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Momentive Specialty Chemicals Completes Strategic Wind Energy Expansion

23 September 2014

Momentive Specialty Chemicals has completed construction of its epoxy resin and curing agent production facility in Itatiba, Brazil.

The company held an opening ceremony for customers on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. It states the development will produce epoxy resins and curing agents for large diameter wind turbine blades. The addition is being opened to better serve the growing wind energy market in South America.

"This strategic expansion further strengthens our leading market position in the global wind energy market," said Jody Bevilaqua, Executive Vice President and President of the Epoxy, Phenolic and Coating Resins Division. "We are excited to create this growth platform to leverage our EPIKOTE/ EPIKURE Epoxy Systems as our proven technology enables the production of wind turbine blades that can exceed 60 metres in length."

"The Itatiba expansion brings us closer to many of our current South American customers while also enlarging our global footprint. It positions the Company for continued growth in this important region," said Rich Altice, Vice President, Epoxy Specialty Resins. 






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