Raw Materials & Process Chemicals

Materials & Material Processing

Dry Film Negative Photoresist suits MEMS/CMOS applications.

February 1, 2016

Optimized for hot roll lamination and processing on MEMS and IC wafers, DF-3010 Dry Film Negative Photoresist is available in thickness formats from 5–50 µm, ±5%. Film offers glass transition temperature of 158°C (By DMA Tan Delta) and moderate modulus of 3.5 GPa at 25°C. Hydrophobic in nature, product can withstand harsh environments including extreme moisture conditions and corrosive chemicals once cured. DF-3010 can be used in contact with EMS line of spin coatable photoresists. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Defoaming Agent offers foam control in coatings and inks.

February 1, 2016

Used to control foam in low- to medium-PVC, water-based coatings and inks, Dow Corning® 108F Additive is APEO-free, has low-VOC formula, and may be used in indirect-food-contact applications. Minimized tendency to cause craters or other surface defects results in limited noticeable impact on appearance. Especially suited for premium gloss (wood coatings, industrial coatings, and inks) applications, this siloxane-based additive features emulsion format that facilitates dosing and use. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Liquid Additives come in drums that stay sealed throughout use.

February 1, 2016

Available for plastics processors, GlobalPlus™ single-additive dispersions come in containers that stay sealed – from loading dock arrival; through storage, handling, and metering into process; and during return for replenishment. Additive is metered into process by pump located inside drum, which eliminates such liquid handling complications as spillage, leakage, cleanup, pump maintenance, unused additive, and environmental concerns. Letdowns are 0.1%–1.5% typ. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment, Food Processing & Preparation

Atmosphere Packaging Gases extend shelf life of fresh foods.

January 21, 2016

Helping meet demand for packaged prepared foods, MAPAX® modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) gases extend shelf-life and maintain quality of fresh food products. Combination of correct pure gas or gas mixture of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and oxygen inhibits deterioration of food naturally. Also, MAPAX helps improve distribution by enabling delivery across longer distances or on less frequent basis. This fosters logistical flexibility. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Amorphous PHA Grade optimizes PVC and PLA performance.

January 21, 2016

Consisting of softer and more rubbery version of PHA, Amorphous PHA offers fundamentally different performance profile from crystalline forms of PHA. Product is produced by fermentation and extracted using patented solvent recovery process. At low loading levels, a-PHA can serve as process aid and performance modifier for PVC. Amorphous PHA also complements bio-content and compostability profile of biopolymer PLA while delivering improvements in mechanical properties. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Heat Transfer Fluids use only new, virgin glycol.

January 19, 2016

Available in both ethylene and propylene, Glycol Heat Transfer Fluids are recommended for use in all closed primary and secondary heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems. Fully inhibited glycol-based solutions are designed for applications where no incidental contact with humans, food, or beverage products could occur. Inhibitor package is scientifically formulated of new, food grade ingredients and blended into glycol under tightly controlled manufacturing procedures. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Paints & Coatings, Materials & Material Processing

Epoxy Potting Compound resists thermal shock and cycling.

January 19, 2016

Passing Navy Hex Bar Test, MIL-I-16923C, which consists of 10 cycles from -55 to +155°C, two-part epoxy resin 20-3301 protects electronic assemblies from thermal cycling and shock. Low viscosity epoxy flows quickly around components, giving users working time of 4–6 hr. Product is typically cured at 80°C for 1–2 hr, but post cure of 150°C for 3 hr will optimize performance properties. Applications include electronic potting and encapsulating, casting, coating, and electrical varnishes. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Degreasing Solvent features KB value of approximately 91.

January 12, 2016

Consisting of non-flammable, trans, and fluorinated solvent blend, EnSolv® NEXT is thermally stable and can be used safely and effectively in most modern vapor degreasing systems. Near azeotropic formulation is also gentle on most plastics and elastomers and compatible with all metals. Product is suitable for cleaning electronics, optics, aerospace, and oxygen systems. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Machinery & Machining Tools, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Nickel-Based Tungsten Carbide Hardfacing Alloys withstand wear.

