Momentive opens tire materials R&D lab

Charlotte, North Caroline – Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has opened a 20,000-sq-ft. research and development laboratory in Charlotte to test and develop advanced compounds used in tire manufacturing.

momentive-innovations-tiresThe company is investing about $3.5 million (€3.3 million) in the new lab, which will serve as a global hub for development of silane materials that can help tire manufacturers produce tires with lower rolling resistance, better wet traction and advanced performance.

“This new tire research and development laboratory reinforces…

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