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DSM and Akzo Nobel signed an agreement on cobalt-free technologies for the curing of thermoset resins

January 17/2012

(PlastEurope) -- In anticipation of rising environmental pressure on cobalt, DSM Composite Resins (Schaffhausen/Switzerland) and Akzo Nobel (Arnhem/The Netherlands have signed a cross-license agreement on cobalt-free technologies for the curing of thermoset resins. The companies said these innovative solutions would offer more sustainable alternatives to the cobalt-based systems currently in use.

DSM and Akzo Nobel signed an agreement on cobalt-free technologies for the curing of thermoset resins

Commenting on the agreement, Akzo Nobels Alain Rynwalt said both companies had been working independently on developing cobalt-free resin curing systems for several years, adding that Combining these technologies will bring viable, leading-edge solutions to the whole composites industry.


The two companies said details of the agreement were still being finalised, adding that additional information would be provided at the upcoming JEC Composites fair, held in Paris/France from 27-29 March 2012.


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Author:Marina Ivanova
Tags:Akzo Nobel.
Category:General News
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