AkzoNobel and OM Group Partners for the Distribution of Borchi Oxy Cure Accelerators in the Composite Industry

September 10 2012

AkzoNobel and OM Group 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.

Steve Hunt, sBU Director XTP for AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals, explains “OMG’s Borchi Oxy Cure products are an important addition to our NouryactTM Cobalt replacement portfolio. The partnership with OMG perfectly fits our sustainable growth ambitions and strengthens our position as the world’s leading supplier of thermoset curing systems”.

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with AkzoNobel.” adds Mike Stanko, VP & General Manager for OMG Advanced Organics business. “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”. The Borchi Oxy Cure Iron ligand technology was originally developed by Unilever for detergents and has recently been acquired by OMG.

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