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Momentive Unveils Next-Generation Grades of Ultra Clear Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR)

05/27/15

Enables breakthroughs in LED Lighting Technology


WATERFORD, N.Y. (May 27, 2015) –Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (Momentive) will showcase a new ultra clear liquid silicone rubber (LSR) grade expanded from the Ultra Clear Silopren* LSR 7000 series at the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition in China June 9-12. This next-generation Ultra Clear LSR grade combines Ultra Clear LSR technology with a specialty polymer technology, enabling luminaires to be equipped with high flame resistance above UL 94 flame class rating of V-1.

“Momentive is a pioneer in LSR technology and we are now bringing our expertise to ultra-clear LSR solutions for high wattage LED lighting applications,” said Hee-Seok, Hwang, Senior Global Project Manager. “By combining improved flame resistance with good optical clarity and long-term color stability in harsh conditions, this next-generation grade is an excellent material to consider for flame-resistance applications such as lenses, light guides and other optical parts in outdoor lighting.”

Momentive has been working with global experts in the lighting industry such as Khatod, a leading manufacturer of optical solutions. “This application is very technical. Khatod was searching for a material able to comply with the various optical, mechanical and moulding process requirements needed for the realization of unique, high-performance optics,” said Dieter Wrobel, Corporate Fellow at Momentive. “After in-depth analysis and numerous laboratory tests, Khatod determined that our Ultra Clear Silopren LSR 7000 liquid silicone rubber series was an ideal match for their application.”

Khatod recently utilized Momentive’s next-generation ultra-clear LSR in its SIO3 Silicone Lenses. These lenses are a breakthrough in LED lighting technology and are the world’s first range of free form lenses made of LSR optimized for the most popular HB and COB LEDs. “Khatod is a real innovator in the LED lighting industry,” said Giuseppe Vasta, President of Khatod Optoelectronic. “Our SIO3 lenses boast cutting-edge engineering and exclusive cold runner-based LSR injection molding process specially customized by Khatod for optical silicone processing. This innovative construction process preserves and enhances the typical characteristics of silicone and makes the lenses excellent for any application in LED lighting requiring excellent lighting performance as well as a robust, long life, safe and reliable service.” Khatod’s SIO3 Silicone lenses formulated with Momentive’s next generation Silopren LSR 7000 series recently won LED Magazines’ SSL Enabling Technologies Sapphire Award, which highlighted the most inspirational and innovative products in the LED marketplace.

Representatives from Momentive will be demonstrating the benefits of the Silopren LSR 7000 series in booth 11.1 A39 at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition. For additional information, visit www.momentive.com.

About Momentive

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.

About Khatod:

Khatod, a fully integrated Italian company, leverages three decades of hands-on experience with lenses for Solid-state Lighting in a wide range of applications and environments. Since its inception in early eighties and unique on the international scene, Khatod has been developing the entire product process 100% in-house, Milano-Italy, a full optical service - from project to object - encompassing all the development and production processes. Based on the latest in designing, production methods and processes, testing and control, our products deliver solutions that far surpass the traditional ones. Khatod offers extensive ranges of product: Optical Systems, Reflector Systems, and Optics for SSL, HB, COB LEDs applications, custom optics and components. Full information about Khatod and its products is available at www.khatod.com .

Media Contact:
Ashley Conger
+1-704-805-6226
Ashley.Conger@momentive.com

*Silopren is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.