New Epoxy Resin Dispersion from Hexion Helps Close the Cost/Performance Gap between Waterborne and Solvent-borne Industrial Coatings
Columbus, Ohio — April 21, 2015 — Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or “the Company”) will unveil a new epoxy resin dispersion that closes the cost versus performance gap between waterborne and solvent-borne technologies at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany. EPI-REZ™ Resin 7520-WD-52 has been shown, in product testing, to deliver corrosion resistance and substrate adhesion comparable to solvent-borne epoxy coatings used in transportation and industrial applications.
"This next-generation product provides a new, value-engineered option for our industrial epoxy coatings customers who are looking for a more environmentally-preferred, high performance, waterborne resin platform," said Callum Scott, EMEA Regional Segment Leader. "For current waterborne epoxy resin users, EPI-REZ Resin 7520-WD-52 reduces the need to blend epoxy dispersions to achieve the desired balance of price and performance."
Additionally, EPI-REZ Resin 7520-WD-52 offers a shelf life of more than 12 months, which is longer than many competitive waterborne epoxy dispersions. Applications for the product include primers, mid-coats and direct-to-metal coatings for agricultural and construction equipment, for trucks and buses, or for shop-based industrial finishes.
Hexion’s Coatings Research and Development Manager, Francoise Heine, will present a technical paper on this new development in waterborne epoxy technology on Tuesday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Coatings Congress. For more information about this or any of Hexion’s other coating innovations, please see our onsite commercial team at the European Coatings Show, Booth 7A-525 or visit www.hexion.com.
About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (formerly known as Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.) is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion 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. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com.
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