Five novel silicone surfactants that boast enhanced performance with flexible and molded PUR foams are available from Dow Corning Corp., Midland, Mich. These new non-hydrolyzable silicone surfactants are said to be based on proven technology that was originally developed for use in Japan. For flexible slabstock, new SZ-1175 and SZ-1180 are specially formulated to reduce the need for a flame retardant and for good compatibility with polyols. For high-resiliency molded foam, SZ-1325E, SZ-1328E, and SZ-1346E reportedly offer a balance of stability and inner cell regularity plus breathability and air fl ow. Tel: (989) 496-4000 . www.dowcorning.com
Dow Corning Corp.
2200 W. Salzburg Rd
PO Box 994, Stop 2406 Midland, MI 48686
Phone (989) 496-4000 Fax (989) 496-4586