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2012.06.22
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. Molykote® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions are deployed for friction control, reduced noise and wear, improved reliability, and extended component life. Silastic® brand engineered elastomers provide durable fluid sealing and gasketing, electrical protection, and vibration control. Dow Corning® brand adhesives and sealantsbring high-strength bonding and sealing to component assembly.

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 Asia.

“Dow Corning is one company with many automotive solutions (PDF) 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 Dow Corning
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 industrial@dowcorning.com.

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.


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