Momentive Performance Materials Expands Elastomers Distribution Agreement with

  Momentive Performance Materials Expands Elastomers Distribution Agreement

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BELLEVUE, Wash. -- January 25, 2013 (ChemPoint), the leading technology-enabled distributor of
specialty and fine chemicals, today announced that it has expanded its
elastomer distribution agreement with Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
(Momentive), a leading global provider of silicones and advanced materials.
Effective immediately, ChemPoint will distribute the complete elastomer
product line in North America, providing customers with marketing, sales,
order fulfillment, and technical support. The products include gums, LIM*,
LSR, core and specialty rubber, and custom elastomers. Other Momentive
Performance Materials products distributed by ChemPoint include
organofunctional silanes, urethane additives, and silicone resins.

Momentive Performance Materials offers an extensive portfolio of silicone
elastomers, valued for their low toxicity, electrical insulation properties,
and resistance to harsh environments, including temperature and weather, as
well as other attributes. Momentive’s elastomers are used in a wide range of
industries to foster the development of innovative products in the automotive,
healthcare, aerospace, consumer, and energy markets. Such products include
award-winning antimicrobial elastomers that are excellent candidates for use
in various healthcare and consumer product applications where microbial
infection is a concern, and also ultraviolet light (UV) cure elastomers that
are excellent candidates for use in applications where heat cure sensitivity
is an issue.

“This expanded agreement is a natural extension of a successful relationship;
it brings ChemPoint’s extensive experience in specialty products and diverse
markets together with Momentive Performance Materials’ superior offering of
silicone elastomer products,” said Tim Angle, Commercial Leader, Elastomer
Sales, at Momentive Performance Materials. “Together, we look forward to the
continued delivery of the product and service excellence that our customers
need to achieve their own innovation goals.”

“This growth in our partnership is a testament to the success of ChemPoint’s
innovative business model, and allows us to greatly enhance the products and
services offered to our customers, as well as expand our reach into the
elastomer processing market space,” commented Rick Hoener, ChemPoint Polymer
Business Director. “Extending our partnership with Momentive presents
tremendous opportunity for us; we look forward to the continued evolution of
our relationship.”

To purchase material, please contact ChemPoint via telephone: 800-485-9569,
fax: 425-378-8675, e-mail:, or online:
Prospective customers can request samples, and receive immediate technical
support by calling 800-485-9569, or by e-mailing

For more information about Momentive Performance Materials elastomer
solutions, please call 800-295-2392 in North America (+607-786-8131 outside of
North America) or visit


As the leading technology-driven distributor of specialty and fine chemicals
in EMEA, North America, and APAC, engages in exclusive product
line relationships with premier manufacturers. From its European, Asian, and
North American interaction centers, ChemPoint ( provides its
partners with marketing, sales, customer service, and order fulfillment
solutions for their distinctive business and market needs. ChemPoint is a
Univar company. With a network of more than 260 distribution facilities
globally, Univar ( is a world leader in chemical

About Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. 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 science-based solutions, by linking custom
technology platforms to opportunities for customers. Momentive Performance
Materials Inc. is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Momentive Performance
Materials Holdings LLC. Additional information is available at

About the New Momentive

Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
(collectively, the “new Momentive”). The new Momentive is a global leader in
specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty
products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve
everyday life. The company uses its technology portfolio to deliver tailored
solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world. The new
Momentive was formed in 2010 through the combination of entities that
indirectly owned Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty
Chemicals Inc. The company is controlled by investment funds affiliated with
Apollo Global Management, LLC.

*LIM is a registered trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Jennifer Favre, Communications Analyst, 800-485-9569 ext. 8517
F: 425-378-8579
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