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11.09.2020

Dow’s sustainable technologies are helping to transform the world’s city skylines

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA – November 09, 2020 – Innovative technologies from Dow (NYSE:DOW), the world’s leading materials science company, have played a key role in the construction of 70 percent of the top 20 tallest buildings in the world, including Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Shanghai Tower in Shanghai and One World Trade Center in New York, among others.

Dow innovations were also key components in many of the “50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years,” as recognized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) at the 2019 CTBUH 10th World Congress Dinner. The CTBUH is the world's leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction and operation of tall buildings and future cities.

“Since the 1960’s, revolutionary technologies like Dow’s silicone structure glazing have enabled architects and designers to imagine and create pure glass façades that have transformed the skylines in many of today’s modern cities,” said Jean Paul Hautekeer, Global Strategic Marketing Director. “We are continuing to develop new innovations – like high-design-strength sealants – that not only enable even greater design freedom, but also enhance energy efficiency and safety, improve productivity and increase the building’s durability.”

Watch the video: “Tall” Tales: 7 Decades of Transforming City Skylines

Learn more about Dow’s innovative technologies below:

DOWSIL™ silicone structural glazing (SSG) sealants adhere glass to metal frames, eliminating the need for intrusive mechanical fasteners in glass façades. They enable a pure glass aesthetic, while accommodating movement on high-profile buildings and transferring wind loads from the glass to the building framework.

DOWSIL™ silicone weatherproofing sealants are used for extension, connection and surrounding sealing and other displacement interfaces. They offer great weatherproofing capabilities and retain superior performance even under extreme weather conditions or temperature fluctuations.

DOWSIL™ insulating glass sealants enable economical joint sizes in highly demanding insulating glass applications such as: high wind in tall buildings, hurricane loads, cold-bent glass or high-impact loads such as bomb blast.

Find more information about these or other high-performance building solutions from Dow, visit dow.com/construction/commercial-glazing/tall-tales.


About Dow Building & Infrastructure

Dow Building & Infrastructure, part of Dow Consumer Solutions, collaborates with industry professionals around the world to develop solutions to enhance design and aesthetics, increase durability, advance the energy efficiency of buildings, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Taking a holistic approach, Dow brings together expertise from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high-performance building challenges. Featuring DOWSIL™ brand products – the same long-trusted products previously sold under the Dow Corning® brand – Dow’s 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, lighting, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design. Visit dow.com/construction to learn more.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.


For further information, contact:

Lori Floyd
Global Business Communications Manager
High Performance Building
Dow Performance Silicones
T. +1.989.496.8447
lori.floyd@dow.com