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Dow Polyurethanes Unveils VORASIL™ Silane Modified Polymers

Published on 2012-11-06. Author : SpecialChem

MIDLAND, Mich. -- Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), is pleased to announce the launch of VORASIL™ Silane Modified Polymers (SMP).

A cost-effective breakthrough in adhesive and sealant solutions, VORASIL SMP are a proprietary, unique hybrid comprised of a polyurethane backbone and silane end groups, allowing for a balance of low viscosity and fast ambient cure time. VORASIL SMP allow adhesive and sealant manufacturers to formulate materials to reach targeted performance results while also achieving silicone-like properties without silicone cost.

VORASIL 602 and 604 SMP were unveiled at a private luncheon at the Adhesives and Sealants Conference in Louisville, KY. These new products offer substantial handling and sustainability advantages over other conventional industry options and were rigorously tested with adhesive and sealant customers. VORASIL™ SMP can be tailor formulated to achieve the following performance characteristics:

  • Improved balance of viscosity and cure time
  • Versatile in property space with ability to tailor to specific needs
  • Cost-effective
  • Tunable final properties without processing compromise
  • Hydrophobicity
  • Enhanced mechanical performance
  • UV stability and weatherability
  • High temperature stability
  • Oil and hydrocarbon resistance

"Dow is committed to providing our customers with the newest innovative solutions by utilizing our materials science and polymer technology," said Bill Reeves, North American business director, Dow Polyurethanes. "Our new VORASIL delivers the high-quality product characteristics that customers want without the high-end cost associated with many premier products such as silicone. The versatility and cost-effectiveness behind this offering are based fully on our customers’ needs."

VORASIL 602 and 604 SMP both provide advantages in performance and production. They can be used separately or blended to provide a wide breadth of properties, providing manufacturers with unprecedented freedom of design. Dow Polyurethanes offers expertise to work with customers to develop the right formulation that meets their needs.

VORASIL 602 and 604 are available for sampling, and VORASIL 602 is available for broad customer validation.

About Dow Polyurethanes

Dow is the world's largest producer of propylene oxide (PO), propylene glycol (PG), and polyether polyols, and is a leading producer of quality aromatic isocyanates, such as MDI. Dow's polyurethane products enhance a broad range of applications including construction, automotive, furniture, bedding, appliance, decorative molding, athletic equipment and more. The business provides key ingredients, systems and solutions for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, adhesives, sealants, coatings, elastomers and binders. PASCAL™ Technology exemplifies Dow's ongoing initiative to lead the industry in providing high-performance products that meet critical consumer needs.

Source: Dow

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