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Silicone-based Sealants at Glass Technology Expo: Dow Corning

Published on 2016-12-02. Author : SpecialChem

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, is showcasing its high-performance silicone technologies for building and construction, at the Glass Technology Expo 2016.

Glass Technology Expo


The range of Dow Corning technologies being showcased include high-performance silicone adhesives and sealants for building façades, silicone-based water repellent coatings and additives to improve the sustainability of building materials; and more.

Dow Corning - Newer Silicone-based Innovations


  • Dow Corning® Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA) for fixed-point exterior glass façades: This innovative, high strength, structural adhesive provides a next-generation bonding option for crystal clear, point fixed external glass façades, helps maximize thermal performance, and allows designers to avoid unsightly drilling when joining glass pieces.
  • Dow Corning® PanelFix System: This enables high-performance invisible panel bonding for ventilated rainscreen façades. This unique system enables a wider range of design options for designers and architects by ensuring pure, flush and uninterrupted façade aesthetics. It is also highly durable, safe and easy to use.
  • Dow Corning® 121 Structural Glazing Sealant: This is an easy-to-use and fast-curing sealant, for use in structural and weather-sealing applications, which can be used on-site or in-shop. It simplifies façade installation and reduces repair time as well.

More at Glass Technology Expo 2016

  • The company will also be promoting its Project Management System, helping enhance the safety, quality and success of structural silicone glazing projects; as well as the Quality Bond™ program, a global knowledge-transfer program for project partners that offers training, inspections and quality management systems. In addition, Dow Corning is also promoting its India-specific initiatives:
  • Centre for Construction Expertise: This is a Dow Corning-sponsored program, providing training tailored to the needs of India's construction industry. It offers informative, skill-building workshops designed to improve the knowledge, skills and effectiveness of tradespeople, students and construction professionals alike.
  • Sahayog Building Solutions Centre: This is a showcase for the wide portfolio of high-performance silicone materials available from Dow Corning and offers you access to the right products and the right expertise. This unique Centre also delivers product demonstrations, guidance in product selection and application support, and is a facility designed for collaboration.


For more than five decades, architects and designers around the world have relied on Dow Corning® brand silicone materials, benefiting from industry-leading expertise, ensuring the best performance, safety and durability of building projects.

"Dow Corning’s range of high-performance silicone solutions have been playing a key role in the global building and construction industry for many years, and are increasingly being specified as the materials of choice in India," said Jean Paul Hautekeer, Dow Corning’s global marketing director for Building and Construction. “Dow Corning has always been an innovator and collaborative partner to the industry. Now that Dow Corning Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, we have the opportunity for newer product offerings, increased geographic reach and expanded R&D power to bring innovations to customers faster.”

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. 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.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

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, offer long lasting solutions and excellent technical support. 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.

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Source: Dow Corning
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