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Automotive Literature Library

GENERAL LITERATURE
Brochure
Smart science drives chassis and brake innovationTitle: Enhance Performance, Ride and Handling – Smart science drives chassis and brake innovation
Form No.: 80-8162A-01
Description: Key design trends for steering, suspension and braking on driven and increasingly autonomous vehicles focus on enhanced performance, ride and handling. Safety, fuel efficiency, occupant comfort and reduced service are critical goals.

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Driving the Future—Together Title: Driving the Future—Together
Form No.: 80-8274-01
Description: The race is on to meet tomorrow’s consumer demands and take automotive technology to a new level—and Dow Corning can help you get there first. Discover our range of innovative material solutions that can help you make more reliable, comfortable, fuel-efficient and environmentally sustainable automobiles.

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Selection Guides
Smart Lubrication Solutions for Vehicle Powertrain SystemsTitle: Smart Lubrication Solutions for Vehicle Powertrain Systems
Form No.: 80-8158-01
Description: Meet your critical lubrication requirements for advanced powertrain design with Molykote® brand specialty lubricants from Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. With our in-depth expertise, a heritage of innovation, problem-solving collaboration and reliable global supply and technical support, these high-performance Smart Lubrication™ solutions are precisely formulated and application matched to help you achieve.

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SPECIALTY THERMOPLASTICS FOR VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS. Smart science drives impact protection innovationTitle: SPECIALTY THERMOPLASTICS FOR VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEMS. Smart science drives impact protection innovation
Form No.: 80-8159-01
Description: Increase the reliability of vehicle safety systems with less weight, more comfort and added styling appeal. Specialty automotive thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Multibase, a subsidiary of
The Dow Chemical Company, are proven, effective solutions for airbag covers, inflatable-restraint components and seatbelt parts.

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POWERTRAIN LITERATURE
Brochure
Fluorosilicone elastomers with high-temperature, fuel, and oil and resistance from Dow CorningTitle: Fluorosilicone elastomers with high-temperature, fuel, and oil and resistance from Dow Corning
Form No.: 80-3957A-01
Description:  Silastic® fluorosilicone (FSR) from Dow Corning is especially suited for challenging automotive applications involving components exposed to aggressive fluids and extreme hot and cold. Potential applications include turbocharger hose liners, engine and transmission seals, fuel and oil system seals, and flexible diaphragms and valves.

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Case Studies
Meet System Challenges. Find Innovative Solutions.Title: Thermopol and Dow Corning Innovation Lowers OEM Costs, Increases Temperature Performance to Reduce Emissions
Form No.: 45-1541A -01
Description: Working with Dow Corning, Thermopol created a hose liner solution that helped a North American OEM eliminate a component from its light-duty truck engine design. A multi-layered fluorosilicone (Silastic® brand FSR formulation) and high consistency rubber hose liner met the OEM’s increased temperature and oil-resistance requirements while reducing the product development time and costs.

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Meet System Challenges. Find Innovative Solutions.Title: Automotive Engine Control Unit Manufacturer Specifies Dow Corning® Sealant for Demanding Under-Hood Service Environment
Form No.: 11-1692-01
Description: A global leader in automotive electronics needed an adhesive to seal its engine-control units, protecting them from harsh conditions under the hood. Additionally, the manufacturer’s process needed an adhesive with a long tack-free time. Dow Corning® 7091 Adhesive Sealant was selected for its performance and competitive price.

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Production Literature
Improve Efficiency, Smoothness, Durability: Smart Science Drives Powertrain Systems InnovationTitle: Improve Efficiency, Smoothness, Durability: Smart Science Drives Powertrain Systems Innovation
Form No.: 80-8154A-01
Description: Dow Corning has proven, effective solutions for meeting your powertrain design challenges, including help to reduce engine and driveline friction, wear and energy losses; improve fluid and air delivery; reduce noise, vibrations and harshness (NVH); extend component life to increase durability and reduce service requirements; and improve engine systems sealing integrity while reducing weight.

