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Hong Kong’s policy on environment-friendly commercial vehicles to tighten

Hong Kong’s policy on environment-friendly commercial vehicles to tighten

Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department will be tightening its qualifyin...

Philippines’ new wind farms add 303 MW to country’s power supply

Philippines’ new wind farms add 303 MW to country’s power supply

Two new wind farms in the Philippines have added 303 megawatts of clean energy t...

Geneva talks require “business unusual” approach – W.W.F.

Geneva talks require “business unusual” approach – W.W.F.

A “business unusual” approach is needed in the Geneva Talks to successfully deli...

New battery uses old batteries for greener energy storage

New battery uses old batteries for greener energy storage

Energizer has developed the world’s first high-performance battery made with rec...

Global warming to bring more devastating weather patterns

Global warming to bring more devastating weather patterns

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization confirmed that global warmi...

Jamaica to get 36.3 MW wind farm by 2016

Jamaica to get 36.3 MW wind farm by 2016

A 36.3 megawatt wind farm in Jamaica has received $62.7 million in funding from ...

A.D.B. provides Thailand with $85 million to develop wind power plant

A.D.B. provides Thailand with $85 million to develop wind power plant

The Asian Development Bank will be providing a company in Thailand loans to deve...

Business

Georgia taking leadership role in developing solar power

Georgia taking leadership role in developing solar power

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The state of Georgia is emerging as a leader among the 50 states in promoting and implementing the use of solar energy, in part because of both busine...

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Technology

Penn State develops CPV system for rooftops

Penn State develops CPV system for rooftops

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Researchers at Penn State have developed a concentrating photovoltaic system that is small enough and light enough to be mounted on a building’s roof....

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Politics

New draft text for climate agreement in Geneva reached

New draft text for climate agreement in Geneva reached

Monday, 16 February 2015

A new climate change draft text has been reached during the one-week United Nations-facilitated Geneva talks, leading to a binding treaty that is expe...

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Living Green

Wall-to-floor eco-friendly interior design

Wall-to-floor eco-friendly interior design

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The materials you surround yourself with—from flooring and window coverings to furniture and accessories—have a great impact on the health of your hom...

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Renewables

Vestas supplies Poland, U.K. with turbines

Vestas supplies Poland, U.K. with turbines

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced that they have secured orders this week for two projects in Poland and the United Kingdom. The orders c...

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Low-Carbon

PG&E plans ambitious E.V. charger roll-out in California

PG&E plans ambitious E.V. charger roll-out in California

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

An estimated 25,000 electric vehicle chargers could be deployed in California by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. PG&E is seeking permission from Cal...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Dow Corning opens new Business and Technology Center in Singapore to support innovation and sustainability initiatives in ASEAN/ANZ

Singapore – Dow Corning, a global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation, inaugurated its new Business and Technology Center (BTC) in Singapore today. The event is a significant step towards the company's sustained efforts to meet growing customer needs for silicone products and services in the emerging economies of ASEAN/ANZ. The facility will provide state-of-the art research and development support for innovation and sustainability initiatives throughout this fast-growing region.

The BTC will be staffed by scientists, engineers, marketing and sales and business support professionals whose goal is to help local industries accelerate innovation and sustainability through silicone- and silicon-based products that are unique to the region. The ASEAN/ANZ region consists of Dow Corning's presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam; and Australia and New Zealand. The increasing regional needs for sustainability through silicone innovation necessitated Dow Corning to establish a BTC.

"It is a very exciting time for us. This new center is a demonstration of Dow Corning's commitment to growing the region's economies, improving quality of life for its citizens, and ensuring a sustainable future for us all. The BTC would enable Dow Corning to extend our current product and service offerings as well as provide required support and expertise to meet innovation needs. We are also committed to inclusive growth with businesses and local communities. Our lab facility at the BTC will not only be involved in the applications development but would also serve as the innovation center for all regional requirements", said Scott Fuson, Dow Corning's President for ASEAN ANZ.

"At Dow Corning, we believe in sustainability. ASEAN ANZ offers a large pool of scientific talent that we will rely on to develop more advanced and sustainable solutions as we expand our relationships with local businesses and communities. The demand for silicon-based materials in a wide range of new and emerging applications is growing in the region. We are very confident that our focused efforts will continue to bring innovative silicon-based technology into applications that will enable us to meet the needs for a sustainable future," said Ian Wilson, Dow Corning's Executive Director and Vice President - Geographies, on this occasion.

Located in Solaris Fusionopolis, Singapore's R&D hub for Physical Sciences and Engineering in western Singapore, the BTC was designed to reflect Dow Corning's commitment to sustainability and innovation. [¹]Prior to its official opening, the building has already been recognized by Singapore's Building Construction Authority (BCA) as having internationally recognized best practices in environmental design and performance, and was awarded the BCA Green Mark Platinum.

With their diverse applications, silicones are present in all aspects of our daily lives. Silicones and silicon-based materials and applications are used to enhance performance of products in almost all industries operating in ASEAN/ANZ, including automotive, construction, electronics, renewable energy, textiles, personal care products and many more.

¹ http://www.a-star.edu.sg/tabid/862/default.aspx

² http://www.bca.gov.sg/greenmark/green_mark_buildings.html

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. 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(R) initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

About Dow Corning ASEAN/ANZ

Dow Corning in ASEAN/ANZ (dowcorning.sg) has worked closely with customers for nearly 30 years to help them be successful in local as well as in international markets. We serve customers across the region from our regional head office in Singapore and our offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam besides serving the customer requirements in Australia and New Zealand. Our Science & Technology facility in Singapore enables collaboration with ASEAN/ANZ customers to provide innovative silicone-based solutions that are new to, or customized for the region.



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