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Dow Corning Celebrates 50 Years of Silicone Innovation in Mexico


Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, celebrated its 50th anniversary in Mexico today with a gala for employees and customers at the Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia.

“We are here to celebrate a half-century of working closely with Mexican-based businesses and research organizations to create silicon-based solutions specifically designed to meet the needs and address the challenges facing customers in Mexico and in the region,” said David Jacome, general manager of Dow Corning de México, S.A. de C.V.

Because many silicones resist the effects of aging, weather, sunlight, moisture, heat, cold, and some chemical assaults, they are used in a large number of key Mexican industries, including construction, textiles, beauty and personal care, automotive, and oil and gas. These industries have been served through its Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands.

The XIAMETER brand offers transparent, market-based prices for more than 2,500 standard silicone products, including silicone fluids, sealants, silanes, emulsions and rubber, through streamlined services and a web-enabled order platform.

Dow Corning also supports its customers through research and development with a focus on sustainability initiatives, a regional manufacturing facility, a global supply chain, and application and technical service engineers who work closely with local customers to identify local trends and needs.

“Through the dedication and hard work of our employees and the enthusiastic support of our customers, we are well-positioned to help Mexico continue to grow and compete in the global marketplace,” Jacome said.

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning 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.

Dow Corning is also the majority shareholder in the Hemlock Semiconductor Group ( joint ventures, which includes Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor, L.L.C. Hemlock Semiconductor is a leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and solar cells and modules. Hemlock Semiconductor began operations in 1961 and has announced more than $4 billion of investments since 2005.

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The XIAMETER® brand of Dow Corning Corporation offers market-based prices for standard silicone products. Introduced in 2002, the brand offers more than 2,500 products including silicone fluids, sealants, silanes, emulsions and rubber. The XIAMETER brand is a no-frills model offering cost effective products through streamlined services and a web-enabled order platform.

The XIAMETER® business model was expanded in 2009 and now offers customers enhanced self-service functionality, extended volume quantity options, transparent pricing, and more credit term choices. In addition, a broader range of standard silicone products is offered as well as the ability to purchase through local distribution. Learn more at


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