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Hexion at ECS 2015: Launched EPI-REZ Resin 7520-WD-52, a Waterborne Epoxy Resin for Coatings

Published on 2015-04-24. Author :

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Hexion unveiled a new epoxy resin dispersion that closes the cost versus performance gap between waterborne and solvent-borne technologies at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany. EPI-REZ™ Resin 7520-WD-52 has been shown, in product testing, to deliver corrosion resistance and substrate adhesion comparable to solvent-borne epoxy coatings used in transportation and industrial application.

"This next-generation product provides a new, value-engineered option for our industrial epoxy coatings customers who are looking for a more environmentally-preferred, high performance, waterborne resin platform," said Callum Scott, EMEA Regional Segment Leader. "For current waterborne epoxy resin users, EPI-REZ Resin 7520-WD-52 reduces the need to blend epoxy dispersions to achieve the desired balance of price and performance."

Additionally, EPI-REZ Resin 7520-WD-52 offers a shelf life of more than 12 months, which is longer than many competitive waterborne epoxy dispersions. Applications for the product include primers, mid-coats and direct-to-metal coatings for agricultural and construction equipment, for trucks and buses, or for shop-based industrial finishes.
Hexion’s Coatings Research and Development Manager, Francoise Heine, presented a technical paper on this new development in waterborne epoxy technology on April 21 at the Coatings Congress.

About Hexion

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion (formerly known as Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.) is one of the global leaders in thermoset resins. Hexion 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 is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management.

Source: Hexion

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