COLUMBUS, OH - Westlake Chemical Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement with Hexion Holdings Corp. to purchase Hexion’s epoxy-based Coatings and Composite businesses, which includes the epoxy specialty resins and base epoxy resins and intermediates product lines (together, the Epoxy Business) for approximately $1.2 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2022, subject to customary regulatory approvals and other closing conditions as well as prior Works Councils consultation.

The Epoxy Business generated total sales of approximately $1.5 billion for the last 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2021, and was reported within the Coatings and Composites reportable segment of Hexion. The transaction includes approximately 1,300 associates and eight manufacturing facilities globally, where epoxy-based Coatings and Composite products are produced for highly diversified growing end-markets, such as wind energy, non-residential construction, industrial, electrical, automotive and aerospace.

Commenting on the transaction, Craig Rogerson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hexion Holdings Corp., said, “With the continued strong performance of our Epoxy Business, and after a comprehensive evaluation of strategic actions, our Board and management team have determined that this sale maximizes value for our shareholders and is in the best interests of all of our stakeholders. Today’s announcement is aligned with our ongoing commitment towards creating value for our shareholders. Our associates in the Epoxy Business will be joining a leading global chemical manufacturer and we believe that the Epoxy Business will be well positioned going forward with Westlake as its new owner. On behalf of everyone at Hexion, I would like to thank our associates within our epoxy businesses for their many contributions over the years. I am confident they will have exciting opportunities ahead.”