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2017.03.14

Dow Corning Extends Expanded Technical Support and Customer Service for Indian Customers; Opens Second SAHAYOG Building Solutions Center in Mumbai, India

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, is expanding its India operations with the opening of the SAHAYOG Building Solutions Centre in Mumbai.

The SAHAYOG Building Solutions Center will provide comprehensive project support, industry-leading technical training and hands-on skill-building workshops. The Center will be dedicated to providing enhanced technical support and customer service to India customers, serving industry professionals across the value chain.

The focus of the Center will be on the performance, safety and durability of buildings constructed using DOW CORNING® silicone materials. SAHAYOG will enable visitors to see and experience the company’s range of high-performance building technologies such as:

  • DOW CORNING® Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA) for fixed-point exterior glass façades: This innovative, high strength, structural adhesive provides a next-generation bonding option for crystal clear, point fixed external glass façades, helps maximize thermal performance, and allows designers to avoid unsightly drilling when joining glass pieces.
  • DOW CORNING® PanelFix System: This high-performance invisible panel bonding system is used for ventilated rainscreen façades. This unique system enables a wider range of design options for designers and architects by ensuring pure, flush and uninterrupted façade aesthetics. It is also highly durable, safe and easy to use.
  • DOW CORNING® 121 Structural Glazing Sealant: This unique two-part, easy-to-use and fast-curing sealant is used for structural and weather-sealing applications. Its unique packaging allows it to be used in the field (on-site) and or in the factory (in-shop). It simplifies façade installation and reduces repair time as well.

In addition to these materials, the Center will also showcase the DOW CORNING® portfolio of innovative silicone adhesives and sealants for building façades, silicone hot-melts, silicone-based water repellent coatings and additives to improve the sustainability of building materials, as well as the range of silicone solutions for infrastructure.

SAHAYOG will enable access to the company’s Project Management System, helping enhance the safety, quality and success of structural silicone glazing projects; as well as the Quality Bond™ program, a global knowledge-transfer program for project partners that offers training, inspections and quality management systems. In addition, the Center will provide a platform for the Centre for Construction Expertise, a Dow Corning-sponsored program, providing training tailored to the needs of India's construction industry.

"We are very excited about the launch of Dow Corning’s second SAHAYOG Building Solutions Center in India, in collaboration with our channel partner, Allarch India Pvt. Ltd. Our silicone innovations have been playing a key role in the building and construction industry for many years, and this Center will help expand our reach to our stakeholders across the value chain in India," said Dharmesh Shah, India Commercial Manager. "We are committed to providing our customers with best in class technical support and customer service. Now that Dow Corning Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, this gives us the opportunity for newer product offerings, increased geographic reach and expanded R&D power to bring innovations to our Indian customers faster."

For further information about Sahayog Building Solution Centre, visit dowcorning.com/sahayogbsc.

For more information about Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions, visit dowcorning.com/construction.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, 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. 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.

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, offer long lasting solutions and excellent technical support. 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

For further information contact:

Asha Albert
Dow Corning
+91 98204 54185
a.albert@dow.com

Sandeep Joshi
Dow Corning
+91 99209 83595
s.joshi@dowcorning.com