Winter is no Longer a Construction Barrier With New Building Envelope Solution
Midland, Michigan - November 02, 2016 - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced the expansion of its weatherization solutions to include LIQUIDARMOR LT Flashing and Sealant. The product emphasizes Dow’s commitment to providing solutions to address global challenges, builds on the Company’s current technology in the market, and highlights the complimentary expertise gained from the Dow Corning integration.
Dow’s award-winning LIQUIDARMOR Flashing and Sealant portfolio is used to treat board joints and wall penetrations during construction, reducing air leakage and moisture intrusion within commercial buildings. This step helps to increase energy performance and longevity of structures with potential reduction of carbon emissions, all of which contribute to improving sustainability performance. Expertise and product offerings like LIQUIDARMOR are the types of smart materials emphasized with Dow’s strategic membership to the Smart Cities Council and aligns with the Company’s commitment to addressing global challenges through its 2025 Sustainability Goals.
LIQUIDARMOR LT expands Dow’s current portfolio by enabling application during cold winter months in temperatures as low as negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Contractors facing skilled labor shortages recognize the sealant as an effective solution for saving time on the jobsite as well, contributing to lower labor costs by reducing the steps needed to construct a commercial wall as when using conventional taping methods.
“Architects and contractors are choosing Dow’s high performing building envelope solutions to construct schools, hospitals and office buildings to be more energy-efficient, comfortable and healthier for the long-term,” said Tim Lacey, global business director of Dow Building Solutions. “The expansion of the LIQUIDARMOR portfolio demonstrates Dow’s continued commitment to delivering innovative, industry-leading construction solutions.”
This innovative product is a direct result of the Dow Corning transaction and acts a proof point for the hand-in-glove fit the Dow Corning’s silicon-based expertise, which is also providing complimentary, growth-enabling technology in the consumer care, packaging, and transportation markets in addition to building and construction. Looking forward, the integration will continue to provide Dow with the strategic opportunity to go narrower and deeper into these high-growth, high value sectors, providing sustainable solutions to address global challenges along the way.
Dow Building Solutions serves the residential and commercial building and construction markets with an industry-leading portfolio of products and integrated systems designed to insulate and seal the whole building envelope. Beginning more than 75 years ago with our flagship STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, Dow has continued to offer innovative insulation, weatherization and air sealing solutions that work behind the scenes – above grade, below grade – to help builders and contractors deliver more comfortable, durable and affordable buildings. Follow Dow Building Solutions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed. www.dowbuildingsolutions.com
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, 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. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.