Raw Materials & Process Chemicals

Materials & Material Processing

Fiber Sizings are suited for use in automotive resin composites.

January 29, 2015

Water-based polyurethane dispersion Hydrosize® U2-04 is compatible with polyamide resins, while water-based polyamide dispersion Hydrosize PA846 is stable and offers optimized thermal resistance. FGLASS™ X91 EMA dispersion film former complies with Commission Regulation (EU) n°10/2011 repealing directive 2002/72/EC, and water-based, blocked isocyanate Hydrosize U9-01 enhances reactivity of interface between fiber and resin. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Corrosion Inhibitor targets petroleum refiners.

January 26, 2015

Offering effective passivation and ongoing protection with up to 80% less phosphorous than other HTCI products, TANSCIENT™ allows for safe and reliable refining of high TAN opportunity crudes. Product offers optimized thermal stability and oil solubility as well as maximum surface reactivity. With low acidity, TRANSCIENT does not require cooled slipstream for injection. Inhibitor also minimizes risk of phosphorous fouling and catalyst impairment. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Silicone Additive improves solvent borne paint/ink performance.

January 21, 2015

Dow Corning® 700P Additive enables formulators of white, pastel, and gray solvent borne paints and coatings to achieve stable titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment dispersions with reduced tendency toward flooding and floating as well as improved color consistency. This low-VOC, low-odor, siloxane-based pigment dispersant also improves gloss and reduces haze. Also, heat resistance reduces yellowing effect in formulations during heat-curing and when overbaked. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Long Fiber Thermoplastic Compounds feature low VOCs.

January 16, 2015

Designed for structural use, Very Long Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Compounds satisfy OEM mandates to reduce VOC levels found in thermoplastic materials specified for use in automotive interior applications. Low emission PP VLF compounds provide optimized strength, stiffness, and dimensional accuracy, with reinforcement levels of 20–50 weight%. Environmentally friendly products are used for instrument panels, door module carriers, overhead and center consoles, seating, and spare tire covers. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Dry-Film Negative Photoresist suits MEMS, wafer applications.

January 9, 2015

Optimized for hot roll lamination and processing on micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) and IC wafers, DF-3020 comes in thickness formats from 5–50 µm, ±5%. Cured chemistry can withstand harsh environments, including extreme moisture and corrosive chemicals; glass transition temperature is 158°C; and moderate modulus is 3.5 GPa at 25°C. Suited for MEMS and wafer-level packaging applications (TSV sealing), hydrophobic product can be used in contact with EMS spin coatable photoresists. Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Antimicrobial Additive prevents bacteria growth on products.

January 8, 2015

Developed for use in hospitals and residences, Seal Shield™ makes healthcare and consumer products resistant to growth of viruses, fungi, and odor-causing microbial bacteria. Permanent antimicrobial protection afforded by this EPA-registered, antimicrobial, fungistatic additive helps keep treated products cleaner, greener, and fresher for extended periods. Product is available in liquid, powder, or as master batch for plastic, silicone, and other varied polymers. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Masking Agent protects components during conformal coating.

January 7, 2015

Added to latex, No. 8691 Mighty Mask provides short-term, high-temperature protection up to 510°F, safeguarding components during conformal coating processes and component-free areas on PCBs during soldering. Heat-resistant compound will be tack-free in 20 minutes and completely cured in 1 hour. Applied with spatula or supplied squeeze bottle, plastic-safe, peelable solder mask removes by hand or with tweezers without contaminating or corrosive residues. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Packaging Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

PP Clarifying Additive promotes thermoformed package aesthetics.

December 16, 2014

Millad® NX™ 8000 enhances polypropylene (PP) with clarity and bright appearance to convey quality and increase shelf appeal. Also, PP materials clarified with this fourth-generation clarifying agent exhibit increased sustainability. Product can be used in diverse processing methods, including injection molding, blow molding, and thermoforming, and is available in masterbatch and powder forms. Use of clarified PP for food trays and container bases enhances compatibility with PP films. Read More