Dow Corning, a global leader in the development of silicone technology for the pressure sensitive industry, is introducing innovative new release coatings and pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) at Labelexpo India 2012, scheduled for Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The company will display its solutions in Booth A66.
The new products, which are designed to help label, tape and non-stick packaging manufacturers improve performance, increase productivity, control costs and operate more sustainably, include new Syl-Off brand water-based solutions for coating films and non-stick packaging, along with low-adhesion PSAs for protective films and tapes.
Dow Corning’s new Syl-Off emulsion coatings for non-stick packaging provide a tough, durable and water-repellent surface for food-grade release and packaging paper applications. The coatings offer flat, stable release profiles and fast cure at low platinum levels, which can equal manufacturing cost-savings. The coatings can be applied to a variety of laminate and label stocks.
New thermal-cure silicone Syl-Off emulsion coatings for films can help film coaters optimize their release performance, operate more profitably and reduce their reliance on solvent-based technology. These unique emulsions deliver low and stable release profiles that can add value to finished products. They also offer the potential for low coat weights and can be applied to PET either in-line or off-line.
With low and stable adhesion, optical transparency, and clean removal under challenging environmental and processing conditions, Dow Corning 7651 Adhesive and Dow Corning 7652 Adhesive support the creation of high-performance protective films for mobile device, touch-screen and flat-panel display applications. The adhesives also can be used to produce cost-saving, waste-reducing reworkable films and tapes.
Dow Corning brand hard-coating solutions give surface-protection films greater durability and hardness while maintaining high transmittance. Designed for use on PET films, these innovative solutions offer superior anti-graffiti performance and ink repellency, plus better grease-removal capability. Dow Corning hard coatings also provide superior water repellency and better mar resistance when compared to an acrylate coating on PET.
Dow Corning has a long history of market-driven innovation for the pressure sensitive industry. The company’s Syl-Off Advantage Series is an excellent example. More than 80 coaters in 25 countries have already benefited from the product line’s ability to enhance line speed, improve coating performance and help them protect themselves from unpredictable swings in platinum metal prices.