COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) recently received the Health and
Safety Award from the Composites UK Trade Association at the
Association’s Advanced Engineering Show in Birmingham.
Hexion received the award for its development of a series of ULEF
(ultra-low emitting formaldehyde – less than 0.1%) phenolic resins
(Cellobond™) for the composite industry, while maintaining its inherent
FST (flame, smoke toxicity) properties (EN45545-2 rail standard).
The award recognizes considerable changes in Health, Safety and
Environment policy adherence or specific initiatives to improve
processing or manufacturing operations for the individuals who operate
within the industry sector. The association also recognized programs
that have been implemented to rectify, enhance or improve upon current
“At Hexion, we understand that excellence in Environmental, Health and
Safety performance is an integral part of our business and is essential
for our long-term business success,” said J.P. Aucoin, Vice President
and General Manager, Phenolic Specialty Resins. “This award is a
validation of our promise to advance technologies and chemistries for
the future by developing innovative, high-performing products that help
our customers deliver efficient, renewable, environmentally preferable
Hexion first introduced the new phenolic resin for composites with an
ULEF content of less than 0.1% in March at the JEC World 2017
International Composites Event in Paris.
The new, lower volatile organic compound (VOC) Cellobond™ J2027-X01
resin maintains the Cellobond™ product line’s proven excellence in FST
performance while providing improved safe use and handling. The ULEF
resin contains one-tenth the free formaldehyde of previous systems. This
results in reduced emissions during composite manufacturing,
particularly during open-mold processes such as hand lay-up while
maintaining the reliable performance of phenolic resins.
For more information on the award and the event, visit http://www.compositesuk.co.uk/awards2017.
For additional information on Hexion’s phenolic resins for composites,
About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is a 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 controlled by investment funds affiliated
with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion
Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com.