Dow Corning to Deliver Free Webinar on Silicone-Based Additives for Plastics

Shawn Mealey, a Senior Industry Specialist for the Dow Corning Plastics Team, will present a free webinar aimed at improving the performance of polymers in compounding, processing, and product manufacturing, to air live on UL Prospector, October 1st, 2015 at 11 am (EST).

In "5 Myths You Probably Believe About Silicone-Based Additives for Plastics," Mealey will cover the basics of silicone chemistry, and discuss when and how to evaluate silicone-based additives for performance improvement. He will also address and debunk common misconceptions about silicone involving form, processing, compatibility, formulation, and cost.

This free webinar will be presented through UL Prospector, a powerful search engine that brings together thousands of raw materials suppliers, including product developers and engineers, in a variety of industries. In addition to a property search that allows inquirers to find materials that fit their exact specifications, technical data and formulations can be easily accessed; and the website can serve as a source of inquiry through which requests for samples can be funneled.

To learn more, and register for this free and informative webinar, visit the registration page at UL Prospector.

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) 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.

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About Shawn Mealey
Shawn Mealey is a Senior Industry Specialist for the Dow Corning Plastics team. He has several years of experience in the application of silicon-based technologies to improve the properties and processing of plastic compounds. He has also presented at numerous conferences and been published in several trade magazines, all focused on Plastics and Rubber technologies. He is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, serves on the leadership committee of the Halogen Free Flame Retardant Special Interest Group and has helped author new ASTM standard test methods for silane materials.

About UL Prospector
UL's Prospector® is a powerful materials and ingredients search engine that spans 10 industries. Offering accurate, reliable technical information for thousands of products and the ability to connect with suppliers from around the world, Prospector helps product developers, designers and engineers find materials faster. From food ingredients and chemical additives to metals and plastics, over hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide use Prospector to find technical information on materials and ingredients. UL’s Prospector gives product developers fast access to current data speeding innovation and improving the quality and safety of products for consumers everywhere.

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