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New Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Technology Enables Mass Production of Class-A Composite Parts

March 12, 2013 at 10:04 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio – (March 12, 2013) – A broader range of composite products for automotive Class-A production is now available from Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (“Momentive Specialty Chemicals” or the “Company”). A new generation of epoxy resin transfer molding (RTM) systems is available in EPIKOTE™ binder 04695-1 and EPIKURE™ 05490A curing agent.
The new products deliver a minimum level of cure shrinkage. This characteristic paired with optimized RTM and HP-RTM process conditions, allows the production of high surface quality composite components that meet the automotive Class-A surface quality standard, and helps to substantially reduce the cost of light-weight composites.
“This new resin system is specifically suitable for gap impregnation RTM processing. The excellent surface quality is the result of very low shrinkage during curing, combined with a higher glass transition temperature (Tg), which prevent damage during the de-molding step,” says Dr. Tareq Hasson, R&D manager composites. “This system cures in less than 15 minutes at 90°C with gap RTM, and it can also be used with standard RTM processes. It expands our portfolio for Automotive Class-A composites, which now includes a higher Tg faster curing alternative to the widely used EPIKOTE Resin 04695-1 and EPIKURE Curing Agent 05357 system.”
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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