The new version contains a less-hazardous dye solvent that makes it safer for to handle when curing unsaturated polyester resins.
The new version contains a less-hazardous dye solvent that makes it safer for to handle when curing unsaturated polyester resins.

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has introduced a new version of its Butanox M-50 Vanishing Red peroxide for the composites market. The new version contains a less-hazardous dye solvent that makes it safer for to handle when curing unsaturated polyester resins, and reduces its environmental impact, the company says.

‘Customers using automated dosing equipment may face problems if peroxide doesn’t properly flow through the dosing line, leading to under-cured or uncured end products,’ said Raymond ten Broeke, polymer chemistry customer support engineer at Nouryon. ‘This can be very costly to manufacturers if molds need to be cleaned. Using Vanishing Red peroxides helps prevent such failures without leaving a trace that any indicator was used.’

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