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Momentive Presented Technical Posters on New Silicone Polymer at BCLA

Published on 2015-06-02. Author : SpecialChem

WATERFORD, N.Y. -- Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (Momentive) presented two technical posters highlighting the benefits of the new OphthaSil* silicone polymer (Momentive Silicone) product portfolio at the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) Clinical Conference and Exhibition May 29-31 held this year at the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) in Liverpool, UK. Ophthasil silicone polymers (Momentive Silicone) offer contact lens manufacturers new innovations in lubricity, stability and cost-effectiveness.

Fig. 1: Momentive

The first technical poster addressed the developments of siloxane materials that are fully water soluble and can be considered for use in contact lens formulations without organic solvents. This enables both a lower cost solution for manufacturers and enhanced lubricity of the hydrogel film. The second technical poster addressed Momentive’s development of non-PEG (poly ethylene glycol) alternative siloxane materials that can help provide both inherent wettability and long term material stability to silicone hydrogel contacts lenses.

Momentive has a 75 year history of leading market-changing developments in silicone technology,” said Hans Winkelbach, Senior Director of Global Marketing at Momentive. “We’ve applied our deep expertise in Momentive silicone materials to the contact lens industry in order to develop solutions that address some of the most critical challenges facing manufacturers – cost and comfort. With such a complex product as silicone hydrogel contact lenses, we look forward to developing additional material improvements in the future.”

*OphthaSil is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

About Momentive

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is among the global leaders 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.

Source: Momentive

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