Momentive Performance Materials Quartz, Inc. Receives Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio--()--Momentive Performance Materials Quartz, Inc. (Momentive) today announced that it received a 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Momentive maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012.

This year Boeing recognized 594 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Momentive is one of only 153 suppliers to receive the Gold level of recognition.

“Momentive’s leading-edge design and manufacturing culture strongly emphasizes exceptional product quality, delivery performance and outstanding customer service,” said Joseph P. Reyes, Senior Vice President – Quartz and Ceramics for Momentive. “This award recognizes our commitment to excellence and reflects well upon the entire Ceramics team at our Strongsville facility. We are extremely proud of this distinction given the exacting dimensional requirements and demanding environment in which our products to Boeing operate.”

Momentive supplies its encapsulated thermal pyrolytic graphite solution, TC1050, to Boeing for heat management in its satellite programs. TC1050 has very high thermal conductivity and spreads heat approximately four times faster than copper. TC1050 is also lightweight, making it an effective thermal management solution for consideration in satellites and other aerospace applications. Momentive has more than 40 years of experience working with customers in the aerospace industry and has helped to pioneer the use of its silicones, quartz and ceramics products into numerous applications.

Momentive’s Strongsville site produces high-purity boron nitride (BN) and specialty ceramic materials used by the semiconductor, compound semiconductor, electronic and aerospace industries. Employees at the site manufacture a variety of specialty products that are used in wireless communication, LED lighting and semiconductor thermal management industries, including thermally conductive powders used to make heat transfer materials to remove heat from small electronic components. The Strongsville Ceramics facility is Momentive’s global “center of excellence” for BN production and the production of specialty ceramic materials.

About Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials, with a 70+ year heritage of being first to market with performance applications for major industries that support and improve everyday life. The company delivers science-based solutions, linking custom technology platforms to opportunities for customers. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC. Additional information is available at www.momentive.com.

About Momentive

Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (collectively, “Momentive”). Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life. The company uses its technology portfolio to deliver tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world. Momentive was formed in October 2010 through the combination of entities that indirectly owned Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. The capital structures and legal entity structures of both Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.), and their respective subsidiaries and direct parent companies, remain separate. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. file separate financial and other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Momentive is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Momentive and its products is available at www.momentive.com.

For more information on the Boeing Performance Excellence Award, visit http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/doingbiz/supplier_portal/bpea.html.

Contacts

Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
John Scharf, 518-233-3893
john.scharf@momentive.com

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Contacts

Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
John Scharf, 518-233-3893
john.scharf@momentive.com