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Home Appliances

Cost-Effective Enhancement of Appliance Component Life

From the factory floor to the kitchen floor, Momentive products are working to better the quality and durability of home appliances – and the appliance manufacturer’s bottom line. Our materials can help improve the performance and energy efficiency of appliances, as well as offer more design freedom. They can also help improve manufacturing operations – protecting appliances against bumps, bangs and vibrations, as well as spiking or plummeting temperatures.

Indeed, the combination of thermal cycling and mechanical shock can shorten the life of various plastic and rubber components in home appliances. Furthermore, the miniaturized electronics that continue to be added to home appliances can carry their own set of vulnerabilities. Momentive can help to protect a broad spectrum of home appliance parts against these adversities and improve efficiencies with material solutions  and performance additives such as:

  • Electronic grade adhesives, encapsulants, potting materials, coatings and greases to help cost-effectively optimize performance-critical electronic components. These products can aid in dissipation of heat from fragile components, as well as insulation against vibration, moisture and chemicals.

  • Food grade and fast green strength adhesives that meet industry specifications for a variety of substrates including metals, aluminum, plastics and ceramics. 

  • Food contact compliant liquid silicone rubbers (LSRs) and heat-cured elastomers (HCEs) for molded and extruded parts requiring high thermal stability, flame retardancy, and good physical and elastomeric properties.

  • Innovative specialty elastomers, such as topcoat, ultra clear LSRs, or anti-static elastomers, that can enable design freedom when considering the aesthetics or ergonomics of home appliance applications.  

  • Niax* surfactants to help appliances become more energy efficient by improving the thermal insulation of polyurethane foam, creating finer cells, better foam flow and improving compatibility of  foam formulation ingredients for better mixing.

  • Niax catalysts to help improve productivity, while enabling good foam flow and density distribution.  

  • Silane crosslinkers to help improve the performance characteristics of plastic or rubber components.

  • Ceramics based on our proprietary TPG* (thermal pyrolytic graphite) process to promote reliable thermal management in a lightweight material.

From the enhancement of parts that help keep refrigerators cold and ovens warm to the screen over the dryer’s electronic control panel, Momentive products are there to aid in appliance performance and longevity.

 

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Niax* Additive AP-01

Niax* additive AP-01 foam adhesion promoter may be used with rigid polyurethane foams and may improve adhesion to substrates of foams. Learn more.

Niax* Additive RA-1

Niax* additive RA-1 can improve green strength, dimensional stability and facings adhesion, and is an excellent candidate to consider in construction applications. Learn more.

Niax* Catalyst A-1

Niax* catalyst A-1 is a powerful additive that enhances the processing characteristics and physical properties of flexible foams and contains one of the most active urethane foam amine catalysts known. Learn more.

Niax* Catalyst A-107

Niax* catalyst A-107 can offer delayed action in the foaming process, allowing foam components to flow and completely fill the mold cavity and resulting in a better finished product. Learn more.

Niax* Catalyst A-30

Niax* catalyst A-30 additive is a liquid, water-soluble tertiary amine catalyst that promotes an effective reaction between water and isocyanate in the production of flexible polyester polyurethane foam. Learn more.

Niax* Catalyst A-300

Niax* catalyst A-300 features a unique delayed reaction in the gelation process during the production of molded polyurethane foams. Learn more.

Niax* Catalyst A-33

Niax* catalyst A-33 is an excellent candidate for use in the production of flexible foam systems, and helps produce flexible slabstock foam with better physical properties. Learn more.

Niax* Catalyst A-400

Niax* catalyst A-400 features a unique delayed blow reaction in the production of molded polyurethane foams, like automotive seating. Learn more.

Niax* Catalyst A-440

Niax* catalyst A-440 is typically used in the automotive industry to form polyurethane foam formulations for molded seating and instrument panels. Learn more.

Niax* Catalyst A-537

Niax* catalyst A-537 additive was developed for use in the production of microcellular integral-skin applications such as shoe soles and steering wheels, and features a unique delayed action during the gelling, or urethane-forming, reaction. Learn more.

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