Dow Corning to Show Off Various Textile Technolgies at 2009 Techtextil, Internationale Frankfurter Messe

Dow Corning Corporation, a leading supplier of innovative silicone solutions for the textile industry, will exhibit at the 2009 Techtextil, Internationale Frankfurter Messe June 16- 18, 2009. Dow Corning will feature "smart" breathable and flexible impact protection textiles silicone textile printing inks, and a water-and energy-saving product for denim processing.

Booth visitors will learn how Dow Corning's solutions provide designers and technologists with innovative choices for apparel design. Exciting new products in the Active Protection System range will be on display, 2007 Techtextil innovation prize winner, The Active Protection System, represents smart, comfortable and breathable impact protection technology in the form of textiles.

The company will also highlight Dow Corning Silicone Textile Printing Inks, which are durable, color-fast, and suitable for tough-to-print, high-performance sports apparel. The inks offer high elongation and a soft, non-sticky handle. With heightened consumer concern about the environment, silicone textile printing inks are an ideal solution because they contain no organotin, phthalate, formaldehyde, PVC, or solvents.

Visitors will also discover how to achieve significant water savings during denim processing. Dow Corning GP 8000 Eco Solution saves up to 50 liters of water on every pair of jeans and provides faster processing time, using less energy to finish jeans.

Techtextil Internationale Frankfurter Messe is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and non-wovens. The complete global market of technical textiles will be showcased at the most important forum for the industry. Discover new materials and innovative concepts.

Dow Corning offers a comprehensive selection of proven silicon-based performance enhancers and process aids for textiles and is breaking new ground in the realm of eco-innovation. In addition to materials, the company provides supportive services and solutions tailored to the specific business and sustainability needs of the global textiles industry. To learn more about Dow Corning's full range of textile solutions, visit dowcorning.com/textiles.

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