News and Upcoming Events
On two wheels: Proven solutions deliver performance, fuel efficiency, durability and reduced environmental impact
Midland, Michigan, USA – Dow Corning Corporation, a global
leader in silicone and silicon-based technology and innovation, is providing
proven solutions to meet a range of needs for advanced two-wheeler design.
These specialty materials help to improve performance, fuel efficiency and
durability and to reduce emissions on many types of motorcycles, scooters and
mopeds produced in India.
“Dow Corning has an amazing range of two-wheeler performance
enhancements, from specialty lubricants and engineered elastomers to
adhesives and sealants,” said Dr. Venkat Iyer, Application Engineering and
Technical Service team leader. “India is a leading manufacturing center and
market for two-wheelers, so it is exciting to help serve this region’s OEMs and
their suppliers with our many performance-enhancing solutions.”
Dow Corning technology can be found from tip to tail on different
two-wheeler makes and models, meeting key design needs in engine, transmission,
body, chassis, brake and lighting systems.
Smart Lubrication™ solutions
are deployed for friction control, reduced
noise and wear, improved reliability, and extended component life. Silastic® brand
provide durable fluid sealing and gasketing,
electrical protection, and vibration control. Dow Corning®
brand adhesives and sealantsbring high-strength bonding and sealing to
High-performance solutions for different two-wheeler systems include:
Engine and Transmission – Lubricating pistons, engine run-in parts
and clutches; sealing and gasketing crankcases and gearboxes
Body and Chassis – Lubricating handle thrust bearings, starter
motors and shock absorbers; protecting locks and electrical switches; bonding
and sealing handle grips and instruments
Brakes and Lighting – Adding precise friction control to brake pads;
lubricating caliper pins; bonding headlamp and tail lamp assemblies
“Fuel efficiency – whether you are in India, Europe or the United States –
is a concern for manufacturers and consumers alike,” Iyer said. “One of our
many solutions is using a Molykote® anti-friction coating from
Dow Corning as a piston coating for fuel efficiency. In addition to saving
fuel and reducing carbon emissions, the anti-friction coating also contributes
to less engine noise and wear. These are important gains, no matter where you
are in the world.”
Dow Corning has served India customers
for almost three decades, and it is one of the fastest-growing specialty
chemical companies in the country. The company has corporate offices in Mumbai,
manufacturing resources in Pune, and a customer service and engineering center
in Daman to support the needs of many industries across India and South
“Dow Corning is one company with
many automotive solutions
to meet the two-wheeler industry’s needs in India and around the world,” Iyer
said. “With collaboration, our customers can develop effective answers for
sustainable innovation, reliability and cost in use.”
For more information about Dow Corning automotive solutions, visit dowcorning.com/auto.
About Dow Corning
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
through the Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands.
Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More
than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.
Molykote® brandSmart Lubrication™ from
For more than 60 years, customers around the world have trusted the
Molykote® brand for performance and expertise to solve or prevent
virtually any lubrication problem and to save energy through Smart
Lubrication™. Molykote® solutions are available through a global
network of more than 3,000 channel partners. For more information, visit molykote.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dow Corning, Molykote and Silastic are registered
trademarks of Dow Corning Corporation.
XIAMETER is a registered trademark of Dow Corning Corporation.
Smart Lubrication is a trademark of Dow Corning Corporation.