Momentive Performance Materials Introduces New SilForce* UV Curable Release Coating Technology For Odor Sensitive Applications

ALBANY, N.Y. — September 29, 2011 — Momentive Performance Materials Inc. today announced
breakthrough technology that offers the use of odor free UV curable release coatings for sensitive
applications where odor may not be acceptable to end users. Featured at Labelexpo Europe 2011 in
Brussels, September 28 to October 1, 2011, the new SilForce products can be considered for
applications such as tapes on disposable diapers and feminine hygiene products.

“Our innovative polymer and catalyst formulation can help our customers differentiate their
products in the marketplace,” said Carlos H. Flores, Global Marketing Director, Release Coatings
and PSAs, at Momentive Performance Materials. “The new SilForce product line is an excellent
candidate for UV coaters to consider when odor-free performance is desired for disposable diaper
tapes and other personal care products. Moreover, due to the low temperature cure process, energy
cost savings may be possible.” 

UV9880C photoinitiator
is an odor-free catalyst, produced without the use of organic solvents,
for use with Momentive’s SilForce low odor UV curable polymers. In addition to odor-free cure,
typical performance properties include:

  • Low temperature cure typically needed for thermally sensitive paper and film substrates
  • Rapid photocure in ambient atmosphere
  • General compatibility with medium pressure mercury vapor UV lamps
  • High reactivity
  • Cationic type photocure

UV9800 and SilForce UV9815 silicone release polymers
are new products offered for use with
SilForce UV9880C photoinitiator for odorless release coating applications. When used with SilForce
UV9880C photoinitiator, the odor-free polymers, also manufactured without organic solvents, can
provide a number of benefits, including:

  • A rating of 1 on a 1 (none or slight) to 5 (strong) scale used in independent odor panel
  • Highly crosslinked coating with minimal silicone transfer
  • Stable release from a wide range of adhesives
  • Lengthy catalyzed bath life when stored in cool, dark conditions

For more information about Momentive Performance Materials solutions for personal products,
please call 800.295.2392 in North America (+607.786.8131 everywhere else) or visit

Posted on October 4, 2011

Source: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.