Albany, New York -- Momentive Performance Materials Inc. says its recent capacity expansions in urethane additives, as well as strategic investments in its manufacturing operations across the world, will help it better serve its customers outside North America.
Momentive said it has focused on investing in China, India, Brazil and Belgium for products such as surfactants, catalysts and process modifiers.
"Our global infrastructure for polyurethane additives has never been stronger," said Tony Lanchak, global business director, urethanes additives. "We are well positioned to take on growing demand around the world, as an industry leader in the markets we serve."
In addition to upgrading its sales, inventory, operations and planning system, Momentive has made the following investments:
* China - completed the expansion that enables increased urethane additive finished goods capacity at the Nantong plant facility. Momentive is now also producing key intermediates in Nantong, which will enable the use of local raw materials.
* India - phased in urethane additive production at the newly expanded facility for manufacturing and application development in Chennai.
* Brazil - upgraded the manufacturing facility to enable production of urethane additive finished goods, supported by a state-of-the-art application development center, to complement existing production facilities in Itatiba.
* Belgium - added important capacity through improved processes at the Antwerp facility, with a resultant 20 percent increase in production.