PEARL RIVER— Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (Momentive), a premier global high-performance silicones and specialties company, today announced its plans to open a Global Innovation Center (GIC), relocating its current Tarrytown, New York location. This new GIC will feature a modern R&D laboratory and office space designed to foster stronger collaboration and exchange of ideas, as well as the development of trend-focused, innovative solutions to support the growing Performance Additives business.

“This move is representative of Momentive’s enduring commitment to help solve each of our customers’ needs around the world with high-performance, trend-driven innovative products, and solutions, just as we have for 75 years,” said V.P. Nalian, President and General Manager of Momentive’s Performance Additives business unit.

John Nicholson, Global Technology Leader, Performance Additives, added that he also sees Momentive’s new GIC as a vibrant hub of scientific discovery and materials innovation, contributing to enhanced product performance across a broad range of industry applications for the Agricultural, Paint & Coatings, and Beauty and Personal Care markets, which, he said, “will help meet the demand for high-performing, practical solutions for a sustainable world.”

“I’m very excited to welcome the Momentive team to the Hudson Valley iCampus,” said Jamie Schwartz, President of Hudson Valley iCampus. “We’re proud Momentive recognized the value of our strong management expertise, existing infrastructure, and location. The GIC will be in good company on our campus, where we have created an environment conducive to innovation, ingenuity, and industry. Neighbors include Pfizer Inc., RK Pharma Solutions, Sanofi, and more, offering an outstanding setting for long-term growth.”

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