«  Return to Newsletter Archive


A technical presentation on ambient cure silicon resin technology by Jenafer Jensen (biography below) of Dow Corning Corporation on Tuesday, March 13th, 11:30am-1:00pm. The location is at BASF-Shakopee, MN, 889 Valley Park Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379 (MAP). The meeting will include lunch which the cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members if registration is made by Friday, March 9th ($20/$25 if registering later).

Registration for the meeting is through the NWSCT website:
Click Here to Register and Pay Online.
OR contact Eric Scholl (scholl.e@minutemanintl.com) if you plan to attend the meeting but will not be paying via PayPal so that an accurate head count can be provided to the caterer. We look forward to seeing you.


Ambient Cure Silicone Resin Technology for High Temperature & Corrosion Resistant Coatings


The use of silicon-based materials in architectural and industrial markets has and continues to expand from niche utility to being viewed as premium technology for high-performance coatings. Silicone resins and resin intermediates can offer improved resistance to temperature, moisture, corrosion, electrical discharge, and weathering; this allows formulators to create optimal performing heat resistance paints, industrial maintenance, and protective coatings.

After a composition has been chosen to meet performance requirements, cure conditions must be considered; while film formation may be modified in some instances, it is imperative to ensure film properties are not compromised by deviating from the cure which is inherent to the chosen resin technology. In the past, formulators have used heat to promote full cure in silicone based coatings. However with regulatory compliance changes and the trend towards low energy curable coatings, formulators started seeking out options to modify silicone resins to achieve full cure at ambient temperatures, while still maintaining heat resistance, hydrophobicity, impact resistance, and flexibility. A new platform of ambient curing silicone resins to achieve previously mentioned performances has emerged to service the industrial coatings market, and will continue to grow as the demand for alternative performance requirements evolves.

Speaker Biography

Jenafer Jensen joined Dow Corning Corporation in 2010 after graduating from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. She started her career as a Process Engineer in Solar Solutions, working in the Encapsulation and Photovoltaic Programs; Jenafer also spent time as a Process Engineer for the High Temperature Resins and Intermediates product line at Dow Corning. Currently, Jenafer provides technical service for silicone based additives, heat resistant resins, and hydrophobic coatings for the Paints, Inks, and Construction Chemicals industries.