Akcros and ALA ink Technology Licensing Agreement

20-Mar-08
Mumbai based ALA Chemicals Pvt Limited, pioneers of PVC Stabilizers in India and Akcros Chemicals Ltd, global leaders in Mixed metal stabilizer technology, have signed a Technology Licensing Agreement which allows ALA Chemicals to produce and manufacture for the Indian market a range of top quality Barium Zinc and Calcium Zinc liquid stabilisers, Calcium Zinc Solids and Pastes, Potassium Zinc Kickers, Barium Cadmium Zinc and a range of Organotins and Polymeric Plasticisers. The products will be sold under the ALA Brand into both the flexible and rigid PVC processing markets in India . "We are extremely excited about this cooperation bringing together the local production capability of ALA Chemicals and the formulation expertise of Akcros Chemicals" said Anil Anand, Director of ALA Chemicals. "This agreement paves the way for the introduction to the Indian market of state of the art stabiliser technology which will be manufactured locally, at ALA's facilities near Mumbai. The products being offered will help develop to the next level, formulations for production processes such as spread coating, calendaring extrusion and injection moulding in India which we recognize as a growth market. " Jeff Simmonds, CEO of Akcros Chemicals, added, "The agreement optimises the strengths of both partners by combining the formulation knowledge of Akcros Chemicals developed over many years in the global market with ALA's local production capabilities and their extensive sales and & distribution networks". It also demonstrates Akcros' long term commitment to the Indian The following PVC stabilizers and Plasticisers are included: Barium Cadmium Zinc stabilizers: These are a generation of High efficiency Self lubricating products which impart the desired performance at low levels of use. Barium and Calcium Zinc stabilizers: Cadmium containing stabilizers have been designated as environmentally undesirable. Therefore all PVC formulators have been forced to use alternative systems for flexible PVC. Akcros have been at the forefront of this development and have a very wide range of Barium and Calcium Zinc stabilizers covering all applications of Flexible/Semi Rigid PVC including Calendering, Artificial Leathercloth, Flooring, Extrusion, Injection Moulding ,Dip and Rotational moulding etc. ALA will offer these products manufactured at its plant near Bombay .This will help the Indian industry update their technology, make them more export compliant and also move to more environmentally friendly products . Stabilizer/Activators for Chemically foamed PVC: These consist of a wide range of Cadmium free products which can be used as "kickers" and confer slow/medium, medium/fast and fast kicking action in Artificial Leathercloth. Tin stabilizers: These include products with high tin contents and low levels of odour which find use in Rigid sheets and film. Polymeric Plasticisers: These products have a high degree of permanency when used in PVC and find use in applications where they are required to remain in the PVC article under adverse conditions of temperature and environment eg oil, solvents etc.
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