Dow Consumer Solutions

Adhesives and Sealants
Explore the Proven Silicone Adhesives and Sealants from Dow Consumer Solutions
Whether you need silicone adhesives or sealants for automotive, construction or PCB systems assemblies industries, Dow Consumer Solutions Adhesives are there to meet your needs. Learn more about silicone adhesives used in your industries:

Silicone Adhesives & Sealants for Automotive :
For automotive companies, our silicone and fluorosilicone adhesive/sealants meet many needs for durable bonding, sealing and gasketing. These proven, high-performance materials can help prevent component failures, reduce costly warranty repairs and improve driving comfort.

• Automotive Adhesives and Sealant

Silicone Sealants for Construction :
Silicone sealants used in construction applications such as glazing and exterior facades are known as the most durable and flexible with movement of up to 100%.

• Building Adhesives and Sealants
• Fire Protection Sealants

Silicone Adhesives for PCB Systems Assembly :
Versatile PCB systems modules and assembly.

• PCB Systems Assembly Adhesives and Sealants

Lighting
Dow Consumer Solutions silicone adhesives and sealants play a crucial role in the structural integrity of LED lamps and luminaires by helping to shield PCB systems assembly from environmental shocks and moisture and providing a secure structure base for subcomponents and larger assemblies.

• Adhesives and Sealants for Lighting

More Applications :
• Adhesives and Sealants for Industrial, Appliance and Maintenance
• Pressure-sensitive Adhesives for Tapes and Films
• Sealants for Crop Protection, Food and Beverage Production

Food Grade Lubricants
   

 


Conductive Materials

Draw Out Heat, Add Reliability with Conductive Silicone Materials Heat and stress are enemies of today's electronic components. Dow Consumer Solutions' industry-leading portfolio of thermally and electrically conductive silicones enables you to achieve a solution for your most sensitive electronics. Combining materials knowledge, application expertise, collaborative innovation and a global presence, we can help you meet your design goals for heat dissipation, electrical conductivity, processability and low cost of ownership.
PCB Systems Assembly Dow Consumer Solutions' family of thermally conductive materials provides excellent options as heat transfer media, durable dielectric insulation, barriers against environmental contaminants and as stress-relieving shock and vibration absorbers over a wide temperature and humidity range.
Thermally Conductive Materials for PCB Systems Assembly Thermally Conductive Materials for Automotive Lighting LED lighting devices continue to see increased demands for output, so reliable temperature and heat control are critical design challenges. Our thermally conductive materials solve this challenge by channeling heat away in many elements of the lamp and luminaire. Plus, our electrically conductive silicone materials serve as reliable electrical contacts, while absorbing CTE mismatches and the resulting stress to deliver higher reliability. Thermally and Electrically Conductive Materials for Lighting

Conductive Materials

Emulsions, Fluids and Blends

Bringing New Versatility to Formulations
Dow offers a wide range of emulsions, fluids and blends designed to help manufacturers in a wide range of industries take advantage of the unique properties of silicones to make their products more valuable to end-users. Learn more about the many varieties used in key industries below.

Beauty Care and Personal Care
Dow Consumer Solutions offers a range of silicone fluids, emulsions and suspensions to meet the needs of today’s beauty care industry. These include our silicone emulsifiers and blends, which provide benefits in water-in-oil and oil-in-water systems to aid the development of stable, aesthetically pleasing cosmetic formulations

• Elastomer Blends
• Fluids and Blends
• Emulsions and Suspensions
• Powders

Building and Construction
Silicone-based emulsions and blends from Dow Consumer Solutions enable Manufacturer, Supplier of building materials to enhance the performance of their materials by providing maximized durability, reduced maintenance, improved aesthetics and most importantly meet customer demands for superior quality.

• Waterborne Emulsions

Textiles
In the textile industries, silicones are used in all stages of the process, on the fiber during production, on the fabric and/or directly on the finished goods. Silicones are applied from different delivery systems to provide various benefits like lubrication, softening, foam control or hydrophobic coatings.

