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SILICONES FOR CONSTRUCTION   ADVANTAGES OF SILICONES    
THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE FUTURE

Silicone sealants help high performance buildings perform better and last longer, and make new design options possible. They enable amazing feats of architecture and the preservation of our most treasured landmarks – as well as making our homes more comfortable and energy efficient.

Silicones in construction can:
Solve structural glazing and weatherproofing challenges
Contribute to energy efficiency in buildings
Improve in-shop productivity and reduce material waste
Extend building life and reduce life cycle costs
Help realize sustainable development
Achieve design freedom

FOUR TIMES THE POWER OF CONVENTIONAL STRUCTURAL SILICONESFOUR TIMES THE STRENGTH OF CONVENTIONAL STRUCTURAL SILICONES
We believe in the adhesion strength of new Dow Corning® TSSA® Transparent Silicone Structural Adhesive so much, we wanted to be the first to use it – attaching the frameless spider façade system to the insulating glass units at our new energy-efficient European Distribution Center.
 
PROTECTING PATIENTS FROM THE ELEMENTS
PROTECTING PATIENTS FROM THE ELEMENTS

Dow Corning® 758 Silicone Weather Barrier Sealant provides durable, unprimed adhesion for the most challenging materials. That’s why the Kaleida Health Global Vascular Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. chose it to seal their primary waterproof membrane skin – protecting the new hospital from the city’s varied climate.
SMARTER WINDOWS
SMARTER WINDOWS

Watch our video to see how
Dow Corning’s innovative Smart Window technology could one day be used to create windows that change from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button – reducing cooling, heating and lighting requirements.



BRIGHTER THINKING FOR LEDs
BRIGHTER THINKING FOR LEDs

Dow Corning silicones help protect and aid in the lead-free assembly of LED-based lighting modules, thanks to their dielectric insulation, shock and vibration absorption, thermal stability, and optical clarity at elevated temperatures.

SILICONES STAND UP TO TROPICAL WEATHER
SILICONES STAND UP TO TROPICAL WEATHER

Thanks to silicone building sealants, glazing and curtainwall adhesives, the gleaming glass towers of Hong Kong’s Exchange Square building have stood proudly since 1984 – despite tropical heat, humidity, heavy rain, typhoons and air pollution.
SILICONE HOT MELT SEALANTS SAVE TIME AND MONEY
SILICONE HOT MELT SEALANTS SAVE TIME AND MONEY

Silicone hot melt sealants can help fabricators keep pace with demand for windows and doors – can reduce time and cost of manufacturing by as much as 33 percent. How? By sealing the window glass to the sash with the combined instant adhesion of a glazing tape and the ease of a liquid sealant – with none of the individual drawbacks seen with manual tape glazing applications.
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The lifecycle savings case for silicone weatherproofing.
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Weathersealants and Durability: The Silicone Advantage(PDF 549KB)
How Dow Corning silicone sealants are reducing energy loss.
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Dow Corning InstantGlaze Window Assembly Sealants(Video)
See our hot melt sealants in action.
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Turning Architects’ Dreams into Reality(PDF 530KB)
How silicones are creating hundreds of new design options.
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Reaching toward Net Zero
See how we’re collaborating to create sustainable building solutions.
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