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 100% Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber: Fuel and Oil Resistance Achieved in an LSRTitle: 100% Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber: Fuel and Oil Resistance Achieved in an LSR
Form No.: 45-1537-01
Description: Leveraging the strengths of two technologies – fluorosilicone rubber (FSR) and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) – Dow Corning developed a new, fully fluorinated LSR (F-LSR) that allows the process efficiencies of LSR to be coupled with the performance capabilities of FSR. Learn about the innovative possibilities and benefits of the Silastic® brand F-LSR product range.

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Making a Big NoiseTitle: Making a Big Noise
Form No.: 80-3669-01
Description: Learn about some of Dow Corning’s solutions for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), including testing for ideal formulations (Reprinted from Automotive Design magazine).

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Noise and Vibration Control Solutions from Dow CorningTitle: Noise and Vibration Control Solutions from Dow Corning
Form No.: 45-1518A-01
Description:  Silastic® brand silicone rubber compounds from Dow Corning have been used widely to increase soundproof performance in vehicles. Used as isolators, mass dampeners or hangers, they are a proven solution to control rattling and vibrations, especially in trucks and high-performance cars.

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Selection Guides
Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Powertrain Systems – Smart science drives propulsion efficiency innovationTitle:Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Powertrain Systems – Smart science drives propulsion efficiency innovation
Form No.: 80-8158-01
Description:  Meet critical lubrication requirements for advanced powertrain design with Molykote® brand specialty lubricants from Dow Corning

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Molykote® Anti-Friction Coatings Selection GuideTitle:  Molykote® Anti-Friction Coatings Selection Guide
Form No.: 80-3384-01
Description: Molykote® brand anti-friction coatings are bonded, dry-film lubricants that provide superior lubrication in harsh operating conditions and environmental extremes. This guide provides product information, typical applications, advantages of each coating and coating methods.

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Molykote® Industrial LubricantsTitle:  Molykote® Industrial Lubricants
Form No.: 80-3256-01
Description: Dow Corning has powertrain solutions that work. Silastic® brand engineered elastomers are tough for engine seals, turbo hoses, engine mounts and more. Molykote® brand specialty lubricants are durable, extend service life and improve fuel economy. And Dow Corning® brand adhesive/sealants offer reliable performance for formed-in-place seals and strong assembly bonds.

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Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Safety Systems: Smart Science Drives Impact Protection InnovationTitle: Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Safety Systems: Smart Science Drives Impact Protection Innovation
Form No.: 80-8174-01
Description: Increase the reliability of vehicle safety systems with less weight, more comfort and added styling appeal with specialty automotive thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Multibase.

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Technical Papers
Advances in Fluorosilicone Compounds for Turbocharger Hose Liners and Other Transportation ApplicationsTitle: Advances in Fluorosilicone Compounds for Turbocharger Hose Liners and Other Transportation Applications
Form No.: 45-1493-01
Description: Significant progress has been made in addressing the increasing demands on fluorosilicone rubber compounds used in turbocharger hoses. Aggressive hot-oil resistance, higher service temperatures, compound economies and improved adhesion to VMQ silicone are discussed.

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Continuing Evolution of Fluorosilicone Elastomer Performance in High-Temperature Environments for Transportation Hose ApplicationsTitle: Continuing Evolution of Fluorosilicone Elastomer Performance in High-Temperature Environments for Transportation Hose Applications
Form No.: 80-3721-01
Description: Dow Corning’s data reinforce the importance of selecting an optimized fluorosilicone (FVMQ) as a high-performance hose liner capable of meeting today’s under-hood requirements, such as high-temperature heat stability, resistance to aggressive engine oils, bond strength and long-term adhesion stability.