• Emulsions and Fluids for Fabric Care
• Additives for Top Coats in Leather and Textiles
• Water Repellents in Leather and Textiles
• Thread Lubricants
• Fabric Finishing and Softeners

Release
Silicone release agents are used in a wide range of release applications including die cast, mold, tire, plastic and concrete release. Dow Consumer Solutions silicone release technology enables quicker release of products, such as tires and food containers, from molds, and provides lubricity and slipperiness in applications that use rollers, such as newspaper presses and conveyor belts.

• Industrial Release Agents
• Food Grade Release Agents
• Emulsions for Release Liners in Paper and Films

Other Fluid Applications
• Silicone Cleaning Agents

Emulsions, Fluids and Blends


Optical Materials
Shine Brightly with Silicone-Powered Optical Solutions
Design a more stunning office lobby installation. Create a more perfect LED lens. Push the speeds of data transmission to meet tomorrow's needs. Whatever your application, it’s now possible to make light do more with optical silicone solutions from Dow.
PCB Systems Assembly
As needs for data transfer speeds and densities increase exponentially, the industry is exploring light-speed data links based on board-level optical interconnect fabricated from polymer waveguides, which offer unique options compared to optical fibers. Dow Consumer Solutions' breakthrough polymer waveguide silicones are offering a proven alternative for optical interconnects with low loss and reduced power consumption.
• Optical Materials for PCB Systems Assembly
Lighting
For designers of LED-illuminated lamps and luminaires, Dow Consumer Solutions' moldable silicones bring several design-enabling features and benefits. They make complex shapes easier to achieve than with either organic polymers or glass, which can reduce cycle times in injection molding and streamline other processes to reduce total system costs. Moldable silicones are suitable for all kinds of applications, including secondary lenses, light pipes, light guides and other optical components.
• Optical Moldable Silicones for Lighting

Optical Materials

Rubber and Tubing
Leading in Silicone Rubber for Industrial and Consumer Applications
As the world's leading producer of silicone rubber, Dow Consumer Solutions is a reliable source of supply for a full range of trusted, silicone-based materials offering a unique combination of properties that organic elastomers cannot match.

Typical Advantages of Silicone Rubbers
• Long service life in adverse environments
• Minimally affected by weather extremes such as rain, snow, humidity, ozone or damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays
• Flexible and resilient across a wide temperature range
• Excellent electrical insulating qualities that do not change significantly under severe environmental stress
• Enhanced comfort and feel of consumer goods
• Excellent sealing performance
• Inertness, which makes them ideal for many food-contact options
• A wide hardness range from 10 to 80 Shore A
• A wide range of color choices from transparent to brightly colored
• Excellent resistance to a wide range of fluids and chemicals
• Noise and vibration control
• Water repellency

Silicone Rubber Typical Applications
Automotive
Achieve greater design flexibility with our industry-leading fluorosilicone rubber (FSR) portfolio. These products help automakers extend the life and performance of components such as turbocharger hose liners, seals and gaskets, diaphragms, membranes and flexible valves.
• Elastomers for Automotive and Transportation

Rubber for Electrical Insulation
Silicone Rubbers can provide resiliency to environmental contaminants and physical stresses, reliability, and are the material of choice for high voltage insulators.
• Electrical Insulating Materials

Rubber for Imaging Equipment
Highly competitive global markets for high-performance imaging equipment, quality, reliability and durability drive success.
We have the proven silicone engineered elastomers you need.
• Rubber Fabrication Market

Rubber for Consumer Goods
Silicone rubber is used in a wide variety of consumer goods applications including infant care, keypads, sports and leisure products.
Rubber Consumer Goods

Other Applications :
• Screen Printing Materials for Leather and Textiles
• Fabric Coatings
• Pre-Formed Silicones for Construction

Moldmaking
XIAMETER™ moldmaking silicone rubbers can create tough-but-flexible molds to reproduce intricate details and deliver high-quality replicas.
Each XIAMETER moldmaking product consists of two components: a liquid silicone rubber base and a catalyst or curing agent.
• Two-Part Moldmaking Materials

Rubber and Tubing

Thermosets
Boost Thermoset Performance in Demanding Applications Thermoset materials such as epoxy molding compounds (EMCs), phenolics and urethanes are well suited for demanding applications that require excellent mechanical strength and physical properties. However, to meet more-stringent requirements - driven by technological trends such as electronics miniaturization and higher usage temperatures - thermosets need higher performance capabilities. These materials can be significantly upgraded in multiple ways with Dow Consumer Solutions brand silicone-based additives. Enhancements may include new properties such as flame retardancy, improved thermal resistance, better compatibility between fillers and the base resin and optimized processing.

