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Dow at Fakuma 2017: To Introduce Slip Additive for BOPP Film

Published on 2017-10-13. Author : SpecialChem

Dow Performance Silicones, a global business unit of DowDuPont Materials Sciences division, will introduce at Fakuma 2017 a unique new technology based on the heritage Dow Corning silicone technology platform, for bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film production, and highlight recent additions to its expanding portfolio of materials.

Slip Additive - Processing BOPP Film for Packaging Production


The new 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.

Flame Retardant Synergist for Polyamide

  • Dow will also showcase at Fakuma 2017 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/electronic connectors.

Dow Corning® MB25-502 Masterbatch

The company will also feature its recently introduced Dow Corning® MB25-502 Masterbatch for optimizing 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 best-in-class processing with affordable cost.

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

Fakuma 2017 will run Oct. 17 – 21, in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Source: Dow
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