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AkzoNobel to extend cobalt-free range of accelerators

News International-French

19 Feb 2013

JEC Europe 2013 - AkzoNobel will launch its second-generation Nouryact accelerators, thereby extending its portfolio of cobalt-free curing solutions.

Driven by the recent reclassification of cobalt-2-ethylhexanoate as reprotoxic CMR cat. 2, and anticipating further pressure on cobalt substances, the company has further extended its range of cobalt alternatives. The new eco-premium accelerators are based on BluCure TM technology, and 100% cobalt-free.

Primarily based on iron, the new Nouryact TM accelerators work in all temperature ranges and have a lower colour impact on the end products. They are a smooth and easy-to-use replacement for existing cobalt-based accelerators and in some cases even outperform cobalt, enabling a curing behaviour that cannot be achieved with conventional systems.

End users can now select from six different Nouryact TM accelerators that can be combined with a full range of peroxide curing agents, offering a cobalt-free curing system for virtually every application. For resin producers and formulators, AkzoNobel offers innovative raw materials, such as Borchi® OXY Cure, and access to the BluCure TM technology. This enables them to formulate cobalt-free resins for the composite industry.

More information on the new developments will be presented during AkzoNobel’s lecture at the JEC on Wednesday March 13 at 2:30 pm in the Agora room.

Photo: The Pastoe Low Chair 03 (designed by Maarten Van Severen and Fabian Schwaerzler for Pastoe) is manufactured by NPSP Composieten BV using AkzoNobel’s Nouryact cobalt-free accelerators

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