Solving Your Application Challenges
Electronics applications - EMCs are widely used for encapsulating semiconductor chips on printed circuit boards (PCBs). Dow Consumer Solutions thermoset additives for EMCs improve the durability of electronic components at high temperatures and high humidity, and prevent bleed-out from composites. They also provide stress relief during heat cycling to minimize cracking, distortion and warpage. Additionally, these versatile additives can provide better flame retardancy, and are even made of non-halogenated polymers. In processing, they reduce the viscosity of EMCs so they can penetrate and fill small gaps, and make better anti-moisture composites. Product highlights include:
• DOWSIL™ AY 42-119: For use in EMC applications to deliver flexibility/stress relief and flame retardancy.
• DOWSIL™ SF 8421 EG Fluid: Delivers epoxy functionality in a silicone fluid for use in EMC applications, where it provides flexibility and stress relief.
Engineering materials -Phenolics, epoxies and urethanes used in automotive parts such as brake pads benefit from our silicone fluid technologies, which raise temperature resistance as high as 50°C and provide stress relief in heat cycling. They also improve thermoset flexibility. In compounds, they optimize dispersion of fillers for better performance.
Product highlights include :
DOWSIL™ BY 16-853 U: Delivers amino functionality in a silicone fluid backbone. Glass fiber reinforcement -Thermosets used in sporting goods such as helmets, racquets and boats are typically reinforced with glass fiber. Pre-treatment of glass fiber with Dow Consumer Solutions brand silicone-based coupling agents can improve the affinity and/or reactivity between the fiber and the base resin during compounding. Our additives also increase stiffness and strength of reinforced thermosets, and add water repellency.
Product highlights include :
XIAMETER™ OFS-6032 Silane: Improves adhesion of organic resins to inorganic surfaces. Used to increase mechanical performance in glass fiber-reinforced composites. Compared to other options, such as PTFE and acrylic and urethane powders, our additives offer wider compatibility with different types of thermoset materials, and deliver longer-lasting performance.
Find out how Dow Consumer Solutions can help you improve thermoset application performance with silicone-based additives. It’s as easy as contacting your Dow Consumer Solutions representative.

Thermosets

Antifoams
Enhance Your Processes with Proven Silicone Antifoams
Controlling unwanted foam is critical to the cost effective success of many industries. To address this critical need, Dow Consumer Solutions has you covered with formulations that are immediate in their result and persistent in their impact to your unwanted foam. Learn more about our antifoams for several key industries below.

Chemical :
Silicone is an ideal antifoam for chemical processors, offering liquidity within a wide range of viscosities, a low surface energy and cleanliness. In a wide range of processes, silicone antifoams and defoamers offer cost and performance advantages in formulation and processing.
• Industrial Antifoams
• Pulp Processing Antifoams

Consumer :
Dow Consumer Solutions' silicone antifoam products control, prevent and knock down foam that occurs during consumer use or in the production of laundry detergents. Our many silicone antifoam products deliver proven foam control performance in liquid, powder, and tablet detergents and home cleaning products.
• Antifoams for Home Cleaning
• In-Wash Antifoams
• Processing Antifoams

Food and Beverage, Crop Protection :
In food agricultural applications, our silicone foam control agents help prevent or stop foaming in a wide variety of oil- or water-based formulated herbicides and pesticides and tank-mix applications. Additionally, our foam control agents play a key role in all stages of food production, processing and packaging.
• Agriculture Antifoams and Defoamers
• Food-grade Antifoams and Defoamers

