Momentive Specialty Chemicals opens expansion at Texas hub

08 September 2011 21:13  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Momentive Specialty Chemicals has officially opened a $3m (€2.1m) expansion at its technical and research hub just outside of Houston, Texas, the US-based producers said on Thursday.

The 14,000 square-foot expansion in Stafford includes new research labs, applications and testing areas, and office space, allowing Momentive to create 20 new research positions, it said.

Future expansions under consideration could add another 35 researchers at the site, the company said.

Momentive plans a further expansion project at Stafford, with completion targeted for the first quarter of 2012 when 45 employees will be relocated from offices in downtown Houston to Stafford, it added.

Momentive – formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals – began operating the Stafford site in 2007. Since then, the company has consolidated some of its North American chemical research there, as well as its epoxy specialties North American business operations.

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($1 = €0.71)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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