Hexion Inc has recently expanded its waterborne epoxy resin production capacity in Tianjin, China. The project, which will take advantage of modern technologies including a new reactor, will allow Hexion to meet increasing demand for its waterborne epoxy products used to made sizing for glass or carbon fibers used in wind energy, automotive and aerospace applications.

Hexion will now be able to locally produce and shorten supply times for a broad range of epoxy resins, curing agent and modifiers.

‘Waterborne technology offers manufacturers a more sustainable alternative to solvent-based coatings by reducing volatile organic compounds,’ says Terry Shao, Hexion's regional market development manager for China.

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