September 25, 2017 7:07 AM ET


Company Overview of Dow Corning Corporation

Company Overview

Dow Corning Corporation discovers, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes silicon-based materials worldwide. The company offers approximately 7,000 products in various forms comprising fluids, gels, greases, elastomeric materials, resins, and other rigid materials. Its silicon-based materials are used in a range of products and applications in various sectors, such as electronics, automotive, construction, textiles, and healthcare. In addition, the company manufactures and sells polycrystalline silicon used in semiconductor and solar applications. Dow Corning Corporation was founded in 1943 and is based in Auburn, Michigan. As of May 31, 2016, Dow Corning Corporation operates as a ...

Corporate Center

2200 West Salzburg Road

PO Box 994

Auburn, MI 48611

United States

Founded in 1943





Key Executives for Dow Corning Corporation

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 56
Director, Chairman of the Board-Corning Inc, CEO, President and COO of Corning Inc
Age: 78
Director & President of Corning Technologies
Age: 75
Greater China President and Global Vice President of Sales for XIAMETER Brand
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Dow Corning Corporation Key Developments

Dow Corning Launches at Chinaplas 2017 Advanced FR Synergist to Restore Mechanical Properties, Reduce Corrosivity in Highly Filled PA Compounds

Dow Corning launched here at Chinaplas 2017 Dow Corning 43-821 Additive, an advanced new silicone technology designed to resolve mechanical performance degradation and corrosivity issues caused by high loadings of traditional flame-retardant (FR) additives, such as organic phosphorous, in polyamide (PA) compounds. By cutting the total amount of organic phosphorous additive in PA6 and PA66 compounds by 40% - while still providing high levels of FR performance - the new FR synergist used at low levels (1% to 2%), delivers important benefits for compounders and electrical/electronic component manufacturers. These include restoring key mechanical properties of PA resin, minimizing corrosion of metallic parts that contact the formulation and lowering compound costs by 10% or more. This patented FR material, the first in a totally new product family, is being featured here in Dow Chemical's booth (#10.2G41). Glass-reinforced PA6 and PA66 compounds are widely used in electrical/electronic applications in the automotive and appliance industries. When selecting an FR additive, many compounders and their customers prefer halogen-free solutions for sustainability. Organic phosphorous additives such as aluminum phosphinate - often blended with melamine polyphosphate - are a popular choice, but they have a major drawback: the high loadings (up to 20%) that are required to meet regulatory requirements. High phosphorous content in PA compounds can result in the degradation of mechanical properties, such as impact, elongation and maximum force at traction, and present high corrosivity. Dow Corning 43-821 Additive was developed to remediate these issues so compounders and manufacturers can continue to benefit from halogen-free organic phosphorous FR additives - without their downsides. Thanks to its flame retardant synergistic effect with metal phosphinates, incorporated at a low loading of 1% to 2%, Dow Corning 43-821 Additive allows the loading of FR additive to be reduced by 40%, which enables PA's desirable mechanical properties to be recovered and corrosivity to be minimized. Although it cuts the amount of FR additive needed, the new Dow Corning product's synergistic effects on PA resin yield excellent FR properties. These include char formation, anti-dripping and reduced heat generation. Tests indicate that 30% glass-filled PA compounds incorporating 13 wt% of aluminum phosphinate and 2 wt% of Dow Corning 43-821 Additive met the requirements for UL-94 V-0 at 1mm. Dow Corning 43-821 Additives, which are supplied globally in powder form for easy blending with leading aluminum phosphinate additives, are stable at the high processing temperatures needed for glass-reinforced PA.

Dow Corning Introduces New Molykote Brand Noise-Damping Grease

Dow Corning Corporation has introduced a new Molykote brand noise-damping grease. Molykote G-1074 Grease (PDF), which has the ability to address noise-control challenges across a range of automotive systems and applications - including chassis and brake, exterior, and interior - will make its public debut at the 34th Annual SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, Sept. 25 through 28. Molykote G-1074 Grease is a PAO-based grease suitable for lubricating common metal, plastic and elastomeric substrates. Fortified with additives that enable it to perform under high loads, it also has excellent noise-damping properties and a broad operating-temperature range (-40 to 150 C). In testing, Molykote G-1074 Grease outperformed competitive greases in noise reduction, friction reduction, and performance under extreme pressure at high frequency.

Dow Corning Launches New Silver-Metallic Color for Molykote Brand AFC

Dow Corning Corporation has announced the launch of a new silver-metallic color for Molykote brand anti-friction coating, or AFC to enhance design options for reducing friction, noise and wear on various automotive components. New silver-colored Molykote D-709 Anti-Friction Coating offers the same high-performance dry-film lubrication advantages as glossy black Molykote D-708 Anti-Friction Coating, which is proven effective in such applications as brake pad clips, springs and pins. With an appealing silvery metallic finish, Molykote D-709 Anti-Friction Coating can add aesthetically pleasing lubrication for more-visible design components, such as door sliding or locking mechanisms and seating system parts. Both Molykote D-708 Anti-Friction Coating and Molykote D-709 Anti-Friction Coating can provide a low coefficient of friction on metal parts to reduce noise and wear between metal-to-metal and metal-to-plastic surfaces. They can contribute to lightweighting for added efficiency by eliminating the need for heavier greases and allowing the use of more plastics. Dry-film AFC technology is helping Dow Corning underscore how Smart Science Drives Mobility Innovation.

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