Midland, Michigan – Dow Corning Corp. has earned one of R&D Magazine’s 2015 R&D 100 Awards for a silicone adhesive technology it recently developed with Delphi Automotive PLC.
Dow Corning and Delphi received the award for Dow Corning EA-7100 adhesive, a product initially developed for Delphi, which was dealing with adhesion challenges.
The adhesive is based on novel silicone chemistry that significantly expands design options for automotive electronics and other applications, Dow Corning said, by enabling strong bonds to a wide variety of substrates. Dow Corning EA-7100 adhesive is formulated with patented new silicone chemistry and offers more options for designing next-generation electronics, Dow Corning said, including control units, sensors, lighting and display modules. Additionally, it offers advantages such as greatly accelerated processing speed and reduced energy use.
“This award recognises what Dow Corning does best every day – working alongside customers to develop innovative silicone-based products that solve challenges and create opportunities for our customers to compete and win,” Ganesh Kailasam, senior vice president and chief technology officer, said in a statement.
“While this technology is helping advance the automotive electronics industry, there are countless other applications that could benefit.”
The R&D 100 awards, often referred to as the “oscars of innovation,” highlight significant technology inventions of the past year.