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Hexion Duisburg’s Site Receives IATF 16949 Certification for Automotive Composite Mass Production Systems

February 20, 2018 at 12:14 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio - (February 20, 2018) – Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) announced today that the Company’s Duisburg site has successfully passed the certification audit for the Automotive Quality Management System IATF 16949 for its production of epoxy and curing agent products for mass production of automotive composite components.

This certification brings together standards from across Europe and the United States for achieving best practice in designing, developing, manufacturing, installing, or servicing automotive products.  The IATF 16949 certification is also a precondition to supply for most automotive manufacturers and their direct suppliers across Europe and North America.  The certification was specifically granted to the Hexion’s blending operations of resins and curing agents.

“Hexion has been serving the automotive industry for many years, supplying epoxy systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) directly, as well as through tier suppliers,” said Francis Defoor, Global Segment Leader Transportation of the Epoxy, Phenolic & Coating division for Hexion Inc. “This certification recognizes our commitment to delivering innovative products to meet our customers’ automotive manufacturing needs – specifically the need to be able to design functional products that can be manufactured economically and in sufficient quantities.”

About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion 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. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at

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