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Dow Corning Adhesive and Dip-Tech-printed Glass Approved for use Together in Superstructures



 Dow Corning Adhesive and Dip-Tech-printed Glass Approved for use Together in
                               Superstructures

PR Newswire

KFAR SABA, Israel, January 9, 2013

KFAR SABA, Israel, January 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Dip-Tech, the world-leading provider of digital ceramic in-glass printing
solutions, today announced that it has received ABZ-70.1-75 certification from
the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (German Institute for Civil
Engineering). The certification confirms that glass printed with Dip-Tech
Digital Ceramic Inks is approved for use with Dow Corning® 993 Structural
Glazing Sealant, the leading silicone-based adhesive used in curtain wall
construction of superstructure buildings. Dip-Tech digital ceramic printing
technology is already well-proven in numerous successful architectural
projects, including facades and superstructure building around the world. Now
architects and builders have official, independent verification for these
types of glass installations.

The testing was performed by IFT-Rosenheim Institute on glass samples produced
by Flachglass Wernberg. The accreditation, issued in October, covers enameled
ESG, ESG-H and TVG glass panels printed with Dip-Tech Inks for bonding with
Dow Corning 993 Structural Glazing Sealant.

Dip-Tech inks are the only inks used in a digital printing process that have
received this important industry accreditation.

Structural glazing (i.e. glass panels adhered to building frames utilizing a
silicone adhesive such as Dow Corning 993  Structural Glazing Sealant) is used
in the vast majority of building façade constructions worldwide. As an
internationally recognized standard, the certification from Deutsches Institut
für Bautechnik provides independent confirmation of the durability and
functionality benefits of using Dip-Tech Digital Ceramic Printing for glass
façades.

"We see this certificate as an additional and impartial approval of the
flexibility that can be gained by using Dip Digital Ceramic Printing for glass
in a wide range of applications," said Dr. Ariel Litwak, Executive Vice
President at Dip-Tech. "This confirms to our customers that digitally printed
glass produced with Dip-Tech Digital Ceramic Inks and Printers can be combined
with Dow Corning 993 Structural Glazing Sealant with full confidence that the
system and glass will be safely bonded."

Markus Plettau, Marketing Manager Europe for High Performance Building, at Dow
Corning commented: "This industry certification for use of Dip-Tech-printed
glass with Dow Corning 993 Structural Glazing Sealant broadens the
opportunities for incorporating enhanced glass functionality in superstructure
designs. In building construction, where quality and safety go hand-in-hand,
the certification provides independent confirmation that our combined offering
meets stringent requirements on both these parameters."

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) 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.

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 Dip-Tech

Dip-Tech is the world's leading provider of digital in-glass printing
solutions that combine the durability of ceramic inks with the versatility and
quality of digital printing. Dip-Tech provides an unmatched and field-proven
solution for all exterior and interior flat glass printing applications,
spanning a full range of artistic and functional requirements. Dip-Tech helps
its worldwide customers to differentiate themselves and accelerate their
growth by offering new, high-margin, fast-turnaround products and services to
architects, interior designers and automotive glass manufacturers. Visit
http://www.dip-tech.com.

Media contacts:
Shlomit Niva Tevet
Director of Marketing
Dip-Tech
Email; shlomitt@dip-tech.com
Tel. +972-9-7908400 ( ext. 488)
Mobile +972-54-4730330

SOURCE Dip-Tech
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