Momentive Wins Technology Innovation Award for Antimicrobial Elastomers

November 01,2010

Momentive Wins Technology Innovation Award for Antimicrobial Elastomers


StatSil* Platform Technology Can Help Prevent Microbial Infection
Spreading from Medical Devices to Patients


ALBANY, N.Y., November 1, 2010 — Momentive Performance Materials has received the 2010 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for its platform of advanced, high performance StatSil silver-based antimicrobial silicone elastomers. StatSil high consistency rubber (HCR) and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) custom compound products are excellent candidates to consider for use in a variety of healthcare and consumer goods applications that benefit from built-in antimicrobial protection. The new technology is based on direct incorporation of a silver-based antimicrobial additive into the base silicone elastomer.


The technology innovation award program is sponsored annually by Ringier Trade Media, which publishes the leading plastics industry trade magazine in China, and judged by an independent panel of experts. The awards were established to recognize new technologies that have contributed significantly to the success of China’s plastics industry.


"We are honored to receive this prestigious award for our StatSil platform," said Dr. Burkhard Ledig, Marketing Manager for Healthcare in Europe at Momentive. "We developed this technology to help combat a key concern in the healthcare industry - the growth of microbes on medical devices when used in medical institutions. It is very exciting to deliver technologies like the StatSil platform, which can open up possibilities and opportunities for our customers by addressing some of their most pressing challenges."


Late last year, Frost & Sullivan awarded Momentive its coveted Product Innovation of the Year Award for the StatSil platform, highlighting design flexibility as one of StatSil’s chief advantages. Based on specific applications, such as catheters and intravenous components, StatSil elastomers can be custom formulated to meet specific performance and processing requirements.


For its Silopren* LSR 7000 series of highly transparent liquid silicone rubber, Momentive was chosen as a 2009 Finalist, receiving Honorable Mention, in Material ConneXion?'s recognition of Innovative Materials of the Year. Offered in a range of durometers, the Silopren LSR 7000 series is distinguished for its outstanding clarity, efficient and economical manufacturing process and ability to achieve highly complex optical components that typically surpass those made with traditional thermoplastic materials or glass.


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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 whollyowned subsidiary of Hexion Holdings LLC. Additional information is available at


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. Additional information about the new Momentive and its products is available at and at




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