Orica Australia Pty Ltd.

August 10, 2005

Patent No. Europe 1 153 041 A
Orica Australia Pty. Ltd. has patented polyester granules useful as matting agents. They are prepared in a process with reduced odor and reduced production of volatile and toxic initiator residues by suspension polymerization with a redox initiating system comprising hydroxyl containing aromatic amines and diacyl peroxide, preferably without the use of AIBN. (Di)benzoyl peroxide may be used.