Dow Corning to Exhibit and Offer Fluorosilicone Presentation at China Coat


Date: November 14, 2008

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Dow Corning Corporation will feature its proven Dow Corning® brand silicone water-based additives, resins and intermediates, and fluorosilicone coatings at China Coat. The company also will offer a presentation on fluorosilicone coatings during China Coat Congress.

At Booth 9D12-14, tradeshow visitors will learn how Dow Corning silicone water-based additives provide easier formulating, low VOC, and safer handling. The additives enable performance benefits, such as improved mar resistance and slip, excellent foam control, outstanding water resistance, good leveling/wetting, improved gloss, and durable adhesion promotion.

Dow Corning will showcase its silicone resins and intermediates, which improve resistance to extreme temperatures, moisture, corrosion, adhesion, and weathering.

Attendees also will learn about Dow Corning's fluorosilicone coating technology, including the significant advantages of using fluorosilicones, such as easy clean, water and oil repellence, high hardness, and resistance to acids and bases.

In addition to the company's show exhibit, Dow Corning's Greater China Coatings Industry Senior AETS Specialist Lucas Chou will present Silicone Polymer and Silicone-Fluoride Hybrid Polymer Result in Stain-Resistant and Easy-Clean Coating at the China Coat Congress. Chou will discuss the development of coatings with anti-graffiti and easy-clean properties, and the importance of these coatings in industrial, architectural, wood, plastic, and marine applications. He will highlight the use of Dow Corning products that use fluorosilicone- or silicone-based binders as protective coatings. The presentation will take place at 1:30 p.m., November 26, in Meeting Room Number 4.

China Coat 2008 will take place November 26-28 in the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center in Guangzhou, China.

Dow Corning offers a comprehensive selection of innovative silicon-based additives, resins, and binders for the coatings industry, plus a broad range of construction chemicals. In addition to materials, the company provides supportive services and solutions tailored to the specific business needs of the global coatings industry. To learn more about Dow Corning's full range of coatings solutions, go to http://www.dowcorning.com/coatings.

For editorial assistance, contact Hilary Maxfield, AGP & Associates,
(989) 839-5800, hilary@agp-inc.com.

About Dow Corning

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 silicones, silicon-based technology, and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services through the Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is a joint venture equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States.

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