OM Group and AkzoNobel Partner on Cobalt Alternative
OM Group and AkzoNobel have signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement for OMG’s Borchi Oxy Cure accelerators. The agreement is limited to the curing of unsaturated polyester and vinylester resins in the composite industry.
Borchi Oxy Cure is an alternative to Cobalt in the curing of unsaturated polyester resins and is based on a patented Iron ligand technology, originally developed by Unilever for detergents and acquired by OMG in 2011 for a range of application areas.
Akzo Nobel see the product being an important addition to its Nouryact Cobalt replacement portfolio and the partnership fits in with their sustainable growth ambitions as well as strengthening their postion in thermoset curing.
Mike Stanko, VP & General Manager for OMG’s Advanced Organics business said;
We are extremely excited about our partnership with AkzoNobel, Their expertise and global distribution network will help us bring the Borchi Oxy Cure product range to customers in the composite industry. At the same time, it allows us to fully focus on our core markets.