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Momentive to Demonstrate Self-Lubricating Liquid Silicone Rubber for Healthcare Applications at 2017 MD&M West Show

January 05, 2017

WATERFORD, N.Y. (January, 2017) – Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (“Momentive”) announced it will be demonstrating  Silopren* LSR 4655 SL liquid silicone rubber live at the 2017 MD& M West show held February 7 – 9 in Anaheim, CA.


The live demonstration will take place at the Momentive booth on a BOY injection press using a Kipe 4-cavity LSR mold and 2KM Dosing system.  The part produced will be a one way access valve with slit intended to illustrate the product benefits and features of the Silopren LSR 4655 SL liquid silicone rubber.


Silopren LSR 4655 SL is a two-component, self-lubricating liquid silicone rubber for injection molding processes that provides a lubricious surface on the molded part after vulcanization. It enhances lubricity for specialized applications requiring a high-slip surface not typically achievable via traditional silicone molded parts. Silopren LSR 4655 SL liquid silicone rubber may eliminate the need for secondary lubrication processes to reduce the coefficient of friction, which can improve the mounting efficiency of molded parts during the assembly of devices. It also is able to be customized in a range of durometers and lubricant load levels to meet specific performance requirements. Silopren LSR 4655 SL liquid silicone rubber is USP Class VI and ISO 10993 (parts 5, 6, 10, and 11) biocompatible.


Momentive’s family of liquid silicone rubber materials (LSR) enable health care device designers and equipment manufacturers to introduce improved material features for critical applications such as needle-free access valves, O-rings, stoppers, seals and assembled parts.


To learn more about Silopren LSR 4655 SL liquid silicone rubber, meet with our Momentive LSR experts at Momentive Booth #1532.  For more information about Momentive, visit www.momentive.com.


About Momentive

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials, with a 75-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 MPM Holdings Inc.  Additional information about Momentive and its products is available at www.momentive.com.


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Tina Reiber





*Silopren is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.


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