Momentive Performance Materials Selects SpecialChem's Commercial Acceleration Solutions to Support Growth of Boron Nitride Modifiers Use in Thermally Conductive Plastics

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM), a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, has selected SpecialChem's Commercial Acceleration Solutions to support growth of its boron nitride (BN) powders for use in thermally conductive plastics

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Collaborating with SpecialChem allows Momentive Performance Materials to reach OEMs and compounders seeking to improve their thermal management solutions.

Strongsville, Ohio (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM), a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, has selected SpecialChem's Commercial Acceleration Solutions to support growth of its boron nitride (BN) powders for use in thermally conductive plastics. Recent innovations by MPM in Boron Nitride modifiers for use in thermally conductive plastics have opened new opportunities for thermal management solutions. The purpose of the collaboration is to educate the plastics market about the benefits of MPM's Boron Nitride and to generate active projects at compounders, molders and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

"Collaborating with SpecialChem allows Momentive Performance Materials to reach OEMs and compounders seeking to improve their thermal management solutions."

MPM markets more than 70 grades of Boron Nitride under the trade names PolarTherm* and CoolFlow* and is introducing a new generation of hybrid Boron Nitride-based fillers under the tradename Cool FX* that can offer improved physical properties, processing and optimized cost. A viable alternative to aluminum, MPM's BN-based modifiers can enable an excellent combination of thermal conductivity, electrical insulation and design freedom.

SpecialChem will support the execution of Momentive Performance Materials’ business development strategy for this new generation of hybrid fillers as well as its existing portfolio. Custom Commercial Acceleration Solutions have been designed to bring speed and market reach and act as an extended arm of the MPM business development team.

"To optimize the performance of their thermal management systems, OEMs often need to screen a variety of thermally conductive materials. Collaborating with SpecialChem allows Momentive Performance Materials to reach OEMs, molders and compounders in the process of improving their current solutions. Our team of product development specialists will now be able to assist plastics compounders who may not have been aware of the benefits of BN modifiers. Momentive Performance Materials’ 50+ years of expertise in the synthesis and refinement of boron nitride powders are evident in the service we provide," explains Steven Bardus, Global Commercial Leader, Ceramics.

SpecialChem has released a comprehensive technology zone illustrating how thermally conductive plastics containing boron nitride can successfully compete against metal in applications requiring thermal conductivity and electrical insulation. Further, a SpecialChem webinar scheduled for June will introduce the new Cool FX boron nitride portfolio.
*CoolFlow, PolarTherm, and Cool FX are trademarks of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

About SpecialChem

SpecialChem accelerates Technology and Business Development in Chemicals and Materials. Since the year 2000, our teams of industry experts have created the world's largest online professional network dedicated to chemicals and materials. This network includes more than 500,000 engineers, formulators, product developers, marketers, applicators and brand owners across the globe. Through our vertical industry websites, these professionals have unlimited access to content and services dedicated to Product Selection, Innovation Watch, Online Courses and Open Innovation.

SpecialChem network of profiled members plus the visits of more than 3.2 million professionals per year to its websites are unique assets for chemicals and materials suppliers in search of Commercial Acceleration Solutions (launching new technologies / new products, penetrating new applications / new geographies or extending their market reach) and for professionals in Open Innovation scouting new technologies or looking for out-licensing opportunities that are related to chemicals and materials.

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 Momentive

Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC ("Momentive") is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. 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. 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.

Contacts:
Allison Yeske
Global Technical Marketing Manager, Ceramics
Momentive Performance Materials
+1.412.742.2173

Alison Warner
Global Marketing Director
SpecialChem
commercial-acceleration(at)specialchem(dot)com
+1-908-878-8020

Source: Momentive Performance Materials/SpecialChem


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