COLUMBUS, OH – Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., Columbus, OH, recently announced the successful start-up of its new plant in Chonburi, Thailand, which is constructed to minimize its potential impact on the surrounding area. The plant, which significantly increased the company’s capacity to produce acrylic-based resins and serve customers locally, was designed for sustainable manufacturing practices.

“The engineering design delivers enhanced energy preservation through high-efficiency heating and cooling systems,” said Julia Harp, Senior Vice President, Momentive Specialty Chemicals. “Improvements gained through automation and the utilization of the latest generation of technologies allow us to deliver both consistent product quality and achieve emission levels that are well within regulatory guidelines.”

The site, which is located on land purchased by the company in the Pinthong Industrial Estate Park, produces a broad range of acrylic resins designed for use primarily in coatings, adhesives, and building and construction applications.