Momentive: Celebrating 70th Anniversary
Momentive Performance Materials, Albany, NY/USA, begins celebrating 70 years of innovation this month, honoring a rich heritage of market “firsts” that support and improve everyday life. In May of 1940, the process allowing for the industrial production of silicones was developed by a research chemist at General Electric Company (GE) Research Laboratory – a Momentive heritage company – giving rise to a new global industry and a thriving silicones business that today is Momentive Performance Materials.
This spark of ingenuity in an R&D lab started Momentive on a journey of scientific innovation that included the first true structural silicone glazing for architectural applications, the first silicone polyethers for textile treatment, laundry softeners and personal care products and the first hydrolytically stable super-spreader silicones for pesticides.
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