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Dow Corning to present on silicone organic hybrid coatings at ABRAFATI

Published on 2007-10-22. Author : SpecialChem

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA -- Dow Corning Corporation coating industry specialist, Cristina Alves Deangelo, will present at ABRAFATI 2007, the 10th International Coatings Congress this October in São Paulo, Brazil.

Deangelo's presentation - titled "Silicone Organic Hybrid Coatings for the Industrial Maintenance Market" - will examine the use of silicone-epoxy coating systems for industrial applications. "The utility of silicone-organic resin binder hybrid technology has enjoyed rapid growth in the protective coatings markets," explains Deangelo. "A wide array of chemistries and applications provides opportunities for unique combinations and benefits to the end-user. This technology benefits everyone in the value chain: raw material supplier, coating formulator, applicator, and the end-user."

Deangelo will also discuss how readily accessible test methods can be used to characterize silicone hybrids and communicate the expected level of performance, allowing users to select the appropriate coating system for their targeted applications.

Deangelo has worked for Dow Corning do Brazil, Ltda., for more than 10 years. She has held numerous roles within the coatings industry with a focus on silicone and silane applications. She is a technical expert in a number of material and compound research fields, including polymers, fillers, coupling agents, composites, and thermoplastics. Deangelo holds a master's degree in polymer chemistry.

Dow Corning offers a comprehensive selection of innovative silicon-based additives, resins, and binders for paints and inks. In addition to materials, the company provides supportive services and solutions tailored to the specific business needs of the global coatings industry.

The 10th International Coatings Congress will take place from October 24-26 as part of ABRAFATI 2007 and is hosted by the Associação Brasileira dos Fabricantes de Tintas.

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning 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 annual sales are outside the United States.

Source: Dow Corning Corporation

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