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Dow to highlight innovation for smarter glass designs at GPD 2019

01 Oct 2019 by Dowsil

Hear about advances in façade engineering design and glass performance in demanding applications

Dow will showcase silicone innovation and a range of complementary technologies designed to further enhance the integrity, system performance and life cycle of glass façades during Glass Performance Days (GPD), from June 26 to 28 in Tampere, Finland. Dow’s experts in high performance building will speak at six technical sessions and highlight new enabling silicone materials for modern glass façades, which will also be on display at booth #23.

"Dow continues to innovate and expand its broad portfolio of organic and silicone technologies, enabling industry partners to meet regulatory and client led project goals and architectural vision for increasingly sustainable and functional glass designs, without compromising aesthetics," said Markus Plettau, marketing manager EMEA for High Performance Building. "We are excited to be introducing Dow silicones and more at GPD, which not only opens up a world of opportunity for new applications but seeks to complement and enhance the performance of existing façade technology systems."

Innovation highlights

Attendees are invited to meet our experts and find out how Dow has addressed specific needs in relation to energy efficiency and color aesthetics of high-performance insulating glass:

  • When used in warm edge designs, DOWSIL™ 3364 Warm Edge IG Sealant can improve the overall façade UCW value by up to 5% and can increase surface temperatures in critical areas by up to 1°C when compared to standard insulating glass silicones, without changing the overall curtain wall design.
  • New DOWSIL™ 335 Butyl Primary Sealant Special Black has high temperature resistance and is color matched to selected DOWSIL™ secondary silicones to offer a homogenous appearance and improved aesthetics at the glass edge.
  • Another highlight will be Dow’s crystal clear film adhesive DOWSIL™ Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA), used to fix a 3D curved glass façade to create invisibly-fixed glass shapes without drilling – for a sleek and flush façade skin, a contribution to aesthetics and design freedom.

These state-of-the-art materials and glass designs, which help meet the escalating trends for enhanced façade aesthetics, will be on display for visitors at the Dow booth.

Dow will showcase the exciting evolution of our crystal-clear silicone range, such as a flexible transparent spacer and liquid silicone technology that offers an easy and efficient production process to realize decorative glass lamination.

Regarding future developments, we will present an insight into our 3D printable liquid silicone technologies for connecting and sealing construction parts together - an innovative way to help architects realize designs with complex geometries and technically challenging details.

For more information on the participation of Dow’s experts to the GPD conference program, please visit consumer.dow.com/gpd or visit https://gpd.fi to register.

Dow to highlight innovation for smarter glass designs at GPD 2019

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About Dow High Performance Building 
Dow High Performance Building, 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 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, LED lighting, thermal management systems, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design. Visit consumer.dow.com/construction to learn more.

About Dow 
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in 2018. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

For more than 120 years, Dow has strived to create value through its diversified, market-driven portfolio of specialty chemicals, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses.Dow is committed to advancing science and innovation in response to the world’s most pressing challenges – enhancing the quality of life for current and future generations, while creating long-term sustainable value for the Company, its customers and its shareholders.Dow delivers differentiated solutions that address these challenges and unmet market needs by leveraging cost advantage, scale and geographic presence, customer collaboration and industry-leading R&D expertise.


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