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2012.03.28
Dow Corning: One Company, Many Transportation Solutions


Midland, Michigan, USA – Dow Corning Corporation, a global leader in silicone and silicon-based technology and innovation, offers a range of innovative design solutions that can help to meet vehicle-system application challenges. Specialty materials, collaborative problem-solving and technical support are available for design assistance on passenger cars, light-duty trucks, two wheelers and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

“Dow Corning is one company with many transportation solutions to help today’s vehicle designers solve problems and get the job done right in key operating systems; we feature these solutions in our new brochure for the transportation industry,” (2.6 MB PDF) said Marjorie Dwane, Dow Corning Transportation Global Market Manager. “Our experience, ingenuity, and collaboration can help vehicle OEMs and tier suppliers meet their most pressing needs for sustainable innovation, enhanced reliability and cost in use.”

According to Dwane, advanced materials from Dow Corning can provide innovative solutions for a variety of vehicle system challenges. Molykote® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions can enhance fuel efficiency and lower emissions, provide brake friction control, reduce NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), and improve reliability and service life. Silastic® brand engineered elastomers can provide effective solutions for inflatable-restraint systems, fluid and air delivery, engine sealing and gasketing, electrical protection, and vibration control. Dow Corning® brand performance adhesives and sealants offer potential high-strength bonding and sealing solutions for lighting-system and interior-component assembly.

These Dow Corning technologies are providing proven high performance in helping today’s transportation industry meet design requirements for safety, reliability, comfort, fuel efficiency and sustainability. Key applications for the advanced specialty materials include:

  • Powertrain – Seals, gaskets, piston coatings, engine mounts, muffler hangers, corrosion protection, turbocharger hoses, CVJ boots, flexible diaphragms
  • Chassis and Brakes – Lubrication for steering, suspension and brakes; squeak and rattle protection; dust covers, seals
  • Body and Lighting – Seals, lock protection, lamp assembly, lubrication, NVH control
  • Vehicle Interior – Noise and vibration damping, component assembly and lubrication, airbag fabric coating and seam sealing
  • Electrical/Electronic – Connector seals and gaskets, sealing grommets, motor and actuator lubrication, cable insulation

“Focused on meeting our customers’ needs in the best way possible, Dow Corning serves the industry with both innovation and efficiency,” Dwane said. “Dow Corning offers design innovation with specialty materials, collaborative problem-solving and technical support. And, our XIAMETER ® brand offers sourcing efficiency with standard silicone products online at market-based prices.”

For more information about Dow Corning transportation solutions, download the company’s new Automotive Solutions brochure, Meet System Challenges. Find Innovative Solution (2.95MB PDF), or 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 e-mail 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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