Water Repellent Emulsion suits construction materials.

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Featuring low VOCs, IE-6694 is used to formulate water-based, water-repellent primers, paints, and coatings for porous construction materials such as concrete, stone, brick, and grout. Product is 60% active and can be diluted with water for post-treatment application or incorporated into building materials as admixture. By removing silicon hydride from formulation, product eliminates need for vented containers and mitigates shipping, storage, and handling problems.



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Dow Corning Introduces Low-VOC Water Repellent



Dow Corning® IE-6694 Water Repellent Emulsion for Construction Materials

Midland, Mich. - November 1, 2006 - Dow Corning today introduced new Dow Corning® IE-6694 Water Repellent Emulsion, a penetrating, low-Volatile Organic Content (VOC) water repellent that meets the stringent California South Coast AQMD requirements, at the International Coatings Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"This product maximizes building life, reduces maintenance and improves aesthetics for porous construction materials such as concrete, stone, brick and grout while reducing hazardous VOCs," said Jennifer Middleton, Dow Corning Building Materials Protection Marketing Manager. "By removing silicon hydride (SiH) from the formulation, this product eliminates the need for vented containers and mitigates shipping, storage and handling problems associated with volatile content."

Dow Corning IE-6694 Water Repellent Emulsion is a 60 percent active, water-dilutable solution featuring fast beading action and excellent water repellence to provide a flexible, environmentally responsible, cost-effective solution to water ingress.

Dow Corning IE-6694 Water Repellent Emulsion can be used to formulate water-based, water-repellent primers, paints and coatings for porous construction materials. It is often diluted with water for post-treatment application and incorporated into building materials as an admixture incorporated directly into concrete blocks, artificial stones and other building components during manufacture.

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.

Contact:
Regine de la Cruz
rdelacruz@apcoworldwide.com
Tel: 202.478.3553

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