COLUMBUS, Ohio--Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or “the Company), has recently announced an expansion of its waterborne epoxy resin production capacity in Tianjin, China. The project, which will take advantage of the most modern technologies including a new reactor, will allow Hexion to meet increasing demand for its waterborne epoxy products used to formulate waterborne coatings, polymer flooring, and sizing for glass or carbon fibers used in wind energy, automotive and aerospace applications.
"Waterborne technology offers manufacturers a more sustainable alternative to solvent-based coatings by reducing volatile organic compounds," says Terry Shao, Hexion's regional market development manager for China. "Hexion was one of the first global suppliers to bring high-end epoxy waterborne technology to the region, and this investment is further evidence of our commitment to help customers meet the most rigorous environmental standards and adopt sustainable paints and protective coatings."
With the expansion, Hexion will be able to locally produce and shorten supply times for a broad range of epoxy resins, curing agent and modifiers including its latest development, a waterborne, 2K zinc-rich resin system that is comparable in performance to traditional solvent-borne technologies. The investment in new capacity, combined with Hexion's dedicated research and development capabilities in Shanghai, offers regional customers an end-to-end solution for their product development needs.
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.