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Hexion Specialty Chemicals to unveil new HexiStretch™ UV-curable inkjet inks at the DRUPA

April 28, 2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio – (April 29, 2008) – Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., the world's leading producer of thermoset resins, today announced the debut of its HexiStretch™ UV-curable inkjet inks. These inks are designed to provide superior printing on both rigid and flexible media for the graphic arts market. HexiStretch products will be showcased for the first time in the Hexion booth, hall 7.2, booth G16, at the DRUPA in Duesseldorf.

The graphic arts market is extremely varied and requires a wide range of ink sets to meet various application needs. HexiStretch™ UV-curable inkjet inks' vibrant colors provide beautiful and durable images of high opacity with exceptional adhesion to most common flexible and rigid media including banner vinyl, flexible PVC, polystyrene, ABS, nylon and many other surfaces. The flexible prints may be rolled for storage with no cracking or flaking of the HexiStretch ink. These inks cure rapidly using a standard mercury vapor or doped bulb at an energy density of just 150 mJ/ cm2, facilitating accelerated print speeds.

“This is another example of Hexion's commitment to provide premium UV technology that will simplify and enhance our customer's experience in the press room,” says Willis Reese, Director of Hexion's Global UV Curable Business. “Having a single ink set that provides exemplary adhesion and performance on a wide variety of substrates will allow our customers extra versatility to give them an added advantage in the marketplace.”

At the DRUPA, Hexion will present its complete line of UV curable products including HexiLok, HexiFlex, HexiJet, and HexiJet FC.

About Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Specialty Chemicals is the global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion's broad range of binding, bonding and coating resins, adhesives and specialty products are used by manufacturers around the world in a diverse range of industries and applications. Hexion had 2007 sales of $5.8 billion and employs more than 7,000 associates. Additional information is available at

Michael Stahl
Manager Marketing/ Communications

Willis Reese
Director Global UV Curable Business