Momentive announces small scale slabstock foam prototyping machine

Leverkusen, Germany – Momentive Performance Materials (Momentive) has invested in a new Pilot Scale Machine for its Leverkusen laboratory. The new equipment will allow Momentive to develop and efficiently test its Niax slabstock PU foams and additives, and prototype products for the bedding, furniture, and automotive industry directly from its laboratory.
The Pilot Scale Machine translates small batch production of flexible foam directly into a large scale manufacturing process. Development of foams and additives at a small batch, pilot scale can take place without any interruption of the actual production cycle, and greatly reducing the waste of raw materials compared with full-scale manufacturing testing. The equipment makes it easier to precisely assess features, specific properties, and the quality of PU slabstock foam formulations in the laboratory.