News | August 28, 2014

MPM To Launch New Additive At UTECH Asia

WATERFORD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) will launch Niax* flame lamination additive, FLE-500, at UTECH Asia. This product can help manufacturers meet strict fogging and emissions specifications for flame and heat lamination of polyether foams by improving the total emission levels of finished foam goods.

FLE-500 flame lamination additive contains chemicals that will react into the polymer matrix during the foaming process to reduce the smoke density when burned and decrease the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the foam. FLE-500 additive can also be incorporated into formulations in lower dosages. Due to these factors, finished foam products have demonstrated lower emission levels when tested by manufacturers.

Niax FLE-500 can help manufacturers achieve these other benefits as well:

  • Improved processing: This additive helps foam melt and dry faster during the lamination process, allowing lamination to be completed in a shorter time.
  • Reduced cost: Since Niax FLE-500 additive possesses higher bonding strength in lower usage amounts, the lower dosage can save on cost without sacrificing performance. This additive remains strong during initial and final peeling phases.
  • Decreased waste: Because Niax FLE-500 additive is a low-viscosity material, it typically can be introduced into formulations without major equipment adjustments. This may help reduce formulation errors that result in waste.

Additionally, this additive acts as a mild antioxidant to help reduce foam discoloration.

The entire portfolio of Niax silicone products for foam applications will be showcased at booth N2-80. For more information, visit www.momentive.com/niax.

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 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.

*Niax is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.


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