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2015.03.16

New Narrow Joint Seam Sealant for Fenestration Assemblies Delivers Silicone Performance at Organic-competitive Prices

DOW CORNING® 1299 Silicone Seam Sealer Outperforms Traditional Acrylic Sealants in Narrow Seam Applications

To help fenestration manufacturers meet stricter energy codes and consumer demands for energy-saving window and door assemblies, Dow Corning has introduced a new silicone sealant that delivers durable, long-lasting performance. Providing fast, easy and effective protection from air infiltration and water penetration in window and door assemblies, new DOW CORNING® 1299 Silicone Seam Sealer can be used to seal critical junctions in framing assemblies of window and doors to manage uncontrolled air infiltration and water penetration. Intended to replace traditional organic sealants, such as solvent-based acrylics, this one-part, neutral-cure RTV sealant delivers the proven performance of silicone at the competitive pricing levels typically associated with organics.

"The seam sealer is self-leveling, flowing into narrow joints and over fasteners without any tooling, reducing labor costs," said Arturo Cuéllar, Dow Corning’s global market leader for High Performance Building. "The product meets AAMA specifications for Narrow Joint Seam Sealant and has good adhesion to common window and door materials."

Compared to conventional acrylic offerings, DOW CORNING 1299 Silicone Seam Sealer has low odor and is VOC content complian to requirements in SCAQMD Rule 1168. Because its 100% silicone formulation isn’t extended with oil or solvents, there is little, if any, shrinkage.

DOW CORNING 1299 Silicone Seam Sealer helps prevent air and water infiltration through window and door components – enabling the energy savings demanded by today’s consumers. And the sealant’s silicone formulation provides long-term performance and durability; it will not crack, degrade or discolor, helping to ensure longer-lasting windows and doors," Cuéllar said.

Learn more about solutions for window and door manufacturing, as well as Dow Corning’s full range of silicon-based technologies for high-performance building, at dowcorning.com/construction.

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) 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.

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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.

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