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For Immediate Release

Momentive Showcases a New Reactive Powder Preform Binder at the ACCE 2012 Composites Show

New product facilitates short cycle time RTM and rounds out EPIKOTE™ line of products suitable for Automotive processing

 

Columbus, Ohio – September 11, 2012 – Momentive Specialty Chemicals, a premier global supplier of epoxy resins and curing agents for automotive applications, will feature a new preform binder for carbon fiber epoxy composites at the ACCE 2012 Composites Show, September 11–13 in Troy, Michigan.

 

New EPIKOTE Binder System 620 ensures that a preform retains its dimensional stability even under the high-pressure RTM typical of Automotive processing.

 

This binder can be conveniently applied to carbon or glass fibers as a powder. At its softening temperature range, 80–90°C, the softened binder will become fixed to the fibers and still allow for good fabric processability and drape-ability.

 

Once the desired shape of preform is achieved, a short cure cycle around 120°C will initiate internal crosslinking of the binder. This higher-temperature fixation ensures that the preform will retain its shape during the subsequent resin injection process step.

 

“This new crosslinkable preform binder provides functionality that reduces the risk of fiber distortion during the resin injection step, and is specifically suitable for high-pressure RTM processes,” says Dr. Roman Hillermeier, Global Technology Leader for Transportation. “It is very complementary with the innovative fast-cure EPIKOTE / EPIKURE™ systems Momentive Specialty Chemicals has introduced for the Automotive Composite market. This system approach is important for the successful development of mass production solutions.”

 

For more information, visit our onsite team at booth 24 or visit www.momentivespecialtychemicals.com.

 

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 www.momentivespecialtychemicals.com.

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Contact:
Gina Reid
Global Marketing Communications Manager
+1 614.225.4050
gina.reid@momentive.com