Dow Corning to showcase four silicone-based materials for LED thermal management

March 18, 2013
Date Announced: 18 Mar 2013 Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, announced today that it will introduce an innovative new thermal management silicone technology for light emitting diode (LED) lamps and luminaires at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) in booth #159. The company will exhibit these materials as part of its growing family of industry-leading LED lighting solutions. The company will conduct live demonstrations at its booth to spotlight how silicones can increase efficiency, expand LED design options and provide greatly improved processability, underscoring how these products are fast becoming the materials of choice in critical lamp and luminaire applications.“The lighting industry is demanding greater brightness from increasingly smaller and more compact LED designs, causing lamps and luminaires to become progressively hotter,” said Hugo da Silva, global industry director, Next-Generation Lighting at Dow Corning. “Heat is the enemy of LED performance, reliability and lifetime, and our new innovations will raise the bar with cost-effective options for combatting these higher temperatures. Combined with our extensive portfolio of high-performance silicone adhesives, coatings, encapsulants and optical solutions for LEDs, we will demonstrate at our booth how Dow Corning’s silicone technologies are helping the industry overcome design challenges to pioneer next-generation, high-brightness LED lamps and luminaires.”Dow Corning’s planned new-product introduction at LFI 2013 will encompass four silicone-based materials designed to improve performance and reliability of LED lighting through enhanced thermal management. They will enable LED designers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate multiple functions into fewer parts, or to incorporate smaller or more complex features. The new materials expand manufacturing options to help LED lamp and luminaire OEMs potentially lower the total cost of ownership of their products.Dow Corning’s exhibit will also feature three demonstration stations that illustrate the many performance benefits the company’s silicone technologies provide to the LED lamp and luminaire industry. The first station will demonstrate the proven efficiencies that silicones can offer to LED light output. Station two will showcase the tremendous design flexibility Dow Corning’s materials offer; and the third station will spotlight the exceptional processability of silicones with live demonstrations of an injection molding machine producing optical silicone components. These benefits and the advantages silicones offer vs. traditional materials will also be showcased in a wide array of demanding lamp and luminaire applications. In addition to these activities, Dow Corning experts will be on hand at LFI 2013 to discuss how silicone technology is driving new advances in LED design and manufacturing. LIGHTFAIR International will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Penn., from April 23-25.About Dow CorningDow 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 equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. 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 Corning is a global innovator of high-performance silicon-based materials for the next generation of lighting. Dow Corning Lighting Solutions span the entire value chain, adding reliability and efficiency for sealing, protecting, adhering, cooling, and shaping light across all lighting applications.

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