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New Coating Modifier Delivers Unexpected Property Set

March 20, 2014 at 8:57 AM EDT

CoatOSil* FLX coating modifier can improve coating flexibility while maintaining corrosion resistance & gloss retention

WATERFORD, N.Y., (March 20, 2014) – New CoatOSil FLX coating modifier can improve coating flexibility while also maintaining or even enhancing corrosion resistance and gloss retention, helping to mitigate the embrittlement issues that often plague present silane-cured hybrid coating technologies. With this new technology, coating formulators may no longer have to sacrifice critical properties when seeking increased flexibility in a coating. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. will introduce this new patent-pending coating modifier at the American Coatings Show April 8-10 in Atlanta, Ga. The Company will discuss the product during a technical presentation entitled “Improving Performance of Epoxy Polysiloxane Coatings.”

As an added benefit, the improved flexibility can produce a stronger, more protective coating and the greater resistance to UV degradation allows the coating to look new longer.  The patent-pending technology can also help improve formulating latitude. Inherently low in viscosity, CoatOSil FLX coating modifier is easy to mix into coating formulations; it can be incorporated into the grind paste or as a post-addition to the coating formulation with comparable efficacy. CoatOSil FLX coating modifier may be considered for low-VOC and HAPs coating systems.

For more information on CoatOSil FLX coating modifier, visit booth 1105 at the American Coatings Show or attend the technical presentation during conference session 14.3: Epoxy Coatings on Wednesday, April 9 from 10-10:30 a.m.

About the Company
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader 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 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.

Media Contact:
Trisha McGuire
704-992-4797
trisha.mcguire@momentive.com

*CoatOSil is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.