Momentive Emphasizes User-Specified Solutions and Technical Expertise at UTECH North America 2007

    Leading Silicones Provider Building on Legacy of Innovation to Deliver
Breakthrough Solutions for the Polyurethane Foam Industry

    WILTON, CONN., September 24 /CNW/ - At a press briefing held at the UTECH
North America Exhibition & Conference in Orlando, Florida, Shawn Williams,
President, Americas-Silicones, Momentive Performance Materials, underscored
the company's commitment to developing groundbreaking solutions for
manufacturers of polyurethane foam to produce higher performing products that
meet customers' increasingly stringent requirements.

    "We are building on our legacy of innovation in silicones to deliver a
host of user-specified solutions for manufacturers of polyurethane foam," said
Mr. Williams. "Our high level of technical expertise in urethane additives,
combined with our global resources and ability to work in tandem with clients
to build customized solutions, is allowing us to work closely with our
customers. Our goal is to deliver exciting new generations of high-performing,
cost-effective additives that help create and improve rigid, microcellular,
flexible and molded polyurethane foams found in automotive, appliances,
footwear, home furnishings and other applications. We are committed to
continuing to work hand-in-hand with our customers as technical collaborators,
helping them leverage the latest in science to achieve product breakthroughs
and higher growth."

    Momentive Performance Materials, formerly GE's Advanced Materials
business, is a leading developer of chemical and materials solutions for the
polyurethane foam industry. Maintaining 35 global locations and 27
international manufacturing facilities across North America, Latin America,
Europe and Asia, Momentive leverages its global resources to deliver local
expertise, working with clients to develop silicone-based solutions that
address their most complex product performance challenges.

    About Momentive Performance Materials

    Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a premier specialty materials
company, providing high-technology materials solutions to the silicones,
quartz and ceramics markets. The company, as a global leader with worldwide
operations, has a robust product portfolio, an enduring tradition of service
excellence, and industry-leading research and development capabilities.
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is owned by an affiliate of Apollo
Management, L.P. Additional information is available at

For further information:

For further information: Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Nancy
Pitts, 203-761-1938

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