Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) has announced the opening of its new automotive glazing coating facility in Leverkusen, Germany. The first of its kind, the new facility will enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to test Momentive's coating materials in an industrial scale setting.
Customers will also be able to coat production-sized automobile parts in realistic climatic conditions, providing a preview of mass production. Additionally, the innovative dual technologies offering of both thermal and UV-cure capacities will provide customers the opportunity to scale up from test specimen-size to production-sized prototype testing.
"For more than 20 years, MPM's products have been the industry standard in developing coatings for automotive plastic glazing. The opening of the new facility in Leverkusen provides customers with a state-of-the-art environment to achieve their production and technology goals," said Sam Conzone, vice president, Coatings. "It also illustrates our growing commitment to the industry as we extend our capabilities and offerings."