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Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Announces Successful Launch of EPIKURE™ Curing Agent Production in Tianjin, China

March 18, 2013 at 11:19 AM EDT

New manufacturing capacity for polyamides and a full range of specialty amines

COLUMBUS, Ohio – (March 18, 2013) – Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (“MSC” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of epoxy resins and curing agents, has opened new curing agent manufacturing capabilities at a facility in China. The new plant, located in Tianjin, China, expands MSC’s regional capacity to produce amine curing agents for the world’s fastest growing market, and supports the global demand for high performance epoxy systems.

This new capacity is part of an on-going expansion of MSC’s global manufacturing footprint to better serve its customers. Using locally sourced raw materials, the facility can manufacture a full range of standard polyamides, such as EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 3115-X-70, as well as specialty amine curing agents that provide higher performance and market differentiation. These specialty amines are suitable for producing systems requiring lower temperature cure, higher solids, higher chemical resistance or lower yellowing.

Dan Weinmann, Global Segment Leader for Coatings & Civil Engineering Markets, said:
“This new capacity is an important step in our growth strategy for China and the Asia Pacific region. The Tianjin facility enhances our capabilities to meet market needs with local production, local sales and technical service support, as well as customized new product development from our lab in Shanghai. The new site further strengthens our unique position in the amine curing agent market. As one of the leading global suppliers of specialty amine curing agents, MSC continues to develop new amine curing agents for global market needs.”

For more information, see Momentive Specialty Chemicals at the 2013 European Coatings Show, Hall 7A – Booth 231, or visit

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

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