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Momentive Performance Materials Celebrates 30 Years of Science-Based Innovation in Liquid Silicone Rubber Technology

October 18, 2011

Momentive Performance Materials Celebrates 30 Years of Science-Based Innovation in Liquid Silicone Rubber Technology

 

ALBANY, N.Y., October 18, 2011 — Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is celebrating three decades of science-based innovation in liquid silicone rubber (LSR) technology. The company’s Silopren* LSR platform was featured at FAKUMA 2011 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, October 18-22.

 

Key competitive strengths that have supported Momentive Performance Materials’ evolution to a leadership position in Silopren LSR technology over the past 30 years include:

 

  • An LSR-focused application development team - This team has made significant and advantageous contributions to molders and other customers, helping them to understand and utilize the Momentive Performance Materials platform with commercial success. Momentive has global application development centers, one in each key region of the world. “Two to three customers come to our Leverkusen, Germany center every week,” said Clemens Trumm, Global Leader of Application Service for LSR at Momentive Performance Materials. “Depending on the customer’s need, we can often deliver a prototype or a small series of new applications by sharing our product and processing know-how in LSR. This, in turn, has helped our customers as they work to minimize their risk in new investments, and has been shown to significantly shorten the timeline for potential LSR prototypes.”
  • Continual focus on optimizing LSR formulation and manufacturing process as we work to achieve overall processing excellence - Momentive Performance Materials’ Silopren LSR products are valued across the world as materials for 24/7 automated mass production of state-of-the-art LSR molding. “The key to successful mass production of LSR materials is a safe and fully automated process. Robust processing properties and batch-to-batch consistency of the raw material are a must,” said Klaus-Dieter Pesch, Technical Service Leader for LSR in Europe at Momentive Performance Materials, and a team member when Silopren LSR was introduced in 1981. “Our LSR outperforms competitive application benchmarks due to advanced properties.”

Momentive is committed to continued innovation and growth in the liquid silicone rubber industry. Recent product launches include the transparent Silopren LSR 7000 series, StatSil* LSR with built-in antimicrobial protection, new Silopren oil-bleeding LSR with ultra-low compression set, fiber-reinforced LSR jointly developed with the Woco Group, and Addisil* UV curable LSR.

 

To find out more about Momentive Performance Materials’ Silopren LSR technology platform, please call 800.295.2392 in North America (+607.786.8131 everywhere else) or visit www.momentive.com.

 

About Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials, with a 70+ year heritage of being first to market with performance applications for major industries that support and improve everyday life. The company delivers science-based solutions, by linking custom technology platforms to opportunities for customers. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexion Holdings LLC. Additional information is available at www.momentive.com.

 

About the New Momentive

Hexion Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Inc. (collectively, the “new Momentive”). The new Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life. The company uses its technology portfolio to deliver tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world. The new Momentive was formed in 2010 through the combination of entities that indirectly owned Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. The company is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.

 

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*StatSil and Addisil are trademarks of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Silopren is a trademark of Bayer AG used under license.

 

Media Contacts

Nancy Pitts

+001-203-801-0836

Nancy.Pitts@momentive.com

 

Ed Farris

+001-518-533-4735

Ed.Farris@momentive.com

 

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