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
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.
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
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What are the capabilities of the
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
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