RAYONG, Thailand—Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has commissioned two expansions at its Rayong, Thailand manufacturing facility to serve the growing Asian market demand for specialty chemicals.
Momentive commissioned its liquid silicone rubber production and its release coating production during its recent 10 th anniversary celebration of the Rayong operations.
According to the company, the Rayong plant serves customers throughout Asia in the automotive, aerospace, energy, health care and consumer products industries.
Products made from Momentive material range from high-voltage insulators and fuel system valves to medical masks and mobile phones and portable electronics. The new capabilities include full automation, state-of-the-art process controls and a new clean room, according to Momentive.
The release coating unit offers products that are applied to paper or film to produce liners that help protect the adhesive on tapes and labels prior to application. End products include thermal transfer tapes, consumer product labels, stamps, diaper tabs, roofing shingles and industrial tapes.
“Our new capabilities in Rayong are a great example of how Momentive will continue to serve our customers around the world and grow our leading silicones and quartz businesses,” said Jack Boss, Momentive's interim CEO and President. “We will continue to build on our 75-year heritage of continually driving innovation across our specialty chemicals portfolio and providing customers around the globe with value-added and differentiated products and services.”