The plant will produce Momentive's EPIKOTE™/ EPIKURE™ epoxy systems, which are designed to enable the production of wind turbine blades of more than 60 m in length.

"The Itatiba expansion brings us closer to many of our current South American customers while also enlarging our global footprint," says Rich Altice, Vice President, Epoxy Specialty Resins, Momentive.

"It positions the company for continued growth in this important region."

Momentive Specialty Chemicals (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc) is based in Columbus, Ohio, USA, and specialises in the production of thermoset resins.