New Engineered Wood Adhesive with Hexion Resin Passes Non-Combustibility Tests, Reduces Flame Spread

Making homes, commercial buildings and marine vessels inherently more fire resistant is the focus of the latest innovative adhesive resin from Hexion Inc. (Hexion or the Company).

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Making homes, commercial buildings and marine vessels inherently more
fire resistant is the focus of the latest innovative adhesive resin from
Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”). The core technology for an
exciting new fire-resistant product from Acell Industries Ltd. (“Acell”)
is Hexion’s specialty resin.

“Hexion’s specialty resin is used by Acell to create a wood adhesive
which improves the flame retardancy in plywood and laminated veneer
lumber (LVL),” says JP Aucoin, Senior Vice President and General
Manager, Global Phenolic Specialty Resins, Hexion. “We’re excited to
partner with Acell to provide a channel to market for this innovative
product.”

The adhesive has passed the non-combustibility test in accordance to ISO
1182 and Marine standard FTP 2010 Code 1, which is assigned to a U.S
Coast Guard Module B number 164/ECO987/MED750. This means the adhesive
resin greatly reduces flame spread and propagation when used as a glue
line between multiple layers of timber.

In building and construction applications, the adhesive will enhance the
structure of a home with greater fire resistance, which would add
precious seconds for occupants to evacuate or fire fighters to rescue or
extinguish the fire.

“This is another great example of true collaboration between Hexion and
Acell culminating in the launch of an important industry changing
solution,” says Aldino Albertelli, Chairman & CEO, Acell.

For more information, consult with Hexion – Hall 26, Booth F77 – during
LIGNA 2019 in Hanover, Germany, May 27-31, or visit www.hexion.com.

About Hexion

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. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is
available at www.hexion.com.

About Acell

ACELL INDUSTRIES LTD is an Irish company (Innovation Center in Milan,
Italy) with multi-disciplinary expertise in material science, process
know-how, molding and building science. ACELL INDUSTRIES LTD is
championing a wide range of applications for its composite material
solutions within architectural and advanced composite markets.