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Dow Launches Low Volatile Silicone Surfactants for PU Foam FormulationsPublished

The New VORASURF™ Surfactant Series Includes:


  • VORASURF™ DC 5951LV Additive: an innovation primarily aimed at EO-rich polyol-based MDI/TDI systems and low- to medium-density conventional foams, including those based on auxiliary blowing agents
  • VORASURF™ FF 5959 Additive: a new-generation surfactant offering finer control over cell size and foam recovery properties in flexible foam applications
  • VORASURF™ DC 5906LVVORASURF™ DC 5950LVVORASURF™ DC 198LV Additives: low cyclics, low volatile grades of globally recognized industry standards for bedding & furniture, including medium-high density conventional foams, MDI viscoelastic foams, and applications requiring excellent flame retardancy

This new series of novel VORASURF™ Surfactants is a testament to Dow’s commitment to bringing high quality, profitable polyurethane surfactant technology to the foam industry that address both the latest market trends and technical requirements,” said Justin Weare, North America marketing manager for polyurethane additives at Dow.

Empowering Formulators with Control Over Physical Properties of Foam

VORASURF™ Polyurethane Surfactants empower formulators with an enhanced level of control over the physical properties of their foam, helping them meet the latest specifications on volatile content and emissions required by leading brand owners such as IOS-MAT-0010. These new-generation additives also allow formulators to easily comply with demanding regulatory and sustainability requirements around the world, helping ensure safe and compliant furniture products.

Dr. Sachit Goyal, Dow’s technical service and development specialist, will present the specifics of these new options and showcase their performance attributes in flexible polyurethane foam applications in a webinar on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Mitsubishi Chemical Finalizes Take Over of Gelest

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) has completed the acquisition of Gelest from New Mountain Capital, LLC. Gelest manufactures and provides silane, silicone and metal-organic compounds serving advanced technology markets through a customer driven approach.

Business Opportunities in New Markets

MCC will continue to execute its strategy of enhancing its technology platform, leveraging its extensive R&D capabilities and pursuing new business development opportunities in new markets to drive further expansion in the future. Earlier, MCC announced that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Gelest Intermediate Holdings, Inc., the parent of Gelest, and a portfolio company of NMC.

MCC has now completed the acquisition, with Gelest becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical America.

MCC will dispatch an executive to Gelest and establish a Post-Merger Integration Office within the company to oversee the execution of identified strategies using the technology and capabilities of each organization to positively impact the value delivered to customers and the organization’s performance.