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Publication Date: 02/1/2011
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Momentive Intros UV Curing Technology
New UV curing..
Albany, NY — Momentive Performance Materials has developed a new silicone technology that uses ultraviolet (UV) light instead of heat to cure rubber and liquid silicone rubber (LSR). The new technology allows for shorter cure times at low temperatures while maintaining the physical properties of a typical silicone rubber.

Marketed under the Silopren® and Addisil® trade names, the diverse UV product portfolio ranges from extrusion and molding materials to coatings and gels. These innovative silicone products can lead to new opportunities in a wide range of applications such as medical devices that combine silicone rubber with thermally sensitive materials, which include electronic parts,

pharmaceuticals, and low temperature thermoplastics that cannot withstand the high temperatures reached during the curing process of traditional silicone materials.

A key advantage of the UV cure technology is that the cure is based on platinum catalyzed addition cure chemistry — typically resulting in products with high purity and low levels of extractables. The crosslinking reaction is initiated by exposure to UV light, which promotes rapid cure at relatively low temperature while eliminating the use of highly reactive peroxides. The process has shown the potential to save time and resources.

Contact Momentive Performance Materials, 22 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany, NY 12211 800-295-2392 or 607-786-8131 Web:

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