Momentive Performance Materials Inc. recently announced it has commissioned two new expansions at its Rayong, Thailand, manufacturing facility, intended to serve the growing Asian market demand for specialty chemicals. Momentive commissioned new liquid silicone rubber (LSR) production that will reportedly serve customers throughout Asia in the automotive, aerospace, energy, healthcare and consumer products industries. The new capabilities include full automation, state-of-the-art process controls and a new clean room.

In addition, the company has also commissioned new release coating production capabilities in Rayong. The silicone-based release coatings are applied to paper or film to produce liners that help protect the adhesive on tapes and labels prior to application.

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