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Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. to Raise Prices for Polyester and Vinyl Ester Resins in North America

March 16, 2011 at 11:08 AM EDT

Columbus, Ohio (March 16, 2011) – Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has announced that effective April 11, 2011, it will raise prices for unsaturated polyester resins six cents per pound,  vinyl ester resins by eight cents per pound, and brominated fire retardant polyesters and vinyl esters 12 cents per pound.
“Supply constraints on basic raw materials continue to drive increasing prices for the chemical intermediates we use to produce resins. While these constraints have led to significant tightness in raw material supply, we have an excellent position to deliver on our customers needs. We will continue to do everything we can to provide value for our customers now and in the future.” said Gerhard Bohme, Business Director North America, Composite Polymers. 
About Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Momentive Specialty Chemicals is the global leader in thermoset resins. Momentive 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.momentive.com.

About the new Momentive
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. and Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (collectively, the “new Momentive”).  The new 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. The company uses its technology portfolio to deliver tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world.  The new Momentive was formed in 2010 through the combination of entities owned by Momentive Performance Materials and Hexion Specialty Chemicals. The company is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.

Contact:
Gerhard Bohme
Business Director North America
+1 847.551.4469
gerhard.bohme@momentive.com
Peter Loscocco
Vice President, Public Affairs
+1 614.225.4127
peter.loscocco@momentive.com