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Momentive Plant Completed

September 16, 2022

Momentive: Expansion of PU additives plant in Italy completed

Sep 15, 2022

The Momentive Performance Materials group, a global high-performance silicones and speciality solutions company, has announced its latest growth investment – a new manufacturing facility in Termoli, Italy.

According to the company, this new facility will produce Slabstock and Rigid Niax polyurethane (PU) additives for bedding and furniture, insulation, and automotive applications, focusing on solutions for a more sustainable world. These include performance additives for insulation foams in the building and appliances industries that improve energy efficiency; for mattresses in a box that allow optimizing transport volume and therefore pollution; low emission catalysts for mattresses and car seats contributing to a safer and more environmentally friendly final product.

The facility will produce Niax polyurethane additives for bedding and furniture, insulation, and automotive applications.

“Expanding production of our PU additives in Termoli, Italy is a key part of our in-region-for-region strategy to provide a more flexible and reliable supply capability for our European customers,” said VP Nalian, President & General Manager of Momentive’s Performance Additives Business. “This new facility also represents Momentive’s global commitment to bringing Innovative Solutions for a sustainable world, meeting the most stringent production process safety standards. We remain committed to creating value for our customers, our partners, our employees, our environment, and our local communities”

“With our expertise in bringing innovative foaming solutions for the PU Industry, this state-of-the-art new plant will augment our ability to continue the development of the Niax product family with high performing and reliable products for PU Flexible foam manufacturers” said Dr. Alberto Melle, Global Business Segment Leader for PU Slab Additives.

“We value the trust that our customers have placed on us to provide high-quality, sustainable, tailor-made PU Rigid, Molded & Specialty additives for their expanding needs in Thermal Management, Clean Cabin, Noise & Vibration Handling solutions. This new facility is a testimony of our commitment to continue to stay invested in meeting needs of our European Customers” said Thuan Nguyen, Global Business Segment Leader for PU RMS.