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: ...And Fluoro Technologies Created New Dimensions for Liquid Silicone RubberTitle: ...And Fluoro Technologies Created New Dimensions for Liquid Silicone Rubber
Form No.: 80-3439-01
Description: For turbocharger hose liners, fluorosilicone rubbers (FSRs) meet the needs of high-temperature stability, adhesion to dimethyl silicones, and fluid resistance; but, productivity is limited due to the slower cure profile and reduced flowability. Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) provides manufacturing speed but not the long-term reliability. Leveraging the strengths of both technologies, Dow Corning developed a new, fully fluorinated LSR that allows the process efficiencies of LSR to be integrated with the performance capabilities of FSR.

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A Practical Approach to Matching Fluorosilicone Compound Technology to Fabrication Processes and EquipmentTitle: A Practical Approach to Matching Fluorosilicone Compound Technology to Fabrication Processes and Equipment
Form No.: 80-3722-01
Description: Fluorosilicone compounds have found increased use in many high-volume automotive applications. As more fabricators attempt to use fluorosilicone compounds, processing issues and acceptable part yields become an important hurdle. Explore material and part manufacturing process requirements used to determine a good approach in developing a fluorosilicone compound that not only meets end-user performance requirements but also can be easily processed on typical elastomer fabricating equipment.

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FSRs in Extreme Applications: Proof of the New ParadigmTitle: FSRs in Extreme Applications: Proof of the New Paradigm
Form No.: 45-1252B-01
Description: Recognizing the financial realities of today’s automotive markets, Dow Corning has tapped into its extensive knowledge of fluorosilicone chemistry and compounding expertise to create a new family of high-value, specific compounds. These have a good balance of fuel and oil resistance and mechanical properties over a wide range of temperatures. This white paper describes the high-performance capabilities of both bases and the latest appropriately priced Silastic® and XIAMETER® brand fluorosilicone compounds from Dow Corning in terms of oil and fuel resistance, mechanical properties, and abrasion resistance.

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Tutorials
Fabricating with Silastic® High Consistency Silicone RubberTitle: Fabricating with Silastic® High Consistency Silicone Rubber
Form No.: 45-0111B-01
Description: This manual helps rubber goods manufacturers use Silastic® brand high consistency rubber (HCR) and fluorosilicone elastomers. Detailed descriptions are provided on the principal techniques used in the production of rubber parts, including molding, vulcanizing, extruding, calendering, dispersion coating, bonding, post-curing and fabricating hose, rolls and sponge with Silastic® silicone rubber.

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Liquid Injection Molding: Processing Guide for Silastic® Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and Silastic® Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber (F-LSR)Title: Liquid Injection Molding: Processing Guide for Silastic® Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and Silastic® Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber (F-LSR)
Form No.: 45-1014-01
Description: This brochure discusses the basics of injection molding using Silastic® brand LSRs and F-LSRs and what manufacturers need to know to fully leverage the associated time savings and productivity improvements.

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ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC LITERATURE
Brochure
 
Increase Connectivity, Operating Reliability: Smart science drives electrical systems innovation Title:  Increase Connectivity, Operating Reliability: Smart science drives electrical systems innovation
Form No.: 80-8163-01
Description:: Design needs for vehicle electrical systems focus on increased electrification, connectivity and operating reliability. Safety, comfort, energy efficient electrification, fault protection and less service are key goals.

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Selection Guides
 
Molykote® Lubricants for Electrical ApplicationsTitle:  Molykote® Lubricants for Electrical Applications
Form No.: 80-3326-01
Description: : Find the ideal Molykote® brand lubricants for automotive electrical applications, including starter motors, alternators, ignition systems, engine-control systems, wiring and harnesses, electrical fans, switches, actuators, and micro motors.

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Molykote® Industrial LubricantsTitle:  Molykote® Industrial Lubricants
Form No.: 80-3256-01
Description: Description: Molykote® brand high-performance lubricants from Dow Corning help reduce friction and wear, extend lubrication time, and reduce maintenance and replacement costs. Learn about the wide range of lubricants and the suggested products for applications such as rolling element bearings; valves, packings, seals and O-rings; chain drives; threaded connections; power screw drives; control cables; plain bearings, bushings and sleeves; gears; and slides, guides and tracks.

