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2015.11.19
Dow Corning Earns Prestigious R&D Award for New Silicone Adhesive Technology Developed with Delphi Automotive


RD 100 Award

Dow Corning Corp. announced today that a silicone adhesive technology it recently developed alongside Delphi Automotive PLC has earned one of R&D Magazine’s prestigious 2015 R&D 100 Awards.

Dow Corning and Delphi received the award for Dow Corning® EA-7100 Adhesive, a product initially developed for Delphi, which was grappling with several adhesion challenges. The adhesive is based on novel silicone chemistry that significantly expands design options for automotive electronics and other applications by enabling strong bonds to a wide variety of substrates. Formulated with patented new silicone chemistry, Dow Corning EA-7100 Adhesive (PDF) offers more options for designing next-generation electronics including control units, sensors, lighting and display modules, and offers advantages such as greatly accelerated processing speed, and reduced energy use.

"This award recognizes what Dow Corning does best every day - working alongside customers to develop innovative silicone-based products that solve challenges and create opportunities for our customers to compete and win," said Ganesh Kailasam, senior vice president and chief technology officer. "While this technology is helping advance the automotive electronics industry, there are countless other applications that could benefit."

"The R&D 100 awards are often referred to as the "Oscars of Innovation," and highlight significant technology inventions of the past year. The award has historically honored many of the leading minds in invention, including Dean Kamen, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Buzz Aldrin, astronaut Scott J. Kelly, Kary Mullis, and Hugh Herr.

About Delphi
Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is a leading global technology company for automotive and commercial vehicle markets delivering solutions that help make vehicles safe, green and connected.  Headquartered in Gillingham, U.K., Delphi operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 33 countries. Visit delphi.com.

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 via the company’s 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. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

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