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Momentive Selects ChemPoint to Distribute its Silicone Elastomers in North America

SpecialChem / Aug 22, 2011

Momentive Performance Materials Inc., one of the leading global providers of silicones and advanced materials, has announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with ChemPoint.com, one of the leading e-distributors of specialty and fine chemicals, to include Momentive's elastomer products. Effective immediately, ChemPoint will serve as the authorized distributor of Momentive's general purpose and custom elastomer products in North America, providing customers with marketing, sales, order fulfillment and technical support. Other Momentive Performance Materials products distributed by ChemPoint include organofunctional silanes, urethane additives and silicone resins.

Momentive Performance Materials offers an extensive portfolio of silicone elastomers, valued for their low toxicity, electrical insulation properties, resistance to harsh environments, including temperature and weather, as well as other attributes. Momentive's elastomers are used in a wide range of industries to help enable the development of innovative products. They include award-winning antimicrobial elastomers that are excellent candidates for use in various healthcare and consumer product applications where microbial infection is a concern; ultraviolet light cure elastomers that are excellent candidates for use in medical device applications where heat sensitivity is an issue, and custom low density materials where customers need to save money without sacrificing performance.

"This agreement is a natural extension of a successful relationship that brings together ChemPoint's extensive experience in specialty products and diverse markets with Momentive Performance Materials' superior offering of general purpose and custom silicone products," said Thuan Nguyen, Commercial Leader, Distributor Sales, at Momentive Performance Materials. "Together, we look forward to the continued delivery of product and service excellence that our customers need to achieve their own innovation goals."

About ChemPoint.com

As one of the leading "e-distributors" of specialty and fine chemicals in Europe and North America, ChemPoint.com engages in exclusive product line relationships with premier manufacturers. From its European and North American interaction centers, ChemPoint provides its suppliers with marketing, sales, customer service and order fulfillment solutions for their targeted customer segments. ChemPoint is a Univar company. With a network of more than 170 distribution facilities, Univar is one of the world leaders in chemical distribution.

About Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is one of the global leaders 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 New Momentive

Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (collectively, the "new Momentive"). The new Momentive is one of the global leaders in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life. The company uses its technology portfolio to deliver tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world. The new Momentive was formed in 2010 through the combination of entities that indirectly owned Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. The company is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.

Source: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.


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