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Dow Expanding Global Silicone Capacity

To benefit the growing mobility and transportation industry, The Dow Chemical Company recently announced that it will be investing in increasing its global supply capabilities and reliabilit...


New Imaging Method Shows Concrete Cracks

Research groups from Rice University and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research recently developed a new technique to identify concrete fractures typically invisible to the naked eye.


Dow Enters Partnership for Sustainable Building Design

At the end of December, building solutions company Dow announced a carbon partnership agreement with Singapore Sports Hub, a state-of-the-art, fully integrated sports, entertainment and life...


New Product Announcement: Clear Anticorrosive Coating

Malaysian technology firm IGL Coatings recently announced the launch of its clear graphene reinforced anticorrosion coating.


New Steel Marine Coating Resists Corrosion

Scientists from the National Korea Maritime and Ocean University have recently developed an anticorrosion protective coating for ships and marine and coastal facilities and structures.


Icephobic Coating Improves Solar Panel Efficiency

A team from the University of Michigan recently announced that they have created a coating for solar panels to reduce snow and ice accumulation and improve productivity in cold climates.


Dow to Introduce New Silicone Facade Program

At the beginning of the month, The Dow Chemical Company announced plans to introduce the world’s first commercially available program for carbon-neutral silicones in building facades.


Maroon Inks Distribution Deal with BRB International

Specialty chemicals distributor Maroon Group has announced a new partnership with BRB International, a global manufacturer of specialty silicones and silicone additives.


Evonik Begins Work at New Silicones Plant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has reportedly begun production at its new multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany.


Evonik Opens New Multi-Purpose Plant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik announced just last week that it has opened a new multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany.


Sika Acquires Chinese Sealants Manufacturer

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Chinese silicone sealants and adhesives manufacturer Crevo-Hengxin.


MIT Researchers Target ASR Gels

According to the staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub, new research shows that alkali-silica-reaction is a substantial cause of premature con...


Tech Helps Solar Panels During Winter

Researchers based out the University of California, Los Angeles, recently developed a way to keep solar panels generating power through the winter months: a triboelectric nanogenerator that ...


Dow to Up Silicone Capacity

The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of DowDuPont, will be increasing its silicone production capacity in the coming years, with new facilities in the U.S. and China aimed at meeting what ...


Dow Releases Plan to Meet Silicone Demand

The Dow Chemical Company recently unveiled a new investment plan that aims to meet a growth in silicone demand and innovation.


AAMA Releases Structural Silicone Glazing Guide

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently merged two previous publications to create AAMA SSGDG-1-17, also known as the "Structural Silicone Glazing Design Guidelines,” w...


Case Files: Silicone Roof Coatings

In the world of restoring roofs, there are many variables—so many, in fact, that when things don’t work out as planned, it can be quite a challenge to diagnose the problem and properly decid...


Evonik Opens New Silicones Plant in China

German specialty chemicals company Evonik opened a new plant in Shanghai, China, earlier this month.


Evonik Opens New Silicones Plant in China

Specialty chemicals company Evonik (Essen, Germany) celebrated the opening of its new plant in Shanghai, China, last week.


Lubricious Coating Made for Surface Protection

A new protective coating offered by WirxGroup LLC (Winlock, Washington) offers consistent lubricity in a nonsacrificial formula, according to the company.


New Roof Coatings Program Set To Cover Areas

Coating manufacturer Rust-Oleum has unveiled a new roof coating program aimed at giving contractors easy access to everything they need, including coatings, patch and repair products and aer...


Coating System Adds Clear Silicone Sealant

New, clear sealant has been added to the stable of products at Mule-Hide Products Co.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Airport Roof Project

With only weeks left to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s inaugural Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (May 26) by featuring a select nomination each day, giv...


Primer Built for Silicone Roof Coatings

The National Coatings Corporation has launched a new primer to expand its line of silicone roof products.


New Walkway Granules Introduced

Mule-Hide Products Co. (Beloit, Wisconsin) has unveiled its new EPDM Walkway Granules, billed to provide a non-slip surface over silicone-coated roofs.


