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Silicone Solutions from Dow Corning Minimize Squeak and Rattle in Automobiles

Published on 2009-01-29. Author : SpecialChem

Innovative silicone-based coatings and lubricants from Dow Corning are helping to make your daily car commute a lot quieter. These anti-friction coatings and lubricants for the automotive industry offer maintenance-free, permanent lubrication for interior surfaces with low speed and oscillating movements, and in addition, provide excellent corrosion resistance.

Silicone solutions minimize squeaks and rattles in automobilesAnti-friction coatings work by minimizing the "squeak and rattle" effect caused in vehicles when interior moving parts rub against each other intermittently, thus greatly reducing the interior noise levels and making your ride more comfortable.

In pistons and piston rings, these coatings minimize noise, provide scuffing resistance and improve gas mileage. In addition they help in minimizing emissions. Coatings applied onto the camshaft and tappets provide increased performance and reduced wear during engine run-in and cold starts. Coated exhaust manifold gaskets are used to eliminate the "ping" in exhaust systems.

Anti-squeak coatings on door panels eliminate the squeak caused by friction between the car door and its interior trim panel. Coatings also provide abrasion resistance and judder-free movement to the wiper blade assembly.

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 silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company's DOW CORNING® and XIAMETER® brands.

Dow Corning is a joint venture equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States.

In India, Dow Corning is one of the fastest growing specialty chemical companies. From our office in Mumbai and our manufacturing facility in Pune, we serve customers across India and South Asia. Our Application & Engineering Technical Services laboratory enables collaboration with Indian customers to provide solutions that are new to, or customized for India.

Dow Corning in India offers innovative solutions and products to industries as diverse as automotive, construction, textiles, beauty & personal care and many others.

Source: Dow Corning

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