Dow to introduce new silicone slip additive for BOPP film at Fakuma 2017

Dow Performance Silicones, a global business unit of DowDuPont Materials Sciences division, will introduce a new technology based on the heritage Dow Corning silicone technology platform for bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film production at Fakuma 2017, Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre, Germany, October 17-21.

The technology to be introduced at Fakuma 2017 is a slip additive that provides a solution to common challenges in processing BOPP film for packaging production, surpassing standard organic slip agents in terms of performance. It is non-migrating across film layers and delivers stable slip performance over time and under high-temperature conditions. Further, the new product can help control costs.

Dow will also showcase its recently launched Dow Corning 43-821 Additive, a flame-retardant synergist for polyamide (PA). It is compatible with PA6 and PA66 compounds and enables a reduction in the loadings of organic phosphorous flame retardant additives with the same fire safety performance. High loadings of organic phosphorous flame retardant additives can degrade performance and cause corrosiveness issues with electrical or electronic connectors.

The company will also feature its recently introduced Dow Corning MB25-502 Masterbatch for optimising throughput of highly mineral-filled polyethylene (PE) compounds used in wire and cable insulation and jacketing. This new material is the first technology in the wire and cable industry to combine processing with affordable cost.

At Fakuma 2017, Dow experts will be available at the Nexeo Solutions Stand (Hall A3, Stand 3217) to discuss these products and the company’s other high-performance silicone technologies that enhance processing, extend performance and reinforce mechanical properties.