Innovative release coatings for hygiene applications
Whether your hygiene applications use MG kraft, porous or open papers, we have emulsion-based solutions for release coatings that are specifically tailored to meet your needs. SYL-OFF? silicone release coatings from Dow enable sufficient release performance from typical hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA). Our silicone release coatings also provide a range of anchorage and release performance capabilities for all of your diverse hygiene applications that require self-adhesive closures:
- Feminine hygiene products and sanitary napkins
- Panty liners
- Incontinence aids
Due to the typically porous/open nature of the substrates used in hygiene release applications, we recommend that special care be taken to achieve good silicone coverage of the substrate surface. Platinum emulsion coatings, in combination with thickeners and other organic additives, offer a good solution to this problem, but good performance results can also be achieved with Platinum solventless and Platinum solventbased systems, as well.
In addition to release coatings, we also offer release modifiers and recommendations to address a number of processing challenges associated with hygiene product production (including antifoams, wetting additives and thickeners).