GARRETT, Ind.—Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has established a North American Center of Excellence for Silicone Elastomers Custom Compounding.
The center is at the company's Garrett facility, which has experienced investment and expansion by Momentive over several years, the company said.
"Consolidating the U.S. custom compounding expertise into a unified Center of Excellence enables us to continue our mantra of exceeding our customers' needs and expectations with regards to innovation, quality and service," Holger Albrecht, vice president and global business leader for specialty elastomers at Momentive, said in a statement.
Momentive, based in Waterford, N.Y., is a silicones and advanced materials company.
"This Center of Excellence further underscores Momentive's commitment to supporting the growth of existing and new customers in industries demanding specialty silicone elastomers. The facility's centralized location enhances the responsiveness and support our customers have come to know and expect," the company said.
Momentive's silicones are used in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, health care and consumer goods. The company recently disclosed the sale of its consumer sealants segment to Henkel A.G. & Co. K.G. but is continuing to manufacture the consumer products through the end of next year as production shifts.
The company also recently unveiled plans to invest $15 million in its specialty silicones business in Waterford.