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Unique Hexion Monomer Forges the Way Forward to High Solids and Waterborne Acrylic Polyols

April 21, 2015 at 10:46 AM EDT

Columbus, Ohio — April 21, 2015 — Coating manufacturers seeking a more cost-effective and efficient process for producing solvent-free acrylic polyols will be able to evaluate a new alternative at the European Coatings Show 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany. Using Cardura™ glycidyl ester as a starting point, a technical team from Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or “the Company”) has developed two types of acrylic polyol dispersions that exhibit improved resin production utilization, easier processing and greater resin stability when compared to solvent-containing formulations.

"Coating industry trends such as new regulatory requirements, increasing consumer environmental sensitivity and growing solvent costs led Hexion to look for a more affordable, waterborne solution for industrial coatings," said Egbert Klaassen, Global Marketing Director of Versatics at Hexion. "Cardura glycidyl ester is well-known for enabling high-performance, lower VOC resins for automotive refinish applications. This breakthrough extends its application to high solids and waterborne industrial coatings."

For more information about this or any of Hexion’s other coating innovations, please see our onsite commercial team at the European Coatings Show, Hall 7A, Booth 525 or visit Hexion will also be offering a presentation entitled "High Solids and Waterborne Acrylics Made Easy: Cardura Glycidyl Ester Provides Performance and Competitiveness" on April 21, at the show.

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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