More Applications :
• Antifoams and Defoamers for Leather and Textiles

Antifoams

Emulsifiers, Surfactants and Stabilizers
Blending in More Value to Products and Processes Because our silicone-based surfactants offer high water-attracting and water-repelling characteristics, they are more efficient than other surfactants, and more cost-effective to use. Silicone surfactants from Dow Consumer Solutions provide water-soluble capabilities that are used to create emulsions — stable blends of two “unblendable” materials, such as oil and water. Learn more about their many varieties used in key industries below.
Beauty and Personal Care
With emulsifiers and surfactants from Dow Consumer Solutions, makers of skin care, color cosmetics, and face and shower products can minimize the tacky or greasy feel of other ingredients and create products that are light, soft and exhibit a silky feel, both during and after application.
• Emulsifiers, Surfactants & Rheology Modifiers for Beauty and Personal Care

Food and Beverage, Crop Protection
Silicone surfactants from Dow Consumer Solutions can enhance the performance of the active products in herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, foliar nutrients and plant growth regulators to provide effective crop protection.
• Wetting Agents and Surfactants

Other Applications :
• Pulp Antifoam Performance Modifiers
• Polyurethane Additives and Surfactants

Emulsifiers, Surfactants and Stabilizers

Gels and Encapsulants
Minimizing Stress to Maximize Reliability
For vital protection for electronic components against moisture, dirt, shock, vibration and other harsh environmental factors, look to Dow Consumer Solutions' lineup of gels and encapsulants. Our silicone gels combine the stress relief and self-healing qualities of a liquid with the dimensional stability of an elastomer. Silicone encapsulants cure with minimal shrinkage and involve no solvents or cure by-products, helping to maximize processing efficiency and minimize costs.
PCB Systems Assembly
Whether your electronics target industrial, automotive, computing or communications applications, shielding sensitive components against harsh conditions is critical to ensuring reliable performance. DOWSIL™ Silicone Encapsulants and Gels help improve the reliability and performance of complex or extremely delicate electronic components against the most demanding environments.
• Encapsulants and Gels
Lighting
Ensure reliable performance from LED modules in even the toughest conditions with our silicone potting materials. With reliable thermal conductivity and relative thermal indexes reaching as high as 150°C, these materials help ensure long-term reliability and lower lifetime costs for LED lamp and luminaire designs.
• Potting Materials for Lighting

Gels and Encapsulants

Resins, Coatings and Additives
Achieve More with Silicone-Based Resins, Coatings and Additives
Personal Care
Boost Sun Protection Factor (SPF) performance and improve wash-off resistance with Dow Consumer Solutions' lineup of silicone resins and acrylates. They provide longer-lasting UV protection in textures that feel great and stay put even in water.
• Resins and Acrylates for Personal Care

Building and Construction
Improve the performance and sustainability of cement-based building materials such as FRC-boards, mortars and concrete, paints and coatings. Dow Consumer Solutions' multifunctional silicone additives deliver exceptional performance and can solve processing problems. Our silicone resins significantly improve durability and aesthetics of building materials and resistance of protective coatings to moisture, corrosion, temperature extremes and weathering.
• Architectural Coatings
• Resins and Organofunctional
• Powdered Additives
• Water Repellent Waterborne Emulsion Coatings
Also see : Silanes and Silconates used for water repellency treatments

Industrial Paints and Coatings
Dow Consumer Solutions is a global leader in the development of problem-solving, silicon-based technologies used in paints, inks and coatings. Whether you need foam control; improved pigment dispersion, surface wetting, leveling or adhesion; water resistance, mar resistance, slip, gloss or texturization; or any combination of benefits, silicon-based technology from Dow Consumer Solutions can help you achieve it.
• Additives for Paints and Inks
• Resins and Binders for Paints and Inks

PCB Systems Assembly
Our conformal coatings help protect circuitry against severe environments, while maintaining a low stress environment for components and connections in uses including: consumer electronics, harsh automotive under hood applications, and extreme military or industrial use.
• Conformal Coatings

Lighting
Protect your circuit board, gain extra reliability, and extend service life with conformal coatings from Dow Consumer Solutions. Our proven coatings shield circuitry in severe LED service environments, while reducing stress on components and connections, all with the added benefit of lower lifetime costs.
• Conformal Coatings for Lighting

