Dow Corning is a global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation. Established in 1943 specifically to explore and develop the potential of silicones, Dow Corning now has 45 manufacturing locations, nearly 12,000 employees worldwide and provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers in more than 100 countries. The company is owned equally by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Inc., and offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® (www.xiameter.com) brands. Recently, unfavorable conditions in the polysilicon segment have created a volatile operating environment for Dow Corning and its Hemlock Semiconductor subsidiary. These challenges have been magnified as the industry awaits the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) ruling in China. Dow expects this volatility to persist over the near-term, and continues to monitor dynamics in this value chain.
|Ownership:||Corning Incorporated 50%;
Midland, Michigan, USA
45 manufacturing and warehousing facilities worldwide
|Products:||Silicon-based products, technologies, and solutions|
|Product Applications:||Automotive, electronics, healthcare, household and cleaning, personal care, plastics, textiles|
For more information, visit the Dow Corning Corporation Web site.