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Cobalt-free resin curing receives award recognition

Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals B.V. : 16 October, 2012  (Company News)
At the AVK Composites Conference in Düsseldorf, the BluCure cobalt-free curing technology has received public recognition as a truly sustainable curing technology by being awarded tghird position in the "Innovative Product’ category.

The BluCure umbrella brand covers innovative cobalt-free resin curing technologies and products. The BluCure quality seal guarantees that products are 100% cobalt-free. BluCure is an initiative of AkzoNobel and DSM and is available to all resin and component manufacturers in the composites industry.

At the award ceremony AVK Jury spokesman Dr Gerd Esswein indicated “BluCure technology is enabling the composite industry to move away from cobalt. We believe this technology offers great performance of composite parts and sustainable end-user value at the same time. Staying ahead of legislation will remain essential for the industry and we are convinced in this respect the BluCure Technology will play an important role."

 

Left to right: Rudolf Kleinholz (Chairman AVK Jury/ AVK Conference Organising Committee); Thomas Wegman (Marketing Manager DSM Composite Resins); Markus Majoor (Business Development Manager AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals); Gerd Esswein (AVK Jury Spokesman)

 

 

“AVK has been representing the German manufacturers of composite components for many years, and is at the pulse of the European Composites industry”, mentions Fons Harbers, Commercial Director EMEAI DSM Composite Resins. “We are excited that the BluCure technology has received such an important award."

“To ensure the industry has multiple sourcing options all resin producers have access to BluCure technology through licensing”, says Alain Rynwalt, Director Marketing & Sales for AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals. “BluCure is a genuine alternative to cobalt-based accelerator systems.”

Earlier this year BluCure was launched at the JEC Composites show in Paris and the China Composites Expo in Shanghai. Since then there has been major interest in the technology from leading the global composites industry, because of the increasing environmental pressure on cobalt. 

Left to right: Rudolf Kleinholz (Chairman AVK Jury/ AVK Conference Organising Committee); Thomas Wegman (Marketing Manager DSM Composite Resins); Markus Majoor (Business Development Manager AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals); Gerd Esswein (AVK Jury Spokesman)

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