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Momentive Performance Materials Launches Next Generation of Silopren* Oil-Resistant Liquid Silicone Rubber Products for Automotive Industry

October 19,2011

Momentive Performance Materials Launches Next Generation of Silopren* Oil-Resistant Liquid Silicone Rubber Products for Automotive Industry

 

ALBANY, N.Y., October 19, 2011 — Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a leading global provider of silicones and advanced materials, today introduced Silopren* 2171 liquid silicone rubber (LSR), representing a new generation of oil-resistant LSRs for use in the automotive industry. Silopren LSR 2171 is a mineral-filled 70 Shore A hardness grade with low compression set and good tear resistance. Its potential applications include a variety of anti-drainback valves and oil seals found under vehicle hoods.

 

“This new product builds on decades of technology advancements in LSR that have been spearheaded by Momentive Performance Materials,” said Oliver Franssen, Global Marketing Director for Transportation, Momentive Performance Materials. “Our benchmarks have shown excellent results versus the previous generation of oil-resistant LSR, as well as against competing products in the industry. We are especially pleased with the performance of Silopren LSR 2171 in our 3000-hour test with IRM 903 testing oil for ASTM D471 Standard Test Method to evaluate the comparative ability of rubber and rubber-like compositions to withstand the effect of liquids. Excellent test results are must-haves for automotive tier manufacturers to consider an oil-resistant LSR such as our new Silopren LSR 2171.”

 

Featured at the FAKUMA international trade fair, October 18-22, in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Silopren LSR 2171 can be a cost-efficient alternative to existing oil-resistant silicone materials. It typically offers excellent processing capabilities in addition to improved physical properties.

 

For more information about Momentive Performance Materials solutions for the automotive industry, 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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*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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