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High Solids Hollow pigment for higher solids coatings.

If you are currently using a hollow plastic pigment in your paper or paperboard coating formulation, here's news about a high solids breakthrough that can help you increase operating rates and/or improve sheet gloss and opacity.

HSB 3042NA High Solids Hollow Plus Binder is the product of advanced Dow processing technology which combines Dow's hollow sphere plastic pigment and styrene/butadiene (S/B) latex binder chemistries to create a unique pigment/binder combination. The proprietary manufacturing process used to produce HSB 3042NA High Solids Hollow Plus Binder yields more than just a physical combination of pigment and binder. It results in a product with a solids level of 42 percent--16 percent higher solids than Dow's HS 3000NA hollow sphere plastic pigment and higher than any other hollow product in the industry!

While the actual solids increase in your coating formulation will vary depending on the level of plastic pigment you use, typical formulations based on HSB 3042NA High Solids Hollow Plus Binder have about two percent higher solids than other formulations.

Faster Operating Rates

High solids makes drying easier because there is less moisture to remove after the coating is applied. As a result, you can operate at higher speeds while maintaining final moisture at your target levels. And that means you can obtain increased capacity from existing capital.

Improved Gloss and Opacity

Higher solids coatings offer greater coating holdout, for increased sheet gloss. This in turn can reduce calender pressure requirements, resulting in improved opacity. The hollow sphere configuration and particle size distribution of Dow's new plastic pigment/binder combination contributes to even easier glossing performance and a smoother coated sheet.

To Learn More ...

HSB 3042NA High Solids Hollow Plus Binder is further evidence of Dow's commitment to developing new technologies that deliver improved coating performance and profitability to the paper and paperboard industries.

For more information, call 1-800-447-4369 in the U.S. and Canada. In Europe call +32 3 450 2240. From other locations call 1-989-832-1542 (USA). For more information about Dow Emulsion Polymers, visit our website at
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Date:May 1, 2003
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