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Momentive to Introduce Silicone Elastomers for High-performance Sealing at International VDI Conference

Published on 2012-03-02. Author : SpecialChem

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Momentive, one of the global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, will introduce a number of new products at the International VDI Conference on Plastics in Automobile Engineering (Booth #75), March 21-22, 2012 in Mannheim, Germany. Momentive will also present a paper, Transparent Liquid Silicone Rubbers for Lighting Applications in Automotive Engineering, to discuss the special physical and optical properties of a new highly transparent polymer material for automotive optical parts.

"Our innovation-enabling technology solutions address many of the energy efficiency, safety and high quality design issues that are top of mind in automotive engineering," said Heiko Bayerl, Marketing Manager, Momentive Performance Materials. "Our advanced materials are widely used in applications under the hood as well as those in the exterior and interior of cars and utility vehicles."

Momentive's extensive portfolio of products for automotive design and engineering applications includes:

  • Ultra-transparent Silopren liquid silicone rubber (LSR) that can enable high temperature and ultraviolet (UV) light resistance in optical lenses and light guides
  • Silicone elastomers that can provide high performance sealing in electrical connectors, engines and powertrains
  • SilFORT hardcoats that can provide superior UV-protection and high hardness for clear and black polycarbonate in such applications as panorama roofs, fixed side lights, pillars and headlamps
  • Bakelite thermosetting plastics for metal substitution and light-weight, under-the-hood designs
  • Epikote epoxy resins and Epikure curing agents for composites that can allow for lightweight design in suspensions, frames and structural body panels

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 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC.

About Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.) is the global leader in thermoset resins. Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC., the owner of its sister company, Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a global leader in silicones and advanced materials.

About Momentive

Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (collectively, "Momentive"). 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. Momentive was formed in October 2010 through the combination of entities that indirectly owned Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. The capital structures and legal entity structures of both Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.), and their respective subsidiaries and direct parent companies, remain separate. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. file separate financial and other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Momentive is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.

Source: Momentive


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