Nagase Specialty Materials NA LLC (NSM) and Sirrus, Inc. have entered into a partnership agreement to market and sell Sirrus’ CHEMILIAN™ and FORZA™ lines of methylene malonate monomers and oligomers. The partnership will initially focus on developing applications and markets for these materials; as production assets come online, the parties will concentrate on product sales and distribution.
Ohio-based Sirrus holds intellectual property focused on the design, production, and use of methylene malonate monomers and oligomeric crosslinkers that can undergo both radical and anionic polymerization at ambient temperatures. For example, when combined with methacrylates, methylene malonates have reportedly been shown to accelerate and improve cure speed and performance.
NSM reports that the partnership represents a significant addition to its portfolio of specialty chemical solutions. The Illinois-based NAGASE Group company anticipates Sirrus’ products will appeal to customers in energy-curable, 3D printing, and CASE markets.
“Nagase Specialty Materials is driven by the commitment to give its customers access to the most advanced and innovative technologies,” said JP Masson, NSM’s business development director. “We are excited to enter into this partnership with Sirrus as their team has developed a technology that is truly groundbreaking and will allow a new direction in UV-cured, 3D Printing, and CASE applications.”
According to Alan Brewer, Sirrus’ vice president of Commercial Strategy, “This partnership is a great opportunity to expand our methylene malonates into new and target markets. I’m excited to work with NAGASE on taking our commercialization efforts to the next level.”