Films, Tapes, and Release Liners
Silicone-based solutions from Dow for pressure sensitive adhesives provide exceptional performance for specialty tapes, high-performance films and labels that cannot be matched by organic adhesives such as acrylic, natural rubber and other competitive materials.
• Fluorosilicone Release Coatings
• Radiation Curable Coatings
• Release Coatings-Emulsion Based
• Release Coatings-Solvent Based
• Release Coatings-Solventless
• Additives

Other Applications :
• Coatings Resins
• Top Coat Additives
• Fabric Coatings

Thread Dope compounds


Silanes and Siliconates
Dow pioneered the development of silanes - and the synergy of organic and silicon chemistries - more than 60 years ago. Today, they remain instrumental in allowing new materials to be developed in a wide variety of industries with greater reliability and improved performance. And Dow continues to be a leader in developing and supplying silane solutions.

A silane is a molecule comprised of one central silicon atom with four attachments. These substituent groups can be nearly any combination of nonreactive, inorganically reactive, or organically reactive groups. Silanes are the smallest silicon-based molecules, ensuring good depth of penetration into substrates. A silane that contains at least one carbon-silicon bond structure is known as an organosilane. In many applications, the term “silane” is a generic term typically referring to an organofunctional alkoxysilane. Here, the terms silane, alkoxysilane and organofunctional alkoxysilane are used interchangeably. They react with themselves and any hydroxyl (OH) groups within the substrate, often when moisture is present, forming a silicone resin network. This formation of strong chemical bonds provides durability.

Functions and Benefits
• Coupling Agent
• Adhesion Promoter
• Hydrophobing and Dispersing Agent
• Moisture Scavenger
• Silicate Stabilizer

Water Repellents and Surface Protection
Nature can be a tough adversary - water intrusion, sunlight, wind and abrasion, infiltration of organisms, or even accidental stain damage. Silanes can give water- and stain-repellent properties to surfaces. Alkoxysilyl groups attached to these silanes allow them to penetrate, cure in and bond to many inorganic substrates. These unique properties allow for versatile and durable solutions to protect against harmful water- and oil-borne elements.
• Silanes and Siliconates
Paints, Inks, and Coatings
The unique capabilities of silanes make them ideal for high-performance paints and coatings, as do their ability to withstand physical, chemical, environmental and thermal degradation. They can be used in waterborne or solventborne formulations, are compatible with most binder systems, are suitable for low-VOC, sustainably formulated products and are versatile and easy to use.
The use of silanes in coatings can provide improvements in adhesion; resistance to moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet (UV) rays and abrasion; and improved dispersion of fillers. Silanes are also used as intermediates to produce silicates and siliconates via reaction with metal hydroxide. These materials are used in protective finishes, such as zinc-rich primers, masonry treatments for water repellency, or compounded directly into concrete coatings for improved physical properties and water repellency.
• Paints, Inks, and Coatings Additives (Includes Silanes and other products)

Additional Applications :
• Silicate Stabilizers
• Leather and Textiles Adhesion promoters and crosslinkers

Silanes and Siliconates

 

Waxes, Powders and Gums
Stand Out with Silicone Waxes, Powders and Gums
In beauty care applications and beyond, formulators seek to achieve new products that meet unmet customer needs for function, feel and aesthetics. Bring on the luxury with our lineup of silicone waxes, powder and gums.
Beauty Care
Our silicone resin waxes can help create high-quality color cosmetics and skin care products that will stand out in the competitive global personal care market. Choose from our silicone resin gums in water/oil, oil/water and anhydrous formulations for a variety of color cosmetic applications including foundations, mascaras and eye shadows. And for color cosmetic and skin care products with innovative textures and novel visual effects, rely on our proven multifunctional cosmetic powders.
• Waxes for Beauty Care
• Powders for Beauty Care
• Gum Blends for Beauty Care
You may also be interested in Elastomer Blends for Beauty Care.

Household and Consumer Care
• Auto Appearance Chemicals (includes Waxes, Fluids, and Blends)

Waxes, Powders and Gums