American Company Expands Specialty Materials Capability in Rayong, Thailand

April 2023

Momentive Performance Materials, a global leader in high-performance silicones and specialty solutions, has announced a new growth investment – a manufacturing facility in Rayong, Thailand. This new site will increase Momentive’s manufacturing capacity and allow it to serve the growing Southeast Asian market for specialty silicones in various industries including automotive, energy, healthcare, agriculture, and beauty and personal care. It will also be Momentive’s second manufacturing site in Thailand.

The company’s President and General Manager noted that expanding production in Rayong is a crucial aspect of Momentive’s in-region-for-region strategy to offer a more flexible and reliable supply capacity to customers in the region. Furthermore, the new facility is designed to meet the latest production process safety standards.

The new facility comes equipped with full automation, art process controls, and a new clean room, providing Momentive with new capabilities in liquid silicone rubber production. The company has also commissioned new release coating production capabilities in Rayong. Momentive’s silicone-based release coatings are applied to paper or film to produce liners that help protect the adhesive on tapes and labels before application.

Momentive Performance Materials is a leading producer of silicones and silicone derivatives and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of MOM Holding Company. The new investment will expand Momentive’s manufacturing capacity and enable the company to serve the growing Southeast Asian market, cementing its position as a global leader in high-performance silicones and specialty solutions.

(Source: Momentive Performance Materials)

Our Services

Orissa International provides consulting services to companies that want to develop a market entry strategy for Southeast Asia or implement their business expansion into the region. We have very strong domain knowledge of markets and industry sectors, and a business network of over 16,000 distributors, resellers, and system integrators, built through advising and guiding more than 5,000 companies with their market expansion into Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines over the last 25 years.