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Momentive to Present Two Technical Papers at Utech Europe


Highlighting developments in slab, rigid and molded foam

WATERFORD, N.Y. (March 31, 2015) –Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (Momentive), a leader in polyurethane foam additives, will present two technical papers at UTECH Europe focusing on developments in its Niax* products line. With over 50 years in the polyurethane industry, Momentive supplies silicone surfactants, amine catalysts and process modifiers to a global customer base.

During the session on slabstock foam on April 15, 2015, Dr. Gabriel Kiss will present “New Developments in Silicone Surfactants for High Resilience Slabstock Foams.” Momentive designs, produces and supplies high performance silicone stabilizers that are key in achieving desired cell size and dimensional stability in High Resilience (HR) flexible slabstock foams. Momentive has dedicated significant efforts to optimize additives in recent years and has developed new generations of silicone surfactants for HR flexible slabstock foams as a result of these efforts.

During the session on rigid foam on April 15, 2015, Dr. Pierre Chaffanjon will present “Advances in New Additives for High Performance Rigid Foam Panels Produced by Continuous Lamination.” Polyurethane rigid foam based panels produced by continuous lamination is a class of insulation materials with great growth potential due to superior and unique properties. Momentive has been actively focusing research on durability, low thermal conductivity and low void/high foam surface quality in recent years leading to the development of several families of new additives for this segment of thermal insulation materials.

“Momentive is a pioneer in the polyurethane foam additives market,” said Tony Lanchak, Vice President, Urethane Additives. “From furniture/bedding and automotive industries to construction and refrigeration applications, Niax additives continue to address increasing industry demands through market innovation, creative solutions and application expertise.”

Momentive will be showcasing Niax additive products in Booth 1630 throughout the show. Commercial and technical representatives from the Momentive team will be available to meet customers and provide specific solutions for all type of polyurethanes. For additional information, visit

About the Company

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

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*Niax is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.