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Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Safety Systems: Smart Science Drives Impact Protection InnovationTitle: Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Safety Systems: Smart Science Drives Impact Protection Innovation
Form No.: 80-8174-01
Description: Increase the reliability of vehicle safety systems with less weight, more comfort and added styling appeal with specialty automotive thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Multibase.

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BODY & LIGHTING LITERATURE
Case Studies
Silicone Technology Makes Life Brighter for Indian Two-Wheeler Automotive RidersTitle: Silicone Assembly Sealant Speeds up Production of Automotive Lighting
Form No.: 80-3718-01
Description: Moving toward becoming the largest manufacturer of automotive lighting systems in its region, one Dow Corning customer is meeting an industry challenge for faster, higher-quality and more economical lamp production with the help of Dow Corning® HM-2510 Assembly Sealant. On the customer’s automated lamp assembly lines, the silicone sealant provides immediate adhesion between the lamp housing and lens. Its high green strength allows assembly air-pressure leak testing without process interruption for additional cure time.

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Production Literature
Smart science drives vehicle lighting innovationTitle: Increase Safety, Security, and Styling Options. Smart science drives vehicle lighting innovation.
Form No.: 80-8280-01
Description: Design trends for vehicle lighting systems focus on increased safety, security and styling options. Enhanced visibility, interior comfort, energy efficiency, lower costs and optimized reliability are key goals.

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Silicone Technology Makes Life Brighter for Indian Two-Wheeler Automotive RidersTitle: Silicone Technology Makes Life Brighter for Indian Two-Wheeler Automotive Riders
Form No.: N/A
Description: A two-component silicone sealant from Dow Corning is used in two-wheel vehicle headlight and taillight assembly. The sealant has high resistance to heat and excellent durability, allowing the use of higher-density bulbs in headlamp assemblies for higher brightness and an enhanced bulb lifespan.

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Enhance Driving Comfort, Appeal, Durability: Smart science drives vehicle exterior innovation Title: Enhance Driving Comfort, Appeal, Durability: Smart science drives vehicle exterior innovation
Form No.: 80-8161-01
Description: Design trends for vehicle exterior systems focus on enhanced driving comfort, styling appeal and functional durability. Improved acoustics and cabin protection, increased energy efficiency, and expanded styling options are key goals.

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Selection Guides
Automotive Appearance Chemicals Product Selection GuideTitle: Automotive Appearance Chemicals Product Selection Guide
Form No.: 26-1382F-01
Description: Dow Corning provides an array of performance-enhancing solutions for manufacturers of products for automotive surfaces, including waxes, polishes, and tire and vinyl protectants. Dow Corning’s silicone-based innovations offer choices that allow manufacturers to differentiate their products by improving shine and durability while modifying water beading potential, sheeting effect and feel. Silicones impart a range of perceived benefits to automotive surface products destined for use in the institutional, body shop and retail markets.

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Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Exterior DesignTitle: Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Exterior Design
Form No.: 80-8155-01
Description: Meet your critical lubrication requirements for advanced vehicle exterior design with Molykote® brand specialty lubricants from Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. With our in-depth expertise, a heritage of innovation, problem-solving collaboration and reliable global supply and technical support, these high-performance Smart Lubrication™ solutions are precisely formulated and application-matched to help you achieve.

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Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Interior Design – Smart science drives quiet comfort innovationTitle: Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Interior Design – Smart science drives quiet comfort innovation
Form No.: 80-8156-01
Description: Enhance your design sustainability with Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions from Dow Corning. To meet key interior design needs, these advanced specialty lubrication technologies can be custom-formulated for specified performance characteristics, regulatory standards and process requirements.

