation benefits
Additives & Chemicals : 03 April, 2007
Dow Corning Rheology Modifiers help personal care formulators differentiate their products from the competition with a single, easy-to-use ingredient. Available in water or oil-phase forms to meet your needs Dow Corning Rheology Modifiers thicken, deliver perfume, absorb sebum absorption, and more to stimulate new ideas for your current products or new solutions.
 
Dow Corning Phospholipid-based vesicles deliver the difference in stability and performance
Additives & Chemicals : 02 April, 2007
Dow Corning phospholipid-based vesicle (next generation liposomes) delivery systems offer topical penetrating and non-penetrating options with proven stability of the carrier system, enhanced stability for hydrophilic and lipophilic cosmetic actives, and proven integrity of liposomes in final formulations.
 
Material solutions for ESD bins and boxes
Additives & Chemicals : 26 November, 2006
Premix offers a range of materials to meet the different surface resistance requirements in injection moulded ESD bins and boxes.
 
PRE-ELEC ESD grades now also food approved
Additives & Chemicals : 26 November, 2006
PRE-ELEC ESD compounds have now also been evaluated by comparing their properties to the requirements of the German Foodstuffs and Consumer Goods Act. They meet BgVV
 
ESD Masterbatch for extrusion and blow molding of PE-HD/MD
Additives & Chemicals : 25 November, 2006
Premix Oy has developed a new ESD masterbatch for extruded sheets and blow moulded bottles and canisters made out of PE-HD/MD to reach surface resistance value of even down to 2x10E10 ohm
 
Premix introduces unique new conductive compounds for ESD and EMI applications
Additives & Chemicals : 25 November, 2006
Premix has recently extended its range of conductive compounds to cover also novel Inherently dissipative polymer compounds for use in clean room applications meeting the new ESD standards. The new PRE-ELEC ESD grades are washable, reusable, recyclable and colourable with surface resistance values permanently between 10e8 to 10e9 ohms. Since they do not contain carbon black, metals or antistatic additives, they are non-sloughing, low outgassing and low extractable plastics. The PRE-ELEC family of ESD compounds is currently available in PP, PE, ABS, PETG and PC/ABS. They can be processed with standard extrusion and injection moulding equipment.
 
ESD Masterbatch for extrusion and blow molding of PE-HD/MD
Additives & Chemicals : 24 November, 2006
Premix Oy has developed a new ESD masterbatch for extruded sheets and blow moulded bottles and canisters made out of PE-HD/MD to reach surface resistance value of even down to 2x1010Ω
 
Premix has recently launched a new HIPS based static dissipative compound, PRE-ELEC ESD 6100
Additives & Chemicals : 24 November, 2006
The new material is easy to injection mould and co-extrude due to a high melt flow index (200
 
Latest developments in PRE-ELEC conductive compounds
Additives & Chemicals : 23 November, 2006
PRE-ELEC ABS 1410 for chip carrier tape production. It can also be used for extrusion of mono- and multi-layer sheets for thermoforming. In addition to that, typical examples of use include injection moulded technical pieces.
 
Great cost savings with PRESEAL thermoplastic EMI gaskets
Additives & Chemicals : 22 November, 2006
EMI gaskets are predominantly used in cellular phones and their base stations. Silicone based materials dominate the market today. While providing good material properties the silicone based gaskets have certain limitations and drawbacks especially in regard to mass production friendliness. The PRESEAL thermoplastic gaskets offer huge possibilities in simplifying gasket manufacturing and assembling.
 
PRE-ELEC ESD dissipative compounds are now offered in wider variety
Additives & Chemicals : 21 November, 2006
PRE-ELEC ESD 5200 PP based grade for fulfilling the cleanliness requirements (NVR, out gassing and ionics).
 
Premix opens first North American compounding facility
Additives & Chemicals : 20 November, 2006
Premix Thermoplastics, Inc. a specialty compounder of electrically conductive thermoplastics, announces the opening of its first North American manufacturing facility in Milton WI. Premix Thermoplastics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Premix Oy of Finland, a leader in conductive plastics technology in Europe. The 25,000 sq. ft. facility will have three compounding lines in operation by the end of 2003 with a capacity of over 5,000,000 lbs. In addition to production, the facility will also have development and sampling capabilities with a complete test laboratory.
 
