AkzoNobel and DSM Launch BluCure Cobalt-Free Curing

28 March 2012

AkzoNobel and DSM have officially launched the BluCure umbrella brand covering innovative Cobalt-free resin curing technologies and products at JEC Europe this week.

The two companies also unveiled the BluCure quality seal, which guarantees that products are 100% Cobalt-free. According to AzkoNobel, the novel curing solutions now offer the market more sustainable alternatives to conventional, Cobalt-based systems. They say BluCure Products are either Cobalt-free accelerators or Cobalt-free pre-accelerated resins and meet strict criteria.

“Environmental pressure on Cobalt is gaining momentum,” explains Alain Rynwalt, sBU Director Marketing & Sales XTP EMEA for AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals. “In order to stay one step ahead of the legislators both companies have developed eco-friendly Cobalt-free curing systems. Composite component manufacturers can now qualify for the BluCure Seal, which offers the industry a way to distinguish products that are based on 100% Cobalt-free BluCure Technology."

Wilfrid Gambade, President DSM Composite Resins adds “BluCure opens up access to leading edge, Cobalt-free curing technologies through sub-licensing, providing genuine alternatives to Cobalt-based accelerator systems for all composite component and resin manufacturers. BluCure Technology offers opportunities for outstanding performance and sustainable end-user value. We welcome other companies to partner up with BluCure as well.”

AzkoNobel explain that discussions are ongoing with several resin manufacturers who are interested in partnering up with BluCure. Composite component manufacturers are also invited to join in by obtaining a license for using the BluCure Seal on their products.

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