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Surface and Interface Solutions Center FAQ

What is the SISC?

Dow Corning Corporation has established the Surface and Interface Solutions Center (SISC), as a new global research center to pioneer the development of innovative technologies and applications for organosilane and silicon-containing chemicals.

Where is the SISC?

The SISC is located within the Dow Corning business and technology center at Seneffe, Belgium—a world-class resource for research and development and for collaboration with customers and external partners. A European facility enables us to provide global support for customers, complementing our existing facilities for silanes in Midland, Michigan, USA, and Chiba, Japan.

Address and Contact Information

Dow Corning

Tel +32(0)64 88.80.00

Rue Jules Bordet

Fax +32(0)64 88.84.01

Parc Industriel - Zone C

Contact the SISC

B-7180 Seneffe (Belgium)


What is the purpose of the SISC?

The SISC is dedicated to designing innovative composites or molecules; processes; surface interface and interphase technologies. It will serve the global needs of customers in multiple markets, including plastics, rubber, adhesives, sealants, coatings, textiles and electronics.

The SISC will enable you to establish a competitive advantage by identifying next-generation solutions and providing the best technical and business approaches to your challenges. The solution may help you achieve improved performance or productivity, or it could be the result of developing a tailor-made approach based on the interface between silanes and other materials.

View the SISC's vision and mission statements.

What are the capabilities of the SISC?

The center, unique among silanes manufacturers, combines our technology expertise with our market knowledge to discover new opportunities that will meet your new and emerging needs. The SISC is staffed by scientists and engineers linked to Dow Corning’s global network of technology experts and to external sources of expertise. They will focus on plastic and rubber applications and on material science for filler reinforcement, crosslinking and adhesion across a large cross section of products and industries.

Why is Dow Corning the right partner for this type of work?

More than 50 years ago, we pioneered the development of organosilane technology. Today, we are recognized in the industry for our innovations, technical achievements and competence in silicon techonology. Our exclusive focus on silicon-based chemistry guarantees state-of-the-art material, manufacturing and expertise. We have world-class facilities to study, handle and produce these materials.

We have made significant investments to support the silanes market in recent years, including adding manufacturing capacity and developing new technologies to support the Green Tire market. This investment will enable us to further grow our silanes product line and identify new opportunities for performance-enhancing solutions.

For more information:

Contact the SISC for answers to your questions.

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