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2017.11.16
New DOWSIL™ EA-6060 Adhesive Accelerates Assembly and Lowers Production Costs for Automotive Module Assembly


Dow Performance Silicones, a global business unit of DowDuPont’s Materials Science Division, today introduced a new high-performance material to its growing portfolio of advanced assembly solutions for the automotive industry. Offered under the new DOWSIL™ brand (formerly Dow Corning®) EA-6060 Adhesive develops strong adhesion to metal and plastic substrates in under an hour at temperatures below 100°C. This offers manufacturers of automotive control units, sensors and modules significant process optimization opportunities compared to many commonly used adhesives.

“Many automotive suppliers are under pressure to speed assembly and lower production costs without compromising the performance of control units and sensor modules,” said Rogier Reinders, global marketing director for Dow. “New DOWSIL™ EA-6060 Adhesive helps to address all of these challenges by forming fast, reliable bonds on common metal and plastic substrates at lower temperatures than currently available products.”

Available as a two-part formulation, DOWSIL™ EA-6060 Adhesive develops required adhesion within 30 minutes at 80°C (176°F), though the material also allows accelerated cure at higher temperatures. After cure, it delivers reliable adhesion for common substrates, such as the metal housings and plastic lids used in automotive module assembly. DOWSIL™ EA-6060 Adhesive supports precision metering and dispensing equipment while remaining free of bubbles and voids, even if assembly does not occur directly after the adhesive is dispensed.

About Dow Performance Silicones
Dow Performance Silicones, a business unit of the Dow Consumer Solutions Portfolio aligned to DowDuPont Materials Science, delivers a complete portfolio of silicone solutions and performance materials to serve the diverse needs of customers and industries around the world. From the transportation and pressure sensitive industries to high performance building solutions and chemical manufacturing, Dow’s Performance Silicones business helps our customers solve their most challenging problems. As a global leader in innovation and silicon-based technology, we are committed to bringing new solutions to the market that do more for our customers and continue to improve the lives of consumers worldwide. Visit dowcorning.com to learn more.

About DowDuPont Materials Science Division
DowDuPont Materials Science, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. The division has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. DowDuPont Materials Science’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. DowDuPont intends to separate the Materials Science Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.

For further information contact:

Isabelle Vanderstichelen
Dow Corning
+32.64.889.350
isabelle.vanderstichelen@dowcorning.com
Dan McCarthy
AH&M Marketing Communications
+1.413.448.2260, Ext. 200
dmccarthy@ahminc.com

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