New VORASURF™ Silicone Surfactants enable enhanced polyurethane foams for spray and construction applications

MIDLAND, Mich. - March 3, 2022 – Dow (NYSE:DOW) today announced a new product extension of VORASURF™ Silicone Surfactants to support the growing demand for enhanced energy efficiency and sustainable solutions in the rigid polyurethane foam market, with a specific focus on spray and construction applications.

“With the latest additions to our VORASURF™ portfolio, we continue to deliver innovative technologies addressing key market trends for rigid polyurethane foams, improving energy efficiency and delivering a more sustainable solution to our customers,” said Dylan Delapa, global market segment leader for Dow polyurethane additives. “By combining our leading manufacturing integration and global presence, with a deep understanding of the industry, Dow silicone polyethers for spray and construction applications provide the key performance benefits our customers desire.”

Highlighted VORASURF™ Silicone Surfactant products:

  • VORASURF™ SF 2937 Additive for rigid closed cell applications offering superior shelf life in polyurethane systems formulated with HFCO-1233zd(E) blowing agent
  • VORASURF™ RF 5358 Additive for rigid closed cell applications offering enhanced hydrocarbon compatibility, insulation performance, foam flow properties and aesthetics in polyisocyanurate board panels
  • VORASURF™ DC 5950 Additive for open cell spray foam applications providing a wider processing latitude and good compatibility with fire retardant additives
  • VORASURF™ DC 5980 Additive for open cell spray foam applications with wider latitude
  • VORASURF™ DC 5990 Additive for open cell spray foam applications enabling lower density and providing good compatibility with fire retardant additives

Rossella Riccio, development scientist for Dow’s polyurethane additives, and Sachit Goyal, development scientist for Dow’s polyurethane additives, will present the specifics of these novel silicone surfactants and showcase their performance attributes in rigid polyurethane foam applications during a dedicated webinar on Wednesday, March 23 at 10 a.m. ET. Interested participants are invited to register online.

Dow has collaborated with the polyurethane industry for decades, offering formulators a wide portfolio of solutions, including silicone performance additives, surfactants, and release agents. Formulators around the world also have access to technical support and innovation capabilities to tailor Dow’s advanced, customizable polyurethane additives to address specific performance, sustainability and profitability objectives. For more information about Dow’s silicone polyurethane surfactants portfolio, visit

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