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Momentive Performance Materials collaborates with SSF

Momentive Performance Materials Inc, a subsidary of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings, has collaborated with Specialty Silicone Fabricators (SSF) to develop combination products for medical devices manufacturers.

The collaboration leverages Momentive Performance Materials’ advanced ultraviolet (UV) elastomer cure technology, which offers fast cure of specialized silicone products at room temperature.

Specialty silicone products featuring the UV cure technology, such as Addisil UV 60 EX elastomer, are candidates to consider in the manufacture of medical devices where lower temperatures are required for heat-sensitive active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and other materials.

The combined focus also brings SSF’s experience and capabilities in the manufacture of custom silicone components and parts for the medical devices industry, including a Class 10,000 clean room for handling pharmaceutical components.

Licensed to operate as a drug manufacturing facility and registered with the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, SSF is planning to expand its API/drug eluting device production into another clean room that will house its own extrusion line.

Specialty Silicone Fabricators Business Development director Mark Paulsen said by combining their specialized resources and expertise in medical devices with Momentive Performance Materials’ platform technology, they help customers to explore their most possibilities in combination drug products.