Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc., has started production at its VeoVa vinyl ester monomer plant in Shanxi province, China. This plant, a production joint venture with Shanxi Sanwei Group Co., Ltd., provides a second manufacturing location for VeoVa monomer, increasing current monomer capacity by about 30 percent, and easing supply constraints for growing global demand. Commercial quantities of VeoVa monomer will become available for shipment in the third quarter. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new plant is scheduled in June. VeoVa monomer is a vinyl ester of Versatic acid which is copolymerisable with vinyl acetate, ethylene and acrylates to provide a variety of functional benefits to water-based decorative paints, wood stains and coatings, adhesives and redispersible powders for construction applications.