Biesterfeld: portfolio now includes new DOW silicone technology for LED encapsulation

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is now offering the new self-priming LED casting compound, DOWSILTM EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant, from DOW Performance Silicones. The innovative silicone technology used for LED encapsulation is suitable for both indoor and outdoor application.

Thanks to its patented formulation DOWSILTM EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant is water-repellent, offers protection against environmental stresses and is UL94-certified. It cures at room temperature and can be accelerated with moderate heat. The addition reaction in a mixing ratio of 1:1 is non-exothermic. The two-component, addition-crosslinking system is highly resistant to catalyst toxins and inhibition. The self-priming properties of DOWSILTM EI-2888 also make it ideal for production processes. Applying the product on solid and flexible LED strips or printed circuit boards poses no problem at all.

"We are pleased to be able to further expand our partnership with DOW with the new patented LED casting compound," says Dr Johannes Martin, Product Manager Performance Products at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. "To meet our customers’ ever-increasing demands we are continuously working on adding innovative products from our suppliers to our portfolio."

About DOW Performance Silicones

Dow Performance Silicones, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, delivers a portfolio of performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of customers and industries around the world. The business uses innovative silicon-based technology to provide solutions and ingredients to customers in commercial construction and high-performance building, consumer goods, silicone elastomers, and pressure sensitive industries. As a global leader in innovation and silicone technology, we are committed to bringing new and proven solutions to the market that do more for our customers and continue to improve the lives of consumers worldwide. Visit consumer.dow.com to learn more.

Product contact:

Dr Johannes Martin
Ferdinandstrasse 41
20095 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 32008 402

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