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Dow Corning Adhesive and Dip-Tech-printed Glass Approved for use Together in Superstructures

January 9, 2013

KFAR SABA, Israel, January 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Dip-Tech, the world-leading provider of digital ceramic in-glass printing solutions
[http://www.dip-tech.com/Digital-Printing-Solution ], today announced that it has received
ABZ-70.1-75 certification from the Deutsches Institut fuer Bautechnik (German Institute
for Civil Engineering). The certification confirms that glass printed with Dip-Tech
Digital Ceramic Inks
[http://www.dip-tech.com/Digital-Printing-Solution/Digital-Ceramic-Ink ] is approved for
use with Dow Corning [http://www.dowcorning.com ](R) 993 Structural Glazing Sealant, the
leading silicone-based adhesive used in curtain wall construction of superstructure
buildings. Dip-Tech digital ceramic printing technology is already well-proven in numerous
successful architectural projects
[http://www.dip-tech.com/Glass-Applications/Architectural-Glass ], including facades and
superstructure building around the world. Now architects and builders have official,
independent verification for these types of glass installations.

The testing was performed by IFT-Rosenheim Institute on glass samples produced by
Flachglass Wernberg. The accreditation, issued in October, covers enameled ESG, ESG-H and
TVG glass panels printed with Dip-Tech Inks for bonding with Dow Corning 993 Structural
Glazing Sealant.

Dip-Tech inks are the only inks used in a digital printing process that have received
this important industry accreditation.

Structural glazing (i.e. glass panels adhered to building frames utilizing a silicone
adhesive such as Dow Corning 993 Structural Glazing Sealant) is used in the vast majority
of building facade constructions worldwide. As an internationally recognized standard, the
certification from Deutsches Institut fuer Bautechnik provides independent confirmation of
the durability and functionality benefits of using Dip-Tech Digital Ceramic Printing for
glass facades.

“We see this certificate as an additional and impartial approval of the flexibility
that can be gained by using Dip Digital Ceramic Printing for glass in a wide range of
applications,” said Dr. Ariel Litwak, Executive Vice President at Dip-Tech. “This confirms
to our customers that digitally printed glass produced with Dip-Tech Digital Ceramic Inks
and Printers [http://www.dip-tech.com/Digital_Printers ] can be combined with Dow Corning
993 Structural Glazing Sealant with full confidence that the system and glass will be
safely bonded.”

Markus Plettau, Marketing Manager Europe for High Performance Building, at Dow Corning
commented: “This industry certification for use of Dip-Tech-printed glass with Dow Corning
993 Structural Glazing Sealant broadens the opportunities for incorporating enhanced glass
functionality in superstructure designs. In building construction, where quality and
safety go hand-in-hand, the certification provides independent confirmation that our
combined offering meets stringent requirements on both these parameters.”

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning (dowcorning.com [http://www.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(R) and
XIAMETER [https://www.xiameter.com ](R) 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.

About High Performance Building Solutions

Dow Corning is collaborating with industry professionals around the world to develop
solutions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, reduce the eco-footprint of
construction materials, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Taking a
holistic approach, Dow Corning brings together expertise from across the company to help
customers find solutions to a wide range of high performance building challenges. Dow
Corning High Performance Building Solutions include proven materials for structural and
protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and
building materials protection, as well as innovations for high-efficiency insulation, LED
lighting, thermal management systems, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and
solar panels into building design.

About Dip-Tech

Dip-Tech is the world’s leading provider of digital in-glass printing solutions that
combine the durability of ceramic inks with the versatility and quality of digital
printing. Dip-Tech provides an unmatched and field-proven solution for all exterior and
interior flat glass printing applications, spanning a full range of artistic and
functional requirements. Dip-Tech helps its worldwide customers to differentiate
themselves and accelerate their growth by offering new, high-margin, fast-turnaround
products and services to architects, interior designers and automotive glass
manufacturers. Visit http://www.dip-tech.com.

        Media contacts:
        Shlomit Niva Tevet
        Director of Marketing
        Email; shlomitt@dip-tech.com
        Tel. +972-9-7908400 ( ext. 488)
        Mobile +972-54-4730330


Source: PR Newswire