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Hexion Specialty Chemicals Showcases Bio-Based Powder Coating Resins at Exhibition to UN Conference on Climate change

Published on 2008-12-24. Author : SpecialChem

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., the world's leading producer of thermoset resins, announced that it contributed to this years' United Nations conference on Climate Change in Poznan, Poland with a presentation on its innovative and eco-friendly bio-based powder coating resins. The 14th "Conference of the Parties to Climate Convention" (COP14), held from December 1st to 12th, focused on possible technical solutions to reduce CO2 emissions. During the annual Conference of the Parties to Climate Convention, delegates from more than 190 governments, NGOs, and international institutions met to discuss and establish rules of implementation of the UN Earth Summit treaty from 1992 and its principal update, the Kyoto Protocol. As this treaty mainly focuses on the global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, Hexion presented on how their award-winning product improves air quality. The company's bio-based powder coating technology has recently been selected by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in 2008.

Hexion Specialty Chemicals is focused on developing new products that reduce emissions. As one of Hexion's newest environmentally suitable products, the advantages of the bio-based powder coating resins' include: improved sustainability by using renewable resource feedstocks such as soybeans and corn, lower CO2 emission by reducing application temperature, cost effectiveness, usability for heat sensitive substrates and an improved appearance on finished products. These qualities make Hexion's bio-based powder coating resins not only an interesting product to environment-conscious customers but also to the members of the European Parliament and the representatives of the Italian State attending the conference.

Powder coating resins do not contain any solvents and thus do not generate VOC emissions. Powder Coatings are commonly used in a wide range of application areas such as aluminium window frames, household appliances and automotive and other transport equipment. With the new Bio-powder coating Hexion has made a big step towards the future giving its contribution to protect the environment.

"We are very happy to be able to offer this bio-based option to our customers, who set a high value on eco-friendly products and also are looking for a coating solution with high performance and energy savings characteristics " said Hexion's Product Marketing Manager for powder coating resins, Donato Di Lorenzo. "But of course, we were very pleased to be able to present our product to the global public during the conference in Poznan. Hopefully we'll be able to contribute at least a little bit to a change of thinking when it comes to the eco-friendliness of products."

About Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.:

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Specialty Chemicals is the global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion's broad range of binding, bonding and coating resins, adhesives and specialty products are used by manufacturers around the world in a diverse range of industries and applications. Hexion had 2007 sales of $5.8 billion and employs 6.400 associates.

Source: Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.


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