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Dow Corning brings Fascinating SiliconeTM to life for students in India
Dow Corning, a global silicone
leader, today organized a Science Day at their manufacturing plant in Pune
(India) for the students of a school in the neighboring village of Dhoksanghvi
- bringing several interesting experiments to the students and engaging them to
learn how silicones help
improve our lives and the world we share. In total, about 40 students of
Abbasaheb Pachange School in Dhoksanghvi village participated in the event and
explored the fascinating world of silicones.
“We are dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities around us.
With the company completing a decade of collaboration with the Indian customers
and serving the local community, we want to build even stronger ties with the
communities around us, based on mutual understanding and involvement.”said Jean-Paul
Mollie, Dow Corning’s region president for India, South Asia, Middle
East and Africa. “Our aim is to showcase the power of silicone chemistry and
stimulate scientific curiosity - hence this innovative idea of conducting
Science Days to encourage hands-on science education
The half day long program included experiments like antifoams for coating
and mould-making, in addition to various article displays. In the “Antifoam for
Coating,” students added one drop of antifoam into a bottle full of foam and
found that the foam disappears immediately. These experiments showed students
not only the unique properties of silicone and silicon-based technology, but
also their ability to help society balance the need for innovation and growth
with the need to protect human health.
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning 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.
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