Dow 20 Release Coating

Dow 20 Release Coating Datasheet
  • Description for Dow 20 Release Coating

    Solvent dilutable, does not discolor molded parts, single application provides release through numerous molding cycles.

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    Application Type Rubber gaskets, Release coating
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Liquid
    Substrate Phenolics, Porous substrates, Silicone glass laminates, Methacrylates, Plastics, Polyesters, Polyurethanes
    Manufacturer Dow
    Chemistry Polydimethylsiloxane, Xylene, Silicone resin, Stoddard, Aliphatic, Aromatic hydrocarbons
    Cure Method Solvent
    Viscosity (cPs) 11, Non-oily
    Color Colorless, Light straw
    Can Be Used In Conjunction With These Materials Moldmaking materials, Aliphatic, Adhesive, Stoddard, Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Technical Data for Dow 20 Release Coating

    • Application Type
      • Gasketing - Rubber gaskets
      • Coating - Release coating
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Liquid
    • Substrate
      • Porous Substrates
      • Glass - Silicone glass laminates
      • Plastic - Plastics
      • Phenolic - Phenolics
      • Acrylic (PMMA) - Methacrylates
      • Polyurethane - Polyurethanes
      • Polyester - Polyesters
      • Other - Epoxies, Melamimes, Silicone glass laminates
    • Industry
    • Chemistry
      • Solvent-Based - Xylene
      • Other - Polydimethylsiloxane, Stoddard, Aliphatic, Aromatic hydrocarbons
      • Silicone - Silicone resin
    • Application Method
      • Brush - Wiping
      • Spray
    • Cure Method
      • Solvent
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Colorless
      • Yellow - Light straw
    • Can Be Used In Conjunction With These Materials
      • Aliphatics (Hexane) - Aliphatic, Stoddard
      • Other - Moldmaking materials, Adhesive, Aromatic hydrocarbons
    Cure Specs
    Viscosity (cPs) 11, Non-oily
    Other Properties
    Specific Gravity 0.93 (g/ml) Test Method
    Flash Point (°F) 89.6 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details When stored at or below 30°C (86°F) in the original unopened containers, this product has a usable life of 24 months from the date of production. This product is classed as a flammable, with a flash point of 32°C (89.6°F). Handle and store with appropriate precautions.
    Shelf Life Type from the date of production
    Shelf Life (mon) 24
  • Best Practices for Dow 20 Release Coating

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    1. Surface Preparation

      After application, allow the mold surface to dry until completely free of diluent. Because the solvents used to dilute Dow Corning 20 Release Coating may be flammable, special care must be taken when applying the dilution to hot surfaces.

    2. Application

      After dilution, Dow Corning 20 Release Coating can be applied by spraying, brushing, or wiping. Mold surfaces should be cleaned prior to application. Best parting characteristics are obtained when this product is applied in a very thin film.

    3. Curing

      Although not essential, a heat cure produces better release and increased durability of the parting film. Heating the molds for 5-10 minutes at 93-204°C (200 – 400°F) is suggested.

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Flash Point Test Methods
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32.0°C CTM 0021A
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Specific Gravity Temperature Test Method
0.93 (g/ml) 25°C CTM 0001A