Momentive Begins Operation of Plant Expansion
|Momentive President and CEO Jack Boss|
and Senior Leadership at expanded Liquid
Silicone Rubber (LSR) plant in Leverkusen,
Responds to global demand for Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR)
WATERFORD, N.Y. (June 12, 2015) –Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (Momentive) has announced the start of operations at their expanded Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) plant in Leverkusen, Germany. Responding to growing demand for LSR, Momentive’s Chempark facility produces a diverse range of products to support their global customer base.
"Our investment supports the continued growth of the LSR market in the coming years and demonstrates Momentive’s long-term commitment to an innovative product range for our customers in Europe, Asia and the Americas,” said Jack Boss, President and CEO of Momentive. Momentive’s LSR is used for the production of high-performance molded articles for a broad range of industries including seals and connectors for the automotive industry, components and seals for the healthcare industry and insulators and cable accessories for high voltage applications.
“Momentive’s leading product technology in LSR offers our customers significant productivity benefits and new design possibilities,” said Momentive Senior Vice President & Managing Director Robert Gnann. “Regular investments in our Leverkusen site enable us to adapt to the increasing quality and complex design requirements of our customers and place Momentive at the forefront of this growing product segment.”
Chempark director Dr. Ernst Grigat attended the ceremonial ribbon cutting and remarked “We are excited about the opening of the new plant expansion, which demonstrates that Momentive is committed once more to the Industry Park and the ability to offer a range of products on a broader foundation.” Efficiency measures implemented in the past years have resulted in capacity increase of LSR production by more than 10%.
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.