Momentive Performance Materials Introduces: New Micro-spherical Silicon Powder with Spiky Surface

    Tospearl(*) 150KA Microspheres Can Offer Luxurious Lubricity and a Soft
Focus Effect

    WILTON, CONN., December 5 /CNW/ - Momentive Performance Materials today
introduced Tospearl(*) 150KA silicone microspheres with a proprietary, spiky
surface that can help the delivery of enhanced soft focus benefits in skin
care and color cosmetic products. In addition, Tospearl 150KA microspheres
continue to display the outstanding lubricity and buttery feel that is
characteristic of Momentive's Tospearl technology. The INCI name for the new
product is Polymethylsilsesquioxane.

    Tospearl 150KA microfine spherical silicone resin particles have a
three-dimensional network structure. The spikes on the surface cause increased
scattering of light that significantly enhances the line blurring and soft
focus properties already displayed by Tospearl technology. The main
performance benefits of this product, i.e., outstanding lubricity and
exceptional line blurring, make it an excellent candidate to consider for the
formulation of skin care products, foundations, lipsticks and sunscreens.

    Beatriz Blanco, global marketing manager, Momentive Performance
Materials, commented, "Tospearl 150KA Microspheres is a great addition to our
Tospearl family of silicone Microspheres. At Momentive we are committed to
delivering creative technical solutions that provide consumer delight and a
luxurious feel. This new powder is an outstanding example of delivering on our

    Momentive Performance Materials offers a wide range of Tospearl
microspheres that differ in particle size and range for formulators to
consider in supporting multiple performance attributes in skin care, color
cosmetics, sunscreens and hair care products.

    About the Company:

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

    (*) Tospearl is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

For further information:

For further information: Momentive Performance Materials The Americas
Nancy Pitts, +1-203-761-1938 or Europe Robert
Scheib, +49 2143040532 or Asia Junko Tsuda, +83 3
5544 3003 or Greater China Joyce Sun, +86 21 6288
1088 -149 or The Americas DeMartine Group Tracy Van
Buskirk, +1-203-221-2790 or Japan Tokyo PR Inc.
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Greater China Fortune China Public Relations Ltd. Gracie Luo, +86 21 6289 5658
- 24 or Korea Prad Communications Chris Nam,
+82 2 6394 4190

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