Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, will unveil the latest addition to its proven Syl-Off®
Advantage Series of solventless silicone release technologies at Labelexpo Americas 2014 (Stand #1340). This new advanced release coating is designed to promote reliable high-speed/high-volume production in ultra-flat release systems. In addition, the company’s Syl-Off® SL 35 Release Modifier will also be featured at the Dow Corning stand and is the next generation of controlled release additive technology for low-platinum, solventless systems, helping customers optimize quality and cost savings. These innovations will be on display with other highlights of the Syl-Off Advantage Series portfolio during the event, to be held in Rosemont, Ill., Sept. 9 to 11.
"We take the success of our label customers very seriously, as demonstrated by the collaborative innovation that has contributed to many products in our industry-leading Syl-Off portfolio," said Joanna Giovanoli Potts, Americas market manager, Packaging, Dow Corning. "We are eager to introduce our newest innovation at LabelExpo, and share how it expands this product line’s proven solutions for enhancing manufacturing reliability, flexibility and efficiency vs. competitive products. The launch of our latest technology will further validate why Dow Corning customers can be confident that we deliver consistently high quality, stability and performance."
Syl-Off Advantage Series release coatings have been designed to enable label manufacturers to reduce system costs, increase converting speeds without impacting quality and use release liners constructed of new filmic and paper materials with thinner gauges. The Syl-Off family of products significantly lowers platinum usage, enables fast coating speeds and supports a wider range of substrates. Together, these products offer Dow Corning’s label manufacturing customers a full array of solutions to compete successfully in this ever-changing environment.
The company’s Syl-Off SL 35 Release Modifier offers tight release at very low platinum levels with superior stability and shelf life. It optimizes the potential of Dow Corning’s Syl-Off Advantage Series solventless systems to give customers the best results in both quality control and cost savings. It is suitable for use in the manufacturing of pressure-sensitive label stock, single- and double-sided release papers, liners for adhesive tapes and other coatings for sticky materials.
Dow Corning will also highlight several other products in its
Syl-Off Advantage Series, including Syl-Off® SL 181 and
Syl-Off® SL 581 Solventless Release Coatings, which feature stable, flat release profiles and low platinum levels for curing. These technologies help reduce the potential for web breaks after die cutting and during label dispensing. They facilitate fast line speeds without misting and are suitable for a variety of applications.
All products on display at Labelexpo Americas illustrate the value of Dow Corning’s 70 years of expertise and market-driven innovation. All are engineered to help customers meet current challenges of cost-effective, highly efficient manufacturing using the latest high-end materials and processes and are available worldwide.
Dow Corning experts will be available at the stand to discuss individual needs and identify the best solutions for visitors’ specific manufacturing scenarios.
Dow Corning is also offering visitors to the show the unique opportunity to win a high-tech prize by "picturing themselves with the silicone advantage" via a selfie at the Dow Corning stand. Selfies featuring a specific Dow Corning label, and posted to Twitter with the official #SiSelfie and #labelexpo hashtags will automatically be entered into the drawing. The lucky winner will be notified toward the end of the show.
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER ® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the
American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.