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Momentive Specialty Chemicals Showcases Technology for Mass Production of Carbon Fiber Composites

September 11, 2013 at 10:10 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - (Sept. 11, 2013) – Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., (“Momentive Specialty Chemicals,” “MSC” or the “Company”) a leading global supplier of epoxy resins and curing agents will showcase several examples of its products suited for the rapid production of carbon fiber parts for the automotive industry. The Company will feature lightweight carbon fiber structural components at the Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE), Novi, Michigan, Sept. 11-13, and at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, Sept. 17 – 19.

A roof section, to be displayed at the MSC show booth, is made from carbon fiber/epoxy composites using rapid compression molding techniques in combination with fast-cure epoxy systems optimized for the HP-RTM and prepreg processes. The HP-RTM part is made with Momentive Specialty Chemicals' EpikoteTM resin 05475 / EpikureTM curing agent 05443 / HeloxyTM additive 112 system. The prepreg part is made with a new Epikote epoxy resin system that cures in three minutes at 160°C. Both systems are capable of Class A surface quality.

“The parts on display illustrate the capability of our new resin systems to meet the requirements of automotive manufacturers for both high quality and rapid production,” said Roman Hillermeier, technology leader transportation, MSC. The parts were produced at MSC's Transportation Research and Application Center (TRAC) in Duisburg, Germany, and painted at MSC's Combined Composites Technology prototype center in Segensworth, United Kingdom.

For more information regarding the collaborative effort, please contact Francis Defoor at +32 47 555 2834, or at francis.defoor@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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Contact:
Ken Gordon
Public Affairs Manager
Momentive
Phone: +1 614 225 2224
Email: ken.gordon@momentive.com