January 29, 2015 4:19 PM ET


Company Overview of Dow Corning Corporation

Company Overview

Dow Corning Corporation discovers, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes silicon-based materials; and provides related services 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 headquartered in Midland, Michigan. Dow Corning Corpor...

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PO Box 994

Midland, MI 48686

United States

Founded in 1943



Key Executives for Dow Corning Corporation

Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 75
Age: 72
Greater China President and Global Vice President of Sales for XIAMETER Brand
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Dow Corning Corporation Key Developments

Dow Corning Appoints Jeroen Bloemhard as New President for Greater China

Dow Corning has announced the appointment of Jeroen Bloemhard as its new Greater China president. Bloemhard, who brings over 20 years' professional experience in the silicones industry to this role, will lead the corporate management of the Greater China team as Dow Corning continues to build its leadership position in the market. In his new role, Bloemhard is the lead executive for corporate governance, compliance and risk management, building on the progress made in Dow Corning's 40 years of operations in Greater China. He is currently also Global vice president of sales for Dow Corning's XIAMETER brand.

Dow Corning Plans to Shut Down its Hemlock Semiconductor Plant in Clarksville, Tennessee

Dow Corning plans to shut down its Hemlock Semiconductor plant in Clarksville, Tennessee. Dow Corning is shutting down the plant because of an oversupply and because of trade disputes. Dow Corning did not say when the plant should shut down. It is considering options for selling the site.

Dow Corning Introduces Syl-Off Release System in India

Dow Corning has introduced its new Syl-Off Release System in India. The new system combines Dow Corning's Syl-Off SL 35 Release Modifier and new Syl-Off SL 411 Coating to help customers optimize quality control and cost-effective manufacturing. Syl-Off SL 411 Coating, introduced here now, is a new solventless silicone release polymer technology that offers low platinum levels and optimizes high-speed performance. It provides fast cure and extremely stable release for applications involving bulk roll pressure-sensitive label stock, food packaging and industrial release papers using glassine and super-calendared kraft (SCK) substrates. Syl-Off SL 35 Release Modifier, used together with Dow Corning's new Syl-Off SL 411 Coating, offers tightly controlled, but flexible modification of a coating's release force. It combines very low platinum levels with superior stability and shelf life to optimally balance quality control and cost savings. This new addition to Dow Corning's Syl-Off Advantage Series improves the manufacture of pressure-sensitive label stock, single- and double-sided release papers, liners for adhesive tapes and other coatings for sticky materials. Dow Corning developed the Syl-Off Advantage Series of solventless silicone technologies to help customers reduce exposure to variations in platinum prices without sacrificing release performance. The Syl-Off Advantage Series offers a comprehensive selection of base polymers, crosslinkers, release modifiers and catalysts - all engineered to optimize flexibility in controlling release, cure and cost.

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