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Momentive to Launch Niax* Catalyst D-25, Tin Catalyst Free of 2-EHA, at Polyurethanes Technical Conference

09/17/13

A replacement for stannous octoate, new Niax catalyst for use in flexible foam applications

WATERFORD, N.Y. (September 17, 2013) -- Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) will launch Niax Catalyst D-25, a new tin catalyst free of two ethyl-hexanoic acid (2-EHA), at the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical conference September 23-25 in Phoenix, Ariz. MPM is introducing Niax Catalyst D-25 in response to the industry need for an alternative material without 2-EHA, which is a chemical listed on California’s Proposition 65.

A versatile material, Niax Catalyst D-25 may be considered for use in the production of flexible slabstock foam, including conventional, high resilience and visco elastic foam. Niax Catalyst D-25 typically yields high catalytic efficiency in the polyurethane reaction at similar use levels to the other common material for these applications -- stannous octoate.

Niax Catalyst D-25 is a clear, colorless to light yellow fluid with medium viscosity and excellent solubility in polyether polyols and most organic solvents. It has an exceptional ability to promote the isocyanate-hydroxyl reaction in polyurethane foams. Niax Catalyst D-25 is a TSCA registered product.
For additional information on the company’s products and services, please visit Momentive.com.

About the Company
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
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC (“Momentive”) is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. 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. Its technology portfolio delivers 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. Additional information about Momentive and its products is available at www.momentive.com.

Media Contacts:
Trisha McGuire
Strategic Marketing Communications Manager
Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
+1 704-992-4797
trisha.mcguire@momentive.com

*Niax is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.