Momentive Performance Materials said it recently completed a
series of capacity expansions on urethane additives in
China, India, Brazil and Belgium.
Urethane additives, such as surfactants, catalysts and
process modifiers, are critical components in polyurethane foam
Our global infrastructure for polyurethane additives
has never been stronger, said Tony Lanchak, a global
business director for Momentive Performance Materials.
With R&D and manufacturing capabilities in key
regions and critical improvements in processes to make
effective use of this new global capacity, we will continue to
do what we do best - expanding our product offering and working
closely with customers to address their specialized
In China, the company said it completed an expansion that enables increased
urethane additive finished goods capacity at its Nantong plant
Momentive is now producing key intermediates in Nantong,
which will enable the use of local raw materials, the company
In India, Momentive says it phased in
urethane additive production at a newly-expanded facility for
manufacturing and application development in Chennai.
The company also upgraded its Brazil manufacturing facility
to enable production of urethane additive finished goods,
supported by an application development center, to complement
existing production facilities in Itatiba.
And in Belgium, Momentive added capacity through improved
processes at the Antwerp facility, with a resultant 20%
increase in production.
The company did not specify how much the four expansions had increased its overall
urethane additives capacity.