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Bardawil to Distribute Dow Corning's Silicon-based Solutions for Solar Applications in Middle East

Published on 2012-02-13. Author : SpecialChem

Midland, Mich. - Dow Corning Corp., a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, has named Bardawil Group as distributor of its silicon-based solutions for solar applications in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

With more than 40 years of experience as an established distributor for Dow Corning's materials, Bardawil Group will market and support Dow Corning's wide range of solar solutions and represent the company at strategic conferences and exhibitions across the region.

"Considering the outstanding climate conditions for photovoltaic and the projected growth of the sustainable energy market in the Middle East, we are confident that Bardawil Group's experienced team,long-standing relationships, and local presence will ensure reliable access to Dow Corning's innovative and high-quality products in this important region," said Allison Ashbrook, global distribution manager, Dow Corning Solar Business.

Founded in 1945, the Bardawil Group is a leading provider of specialized engineering products and services in the Middle East. At present, it has operations in eight countries with more than 800 employees in 15 companies across the region.

"We are looking forward to expanding our long-term relationship with Dow Corning and bringing solar solutions to the Middle East," said Marwan Bardawil, President of Bardawil Specialties.

One of the only companies in the world able to provide silicon-based solutions throughout the entire photovoltaic value chain, Dow Corning is investing to expand its portfolio of total solution packages for solar cell manufacturing, module assembly and installation. Solution packages are built on high-performance silicone products such as encapsulants, adhesives, coatings, potting agents and sealants, as well as next-generation solar grade silicon.

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company's Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning's global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

Source: Dow Corning

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