Momentive Performance Materials celebrated 70 years of service in May. In May of 1940, the process allowing for the industrial production of silicones was developed by a research chemist at General Electric Company (GE) Research Laboratory - a Momentive heritage company - giving rise to a new global industry and a thriving silicones business that today is Momentive Performance Materials. In addition to silicones, silanes and urethane additives, Momentive manufactures quartz, specialty ceramics and crystal products for high-technology industries.

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