Paraloid™ Additives For Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Paraloid™ Performance Additives For CASE
Paraloid™ offers a broad range of performance additives from Dow that are engineered to improve the processability, impact resistance and gloss in a variety of coating, adhesive and sealant formulations.
Paraloid™ can help you enhance the surface quality and resistance while reducing the overall cost by lowering the need for other stabilizers and increasing the productivity of your processes.
Impact modifiers are surface modifier additives that can be added to the formulation resin to improve durability, toughness, and impact strength of the surface finish. They are commonly used in plastic compounding as well as paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants.
Paraloid™ impact modifiers enhance the ductility and reduce the brittleness of paints and coatings formulations at reduced temperatures.
Paraloid™ also increases the strength of the finished film enabling thinner thickness application.
Paraloid™ impact modifiers provide an exceptional deformation resistance by enhancing the absorption energy of the base resin:
Extended life for the coating or adhesive
Reduced reject during the production process
Types of Paraloid™ Impact Modifiers
Acrylic Impact Modifiers (Butyl Acrylates)
MMA shell and acrylate rubber core
Thermal stability for high temp application such as hot melt
UV and light stability for use in outdoor applications
Glass transition temperature or softening temp (Tg ± - 45°C)
A dispersing aid is an essential ingredient for a uniform suspension of solid compounds in a liquid medium. They act as solution stabilizers while improving the processing properties such as melt strength and internal lubrication in coatings, adhesives, sealants and a variety of plastic resins.
Paraloid™ Process Aids allow the base polymer to melt easily while increasing cohesion, melt strength, and elasticity:
Reduce the need for traditional and specialty stabilizers
Increase productivity by accelerating the melting process
Paraloid™ acts as an intermolecular lubricant in coating and adhesive formulations
Improve the processability and reduce the needs for fillers and additives
Paraloid™ improves the surface quality of paints and coatings:
Produce premium appearance with excellent finish and gloss
Decrease the production reject due to appearance issues
Light diffusers are performance additives that can be added to the main resin to modify the optical properties and appearance of the finished film. They can be used to improve the translucency or provide opaque finish to a variety of coatings, sealants and plastic films.
Paraloid™ can be used to alter the surface finish appearance and gloss in coating adhesive, and sealant formulations:
Used in transparent film to provide translucency and wider illumination footprint
Used in opaque film to produce matt aesthetics and tactile or haptic finishes
Paraloid EXL™ 5136 is a 5 micron bead de-glosser and light diffusing additive suitable for a variety of polymer types and base resins:
Used as a light diffuser at 0.1 - 0.5% add rate
Used as a gloss reducer at 5.0 - 20.0% add rate
Suitable for ABS, PC, PC/ABS, PC/PBT, PMMA, PET, PBT resins