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New Epoxy Resin Dispersion from Hexion Helps Close the Cost/Performance Gap between Waterborne and Solvent-borne Industrial Coatings

April 21, 2015 at 9:57 AM EDT

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

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

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