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. These industries all require reliable and long-lasting protection to meet end-consumer expectations.
Dow impact modifiers can help you enhance the surface quality and resistance while reducing the overall cost by lowering the need for other material stabilizers and increasing the productivity of your processes.
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 thermoplastic 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 improve the translucency or provide an opaque finish to a variety of coatings, sealants, and plastic films. These optical modifiers contribute to the reduction of overall costs when a matt surface is required as it eliminates the need for especially texture tools or matt coatings as secondary finishing operations.
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
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