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Momentive Specialty Chemicals Introduces New Albester SilkyMatt(TM) Polyester Resins For Low Gloss Powder Coating Applications At The 2011 European Coatings Show

March 28, 2011 at 10:46 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio – (March 28, 2011) –  Momentive Specialty Chemicals announced today it has developed and is introducing to the marketplace a new family of polyester resins specifically designed for low gloss powder coating applications.  The company will highlight these and other products at the 2011 European Coating Show, March 29-31 in Nuremburg, Germany.

The new Albester SilkyMatt™ polyester resins are tailored to provide manufacturers with a powder coating system that offers significant application advantages such as a high level of application reproducibility, and gloss consistency at different thicknesses and under different curing conditions, said Maurizio Crippa, Business Director.   The polyester resin coating system is particularly suitable for architectural and transportation applications.

Momentive is an industry leader in powder coating technology with more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing polyester resin systems for low gloss applications.  Momentive provides manufacturers with a wide range of solutions to satisfy varying requirements for performance and gloss level.  The company’s systems include formulations that feature dry-blend or one-shot technologies, and those that use different curing agents for polyesters and polyurethane in powder coating. Momentive powder coating resin systems include: 

  •  Super durable packages for coatings that meet Qualicoat and GSB specifications for the architectural industry.
  •  A full range of systems specifically designed for dye sublimation.
  •  Standard low gloss systems for architectural and transportation powder coating.

Momentive will highlight these and other systems for the coatings industry at the 2011 European Coating Show, Hall 7, Booth #7-109.

About Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Momentive Specialty Chemicals is the global leader in thermoset resins. Momentive 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. Additional information is available at

About the new Momentive
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. and Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (collectively, the “new Momentive”).  The new 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. The company uses its technology portfolio to deliver tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world.  The new Momentive was formed in 2010 through the combination of entities owned by Momentive Performance Materials and Hexion Specialty Chemicals. The company is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.


Peter F. Loscocco
Vice President, Public Affairs
Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
+1 614 225 4127

Maurizio Crippa
Business Director, Powder Resins EMEA
Momentive Specialty Chemicals S.r.l.
+39 0172 658 111