Dow Corning has introduced Syl-Off EM 7978 coating, the latest addition to its portfolio of high-performance release coatings for food packaging and processing applications. The new emulsion is formulated for coating papers used in commercial and consumer baking and cooking and leverages advanced silicone technology for easy, clean release performance and outstanding water repellency at low coating weights down to 0.20 g/m2. “Dow Corning’s new Syl-Off EM 7978 coating and our other food-release silicone technologies are built on continuous innovation to help our customers succeed in a fiercely competitive industry,” said Kris Verschueren, global segment manager for Packaging, Dow Corning. “They know they can count on our products to deliver consistent, proven performance and value-added benefits that help optimize paper processing, control costs and increase productivity.” The coating technology provides premium-release and water repellency performance for bakery and food release papers, a high-growth market opportunity. It is designed to be effective at thin coating weights, and uses low platinum catalyst levels. 
 It employs in-line coating, which avoids the need to power separate equipment and processes. All Dow Corning silicone emulsions for food release meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for food contact. Also, they comply with kosher guidelines.