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Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, will present a webinar on the benefits of using silicone-based additives to improve slip performance and scratch resistance in polyamide compounds. Hosted by SpecialChem, Vincent Rerat, Application Engineer at Dow Corning Plastics & Composites Solutions, will give the live, online presentation on Tuesday, March 31, from 4 to 5 p.m. EDT. Registration for the event can be found here.

Valued for their excellent mechanical properties and versatility, polyamide compounds have appeared in such diverse applications as automotive interior components, electronic housings and consumer appliances. Today, demand for these materials continues to escalate, with the global polyamide market projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.2 percent through 2018 to reach $27 billion, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets.