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Momentive Expands ChemPoint Relationship through Tospearl Micro-Fine Silicone Resins

February 15, 2010
ChemPoint
ALBANY, New York, February 15, 2010 -- Momentive Performance Materials Inc. announced today that it has expanded its relationship with ChemPoint.com, a leading e-distributor of specialty and fine chemicals.  Effective today, ChemPoint will be the national distributor within the United States for industrial applications of Momentive’s Tospearl Micro-Fine silicone resins.  ChemPoint will provide marketing, sales, and order fulfillment to target customers in plastic film and other industrial applications. 
 
“We chose to broaden our relationship with ChemPoint based on their successful track-record for the silanes and urethane additives portfolios they currently promote,” said William McMillian, Momentive’s Americas-Silicones Channel Manager.   
 
“ChemPoint’s technology-enhanced market development and differentiated performance has consistently provided Momentive’s customers with strong technical support and excellent customer service.  Our customers in the film market should be pleased with the service they receive,” said Naofumi Kumabe, Global Marketing Manager, Polymer Additive.   
 
Tospearl Micro-Fine silicone resins are excellent candidates to consider to act as a slip-additive or anti-blocking agent in film applications.  This product can help provide high-heat stability and superb lubricity, which prevents agglomeration and may allow the customer greater production flexibility.  The customer may be able to run higher processing speeds to increase efficiency and throughput, while minimizing downtime.   
 
“ChemPoint has elevated its focus on the plastic film market for product offerings and we appreciate that Momentive recognizes and has confidence in our business model,” said Jeff Trimble, Polymer Business Director.  “This extension is proof of our distinctive developmental and technical sales and provides greater opportunities for our customers in this segment.”  
 
About Momentive Performance Materials
 
Momentive is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials, with a 70-year heritage of being first to market with performance applications for major industries that support and improve everyday life.  The company delivers the science behind the solutions, by linking custom technology platforms to opportunities for customers.  Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is controlled by an affiliate of Apollo Management, L.P.  Additional information is available at www.momentive.com.