Waterford, New York -- Momentive has outlined a little more detail on a spate of investments across its range of polyurethane additives.
Momentive has back-integrated into intermediates at its Nantong, China, plant. This has reduced supply lines as intermediates no longer need to be shipped from Europe or the US, the company said, in a press statement. Anthony Lanchack, vice-president Urethane additives, at Momentive said his firm had "increased capacity for certain finished goods, including silicones, amines and modifiers that we sell as PU foam additives across all of the Asia Pacific."
In Germany, at Leverkausen, Momentive started an incremental expansion programme in 2012, Lanchack said. With "additional capacity covering our silicone product line being added over the next several years, as the need arises. Product from Leverkausen will help reduce supply lines from Asia, he added.
Additionally, in Chennai, India, Momentive is investing in "incremental manufacturing capacity for finished goods, in selected catalysts and slicones, principally geared to our PU Slab and rigid market segments, Lanchak, added.
Momentive will be talking about its range of products at the upcoming PUChina Show, to be held in Nanjing in September.