Dow Corning to feature performance-enhancing silicone solutions for greener buildings at Greenbuild 2012


WEBWIRE – Monday, November 12, 2012

Dow Corning to introduce new insulation solutions, highlight sealants and participate in ‘Ask the Experts’ sessions

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, U.S.A.: Dow Corning, a global leader in the development of silicone technology for the high performance building industry, is introducing the new Dow Corning® Vacuum Insulation Panel at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild 2012, scheduled for November 14 through 16 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Exhibiting at Booth 3625N in the North Expo Hall at the Greenbuild 2012 Expo, Dow Corning also will showcase high performance silicone sealant products. Additionally, a Dow Corning representative will offer expert insight during McGraw-Hill Construction’s “Meet the Experts” presentations.

The new Dow Corning Vacuum Insulation Panel is a high-efficiency insulation product featuring five to 10 times better thermal resistance than conventional insulation materials. The panel also has a thin-profile construction and enables slim wall constructions to maximize usable floor spaces. The new Dow Corning Vacuum Insulation Panel also features good compression strength and fire rating, and it contains up to 95% pre-consumer recycled content in the core and post-consumer recycled content in the packaging.

In addition, Dow Corning will showcase its proven Dow Corning® 758 Silicone Weather Barrier Sealant, which offers excellent unprimed adhesion to a wide range of materials. Dow Corning 758 Silicone Weather Barrier Sealant brings long-term durability, consistent adhesion performance and compatibility, and ease-of-use for sealing challenging weather barrier substrates. And with ±25% movement capability, architects benefit from increased design flexibility.

Dow Corning Global Facade and Architectural Design Leader Dr. Mikkel Kragh will be a featured speaker at Greenbuild 2012 during McGraw-Hill Construction’s “Meet the Experts” presentations at 2 p.m. November 14 and 15. Kragh links Dow Corning research and development activities with the design community, including facade systems manufacturers and specialist contractors.

Capitalizing on more than 65 years of silicon-based technology expertise, Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions draws upon solutions from many different industry groups within the company to help customers address a wide range of high performance building challenges. Attendees are invited to meet with Dow Corning experts during Greenbuild 2012 to learn more about the many silicone-based High Performance Building Solutions available to solve industry challenges.

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.

About High Performance Building Solutions
Dow Corning is collaborating with industry professionals around the world to develop solutions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, reduce the eco-footprint of construction materials, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Taking a holistic approach, Dow Corning brings together expertise from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high performance building challenges. Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and building materials protection, as well as innovations for high-efficiency insulation, LED lighting, thermal management systems, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design.

About the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, a vast exhibition floor, green building tours, special seminars and networking events. Greenbuild is the four-time recipient of the IMEX Green Meetings Award and Tradeshow Weekly’s 50, and it received an MPI Rise award for Organizational Achievement in 2010.

About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 140,000 LEED Professionals, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students. USGBC is the developer of the LEED green building certification program and the convenor of the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.



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