Termoli, Italy – The performance materials group of Momentive will open a new manufacturing plant at its facility in Termoli, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, on 27 September. The new plant will produce PU additives for bedding, furniture, automotive and insulation applications under the Slabstock and Rigid Niax brands.
The new plant will focus on what the company calls ‘solutions for a more sustainable world’: performance additives for insulation foams used in construction and the appliances sector, for bed-in-a-box products that optimise transport volume, and low emission catalysts for mattress and car seat foam.
‘Expanding production of our PU additives in Termoli, Italy is a key part of our in-region- for-region strategy to provide a more flexible and reliable supply capability for our European customers,’ said VP Nalian, president and general manager of Momentive’s performance additives business. ‘We remain committed to creating value for our customers, our partners, our employees, our environment, and our local communities.’
‘This state-of-the-art new plant will continue the development of the Niax product family with high performing and reliable products for PU flexible foam manufacturers,’ said Dr Alberto Melle, a segment leader for Momentive’s PU slab additives group.
‘Our customers have expanding needs in thermal management, clean cabin, and noise and vibration handling solutions. This new facility is testimony to our commitment to the needs of our European customers,’ said Thuan Nguyen, a segment leader for Momentive PU RMS.