Premix Rajam
Additives & Chemicals : 19 November, 2006
Premix Oy plant in Rajamaki, Finland, has been certified to the ISO 9001:2000 international quality management system standards.
 
New polyacetal based conductive and dissipative compounds
Additives & Chemicals : 18 November, 2006
Premix announces the addition of a full line of conductive and static dissipative compounds to the company's PRE-ELEC product portfolio. Based on copolymer polyacetal with carbon black or carbon fiber for conductive (<1x10e5 ohm) compounds and inherently dissipative polymer (IDP.s) alloys for static dissipative (1x10e8 to 1x10e11 ohm) compounds.
 
New conductive and dissipative compounds based on copolymer polyacetal
Additives & Chemicals : 17 November, 2006
PREMIX OY has introduced a full line of conductive and static dissipative compounds based on copolymer polyacetal. These compounds offer the excellent chemical resistance, toughness and low coefficient of friction of polyacetal while providing ESD protection. The new compounds are colorable and available with or without glass-fiber reinforcement.
 
Static dissipative 105-109 ohms PP and HD-PE plastics for injection molding
Additives & Chemicals : 16 November, 2006
Premix has developed two new economical dissipative grades PRE-ELEC PP 1395 and PRE-ELEC PE 1295 for pallets, boxes and crates. PRE-ELEC PP 1395 and PRE-ELEC PE 1295 have controlled and permanent surface resistance values between 105 and 109 ohms. Both grades have high rigidity, excellent impact strength even in cold conditions, and are easy to process. These grades have been developed to meet new standards in ATEX environment, automotive and electronics industries.
 
Conductive and dissipative PP plastics for tapes in woven products
Additives & Chemicals : 15 November, 2006
Premix launches PRE-ELEC PP 1396 and PRE-ELEC ESD 5400 for PP tape used in woven fabrics. PRE-ELEC PP 1396 and PRE-ELEC ESD 5400 are easy to process and have good electrical and mechanical properties after stretching. These grades together with our existing ones are suitable for both mono- and co-extrusion.
 
Premix introduces EMI shielding compounds
Additives & Chemicals : 14 November, 2006
Premix Thermoplastics, a custom compounder of electrically conductive thermoplastic compounds, has developed a complete line of EMI shielding compounds for electronic enclosures called PRE-ELEC EMI. These compounds were developed to complement Premix
 
New PRESEAL Elastomers, Next generation EMI shielding
Additives & Chemicals : 13 November, 2006
Premix Oy has released new PRESEAL Thermoplastic Elastomers for EMI shielding applications. These innovative products PRESEAL TPE 5020 and PRESEAL TPE 6080 have significantly improved mechanical and electrical properties. The new PRESEAL elastomers have also a further enhanced adhesion to even Polyamides and Polycarbonates and with no primer to Aluminium and Stainless Steel. Fewer process steps and faster cycle times leads to cost savings. These next generation raw materials are injection mouldable and extrudable by using conventional thermoplastic machinery.
 
New Non Carbon black based permanent static dissipative plastics
Additives & Chemicals : 02 November, 2006
Premix Thermoplastics Inc, a leading international producer of conductive compounds, introduces a new line of washable, reusable, recyclable, colorable and clean room compatible inherently static dissipative polymers with resistance values permanently 10e8 to 10e9 ohms.
 
The Colorant-Chromatics Group: Investing in the Future
Additives & Chemicals : 29 October, 2006
The Colorant-Chromatics Group, a leading supplier of concentrates, compounds, pigment dispersions and inks for fluoropolymers and other high performance polymers, has announced a number of key developments, intended to bring the company even closer to its customers, and to its stated aim of providing solutions for high performance applications.
 
New product offerings
Additives & Chemicals : 28 October, 2006
Recently, Colorant-Chromatics AG introduced a number of new products. These include:
 
The Colorant Chromatics Group builds a new factory in Europe
Additives & Chemicals : 27 October, 2006
At its current production site in
 
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