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Molykote® Anti-Friction Coatings Selection GuideTitle:  Molykote® Anti-Friction Coatings Selection Guide
Form No.: 80-3384-01
Description:  Molykote® brand anti-friction coatings are bonded, dry-film lubricants that provide superior lubrication in harsh operating conditions and environmental extremes. This guide provides product information, typical applications, advantages of each coating and coating methods.

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Molykote® Industrial LubricantsTitle:  Molykote® Industrial Lubricants
Form No.: 80-3256-01
Description:  Molykote® brand high-performance lubricants from Dow Corning help reduce friction and wear, extend lubrication time, and reduce maintenance and replacement costs. Learn about the wide range of lubricants and the suggested products for applications such as rolling element bearings; valves, packings, seals and O-rings; chain drives; threaded connections; power screw drives; control cables; plain bearings, bushings and sleeves; gears; and slides, guides and tracks.

Download
Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Safety Systems: Smart Science Drives Impact Protection InnovationTitle: Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Safety Systems: Smart Science Drives Impact Protection Innovation
Form No.: 80-8174-01
Description: Increase the reliability of vehicle safety systems with less weight, more comfort and added styling appeal with specialty automotive thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Multibase.

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SPECIALTY THERMOPLASTICS FOR VEHICLE EXTERIOR DESIGN. Smart science drives lightweight durability innovationTitle: Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Exterior Design. Smart science drives lightweight durability innovation
Form No.: 80-8172-01
Description: Enhance comfort with improved acoustic performance and cabin protection, aid energy efficiency with lightweight materials, and increase styling options with durable body components. Specialty automotive thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Multibase, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, are proven, effective solutions for exterior trim, styling components, glass encapsulation and weatherseals.

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CHASSIS & BRAKE LITERATURE
Sample Card
Silastic® HCM 60-1225-GRAY Silicone Title:  Silastic® HCM 60-1225-GRAY Silicone Rubber
Form No.: 80-3881A-01
Description: Get superior fatigue resistance in extreme heat and cold. New high-consistency silicone rubber from Dow Corning shows high fatigue life, stretching and flexing for millions of cycles, beyond the durability of other HCR elastomers. Potential applications include CVJ boots, exhaust hangers, engine mounts, and NVH control components.

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Production Literature
Molykote® Brake Solutions – From the Pedal to the PadTitle:  Molykote® Brake Solutions – From the Pedal to the Pad
Form No.: 80-3434-01
Description: Dow Corning put it to the test. Molykote® 7365 Lubolid Additive Powder improves brake performance and pad wear.

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ENHANCE PERFORMANCE, RIDE AND HANDLING - Chassis and brake innovation Title:  Enhance Performance, Ride and Handling - Chassis and brake innovation
Form No.: 80-2162A-01
Description: Key design trends for steering, suspension and braking on driven and increasingly autonomous vehicles focus on enhanced performance, ride and handling. Safety, fuel efficiency, occupant comfort and reduced service are critical goals.

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Molykote® Brake Solutions – From the Pedal to the PadTitle:  Molykote® D-708 Anti-Friction Coating for Brake Pad Clips
Form No.: 80-3674-01
Description: On disc-brake caliper assemblies, Molykote® D-708 Anti-Friction Coating can provide long-lasting metal/metal lubrication between brake-pad backing plates and spring-loaded retainer clips. This paint-like “dry” lubricant helps reduce friction, noise and roughness.

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New Molykote® G-3407 Caliper Pin GreaseTitle: New Molykote® G-3407 Caliper Pin Grease
Form No.: 80-3507-01
Description:  Molykote® G-3407 Caliper Pin Grease is specially formulated for durable metal/metal lubrication and can help reduce fretting corrosion and wear on caliper guide pins exposed to high braking temperatures.

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Selection Guides
Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Chassis & Brake SystemsTitle:Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Chassis & Brake Systems
Form No.: 80-8157A-01
Description:  Meet your critical lubrication requirements for advanced chassis and brake systems design with Molykote® brand specialty lubricants from Dow Corning.

