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Hexion To Raise Emulsion Polymer Prices for North American Adhesive, Textiles, Nonwovens, and Construction Markets

March 19, 2010 at 1:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - (March 19, 2010) - Effective April 1, 2010, or as contracts allow, Hexion Specialty Chemical, Inc.'s North American Dispersions business will increase prices by $US 0.07 (seven cents) per wet pound in the United States and Canada for all acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic and other polymers used in the adhesives, textiles, nonwovens and construction markets. This action is necessary due to continued increases in the cost of key raw materials used to manufacture these products.

About Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Specialty Chemicals is the global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Additional information is available at

www.hexion.com.

Contact:

David Kinney
Product Manager, Dispersions
864-253-8223

Peter Loscocco
Vice President, Public Affairs
614-225-4127