Hexion Inc. to Offer Albester™ and Albecor™ LTC Powder Coating Resins in North America
COLUMBUS, Ohio - (April 12, 2016) – Highly durable powder coating resins, including innovative low temperature cure options, from Hexion Inc. ("Hexion" or the "Company") are now available in North America. New, enhanced distribution channels will allow the Company to supply its proven Albester brand of durable and superdurable polyester resins as well as its Albecor LTC brand of low temperature cure, carboxyl-terminated polyester resins. Both product lines feature superior outdoor durability, offer excellent mechanical properties and provide a smooth, non-blooming finished coating.
"The popularity of high tech powder coating is on the rise in North America," said Donato Di Lorenzo, Hexion's Marketing & Business Development Manager, Powder Resins. "We're excited about bringing our powder coating resins to this very attractive, globally strategic market as well as being able to support our current customer base with ready supply in North America."
The Albester brand is well-known for its superior outdoor durability, with over 25 years of proven performance. This resin range includes pure polyesters applied in systems that can comply with stringent international standards, such as Qualicoat, GSB and American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). Curing options include TGIC and TGIC-free solutions. The range also encompasses hydroxyl-terminated resins typically used in non-emissive polyester-urethane systems for special effects in architectural, antigraffiti and transportation applications.
In response to customer demand for high-performing, environmentally preferred technologies, Hexion designed its Albecor product line of carboxyl-terminated polyester resins to allow for reduced baking temperatures, saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions while producing superior durability. Core features of these resins are: high reactivity with good flow as well as excellent mechanical and outdoor performance. These powder coating resins are blooming-free and available in high or low gloss. In addition, the shortened curing/cooling cycle times are ideal for efficiently coating massive components, such as earth-moving equipment.
Hexion will be featuring these newly available powder coating resins at the 2016 American Coatings Show, April 12-14 in Indianapolis. For more information, please visit the Hexion representatives in Booth 2348.
About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (formerly known as Momentive Specialty Chemicals 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 www.hexion.com.
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