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Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. to Address the Use of Life Cycle Analysis for Validating Sustainability at the European Coatings Show 2013

March 18, 2013 at 10:34 AM EDT

Talk accompanies launch of new polyester powder coating binder for low thermal cure and super durability

COLUMBUS, Ohio—March 18, 2013— Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (“MSC” or the “Company”) will present a paper on using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to validate the sustainability of new polyester powder coating binders for low thermal cure and super durability at the 2013 European Coatings Show. LCA is a methodology for analyzing the environmental performance of potential new products and was used in the development of Albecor™ 6190 polyester powder coating, MSC’s newest energy-saving powder coating resin.

In response to market demand for advanced and environmentally suitable technologies, MSC designed its Albecor line of powder coating resins expressly for sustainably manufactured products. In 2011, in collaboration with the university Politecnico di Torino, Italy, the Company used LCA to study low temperature cure (LTC) powder resins. It was found that using the Albecor LTC system significantly decreased the energy consumed during application. The next step was to conduct a new LCA to calculate the impact of a new product with extended durability—super durable Albecor 6190 polyester powder coating —in combination with the previously identified benefits of LTC coatings.

“It’s very gratifying to have successfully validated the energy savings our Albecor LTC line can deliver,” said Donato Di Lorenzo, Marketing & Business Development Manager, Powder Resins. “We’re also very excited about our newest product in this line, Albecor 6190 polyester powder coating, which exhibits extreme outdoor durability, very good mechanical properties, and excellent flow, while being blooming free and conveying good coating storage stability. It cures in 15 minutes at 160°C (object temperature).”

The innovative Albecor LTC technology platform comprises super durable polyester resins which can be thermally cured in shorter and/or lower-temperature cycles than conventional stoving requires. The platform complies with Qualicoat Class 2 and GSB (Qualitätsgemeinschaft für die Stückbeschichtung von Bauteilen) Master Class requirements, performing well in challenging applications such as Architectural, Civil Engineering, Transportation, Earth Moving and Heavy Duty. These new resins’ low temperature curing capabilities, combined with the extended life spans of finished coatings formulated with these resins, enable carbon footprint reduction.

For further information, visit Momentive Specialty Chemicals at the European Coatings Show, Hall 7A – Booth 231, attend European Coatings Congress Session 23.1 “Using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to validate new horizons in the research of sustainable powder coating binders: low thermal curing polyester super-durable” on March 19, 13:30-14:00h, or contact 4information.eu@momentive.com.
About the Company 
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.) is the global leader in thermoset resins. Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. 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. Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC.

About Momentive 
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC (“Momentive”) is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life. Its technology portfolio delivers tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world. Momentive was formed in October 2010 through the combination of entities that indirectly owned Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. The capital structures and legal entity structures of both Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.), and their respective subsidiaries and direct parent companies, remain separate. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. file separate financial and other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Momentive is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Momentive and its products is available at www.momentive.com.

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Email: ken.gordon@momentive.com