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Silicone sealant fights heat loss, wasted financial resources and provide long term sustainability

Dow Corning will be at Fesqua with innovative products for sustainable buildings

In today’s building market there is a growing demand to meet the principles of energy efficiency and sustainability. Dow Corning focuses on meeting this demand and will be at the 2010 Fesqua to present products that help obtain LEED Building certification and provide feasible solutions for long term sustainable constructions.

Efficient sealing is the key in technologies that produce energy efficiency by minimizing air and heat losses. Using Dow Corning® silicone in structural glazing, weatherproofing and insulated glass systems enables high energy-performance standards to be met, air infiltration and heat losses kept to a minimum which helps maintain a constant internal building temperature. The benefits are proven by thermal modeling programs that heat losses are minimized by using efficient sealing methods and products in residential and commercial windows.

Extending the useful life of buildings is another key component in achieving long-term sustainability. To this end, the useful life of Dow Corning® silicone sealant is typically 3 times longer than that of organic materials used for the same applications, and is more resistant to the environmental effects that reduce useful product life. Dow Corning’s silicone sealants have been on the market for more than 40 years and are ideal for applications such as structural glazing, insulated glass sealing and weather-proofing. Dow Corning’s silicone sealants have unique performance properties and are designed to be either extremely strong and/or flexible, durable and long lasting. When used in properly designed applications they perform their desired function even after experiencing the repeated effects from major storms, daily extremes of humidity and temperature, and the occasional catastrophic event like a hurricane, typhoon, or earthquake.

Dow Corning’s revolutionary Hot-Melt InstantGlaze silicone boosts productivity and cost savings, because it enables doors and windows to be sealed faster, better and with less waste. It has the advantage of automated “backbedding” sealant technology, offering instant adhesion, enabling immediate handling without jeopardizing the integrity of the seal.

Visitors to Dow Corning’s stand will be able to see for themselves a range of ways to use silicone sealants in structural applications, silicone sealants for insulated glass and InstantGlaze for fixing and sealing glass in frames. Additionally, technical engineer Alberto Chiavarini will give a presentation on October 23 on “InstantGlaze - Innovation in Gluing and Sealing Standardized Windows”.

(International Trade Fair for Frames, Accessories and Components)
Date: 20th to 23rd October 2010 – Imigrantes Exhibition Center (Centro de Exposições Imigrantes)
Dow Corning will be at Stand 405

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