ETHOCEL™ Solvent-Soluble Polymers

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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KATHON™ LX 1.5% Latex Preservative

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.

Polybond® Polypropylene-Based Coupling Agents

Polybond® Polypropylene-Based Coupling Agents are coupling agents, compatibilizers and adhesion promoters for glass, mica, talc, wood, and natural fiber reinforced polypropylene giving enhanced physical and thermal properties.

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Sodium Stearate

Produced from vegetable-sourced fatty acids and therefore imparts low odor, it provides great wetting, thickening, emulsifying and opacification for personal care products. Also, it can be used as a gelling agent in gel sticks.

Twinkling Star Antimony Flame Retardants

Twinkling Star Antimony Trioxide (ATO) is a white, solid powder that is used as a fire retardant in conjunction with a halogen-based chemical to reduce a product’s flammability. It functions as a synergist thereby reducing the amount of halogen-based product required to achieve desired levels of flammability.

In rigid and plasticized PVC compounds, the addition of ATO will offer excellent flame retardant properties. In other resins that do not contain a halogen, a suitable chlorinated or brominated compound must be added to obtain the required flame retardant properties. It is most suitable for applications where high tint strength is acceptable.

Twinkling Star Properties Limit
Appearance White crystalline powder
Sb2O3 99.5% Min
PbO 0.10% Max
Fe2O3 0.006% Max
As2O3 0.06% Max
CuO 0.002% Max
325 mesh sieve residue 0.05% Max
Particle size 0.90 - 1.60 µm
Whiteness 93.0% Min
Specific gravity at 20°C 5.20 typical

WALOCEL™ Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose

WALOCEL™ Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is a high purity CMC with low salt content levels below 0.5%.  Used as a thickener an binder in industrial applications, it offers excellent water-binding and film forming properties.

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