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IChemE Nominates Dow Corning’s Glass Sealant as a Finalist for its Global Awards

Published on 2016-09-19. Author : SpecialChem

IChemE Awards - Dow Corning’s Glass Sealant a Finalist
IChemE Awards - Dow Corning’s
Glass Sealant a Finalist
In recognition of excellence, innovation and achievement in chemical, biochemical and process industries, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has named Dow Corning® 3363 Insulating Glass Sealant as a finalist in the 2016 IChemE Global Awards. Dow Corning is in the running for the “Energy” category award.

Running for “Energy” Category Award

“This is excellent recognition of Dow Corning’s ability to delivery innovation to our customers who are seeking to build high performing buildings across the globe,” states Jean Paul Hautekeer, Global Strategic Market Manager. “This unique silicone-based product enables economic and energy efficient designs in demanding facades that also want architecturally unique designs.”

IChemE nominees are evaluated on

  • Originality 
  • Innovation Evidence of potential or achieved technical and/or business success
  • Environmental benefits 
  • Impact on stakeholders
  • Potential for wider application

For this honor, IChemE recognizes the best project or process to demonstrate innovation in renewable, alternative or nuclear energy, efficient energy use or the development of energy production methods that reduce energy intensity.

Dow Corning® 3363 Insulating Glass Sealant is an Insulating Glass sealant technology developed with approximately 50% higher strength than conventional material. This technology allows architects to continue designing innovative glass façades while ensuring the thermal and durable performances of the buildings.

Facades designed and built with more glass and less frame result in increased element sizes that must adhere to the stringent performance demands of high wind and hurricane loads, energy efficiency, acoustical and safety requirements. As joint depths are increased, sealant technology must withstand ever high loads. The high strength of Dow Corning® 3363 Insulating Glass Sealant limits the stress on the primary sealant resulting in reduced gas loss from the Insulating Glass Unit, contributing to façade energy efficiency.

The IChemE Global Award winners will be announced on November 3, 2016, during a ceremony at The Palace Hotel in Manchester, UK.

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, 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. 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 IChemE

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the global professional membership organization for people with relevant experience or an interest in chemical engineering. With a growing global membership of over 44,000, the Institution is at the heart of the process community, promoting competence and a commitment to best practice, advancing the discipline for the benefit of society, encouraging young people in science and engineering and supporting the professional development of its members. IChemE is the only organization to award Chartered Chemical Engineer and Professional Process Safety Engineer status.

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Source: Dow Corning
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