Wilmington, Del. — DuPont Mobility & Materials has rebranded its full portfolio of silicone masterbatches for thermoplastics as Multibase products.
The new brand took effect this month and applies to all legacy Dow Corning silicone-based masterbatch products.
This initiative builds on the global brand awareness of Multibase, a Dow Corning company with a 20-year history of supplying high-performance silicone masterbatch technologies. These materials are used in a broad range of industries, including packaging, automotive, wire and cable, fiber, consumer and industrial.
The Multibase brand name will be used for all future DuPont silicone masterbatches. The change does not affect the formulation, properties or quality of these industry-leading products, the company said in a news release.
"As market trends, competition, regulations and applications evolve, polymer manufacturers often face new challenges in tailoring their materials to address these changing needs," Jacek Madry, Dupont's global business leader for Hytrel, Multibase and Vamac, said in the release. "Our Multibase silicone-based additives offer many options for extending properties, enhancing processing and reinforcing materials. They also deliver unique attributes that can help customers address regulatory requirements; reduce energy use; and improve the function, aesthetics, quality and durability of end products."
The most recent masterbatch product was Multibase AMB-12235 masterbatch for multilayer polyethylene (PE) blown film. This masterbatch combines an anti-block agent with a compatible, permanent slip additive to improve film processing and ensure consistent quality.