Hexion Inc. delivers on its promise at the JEC show by exhibiting automobile composite part for mass production

COLUMBUS, Ohio – (March 10, 2014) – The next step in helping automobile manufacturers mass produce composite components was taken by Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) and is being featured at the JEC Show in  Paris. The step, a partnership between the Company and the Technical Center for the Mechanical Industry (CETIM) in France, has produced a new automotive crash-box concept that reduces vehicle weight, provides the same or better energy absorption, and can be mass produced at a competitive price.


“At last year’s JEC show, we introduced the two-minute cure technology featuring our EPIKOTE™ 05475 / EPIKURE™ 05500 curing agent, and Heloxy additive 112. We now have taken the next step to develop a solution for auto OEMs by partnering with CETIM to deliver a cost competitive composite crash-box concept that can meet a 1,000 parts per day production rate,” said Jean Philippe Sauvaget, European Market Development Manager for Hexion.


Visitors to the JEC show in Paris, March 11 – 13 can visit with Hexion representatives in Hall 7.3 Pavilion, Booth M18 to learn more about the technology. A crash box sample will also be available at the booth.


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About the Company 
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the 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 an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC.

About Hexion 
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC (“Hexion”) is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Inc. Hexion 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.  Hexion was formed in October 2010 through the combination of entities that indirectly owned Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion, Inc. The capital structures and legal entity structures of both Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Inc. (formerly known as Hexion, Inc.), and their respective subsidiaries and direct parent companies, remain separate. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Inc. file separate financial and other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Hexion is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion and its products is available at www.hexion.com.