Additive and Intermediate offer alternative to solvents.

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Providing environmentally friendly alternatives to solvents, Dow Corning® 930 consists of 100% active silicone fluid that maintains solid wetting and leveling performance in low-concentration UV-curing coatings. Dow Corning® 3217 low-molecular-weight, silicone-reactive intermediate offers thermal and weather resistance, making it suited for coil coatings, appliance finishes, and other high-temperature applications such as bakeware.



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New Dow Corning® 930 Additive and Dow Corning® 3217 Intermediate Provide Environmental Alternative to Solvents



SENEFFE, BELGIUM- May 9, 2007 - Dow Corning introduced Dow Corning® 930 Additive, a 100 percent active silicone fluid for UV-curing systems, and Dow Corning® 3217 Intermediate, a low-molecular-weight, silicone-reactive intermediate, at the European Coatings Show, today, in Nuremberg, Germany.

"These new environmentally friendly products have transformed the type of materials used by paint, ink, and coating formulators," said Volker Oehl, Dow Corning Global Marketing Manager for Coatings. "Both provide excellent durability and performance, and allow formulators to be less dependent on traditional solvents."

Dow Corning 930 Additive maintains solid wetting and levelling performance in low-concentration UV-curing coatings. Dow Corning 3217 Intermediate enhances thermal and weathering resistance when used for coil coatings, appliance finishes and other high-temperature applications, such as bakeware and maintains high aromatic content for excellent organic compatibility.

Dow Corning for the Coatings Industry
A coatings technology pioneer, Dow Corning provides the industry with a broad array of proven silicon-based products for paints, inks and coatings. In addition to materials, the company offers multidimensional solutions - unique combinations of problem-solving performance, innovative thinking and technical expertise. These solutions are individually designed to help coating formulators and manufacturers meet a wider range of product development, manufacturing, marketing and delivery needs. Additional information is available at dowcorning.com/coatingsuccess.

Dow Corning Construction
For more than 60 years, architects, building consultants, contractors and construction material providers around the world have turned to Dow Corning for its expertise and its silicon-based, performance-enhancing materials and additives for glazing, sealing, and weatherproofing new and existing construction projects. For more information about Dow Corning's complete line of products for the construction industry, contact http://www.dowcorning.com/construction

Dow Corning (www.dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation, offering more than 7,000 products and services, Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's sales are outside the United States.

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