Arxada and Novoset collaborate in development of new composite materials

Application in mobile technology, Formula 1 cars, space vehicle heat shields and structures

Sign Contract

Arxada, a global specialty chemicals manufacturer, and Novoset LLC, a thermoset polymer material company, announce the signing of an exclusive license agreement for the production and sale of a next generation hydrocarbon-based resin system for advanced semiconductor packaging and telecommunications. Under the terms of the agreement, Arxada will develop, manufacture and commercialize the resin system developed by Novoset. The technology will be developed by Arxada’s composite materials unit. The new resin system will serve several markets including the growing 5G telecommunications segment. It will be added to Arxada’s primaset range of high-performance thermoset resins for the telecommunication infrastructure and advanced semiconductor packaging industries, building on the success of its existing products for 3G and 4G electronic applications.

Antje Gerber, President, Specialty Products Solutions, said: “This collaboration with Novoset aligns with our strategy of designing and developing solutions for products of the future to address our customers’ needs. The addition of this new hydrocarbon resin system to our composite materials portfolio will further enhance our primaset range, leveraging our existing development and innovation capabilities to expand into highly desirable markets, including the rapidly growing 5G telecommunications market.” Dr. Sajal Das, Chief Executive Officer of Novoset, LLC added: “We are pleased to be collaborating with Arxada to develop our innovative proprietary technology. This agreement will enable us to leverage Arxada’s process development and production capabilities and broad commercial infrastructure to realize the full potential of this new technology. In addition, a new class of catalyst technology has been developed for these products, which are suitable both for conventional and advanced composite manufacturing methods.” 

Composite materials for aerospace, space and automotive applications

The new primaset HC-100 and HC-200 resin systems will provide superior dielectric performance, high temperature resistance and ultra-low moisture absorption compared to existing Arxada products, improving mechanical performance and process engineering. The products will be developed and manufactured in Arxada’s facility in Visp, Switzerland. The company is currently developing the products and plans to begin sampling to customers in Q2 2022. Arxada’s composite materials unit is a well-established supplier and materials provider to the electronics, industrial and transportation end markets, developing the next generation of performance materials. The resins are a high-performance thermoset resins used in advanced composite materials for aerospace, space, automotive and industrial applications. The products have high thermal stability and strong mechanical properties, enabling them to withstand harsh conditions and maintain high performance over their full lifespan. The collaboration is the fourth between Novoset and Arxada since 2011. Novoset has a long history of successful collaboration with Arxada’s composite materials unit as an innovation and marketing partner in cyanate esters and other products. Some of those products are used in applications including mobile technology, Formula 1 cars, space vehicle heat shields and structures, air-ducting and enterprise servers in data center applications.