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Molykote® Industrial LubricantsTitle:  Molykote® Industrial Lubricants
Form No.: 80-3256-01
Description:  Molykote® brand high-performance lubricants from Dow Corning help reduce friction and wear, extend lubrication time, and reduce maintenance and replacement costs. Learn about the wide range of lubricants and the suggested products for applications such as rolling element bearings; valves, packings, seals and O-rings; chain drives; threaded connections; power screw drives; control cables; plain bearings, bushings and sleeves; gears; and slides, guides and tracks.

Download
Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Safety Systems: Smart Science Drives Impact Protection InnovationTitle: Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Safety Systems: Smart Science Drives Impact Protection Innovation
Form No.: 80-8174-01
Description: Increase the reliability of vehicle safety systems with less weight, more comfort and added styling appeal with specialty automotive thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Multibase.

Download
INTERIOR LITERATURE
Production Literature
Dow Corning led the world in airbag innovation with a first-to-market silicone coating for front-passenger airbags. Dow Corning remains at the forefront of the industry, providing innovative silicone product solutions, analytical services, engineering assistance, material selection and customization, and robotics prototyping and testing.Title: Total Airbag Solutions: Services & Products
Form No.: 80-3470-01
Description: Dow Corning led the world in airbag innovation with a first-to-market silicone coating for front-passenger airbags. Dow Corning remains at the forefront of the industry, providing innovative silicone product solutions, analytical services, engineering assistance, material selection and customization, and robotics prototyping and testing.

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Characteristics of Silicone Rheology and Coated Fabric Film FormationTitle: Characteristics of Silicone Rheology and Coated Fabric Film Formation
Form No.: 80-3723-01
Description: Five Dow Corning® brand commercial airbag coating products were studied to show the impact of coating formulation on film-forming performance. The results of this testing are shown.

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Dependable Solutions for Airbag ComponentsTitle: Dependable Solutions for Airbag Components
Form No.: 26-1289-01
Description:
Dow Corning and Multibase, Dow Corning’s thermoplastics division, have developed coatings and thermoplastic-based solutions for airbag covers. As global leaders in the airbag market, Dow Corning and Multibase work closely with major Tier 1 suppliers to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions that help increase the dependability and reliability of automotive safety systems. These solutions are available under the Multiflex®, Dow Corning® and Silastic® brands.

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Making a Big NoiseTitle: Making a Big Noise
Form No.: 80-3669-01
Description: Learn about some of Dow Corning’s solutions for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), including testing for ideal formulations. (Reprinted from Automotive Design magazine.)

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Secure Impact Protection, Comfort and Design: Smart science drives vehicle safety systems innovation Title: Secure Impact Protection, Comfort and Design: Smart science drives vehicle safety systems innovation
Form No.: 80-8164A-01
Description: Design needs for vehicles’ active- and passive-safety systems focus on driver and passenger impact protection, comfort and design. Safety-critical reliability, light weighting, smoothness and minimal service are key goals.

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Improve User Experience, Perceived Quality: Smart science drives vehicle interior innovationTitle: Improve User Experience, Perceived Quality: Smart science drives vehicle interior innovation
Form No.: 80-8160-01
Description: Trend-driven design needs for vehicle interior systems focus on improved user experience and perceived quality. Quiet comfort, added smoothness, lightweight durability and sensory appeal for brand differentiation are key goals.

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Selection Guides
Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Safety Systems: Smart Science Drives Impact Protection InnovationTitle: Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Safety Systems: Smart Science Drives Impact Protection Innovation
Form No.: 80-8174-01
Description: Increase the reliability of vehicle safety systems with less weight, more comfort and added styling appeal with specialty automotive thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Multibase.

