GE Silicones launches first online technical solutions center

GE Silicones today announced the launch of the industry's first online Technical Solutions Center at The new online center enables customers to research faster, calculate more easily and specify materials and products more precisely than ever before.

"We have taken online technology to a new level of performance. The new Technical Solutions Center serves the special needs of silicones customers throughout the world in specific industries where hundreds of unique product materials are applied," said Sandra Velez Van Dongeren, Global Interactions Manager at provides instant access to the Technical Solutions Center ( its recently redesigned global home page. The new center features many exclusive tools, such as the following:

- Polish Wizard(provides starting formulations for polish and household applications using GE Silicones' products)
- Weatherseal Wizard (allows user to select a construction weatherproofing material and specify color and quantity)
- Specification Sheet Wizard(allows user to specify a GESilicones product in their application)
- Chemical Compatibility Wizard(checks compatibility of silicone and fluorosilicone with more than 1,000 chemicals)
- Emulsion Engineer (calculates amount of silicone needed to make an emulsion of a certain percent of silicones, including amount of water to add)
- Antifoam Calculator (calculates amount of antifoam product toget a specified amount of desired actives (ppm))
- Fluid Blender (calculates blend ratios for two fluids to achieve target blend viscosity)

According to Aldo Mauras, a New Business Development Manager at Sachs Chemical, Inc., in Caguas, Puerto Rico, "Being able to quickly find the right product for a specific application is critical. Being able to compare material properties and performance characteristics, compatibility with other materials and processing information during the ordering process makes a real difference. The new online center is proof that GE Silicones has put the same high quality performance into its new solutions center as it has put into its industry-leading materials. "Charles Chiappone, Global E-Business Leader, says, "Providing unparalleled online global products and services in the Americas, Europe and the Pacific is what adds tremendous value for our customers. allows us to offer our customers state-of-the-art functionality 24 hours a day, seven days a week, now faster and more easily than ever before."

600450 GE Silicones launches first online technical solutions center
Date: 13 October 2001
Source: GeSealants

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