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Dow Corning completes $6 million expansion in facility

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Corning Incorporated Dow Corning silicone manufacturing The Dow Chemical Company XIAMETER

The completed investment in its Midland, MI manufacturing site to support growth of beauty and personal care customers.

Dow Corning has completed its $6 million expansion at its silicones manufacturing plant in Midland, MI, to provide growing beauty and personal care markets with a reliable supply of silicone elastomer blends.

“Evolving global consumer preferences, specific customer requirements and differing regional expectations are driving innovation and global growth in beauty and personal care markets,” says Dow Corning global market segment leader Dirk Soontjens. “This expansion helps us provide supply reliability and sustained product quality to meet our customers’ needs anywhere in the world.”

In addition to expanding product capacity with additional manufacturing equipment, the investment adds automation to ensure production quality, improves material handling and logistics capabilities aligned with good manufacturing practice (GMP) standards, and enables increased production flexibility to support changes in market demand.

Silicone elastomers are used in many personal care applications to provide unique aesthetics sought after by cosmetics consumers the world over. These specialty silicones address consumer preferences for instantly perceivable and long-lasting results – from enhanced texture and improved hydration to anti-aging effects and more. More recently, silicone elastomers are critical components in popular multi-functional personal care products such as beauty benefit (BB) and color cosmetic (CC) creams.


To learn more about Dow Corning’s personal care products, click HERE

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning 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 a joint venture equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the U.S.

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