Download
Automotive Appearance Chemicals Product Selection GuideTitle: Automotive Appearance Chemicals Product Selection Guide
Form No.: 26-1382F-01
Description: Dow Corning provides an array of performance-enhancing solutions for manufacturers of products for automotive surfaces, including waxes, polishes, and tire and vinyl protectants. Dow Corning’s silicone-based innovations offer choices that allow manufacturers to differentiate their products by improving shine and durability while modifying water beading potential, sheeting effect and feel. Silicones impart a range of perceived benefits to automotive surface products destined for use in the institutional, body shop and retail markets.

Download
Molykote® brand NVH Control ProductsTitle:  Molykote® brand NVH Control Products
Form No.: 80-3413-01
Description: Solving noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) issues is crucial from the vehicle’s design and production to its future service. This guide provides information on Molykote® NVH control products suited for vehicle-interior uses.

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Molykote® Anti-Friction Coatings Selection GuideTitle:  Molykote® Anti-Friction Coatings Selection Guide
Form No.: 80-3384-01
Description:  Molykote® brand anti-friction coatings are bonded, dry-film lubricants that provide superior lubrication in harsh operating conditions and environmental extremes. This guide provides product information, typical applications, advantages of each coating and coating methods.

Download
Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Interior Design: Smart science drives comfort, quality and styling innovationTitle: Specialty Thermoplastics for Vehicle Interior Design: Smart science drives comfort, quality and styling innovation
Form No.: 80-8275-01
Description: Secure interior comfort and shape perceptions of quality, safety and overall performance to enhance user experience and styling differentiation. Specialty automotive thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Multibase, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, are proven, effective solutions for added tactile smoothness, aesthetic appeal and long-lasting durability on soft-touch trims, panel surfaces, car mats and a range of occupant convenience components.

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Technical Papers
Achieving Functional Excellence with Silicone CoatingsTitle: Achieving Functional Excellence with Silicone Coatings
Form No.: 26-1302-01
Description: How can optimization of the coating process help balance component properties, end-product attributes and economic considerations? This discussion includes: physical property considerations for silicone fabric coatings, modifying the coating to achieve specific performance requirements, how coating properties impact the coating process, various coating methods, cure profile and new silicone technology that enables the user to “dial in” the right balance of properties for the silicone application.

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Tutorials
Liquid Injection Molding: Processing Guide for Silastic® Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and Silastic® Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber (F-LSR)Title: Liquid Injection Molding: Processing Guide for Silastic® Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and Silastic® Fluoro Liquid Silicone Rubber (F-LSR)
Form No.: 45-1014-01
Description: This brochure discusses the basics of injection molding using Silastic® brand LSRs and F-LSRs and what manufacturers need to know to fully leverage the associated time savings and productivity improvements.

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TWO-WHEELER LITERATURE
Production Literature
Dow Corning led the world in airbag innovation with a first-to-market silicone coating for front-passenger airbags. Dow Corning remains at the forefront of the industry, providing innovative silicone product solutions, analytical services, engineering assistance, material selection and customization, and robotics prototyping and testing.Title: High-Performance Solutions for Advanced Two-Wheeler Design
Form No.: 80-3702-01
Description: With better fuel economy, less environmental impact and an often-preferred driving experience compared to most automobiles, two-wheelers from low-priced scooters to high-value motorcycles will continue to grow in popularity. Current and future owners expect more power and pleasure with many new features, green design, durability, less maintenance, and added style and safety. Dow Corning has a portfolio of proven problem-solvers to help you meet design needs and customer expectations, as well as to help you reduce warranty repairs and owner service requirements.

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Silicone Technology Makes Life Brighter for Indian Two-Wheeler Automotive RidersTitle: Silicone Technology Makes Life Brighter for Indian Two-Wheeler Automotive Riders
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Description: A two-component silicone sealant from Dow Corning is used in two-wheel vehicle headlight and taillight assembly. The sealant has high resistance to heat and excellent durability, allowing the use of higher-density bulbs in headlamp assemblies for higher brightness and an enhanced bulb lifespan.

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