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Extrusion and Injection Molding Processing Aids

Dow Corning
This is a Past Webinar
When plastic processors, including injection molders and extruders face process optimization challenges, silicone technologies can help.

Easy-to-use pelletized siloxane masterbatches from Dow Performance Silicones are composed of ultra-high molecular weight polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) dispersed in a carrier resin. These additives boost throughput and productivity by increasing slip and flowability, improving mold filling and release, and reducing torque and die build-up.

This webinar will describe the interaction of PDMS and thermoplastics during processing, present product case studies and provide usage recommendations. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how silicones add value to many different thermoplastics by improving processability without degrading performance properties.
Ted Hays Presented By:
Ted Hays
Jim Keenihan

Length: 33 min

Why should you view this webinar?

This webinar will explain how Dow siloxane masterbatches can resolve a range of processing challenges, enabling you to achieve higher productivity, efficiency and quality. You’ll learn about the unique attributes of these products, and how they enhance processability without negatively affecting polymer properties.

The presentation will feature case studies that illustrate how siloxane masterbatches from Dow Performance Silicones corrected real-world issues, such as incomplete mold filling, poor dispersion and high torque. You will take away practical guidance on using these products successfully.

Who should view this webinar?

  • Processors of plastic materials: injection molders, extruders, thermoformers, rotomolders
  • Design engineers working with plastic components
  • Compounders of plastic materials
  • Color masterbatch producers
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Ted Hays Senior Thermoplastics Specialist - Dow Performance Silicones

Ted Hays Ted Hays Develops new materials and applications that use Dow Siloxane Masterbatch additives for films, wire and cable, automotive, and lighting markets.

He has been employed with Dow for over 21 years and he is currently an application and technical service engineer specializing in Thermoplastic Silicone Additives.

Ted holds a Bachelors in Chemistry and a Masters in Business.

Jim Keenihan Technical Service Representative - Dow Performance Silicones

Jim Keenihan Jim Keenihan is a technical service representative for Dow Performance Silicones, a business unit within The Dow Chemical Company.

Jim has 28 years of experience with Dow in various portions of the plastics value chain from production to end use application development.

Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and is based in Midland, Michigan.

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