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Momentive Performance Materials Introduces Niax* Silicone L-6891 Surfactant for Rigid Polyurethane Foams

November 10,2020

Momentive Performance Materials Introduces Niax© Silicone L-6891 Surfactant for Rigid Polyurethane Foams

Can Be Used to Improve Surface Quality, Minimize Thermal Conductivity


ALBANY, N.Y., September 26, 2011 — Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a leading global provider of silicones and advanced materials, has expanded its offering of polyurethane foam additives with the launch of Niax* silicone L-6891, an excellent candidate to consider for resin-side addition in the manufacture of rigid polyurethane foams. Introduced at the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference in Nashville, TN, September 26-28, the highly efficient surfactant has been shown to be useful for improving insulation foams, particularly those used in refrigerators and cool-store applications.

 

Testing has shown that Niax silicone L-6891 can be used to provide extremely fine cells, good foam flow, even density distribution and improved surface quality through significantly reduced void formation. The combined effect of fine cells and void reduction can help create foam with constantly low thermal conductivity in all areas of the foamed cabinet, thereby helping to improve the overall energy savings of the end product.

 

“For more than 70 years, Momentive Performance Materials has been developing important new technologies for all types of polyurethane applications, and this year is no exception,” said Tony Lanchak, Global Business Director – Urethane Additives, Momentive Performance Materials. “This newest addition to the Niax family of silicone additives is the first of a new generation of surfactants focused on improving the surface quality and minimizing the thermal conductivity of rigid foams.”

 

Momentive Performance Materials will present a technical paper on its latest surfactant technology at the Appliance/Cold Chain session of the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference today, September 26, 2011. Momentive is also moderating a technical session on innovations in flexible foams at the event. Mr. Lanchak has been named vice-chair of the conference in 2012 and will serve as chair in 2013.

Earlier this month, Momentive Performance Materials introduced eight new Niax branded products at the UTECH Asia 2011 show in Shanghai, China. Momentive is a leading supplier to the global polyurethane foam market.

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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* Niax is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

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+86-213860 4706

 

 

 
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