Dow Corning is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, USA. Dow Corning specializes in silicone and silicon-based technology, offering more than 7,000 products and services. Dow Corning is an equally owned joint venture of Dow Chemical and Corning. On November 13, 2014, Dow Chemical's CEO Andrew N. Liveris revealed in a presentation to investors that Corning Incorporated intended to exit the joint venture of 71 years, citing other priorities. It is speculated that Dow could be taking over the Corning's stake at Dow Corning. Liveris declined to disclose details. Wikipedia.
Dow Corning | Date: 2015-07-24
A method of forming a support member to a flexible membrane is provided by the present disclosure. In one form, the method includes placing the flexible membrane onto an outer periphery of a fixed tool, translating a movable tool towards the fixed tool, and engaging the flexible membrane such that the flexible membrane is deformed and placed into tension. A molten resin is then injected into a support ring molding cavity, and the resin is allowed to cool such that the support ring is secured to the tensioned flexible membrane. The movable tool is then translated away from the fixed tool to eject a flexible membrane and support ring assembly.
Dow Corning | Date: 2015-06-23
Bi-modal water continuous emulsions are disclosed comprising at least 70 weight percent of a first dispersed phase containing a hydrophobic oil, wherein the hydrophobic oil is provided as a non-emulsified hydrophobic oil, a second dispersed phase containing a silicone, wherein the silicone is provided from a water continuous silicone emulsion containing at least one surfactant.
Dow Corning | Date: 2015-03-26
A method of preparing a composite article and the composite article prepared thereby are disclosed. The method comprises combining a precursor compound and nanoparticles produced via a plasma process to form a composition. The method further comprises forming the composite article from the composition. The composite article comprises a host matrix comprising SiO
Dow Corning | Date: 2015-02-25
A photovoltaic cell module, a photovoltaic array including at least two modules, and a method of forming the module are provided. The module includes a first outermost layer and a photovoltaic cell disposed on the first outermost layer. The module also includes a second outermost layer disposed on the photovoltaic cell and sandwiching the photovoltaic cell between the second outermost layer and the first outermost layer. The method of forming the module includes the steps of disposing the photovoltaic cell on the first outermost layer, disposing a silicone composition on the photovoltaic cell, and compressing the first outermost layer, the photovoltaic cell, and the second layer to form the photovoltaic cell module.
Dow Corning and Ricoh Company | Date: 2015-05-22
A drive device includes a gear having a hole; a shaft that passes through the hole; and a grease composition that is held in a clearance between the shaft and an inner peripheral surface of the hole. The gear rotates on a peripheral surface of the shaft. At least one of the gear and the shaft is made of a resin. The clearance is in a range of 10 to 110 m . The grease composition contains a hydrocarbon base oil and lithium soap serving as a thickener. A weight ratio of the hydrocarbon base oil to the lithium soap is in a range of 94.5:5.5 to 96.0:4.0. A consistency of the grease composition is in a range of 360 to 400.