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Dow Corning at ASC Fall Convention: to Discuss Role of Adhesives in Creation of Standards & more

Published on 2012-10-08. Author : SpecialChem

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN -- A Dow Corning leader with expertise in the company's Specialty Chemicals Business - specifically, High Performance Building Solutions and related sealants - along with expertise in the development of international standards will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming conference for adhesive and sealant industry professionals.

Kenneth Yarosh, global service line manager for Dow Corning's Specialty Chemicals Business, will be the keynote speaker at the Adhesive and Sealant Council's 2012 Adhesive & Sealant Convention Fall Conference and Expo, scheduled for October 21 through 23 at the Louisville Downtown Marriott in Louisville, Ky., USA. Yarosh will present "Sealants and Standards: A Long History in the Making" on Oct. 23.

The keynote topic is a natural fit for Yarosh, who is chairman of the board of ASTM International and chairman of the organization's Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants. At Dow Corning, his nearly three decades of work have included technical service and technical leadership roles in support of the company's High Performance Building Solutions and sealants business in North America and Europe.

"It's hard to imagine a world without standards. What would be the impact on global commerce, innovation, health and safety?" Yarosh said. "Although standards are often overlooked, they set the baseline and rules by which we can all play fairly."

In his ASC keynote, Yarosh will discuss why standards are important, how standards impact the adhesive and sealant industry, the role of ASTM International and other standards development organizations, how associations and standards development organizations can partner to face industry challenges, and why adhesives and sealants professionals should participate in the creation and implementation of standards.

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 through the 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.

About High Performance Building Solutions

Dow Corning is collaborating with industry professionals around the world to develop solutions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, reduce the eco-footprint of construction materials, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Taking a holistic approach, Dow Corning brings together expertise from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high performance building challenges. Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and building materials protection, as well as innovations for high-efficiency insulation, LED lighting, thermal management systems, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design.

About ASTM International

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. ASTM's leadership in international standards development is driven by the contributions of its members: more than 30,000 of the world's top technical experts and business professionals representing 150 countries. Working in an open and transparent process and using ASTM's advanced electronic infrastructure, ASTM members deliver the test methods, specifications, guides and practices that support industries and governments worldwide.

Source: Dow Corning

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