Firestone to Buy Gaco Western

In a move aimed to increase its foothold in the building envelope industry, Firestone Building Products Company LLC says it reached an agreement to acquire Gaco Western, a manufacturer of si...


New Issue Previews Greenbuild

The new issue of D+D In Depth features a preview for the upcoming Greenbuild International Conference & Expo geared to the architectural coatings professional, as well as a look at four deco...


Resin Made to Up Coating Performance

Silicone chemistry company SiVance LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, has introduced a new reactive silicone technology designed to create highly durable epoxy-silicone hybrid coating ...


Structural Silicone Glazing 101

Join us for an exclusive webinar on the topic of silicone structural and protective glazing systems.


Dow to Lay Off 2,500

Within weeks of The Dow Chemical Company’s completion of its strategic ownership restructuring of Dow Corning Corporation, the specialty chemical giant announced the elimination of 2,500 job...


Dow to Cut Jobs, Close Plants

The Dow Chemical Company will cut 2,500 jobs in the wake of its strategic ownership restructuring of Dow Corning Corporation, and anticipates closing a number of facilities, including manufa...


Dow Corning Restructuring Complete

After 73 years, the Dow Chemical Company and Corning Inc. have restructured their silicones joint venture.


Dow Takes Full Control of Silicones Business

With an eye toward enhanced material science capabilities, The Dow Chemical Company has completed its strategic ownership restructuring of Dow Corning Corporation, according to a June 1 anno...


Changes Preface Dow, DuPont Merger

A new cast of leaders is shaping up as the merger between The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont comes closer to fruition.


Dow, DuPont Name Leaders

In the lead-up to their pending merger, The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont have announced a number of leadership appointments.


Dow Corning Silicones Taps New President

Global silicones supplier Dow Corning has announced another top executive appointment to become effective immediately upon completion of Dow’s ownership restructuring with Corning Inc.


Wacker Silicones Taps New President

Dr. Robert Gnann has been named president of Wacker Silicones, a global manufacturer whose products are used in construction, paints and coatings, and several other sectors.


Wacker Silicones Names New President

Wacker Silicones, a global manufacturer whose products are used in construction, paints and coatings, and several other sectors, named Dr. Robert Gnann as its new president, the company anno...


Construction Surge Drives Silicone Demand

A new report shows building construction activity driving demand for silicones in the U.S., due to the construction industry’s ongoing recovery and its growing reliance upon high performance...


Biocide-Free Antifouling Coating Debuts

Hempel has introduced a new high-solids marine antifouling coating that the company says leads to cleaner hulls for a longer period.


Coating Remade to Reduce Abrasions

A.W. Chesterton Company has introduced a reformulated ARC MX1 that the company said will help reduce high-impact and extreme sliding abrasions.


Sealer Made for Asphalt Roof Staining

Gaco Western has developed a single-component, water-based sealer that the company says protects silicone roofs from asphalt bleed-through.


Silicone Coatings Made for Aging Roofs

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has introduced a new silicone-based roof coating system designed to restore and repair aging roofing systems.


Silicone Roof Coating Made to Restore

National Coatings Corp. has introduced a low-VOC silicone roof coating designed to restore and repair existing roofs.


Roof System Adds Low-Solids Option

BROOKFIELD, WI—Volatile Free Inc. has introduced a new 70 percent solids silicone coating formulated to protect roofs from water damage and UV deterioration.


Silicone Roof Coating Debuts

Roof coatings and waterproofing maker R.M. Lucas Co. has rolled out a silicone coating designed for flat roofs that retain water.


Silicone Air-Barrier System Bows

Dow Corning Corp. says it set out to “build a better barrier” with its latest collection of silicone technologies formulated to protect the building envelope.


Coil Coating Amps Up Weather Resistance

The Valspar Corp. has introduced the next generation of its WeatherX coil coating system for commercial, residential and industrial applications.


Valspar Launches Improved Coil Coating

Valspar has announced a new weather-resistant coil coating system for metals used in a variety of applications.


1-Part Sealant Made for Primerless Use

Architectural weatherproofing supplier Pecora has added AVB Silicone, a one-part silicone sealant, to its commercial construction line.


 
 
   

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