Dow Corning, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Co., recently presented research at the Sixth Symposium on the Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives, building on its heritage and expertise as the global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation. The symposium, sponsored by ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants, provides a forum for the global community to discuss structural and weatherproofing sealants and adhesives subject matter.

Experts presented four research papers supporting advancements in the high performance building segment, specifically highlighting the durability of structural silicone, façade weatherseals, and pavement seals. Topics included:

  1. Evaluation of Structural Performance of Aged Structural Glazing Sealant: Jack Guan, Dow Corning Asia, Hong Kong.
  2. Implementing ASTM C1735 into Conventional Methods for Assessing Durability of Sealants: Kelly Allore and Larry Carbary, Dow Corning, Midland, Mich.
  3. Assessing Durability of Pavement Sealants based on Surface Preparation/Cleaning Techniques: D.C. Johnson and Larry Carbary, Dow Corning, Midland, Mich.
  4. Bonding of Stone Composite Panels via Silicone Adhesive in Ventilated Façade: Jon Kimberlain, Dow Corning, Elizabethtown, Ky.

“The research presented by our experts at this international symposium event is a clear example of the strategic knowledge base and industry leadership that continues to elevate us at the forefront of high performance silicone technologies,” said Jean-Paul Hautekeer, Global Strategic Market Director – Building and Construction, Dow Performance Silicones. “Our global team of scientist and technical service experts is dedicated to the research and professional collaborations with specifiers and influencers in the commercial construction industry.”

The Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives symposium is held every three years in conjunction with the standards development meetings of Committee C24. This year’s conference took place in June in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The symposium was founded in part by Dr. Andreas Wolf, Ph.D., retired senior scientist with the Company and former member of Committee C24.