- Published: 03 March 2009 03 March 2009
Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc has announced that it will build a new production facility in Esslingen, Germany, to produce specialty epoxy resins, vital materials used in the production of wind turbine blades..
The new, 10,000 square meter facility will include production and warehousing as well as an applications laboratory and offices. The facility will be a "blending only" operation and will not include chemical reactors. It will replace a smaller Hexion facility in nearby Stuttgart which is not suitable to continue to house the growing business operation. The 50 employees at the Stuttgart site will transfer to the Esslingen operation once it is commissioned late in the third quarter of this year. Additional jobs may be created at the Esslingen location in the future as the business anticipates continued growth.