Arxada and Novoset to Collaborate on Novel Composites

06.05.2022 - Arxada, the recent specialty chemicals spinoff from Swiss CDMO Lonza, has signed an exclusive license agreement with Novoset covering production and sale of a next generation hydrocarbon-based resin system for telecommunications infrastructure and advanced semiconductor packaging.

Under the terms of the deal, the Basel-based company will develop, manufacture and commercialize the resin system developed by Novoset, a process driven system solution thermoset polymer producer domiciled in the US state of New Jersey. The collaboration will expand Arxada’s existing capabilities for telecommunications to include 5G and other applications.

The technology will be developed by Arxada’s Composite Materials unit, part of its Specialty Products Solutions (SPS) business. Along with the 5G telecommunications sector, the new resin system is to be supplied to several markets and will complement the company’s Primaset range of high-performance thermoset resins for the two application sectors.

Building on the market success of its existing products for 3G and 4G electronic applications. Arxada said is currently developing the products at its facility in Visp, Switzerland, and plans to begin sending samples to customers in the current second quarter.

Antje Gerber, president of Specialty Products Solutions, said the collaboration with Novoset aligns with the former Lonza unit’s strategy of designing and developing solutions for products of the future. The addition of this new hydrocarbon resin system to Arxada’s Composite Materials portfolio will further enhance its Primaset range while leveraging its existing development and innovation capabilities, she said.

Novoset CEO Sajal Das, added that the agreement will enable the US firm to leverage Arxada’s process development and production capabilities and its broad commercial infrastructure to realize the full potential of the new technology. In addition, he said, a new class of catalyst technology has been developed for the products, which are suitable for both for conventional and advanced composite manufacturing methods.  

The collaboration is the fourth between Novoset and Arxada since 2011.

Author: Dede Williams, Freelance Journalist