Imagine the frontiers of tomorrow
We’ve had our eyes to the skies for decades, developing the first silicones for aviation in 1943. We haven’t looked back. Instead, we look up. We work together to develop silicone solutions and services for aerospace, defense, and avionics that optimize safety, comfort, and efficiency under extreme conditions. What’s changed since those early days of silicone development for aviation? We’ve put a man on the moon. Planes circle the globe. Satellites are smaller and more numerous. Drone technology exists. The possibilities are endless, and we are determined to remain at the forefront of the future. Though times have changed, products that we introduced back then are still recognized as industry standards.
Why Dow silicones?
From getting rockets into orbit, keeping passengers safe in transatlantic flights, or enabling cutting edge defense technology to protect our country, Dow silicones have been silently present through the journey. Flight proven solutions mean reliability when needed most. Dow silicones are ozone resistant, naturally stable under a wide range of temperatures, moistures, and other environments. These attributes paired with in-depth knowledge and best-in-class back integration allows us to create and adjust desired materials and performance properties to match today’s emerging needs.
Solutions for avionics, aerospace and defense
DOWSIL™ adhesives, sealants and foams can be used in aircrafts, helicopters and drones for both interior and exterior applications and as gaskets for compressors, gearboxes and pumps. Instant green-strength adhesives bond substrates with different thermal expansion rates, for use in current and future space module designs.
DOWSIL™ optically clear materials resist temperature, humidity and other environmental extremes in avionics displays and lighting.
DOWSIL™ coatings, gels and encapsulants can be used for defense operations to resist shock and stress, as well as dampen vibrations and provide good flame resistance. Space grade encapsulants are available for use with modules, relays, power supplies, PCBs and complete electronic assemblies.
SILASTIC™ liquid silicone rubbers (LSRs) can be used across the avionics, aerospace and defense markets providing excellent resistance to extreme temperatures and aging.
DOWSIL™ thermal interface and electrically conductive materials provide reliable cooling solutions for electronics assemblies and ensure high-shielding effectiveness from electromagnetic interference (EMI) across frequencies in avionic electronics and sensors.