OSAKA, Japan (April 18)--Dow Corning Corp. and JapanÂ´s Daikin Industries Ltd. have agreed to collaborate on exploring new areas of fluorosilicone chemistry that could expand the market for fluorosilicones.
The two companies anticipate being able to blend their respective silicone and fluorine technologies to develop fluorosilicone products that offer distinct properties.
Fluorine bonds with other elements to create durable, heat-resistant compounds that resist penetration by chemicals and solvents, said Naoki Toyoshima, deputy general manager of Daikin, while silicone imparts flurocarbons with softness, flexibility, low-temperature resistance and better adhesion to substrates.
The companies are targeting applications in the automotive, aerospace, construction, semiconductor and textiles applications.
Press release from Daikin