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Momentive to Raise its Powder Polyester Resins Pricing Owing to Escalating Raw Material Costs

Published on 2012-02-17. Author : SpecialChem

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Due to increases in feedstock, energy and transport costs, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., announced that it will increase prices for its Albester™, Albester SilkyMatt™, Albemast™, Albecor™ and Albecor-Bio™ powder polyester resins in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Effective March 1st, 2012 or as contracts allow, prices will increase from 0.15 to 0.18 €/Kg. Albester™, Albester SilkyMatt™, Albemast™, Albecor™ and Albecor-Bio™ powder polyester resins are used in a wide range of applications in the building, agriculture and automotive industries. These products contribute to sustainability and energy efficiency by utilizing advanced environmental technology such as bio-based materials and low-energy curing, and are backed by strong technical service and applications support.

About Momentive Specialty Chemicals

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., the owner of its sister company, Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a global leader in silicones and advanced materials.

About Momentive

Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (collectively, "Momentive"). 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. The company uses its technology portfolio to deliver 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.

Source: Momentive


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