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Momentive Performance to expand two silicone sites

4:38 PM MDT | June 24, 2013

Momentive Performance Materials announced on 14 June that it is expanding silanes and specialty silicones capacity in the United States and Germany. The company said it is adding manufacturing capacity to its production sites at Leverkusen and Texas City, TX. At the Texas City site, the company is doubling thiocarboxylate functional silane production capacity to meet growing demand for low rolling-resistance silica tires, the company said. The silicone production facility at Leverkusen will be expanded to manufacture specialty silicones and silanes to support...

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