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Momentive’s New Niax 2-EHA-Free Tin Catalyst for Flexible Foam Applications

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) will launch Niax Catalyst D-25, a new tin catalyst free of two ethyl-hexanoic acid (2-EHA), at the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical conference September 23-25 in Phoenix, Ariz. MPM is introducing Niax Catalyst D-25 in response to the industry need for an alternative material without 2-EHA, which is a chemical listed on California’s Proposition 65.

A versatile material, Niax Catalyst D-25 may be considered for use in the production of flexible slabstock foam, including conventional, high resilience and visco elastic foam. Niax Catalyst D-25 typically yields high catalytic efficiency in the polyurethane reaction at similar use levels to the other common material for these applications -- stannous octoate.

Niax Catalyst D-25 is a clear, colorless to light yellow fluid with medium viscosity and excellent solubility in polyether polyols and most organic solvents. It has an exceptional ability to promote the isocyanate-hydroxyl reaction in polyurethane foams. Niax Catalyst D-25 is a TSCA registered product.

For additional information on the company’s products and services, please visit Momentive.com.

About the Company

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials, with a 70-year heritage of being first to market with performance applications for major industries that support and improve everyday life. The Company delivers science-based solutions by linking custom technology platforms to opportunities for customers. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC.

Source: http://www.momentive.com

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