Advances in silicone sealant technology have opened up new possibilities in architecture and when it comes to specifying sealants for structural glazing, insulating glazing, weather-sealing or fire protection in building projects, performance and reliability are critical.
Dow Corning silicone sealants set the benchmark for quality in sealants for the construction industry. They have been trusted for many of the world’s most prestigious projects – from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, to the Statue of Liberty in New York, Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium in the UK, and the International House of Music in Moscow. Some South African projects include Sandton offices such as Protea Place and Alice Towers, as well as Hyde Park shopping centre and the ABSA Bank building in Johannesburg.
Recognised as world leaders in the development of silicone science, Dow Corning works in partnership with international certification bodies, committees and standards institutes, actively contributing towards establishing sealant performance levels for the future. Its ongoing liaison with architects, consultants, building owners and technical institutes is paramount in ensuring that design innovation and industry changes are reflected in future regulatory controls.
Now Dow Corning has joined forces with leading fabricators, installers and applicators to offer specifiers Quality Bond. This is a set of services and commitments that offers first-rate products, technical excellence and solutions that meet many of the most demanding construction applications.
Using a Dow Corning Quality Bond partner on your next project means you can rely on the most technologically advanced sealants. More than that, it gives you access to Dow Corning’s globally renowned technical expertise. Laboratory testing on the relevant substrates to check adhesion, compatibility and staining enable Dow Corning to make formal recommendations for product use. The provision of blueprint reviews, design calculations for structural and weather-sealing joints, project audits, training and warranties, all add up to a top quality, customised service package that is industry-leading.
Dow Corning Quality Bond fabricators and installers have to meet Dow Corning’s stringent rules of compliance, which include a fabrication and application process that is audited annually by Dow Corning’s team of technical experts to ensure that quality is built in at every stage.