Often used in pigments, agricultural chemicals, and as a co-promoter for unsaturated polyesters to accelerate reaction times.
Available from monostearate to tristearate compositions, major applications include protective and decorative coatings where wetting, suspension, and flatting are critical characteristics. Also, they will not significantly reduce the gloss on formulations.
Anox® Binary Blend Antioxidants is a family of binary synergistic blends that protect polymers during processing and long- term aging.
Aquazol® provides excellent water solubility and thermal stability, making it a preferred substitute for PVOH and PVP in high temperature applications. Currently, it is used in a variety of hot-melt and pressure-sensitive adhesive products. In addition, Aquazol® is gaining acceptance in the ceramics industry as a greenware binder because of the clean burn-out and non-ionic nature of this polymer. Another unique application of this non-toxic polymer is painting and art conservation where it is used for consolidation, adhesion, and lamination of a variety of materials where it's preferred above gum arabic, PVA, and acrylic dispersions.
Other applications include, but are not limited to: coatings, textile and fibreglass sizing, lubricants, plasticizers, compatibilizers and films. The CAS Number of Aquazol is 25805-17-8
The calcium salt of distilled, hydrogenated fatty acids, it is typically used as a catalyst neutralizer or lubricant in polypropylenes. Choice of grade is often based on particle size.
Citroflex® Citric Acid Esters offer a broad range of benefits when used as plasticizers, solvent alternatives, lubricant additives and performance enhancers in aqueous and solvent-based polymer formulations. They are neither "Volatile Organic Compounds" (VOCs) nor "Hazardous Air Pollutants" (HAPs) and combine efficient plasticization of polymers with low toxicity, high flash points and rapid biodegradability.
These specialty iso-butyl/n-butyl polymers have high molecular and high inherent viscosity and are available as minute spherical beads and soluble in a range of solvents, including weak solvents. They can be used in clear and pigmented coatings systems and are often selected because of their greater flexibility and toughness.
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ETHOCEL™ is a organosoluble (water-insoluble) polymer that functions as a binder, flexible film former, or time releasing agent for a broad range of industries. While commonly used in the food and pharmaceutical industries, ETHOCEL is also used in industrial applications such as coatings and paint.
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The smallest of alpha-hydroxy acids can be used in a wide variety of cleaning and industrial applications. It is biodegradable, offers low corrosivity and excelent metal chelating properties.
This isothiazolinone-based preservative is used to protect polymers, coatings, adhesives and pigments and is an effective and efficient in-can preservative for systems with pH 2-8.5, extending shelf life of a product in its wet state. If long-term preservation of a finished adhesive or coating is desired, a thin film fungicide or mildewcide is needed.