Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. recently announced that it has completed construction of its epoxy resin and curing agent production facility in Itatiba, Brazil. An opening ceremony for customers is scheduled to take place on September 19.

The facility 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 meters in length.”

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