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Momentive Specialty Chemicals unveils new composites website at JEC Show

March 10, 2014 at 11:53 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio – (March 10, 2014) – A new website from Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (“Momentive Specialty Chemicals” or the “Company,”) is now available to help engineers and manufacturers make more informed decisions regarding advanced composites technologies. The new business-focused website allows composite manufacturers to match the best resin system candidates for their specific needs including epoxy and phenolic resins for wind energy, automotive, aerospace and rail applications.

Located at the new website guides visitors through each market with product performance specifications, case study research and new product breakthroughs. “The new website truly brings valuable information to those interested in finding the right performance match for their composite production,” said Francis Defoor, Global Market Leader, Transportation,
Momentive Specialty Chemicals.

In addition to specific product information, the website also features white paper reports that provide more in-depth information about the Company’s product performance in specific applications. Downloadable papers for wind energy and automobile solutions are currently available.

For wind energy component manufacturers, the paper “Hydrophobic Resin Systems for Wind Turbines: How Hydrophobic Epoxy Resin Systems Can Improve Rotor Blade Laminate Quality,” offers guidance he issue surrounding laminate flaws and processing difficulties due to moisture. Special systems such as EPIKOTE™ resin MGS™ RIMR035c address such problems.

In the automobile market, the Company’s Bakelite® engineering thermoset resins are reviewed in a white paper focused on high-heat applications and two case studies feature the performance attributes of Bakelite engineering thermoset resins are also available to download. In addition, EPIKOTE epoxy resins and other liquid molding technologies for resin transfer molding (RTM), are also evaluated. The white papers posted feature discussions of engine components and structural and exterior composite parts.

The website is being showcased at the JEC Composites show in Paris, March 11 -13. Momentive Specialty Chemicals will be featuring products ranging from its fast curing epoxy technology for automotive applications to the lightweight high-heat resistant materials for improved safety in aerospace component parts. MSC representatives will be available during the JEC show in Hall 7.3 Pavilion, Booth M18.

About the Company 
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Momentive 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., 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

Ken Gordon
Public Affairs Manager
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EPIKOTE™, MGS™, and Bakelite® are trademarks owned by or licensed to Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.