Momentive Boosts Silanes Output with New Plant in Europe

October 1, 2018

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Momentive Boosts Silanes Output with New Plant in Europe
Image courtesy of Momentive Performance Materials

A ceremony was held by Momentive Performance Materials on Sept. 27 to mark the opening of a new NXT silane production plant in Laverkusen, Germany, the company announced in a release. The new facility will supply silanes to customers in the automotive and tire industries.

“This new plant doubles our capacity in our fastest growing product line and enables state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities on two continents,” the company’s chief executive officer and president, Jack Boss, said in a statement. “This will allow us to strengthen our leadership position in automotive tire applications and enable additional new product offerings.”

Located in the Laverkusen Chempark, Momentive said the site’s location is ideal because of its proximity to European end users. 

“Having locally-produced NXT silane available in Europe is just one part of Momentive’s commitment to serving this market segment,” Rich Owens, vice president of Silanes at Momentive, said in the release. “Together with the acquisition of a NXT facility in Texas City, TX, and our new tire research and development laboratory in Charlotte, NC, this new plant clearly demonstrates our commitment to servicing our tire customers with new innovations.”

Momentive is based in Waterford, NY. 

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