Dow Corning: Investments in Innovation and Solar Energy
Dow Corning plans to invest up to USD 13 million to expand its European capabilities to innovate with silicon-based materials and technologies. The investment in a Solar Energy Exploration / Development Center (SEED) includes two new buildings that will complement the company’s Business & Technology Center in Seneffe, Belgium. One building, a Synthesis Technology Center for the European area, will house laboratories and chemists focusing on innovations in silicon-based materials. The other, the European Solar Solutions Application Center, will focus on advancing the company’s technology for use in photovoltaic cells. Construction is expected to begin later in 2010.
Staffed by scientists and, engineers, the Synthesis Technology Center will be designed to support the exploration of new materials and develop new innovative solutions in industries such as construction, beauty and personal care, coating, plastics & composites, automotive & tire, healthcare, and electronics.
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