Dow Corning and IPT Ltd. Join Forces To Serve the Macro Electronic Market in Ireland

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Dow Corning Corporation

    MIDLAND, Mich., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Corning Corp. and IPT Ltd.
 announce the formation of a strategic alliance to market and supply Dow
 Corning products to the macro electronics market in Ireland.  The companies
 will initiate the relationship with the European introduction of Dow
 Corning(R) 1900 Series conformal coatings at Nepcon UK in Birmingham,
 April 3-5, 2001, booth numbers 7220 and 7230.
     Dow Corning 1900 Series is a family of three silicon-based conformal
 coatings formulated to deliver superior performance, printed circuit board
 protection, cost-of-use advantages and compliance with most international
 regulatory standards to enable consistent material supply worldwide.
     Under the alliance, IPT Ltd., a premier supplier of manufacturing
 equipment and related consumable materials to the Irish electronics industry,
 becomes the focused distributor of Dow Corning macro electronic products in
 Ireland.  Dow Corning will provide IPT Ltd. with all necessary sales and
 distribution support.  IPT Ltd. will represent Dow Corning in Ireland through
 dedicated sales and technical people, and maintain a local stock of products
 to support the market.
     "IPT's sales and technical support, and supply chain, together with Dow
 Corning's reputation and technological innovation, will bring customers in
 Ireland the best of both worlds -- superior service and premium products,"
 said Noel O'Hanlon, managing director of IPT Ltd.  "Over the years, IPT has
 forged relationships with leading suppliers and supplies only leading-edge
 solutions to its customer base.  Dow Corning is certainly in this category,
 and we look forward to successfully representing Dow Corning for many years to
 come."
     "Working with a connected, well-known company like IPT will help increase
 our exposure in Ireland while giving customers more choices and the best
 products to fit their needs," said Mike Larkin, European channel manager for
 Dow Corning Electronics industry.  "IPT's commitment to market and supply Dow
 Corning products, combined with their experience in the macro electronics
 marketplace, will be key to our European growth."
 
     About IPT Ltd.
     Based in Cork Ireland, IPT Ltd. has been a leader in the electronics
 industry in Ireland for 25 years.  The company is a major supplier of capital
 equipment and consumable materials.  IPT has an excellent reputation for
 providing its customers both technical and process support.  IPT personnel
 have many years of industry experience, which they share with our customer
 base.  More information can be found at www.iptelectronics.com .
 
     About Dow Corning
     Dow Corning Corporation (http://www.dowcorning.com ), which develops,
 manufactures and markets diverse silicon-based products, currently offers more
 than 10,000 products to customers around the world.  Dow Corning is a global
 leader in silicon-based materials with shares equally owned by The Dow
 Chemical Company (NYSE:   DOW) and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:   GLW).  More than
 half of Dow Corning's sales are outside the United States.
 
     For product information, contact:
     Dow Corning Corporation
     Customer Service Dept.
     P.O. Box 0994
     Midland, Mich.  48686-0994
     Phone:        517-496-6000
     Toll-free:    800-346-9882
     FAX:          517-496-4586
     Web site:    http://www.dowcorning.com/electronics
 
     Dow Corning is a registered trademark of Dow Corning Corporation.
 
 

SOURCE Dow Corning Corporation
    MIDLAND, Mich., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Corning Corp. and IPT Ltd.
 announce the formation of a strategic alliance to market and supply Dow
 Corning products to the macro electronics market in Ireland.  The companies
 will initiate the relationship with the European introduction of Dow
 Corning(R) 1900 Series conformal coatings at Nepcon UK in Birmingham,
 April 3-5, 2001, booth numbers 7220 and 7230.
     Dow Corning 1900 Series is a family of three silicon-based conformal
 coatings formulated to deliver superior performance, printed circuit board
 protection, cost-of-use advantages and compliance with most international
 regulatory standards to enable consistent material supply worldwide.
     Under the alliance, IPT Ltd., a premier supplier of manufacturing
 equipment and related consumable materials to the Irish electronics industry,
 becomes the focused distributor of Dow Corning macro electronic products in
 Ireland.  Dow Corning will provide IPT Ltd. with all necessary sales and
 distribution support.  IPT Ltd. will represent Dow Corning in Ireland through
 dedicated sales and technical people, and maintain a local stock of products
 to support the market.
     "IPT's sales and technical support, and supply chain, together with Dow
 Corning's reputation and technological innovation, will bring customers in
 Ireland the best of both worlds -- superior service and premium products,"
 said Noel O'Hanlon, managing director of IPT Ltd.  "Over the years, IPT has
 forged relationships with leading suppliers and supplies only leading-edge
 solutions to its customer base.  Dow Corning is certainly in this category,
 and we look forward to successfully representing Dow Corning for many years to
 come."
     "Working with a connected, well-known company like IPT will help increase
 our exposure in Ireland while giving customers more choices and the best
 products to fit their needs," said Mike Larkin, European channel manager for
 Dow Corning Electronics industry.  "IPT's commitment to market and supply Dow
 Corning products, combined with their experience in the macro electronics
 marketplace, will be key to our European growth."
 
     About IPT Ltd.
     Based in Cork Ireland, IPT Ltd. has been a leader in the electronics
 industry in Ireland for 25 years.  The company is a major supplier of capital
 equipment and consumable materials.  IPT has an excellent reputation for
 providing its customers both technical and process support.  IPT personnel
 have many years of industry experience, which they share with our customer
 base.  More information can be found at www.iptelectronics.com .
 
     About Dow Corning
     Dow Corning Corporation (http://www.dowcorning.com ), which develops,
 manufactures and markets diverse silicon-based products, currently offers more
 than 10,000 products to customers around the world.  Dow Corning is a global
 leader in silicon-based materials with shares equally owned by The Dow
 Chemical Company (NYSE:   DOW) and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:   GLW).  More than
 half of Dow Corning's sales are outside the United States.
 
     For product information, contact:
     Dow Corning Corporation
     Customer Service Dept.
     P.O. Box 0994
     Midland, Mich.  48686-0994
     Phone:        517-496-6000
     Toll-free:    800-346-9882
     FAX:          517-496-4586
     Web site:    http://www.dowcorning.com/electronics
 
     Dow Corning is a registered trademark of Dow Corning Corporation.
 
 SOURCE  Dow Corning Corporation

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