Cleveland, Ohio -- US based speciality chemicals producer OM Group, Inc. and Rahu Catalytics are to cooperate in developing novel technology for additives for coatings, inks and composites.
OMG will acquire the rights to use Rahu's new iron-based FeONIX oxidation catalysts as driers in coatings and inks, and polymerisation additives for composites. These are designed to meet future legislation relating to the use of transition-metal based soaps in these markets, said OMG's 18 Dec statement.
OMG is introducing its new range of coatings and inks products at the European Coatings Show in Nuremburg in March 2009, with a technical paper at the technical symposium.
OMG serves a wide range of sectors, and offers catalysts for rigid and flexible foams as well as for polyurethane elastomers.