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2013.10.23
Dow Corning introduces High Performance Building Solutions at KAFF 2013


Dow Corning to showcase enabling technologies for high-performance buildings at KAFF 2013

October 23rd, 2013 - Dow Corning (www.dowcorning.co.kr) announced that it will participate in 'The 8th Korea Architecture Fair & Festival 2013.’

'Korea Architecture Fair & Festival (KAFF) 2013’, which will be held from October 23rd to 26th at COEX, Samseong-dong, Seoul, will be a forum for business and information exchange among corporations and architecture experts. It will be held by the Korea Institute of Registered Architects and sponsored by government organizations including the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. This year, KAFF 2013 will introduce the latest architecture industry trends, exhibit products, and promote development of the industry and job creation. Moreover, participants will discuss hot issues like global warming prevention and residential environment safety.

Dow Corning will introduce its High Performance Building Solutions, which deliver innovative silicon-based specialty and advanced technology that enable sustainable building designs for energy performance and carbon reduction footprint as well as support design freedom with confidence for architects. As a trend leader and proven innovator in High Performance Building Solutions, Dow Corning will unveil its diverse construction materials, related products, and technology information, including Architecture Insulation Modules, Vacuum Insulation Panels, and Dow Corning® TSSA.

Dow Corning possesses world-leading technologies and competitive quality products in curtain walls and SSG (Silicone Structural Glazing) fields, which play a core role in buildings’ exterior structure. Dow Corning’s silicone is used to extend skyscrapers and increase building energy efficiency. Under the theme of ‘The shortest route to net zero is Si,’ Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions is producing Curtain Wall Structural Glazing System/WP Application, Residential Windows, Construction Chemicals, and Insulating Glass Units. In particular, its Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) is one type of high performance solution that is valued for its low thermal conductivity. It is five to ten times more efficient than conventional insulation materials.

Dan Futter, vice president of Dow Corning's High Performance Building Solutions and Solar Solutions businesses, said, “We are pursuing continuous innovation to lay the groundwork for the near-zero architecture industry. Under recent architecture trends, that need to meet not only political and environmental requirements but also esthetic value, Dow Corning will be the best solution to realize a healthy and comfortable architecture environment with its energy efficiency, buildings’ life extension, and design freedom.” He emphasized, “Dow Corning® brand is a reliable green choice for High Performance Buildings globally.”

Dow Corning Korea Representative Director MG Moon said, “Dow Corning’s portfolio brings together a broad range of innovative silicon-based technologies from across the Korean construction industry to meet critical High Performance Building needs.”

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Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is a joint venture equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. 2013 is 70th anniversary of Dow Corning and 30th anniversary of Dow Corning Korea.


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