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Dow Corning to Present Silicone-based Materials for Lighting Technology at Strategies in Light

Published on 2012-01-18. Author : SpecialChem

The transition from incandescent and fluorescent lighting to LED lighting is transforming materials needs for the LED industry. This trend is placing new pressures on material manufacturers to develop solutions that meet the total application, lifetime and cost targets necessary for widespread use in general lighting. Silicon-based materials are ideally suited to meet the needs of the LED industry as they provide high adhesion, high purity, moisture resistance, thermal stability and retain optical clarity at elevated temperatures relative to organic materials.

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones and silicon-based technology, provides silicon-based solutions for the entire lighting value chain, adding reliability and efficiency for sealing, protecting, adhering, cooling, and shaping light across all lighting applications.

Visit Dow Corning at Booth No. 930. The company's lighting experts are available for media briefings, and will be happy to explain the properties of silicon-based materials:

  • Optically transparent and able to withstand intense light sources
  • Thermally stable and able to withstand high operating temperatures
  • White, and able to reflect light without excessive losses
  • Protective of sensitive electronic components
  • Geoff Gardner, Global Marketing Manager - Lighting will lead a conference session explaining the emerging use of silicones across all lighting applications, ranging from direct application on the die to final assembly in a lamp, and the technology challenges facing integration of these materials into LED products.

    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.

    Source: Dow Corning

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