Friday, October 31, 2014

Dow Corning launches advanced New Syl-Off Release System at Labelexpo India

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, unveiled its new, high-performance Syl-Off Release System at Labelexpo India 2014. The new system combines Dow Corning’s industry-leading Syl-Off SL 35 Release Modifier and new Syl-Off SL 411 Coating to help customers optimize quality control and cost-effective manufacturing. Dow Corning is showcasing the new system here at stand #H41, along with the company’s broad Syl-Off family of products. The company is also featuring its full line of extreme-performance labeling technologies, including pressure-sensitive (PS) silicones, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) and emulsion coatings.

“Dow Corning’s new Syl-Off SL 35 Release Modifier/Syl-OffSL 411 Coating system illustrates our commitment to developing next-generation silicone technologies to help our labeling customers drive greater manufacturing performance and cost efficiencies,” said Praveen Malhotra, marketing manager for Packaging, South Asia, at Dow Corning. “Like all of our Syl-Off Advantage Series products, the new system demonstrates Dow Corning’s total understanding of what our customers need in order to strengthen their market position, and how we collaborate with them to create forward-looking labeling solutions.”

Syl-OffSL 411 Coating, introduced here today, is a new solventless silicone release polymer technology that offers low platinum levels and optimizes high-speed performance. It provides fast cure and extremely stable release for applications involving bulk roll pressure-sensitive label stock, food packaging and industrial release papers using glassine and super-calendared kraft (SCK) substrates.

Syl-Off SL 35 Release Modifier, used together with Dow Corning’s new Syl-OffSL 411 Coating, offers tightly controlled, but flexible modification of a coating’s release force. It combines very low platinum levels with superior stability and shelf life to optimally balance quality control and cost savings. This new addition to Dow Corning’s leading-edge Syl-Off Advantage Series improves the manufacture of pressure-sensitive label stock, single- and double-sided release papers, liners for adhesive tapes and other coatings for sticky materials.

Dow Corning developed the Syl-Off Advantage Series of solventless silicone technologies to help customers reduce exposure to variations in platinum prices without sacrificing release performance. The Syl-Off Advantage Series offers a comprehensive selection of base polymers, crosslinkers, release modifiers and catalysts – all engineered to optimize flexibility in controlling release, cure and cost.