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Momentive’s New SPUR+* Prepolymers Offer High Tensile Strength for Next-Generation Structural Adhesives

10-15-2008 12:59 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Momentive Performance Materials GmbH

/ PR Agency: EMG
One-Part Formulations for Developers of Industrial Adhesives Open Door to High Performance Alternatives to Mechanical Fasteners

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY — OCTOBER 9, 2008 - Momentive Performance Materials will introduce two breakthrough prepolymers for industrial adhesives formulations at the Adhesive and Sealants Council’s 2008 Fall Convention & Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, October 12th to 14th, 2008. SPUR+ 3100HM prepolymer and SPUR+ 3200HM prepolymer will join Momentive’s highly successful SPUR+ family of silylated polyurethane resins. These high modulus prepolymers are excellent candidates to be considered for use as binding agents that can help formulators of structural adhesives achieve high tensile strength, without primers for most substrates, in both one- and two-part adhesive formulations.

“The latest generation of industrial adhesives is replacing or augmenting traditional mechanical fasteners across a number of industries, including transportation and construction,” said Bruce Waldman, global marketing manager, SPUR+ Prepolymers, Momentive. “Our two new, one-part high modulus SPUR+ prepolymer additives typically are easy to use, offer outstanding tensile strength, and can provide a number of production advantages, including primerless adhesion to most substrates, outstanding water and chemical resistance and high thermal resistance, to formulators of industrial adhesives.”

High-performance, low viscosity SPUR+ 3100HM and SPUR+ 3200HM prepolymers are formulated without plasticizers and contain no free isocyanates. Shelf life of both products is approximately 12 months. Test results showed that SPUR+ 3100HM prepolymer, when cured alone, provided a tensile strength of 450psi and Shore A hardness of 40. SPUR+ 3200HM prepolymer, may be considered for use in the most demanding applications, potentially offering 1,000psi tensile strength – approximately ten times greater than conventional prepolymers, with a Shore A hardness of 60.

To find out more about Momentive’s family of SPUR+ prepolymers, please call
+31(0)164 225350 for EMEA & India (+607.786.8131 everywhere else) or sent us an e-mail to cs-eur.silicones@momentive.com or visit www.momentive.com/spur+.

About Momentive Performance Materials
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a premier specialty materials company, providing high-technology materials solutions to the silicones, quartz and ceramics markets. The company, as a global leader with worldwide operations, has a robust product portfolio, an enduring tradition of service excellence, and industry-leading research and development capabilities. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is controlled by an affiliate of Apollo Management, L.P. Additional information is available at www.momentive.com.

*SPUR+ is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

PR-Contact Europe, Middle East, Africa & India
Robert Scheib
robert.scheib@momentive.com
+49 214 304 0532

PR-Contact Americas/Canada
Nancy Pitts
nancy.pitts@momentive.com
+1 203 761 1938

PR-Contact Asia/Pacific (Japan, Korea, South East Asia, Australia)
Yoshiko Matsuda
Yoshiko.Matsuda@momentive.com
+81 3 5544 3092

PR-Contact Asia/Pacific (Greater China)
Joyce Sun
Joyce.Sun@momentive.com
+86 21 3860 4706

PR-Agency Europe, Middle East, Africa & India
EMG, Brigitta de Vries
bdevries@emg.nl
+31 164 317 020

PR-Agency Asia/Pacific (Japan, Korea, South East Asia, Australia)
Tokyo PR, Mitsuyoshi Sugino
sugino@tokyopr.co.jp
+81 3 3273 2731

PR-Agency Asia/Pacific (Greater China)
Fortune China Public Relations Ltd., Ren Yi
Yi.ren@fortunechina.com.cn
+86 21 6289 5658 – 22

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