Momentive opens new silane production unit in Germany

Leverkusen, Germany – Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has opened a new NXT silane production facility in the Leverkusen Chempark.

The new, “state-of-the-art” production plant will supply to “leading tire and automotive customers”, said Momentive in a 27 Sept statement .

NXT silanes, according to the company, help produce tires with lower rolling resistance, as well as advanced wet traction and overall performance.

The new facility in Europe, said Jack Boss, president and CEO, doubles Momentive’s production capacity for the material.

The official did not give further details of the overall…

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