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SilTRUST* E110 Silicone Photovoltaic Encapsulant Now Listed in the UL Photovoltaic Materials Database

April 5, 2013 at 11:25 AM EDT

(WATERFORD, N.Y., April 5, 2013) – Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) announces today that SilTRUST* E110 liquid silicone encapsulant is now listed in the UL photovoltaic materials database (File # E360688). The SilTRUST E110 liquid silicone encapsulant can enable photovoltaic (PV) module makers to boost efficiency and durability of the crystalline silicon PV modules.

SilTRUST E110 typically exhibits superior stability under extreme humidity, temperature and UV-radiation conditions, resulting in significant end-user benefits over the useful lifetime of a photovoltaic array installation.  Developed with building-integrated PV applications in mind, SilTRUST E110 can help fulfill long-term aesthetics requirements and demonstrate durable, high-efficiency levels.

The material can be processed with traditional, established methodology or via more advanced application processes. Manufacturers may benefit from potential cost savings due to lower energy consumption and cycle time reduction. 

“SilTRUST E110 liquid silicone encapsulation can provide performance levels unmatched by today’s incumbent encapsulant material technologies,” says Alex Scholten, Global Program Leader Eco-Energy at MPM.  “And, due to the material’s compatibility with a variety of module encapsulation process options, MPM is able to meet the manufacturing needs of a wide variety of individual module makers.  With new process options, manufacturers can facilitate adoption of new cell and module technologies to further enhance efficiency or reduce the overall cost of photovoltaic electricity in support of a clean energy future.” 

For more information about MPM’s solutions for the solar industry, please call 800.295.2392 in North America (+1 614 986 2495 outside of North America), email or visit

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

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

*SilTRUST is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

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