Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in RTV Silicone and Advanced materials for aerospace, electronics and renewables and other industrial consumer applications. Recognized for their 75- year history and performance, Momentive is known for being first to market with performance applications for major industries that support and improve everyday life. The Company delivers science-based solutions by linking custom technology platforms to opportunities for customers.
Since inventing the process to manufacture silicones, Momentive is one of the largest specialty silicone suppliers in the world. It operates state-of-the-art research centers, application development laboratories and manufacturing facilities across the globe including California, New York, China, Germany, Japan and Korea.
Reach New Heights with High-Performance Silicones
Momentive Silicone Adhesives and Sealants offer excellent temperature performance, dielectric properties and weatherability. Download the High Performance Silicone Adhesives & Sealants guide to learn more.
Key Features Include:
- Primerless adhesion to many substrates
- Fast cure
- Long term elasticity
- One-component available
- Choice of cure systems
- Broad application
- Productivity, high outputs
- Compensate CTE mismatch
- Reduced risk for electronics
- Ease of use
- Design flexibility
SilTRUST* Silicone Products for Solar Applications
BOOSTING EFFICIENCY AND DURABILITY OF PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAYS.
EV Roberts and Momentive joined forces to highlight SilTRUST silicone adhesives, sealants, potting materials and encapsulants designed for the PV industry. E.V. Roberts is the only North American Authorized Distributor and we offer in-stock products, faster lead times, and competitive prices. Material Solutions for the Solar Industry Guide
Leveraging it’s successful development of silicone products for spacecraft and satellite solar arrays, Momentive has created the SilTRUST family of silicone products for terrestrial solar applications. This full line of encapsulants, adhesives, sealants and potting materials is engineered to endure the harsh environments in which solar panels operate, while generally improving the light-to-electricity conversion yield. These properties, plus greater general stress resistance, weatherability, corrosion protection, a longer life span and higher efficiency for crystalline silicone photovoltaic (PV) modules may potentially lead to a better return on investment and lower production costs for solar energy products.
SilTRUST encapsulants can be used to surround the fragile solar cells of the PV module with a very flexible, stress-dissipating silicone matrix that adheres well, yet does not pass on the level of mechanical stress the cells are subjected to in harsh environmental conditions. Likewise, SilTRUST adhesives, sealants and potting materials typically offer protection to sensitive components and durable adherence generally without primers to a variety of materials used in the PV industry, including aluminum frames, back sheets and glass.
In the PV manufacturing process, SilTRUST products may be incorporated at much lower temperatures than other products, thus potentially avoiding stress arising from differences in thermal expansion coefficients of a module’s components. Curing speed is also typically faster than many other materials, resulting in an opportunity to shorten manufacturing cycles.
Because silicones do not absorb ultraviolet light, once the solar array is installed more sunlight reaches the surface of the solar cell, where it becomes available for conversion to electricity. The refractive index of SilTRUST encapsulant closely matches that of glass, generally reducing the energy-dissipating reflection of sunlight away from the solar cell.
SilTRUST products generally offer stability under extreme humidity, temperature and ultraviolet-radiation conditions over the life of a PV array installation.
*SilTRUST is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
Materials to Take you Farther
Since man first took flight, new possibilities have created a need for new technologies.
And for over 75 years, Momentive has been there to provide them. In the silicone boots of the first astronaut to walk on the moon. On every manned space flight since. In lighter, more fuel-efficient airplanes. And in applications throughout the transportation industry. Find more about Momentive’s unique solutions for Aviation and Aerospace. Aviation & Aerospace Guide
SOLUTIONS AS SMART AS THE ELECTRONICS THEY PROTECT
Smart phones. Smart TVs. Smart watches. They all require smart solutions to protect them. Momentive has these solutions. From potting and encapsulation products to adhesives and packaging, we’ve been leading the way in providing long-term, reliable protection for sensitive electronic components for decades. And as systems continue to get smaller and circuit densities become greater, our deep industry knowledge and extensive experience help ensure that we’re ready to protect whatever comes next. Assembly and Device Guide