Momentive Establishes R&D and Business Center in India

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Speciality Chemicals Inc. (subsidiaries of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC) have opened a global R&D center and business headquarters in Bangalore, India that will serve India, the Middle East and Africa.

The new facility is located on a two-acre plot in the west of Bangalore’s “Electronic City” and will initially house around 100 associates. Research scientists based at the facility will work on new global technology platforms and product development for new and existing applications in diverse industry segments, including: personal care, energy, healthcare, electronics, automotive and construction.

In addition, as Momentive’s regional headquarters, the facility will house its commercial, business support, business process and information technology functions. The Bangalore facility will be a key addition to Momentive’s global network of R&D centers located in strategic regions to drive innovation for customers.

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