Dow Chemical Co. has introduced waterborne polyolefin dispersions that can provide new coatings, sealants, binders and other applications.
Hypod dispersions combine the performance of high-molecular-weight thermoplastics and elastomers with the advantages of waterborne dispersions. The products are the first to result from Dow's Bluewave mechanical dispersion technology that provides polymer dispersions not possible from emulsion polymerization.
The Midland, Mich., firm claims Hypod provides opportunities to introduce polyolefin properties to latex-type applications. Processors can develop new products, lower costs and overcome solvent-related environmental issues. Polyolefin properties such as heat stability, low-temperature flexibility and water and chemical resistance can be exploited in thin films as well as in formulations with additives and fillers. Compared with extrusion techniques, Hypod dispersions offer thinner coatings and higher line speeds on existing converting equipment, according to Dow.
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