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Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Launches Three New, More Efficient, Bio-Based Rheological Mortar Additives

March 18, 2013 at 11:15 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio – (March 18, 2013) – Mortar manufacturers can now improve the rheological properties and environmental profile of their products at the same time with the Axilat™ RH 8100 family of bio-based xanthan gums from Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (“MSC” or the “Company”).

Produced by a unique, patented process of bacterial fermentation in a vegetable-based medium, the new Axilat RH 8100 range of additives is 100 percent bio-based. In addition, Axilat RH 8100 products provide enhanced viscosifying effects, enabling dosage rate reduction for more cost-effective mortar formulations. When compared to the standard grade of xanthan gum, Axilat RH 8100 products have exhibited viscosity increases of up to 30 percent.

Three Axilat RH 8100 product options are available so manufacturers can fine-tune mortar viscosity. Axilat RH 8123 additive is a multi-purpose product suitable for most cement and gypsum applications. Axilat RH 8123 G additive is for applications requiring an immediate and strong viscosifying effect. Axilat RH 8150 P additive delivers a delayed thickening effect for better control and longer open time.

“The Axilat RH 8100 range of mortar additives is one more addition to our family of products, which combines outstanding environmental suitability with greater value,” said Gisèle Wolf, Marketing Manager, Building and Construction. “These additives allow customers to develop products with improved environmental performance without losing performance capability.”

For further information, visit Hall 7A – Booth 231 at the 2013 European Coatings Show; attend the technical presentation, March 19, 16:15-16:30h, Hall 7– Stand 7-623; or see Momentive Mortar Chemicals on the web.

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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