04 Tools, replacement and spare parts, auxiliary equipment and fittings
04.10 Adhesive technology
Product category: Sealing techniques
DOWSIL™ 3-0117 Silicone Insulating Glass Sealant
A single-component silicone elastomer intended for use as a secondary sealant in a dual-sealed insulating glass unit, and can be used in a unit that is structurally glazed. Dow Corning® 3-0117 cures in the presence of atmospheric moisture to produce a durable, high-modulus, flexible silicone seal that is chemically stable and shows little change in physical properties with weathering.
Designed for use as a backbedding sealant in the assembly of windows and doors. It is used with high-speed XY glazing equipment to improve manufacturing productivity and window performance. It can be used on most common window materials (wood, PVC, Aluminum, Fiberglass) for standard and impact-resistant glazing. It is also compatible with most common insulating glass sealants.
Designed to coat glass or other substrates with a thin layer of silicone. It is very fast curing and can be provided in different colors.The high performance features incorporated into this product make it especially suitable for coating application with a very high level of UV exposure. Due to its high flowability, it can be applied quickly, homogenousely and quite smooth so that a tooling is not required. Typical applications: glass spandrels, canopy glass, interior and exterior balustrades, even in deep cavity designs it provides benefits due to its flowability and fast curing properties.
New DOWSIL™ Silicone to set a new standard for energy efficiency in commercial insulating glass at glasstec 2018
Dow Performance Silicones, a global leader in innovation and silicon-based technology announce that it will introduce an advanced insulating glass silicone technology designed to further enhance energy performance and improve living comfort, at glasstec 2018 in October. Exhibiting in Hall 11, stand B59, the company will also reinforce their new product brand name—DOWSIL™—for its heritage Dow Corning high-performance silicone-based building products. The new DOWSIL product brand name represents the combined power of Dow and Dow Corning and emphasizes their longstanding global expertise in silicone technologies across dozens of industries.
An exciting advancement in the performance of insulating glass at glasstec
Increasingly stringent environmental regulations have forced architects, planners and energy consultants to re-examine the design of modern glass facades due to their significant impact on energy loss and CO2 emissions. Warm edge spacer systems for insulating glass (IG) already offer improved thermal performance and surface temperatures, but so far the IG edge sealants still contribute to heat losses. The warm edge spacer systems will soon be complemented by the launch of the first silicone providing low thermal conductivity: DOWSIL™ 3364 Warm Edge IG Sealant. Suitable for double and triple glazed insulating glass units, DOWSIL™ 3364 Sealant is a secondary edge sealant which offers up to 30% lower psi-values in warm edge designs when compared to standard insulating glass silicones and helps to further lower the u-value, depending on the façade system, by up to 5% improvement of the overall Ucw value – an important step change without changing the overall design.
This cost efficient solution for low energy designs offers a higher level of comfort to building occupants due to higher surface temperatures on the inside and reduces the risk of condensation and mold growth.
Latest developments from Dows comprehensive program of product innovation and industry collaboration will also be showcased, that demonstrate compatible system technologies designed to enhance air-tightness, fire safety and transparency in high performance building facades. Visitors to our booth will be invited to examine physical examples of these innovations and meet our development and technical experts to further discuss the companys capabilities and contribution toward modern façade design.
Markus Plettau, Marketing Manager – EMEA for Dows High Performance Building Solutions business commented Dow continues to develop game-changing solutions which enable buildings to stand the test of time. DOWSIL™ silicones in façade applications are already proven to perform in excess of 50 years. Our cutting-edge silicone technologies are at the forefront of innovation in modern glass facades and continue to influence not only the longevity of a building, but also the quality, design and beauty of the built environment.
Dow will also participate in Glass Technology Live, a special show within glasstec that provides a forum for pioneering exhibits for glass and façade applications. To support the Glass Technology Live theme of Mind Opening Action Dow will show super-high strength and crystal clear structural bonding technologies combining performance and architectural design freedom.
Further information on our complete range of DOWSIL™ silicones may be found by visiting www.consumer.dow.com/construction.
Dow High Performance Building, part of Dow Consumer Solutions, collaborates with industry professionals around the world to develop solutions to enhance design and aesthetics, increase durability, advance the energy efficiency of buildings, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Taking a holistic approach, Dow brings together expertise from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high-performance building challenges. Featuring DOWSIL™ brand products – the same long-trusted products previously sold under the Dow Corning® brand – Dows high-performance building solutions include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and building materials protection, as well as innovations for high-efficiency insulation, LED lighting, thermal management systems, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design. Visit consumer.dow.com/construction to learn more.