January 6, 2016

Developed for harsh industrial applications, Stoody® products include nickel-based tungsten carbide consumables. These consist of several wire formulations as well as PTA and laser cladding powder products – all designed for optimal abrasion resistance. These stick electrodes, wires, and PTA/laser cladding powders can be used to restore damaged components and overlay parts to extend serviceable life. Diameters range from 1/16–3/32 in., while PTA and laser cladding powders come in 10 lb increments. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

HFFR Jacket Compound suits fiber optic cable applications.

January 6, 2016

Designed to meet stringent requirements for general-purpose applications, Halguard® 58625 Compound has UL-94 flammability rating of V-0 and oxygen index of 50%, while exhibiting post-extrusion linear shrinkage of only 2%. Halogen-free flame retardant product is recommended for cable used in mass transit, data centers, cell towers, and other infrastructure applications. For outdoor uses, compound exhibits sunlight resistance when tested per UL-1581. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings

Release Agent helps optimize board quality.

December 28, 2015

Applied directly to press platen via spray, roll, or wipe prior to processing, Michem® Release Agent 9004 imparts low COF coating, sealing surface of platen and producing clean surface which minimizes frequency between cleanings. Product also provides smooth board surface over time, requiring less sanding. Release Agent 9004 is suited for use on laminated strand board, oriented strand board, medium density fiberboard, and particle board presses. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Rigid PVC Compound is optimized for strength, finish, flow.

December 21, 2015

Offering alternative to existing rigid PVC products designed for outdoor applications, Apex® RE-9218 provides weather- and UV-resistance and features flow properties suited for intricate profile structures. Additional properties include Izod impact resistance suited for post-extrusion cutting and fabrication and smooth surface finish. Customized services, including advanced real-time weatherability testing, are available, and compound can be supplied in specialty colors. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Machinery & Machining Tools

Chlorine-Free Emulsion delivers optimized surface finish.

December 18, 2015

Delivering optimized lubricity, TRIM® E925 handles difficult machining operations, even in most demanding materials used in aerospace manufacturing, including titanium and aluminum alloys, exotics, stainless, and high tensile-strength steels. Multi alloy coolant provides stain and corrosion resistance and leaves soft residual film to protect machine tools and chucks. In addition, product prevents sticky ways and rinses off for easy parts cleanup. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Liquid Gap Filler delivers 3.5 W/m-K thermal conductivity.

December 3, 2015

To ensure reliable thermal interface for heat management, GAP FILLER 3500LV can fill tiny gaps and voids and offers zero shrinkage. This 2-part material, suited for use in applications that require optics to remain free of lens fogging, addresses thermal requirements of next-generation product designs, produces minimal outgassing, and cures at room temperature. Accelerated curing can be achieved with additional heat. Once cured, soft material also provides protection from shock and vibration.
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Cleaning Products & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Metal Process Cleaner offers rapid drying.

November 20, 2015

Delivering consistent, imperceptible film, QUAKERCLEAN® 680 VDA cleans and protects ferrous and non-ferrous surfaces from corrosion in single processing step. Cleaner minimizes foam under reasonable soil load conditions and offers good oil splitting characteristics that extend bath life. Product is free of strong acids, strong alkalis, nonylphenol ethoxylates, solvents, ozone depleting compounds, silicates, phosphates, and chelating agents. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Cleaning Products & Equipment, Green & Clean

Solvents offer drop-in replacement for Trichloroethylene.

November 18, 2015

Consisting of stabilized n-propyl bromide solvent with KB value of 130, EnSolv can be used in existing vapor degreasing equipment with only minor alterations to programs and temperature settings. Non-flammable product offers mid-range temperature operation, low global warming potential, and biodegrades readily in environment. Available as replacement for HCFC-225, EnSolv NEXT high-trans, fluorinated solvents feature KB value of 91, zero ozone depletion potential, and low global warming potential. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment

Low Profile Desiccant targets pharmaceutical packaging.

November 3, 2015

Featuring thin, low-profile design, PolySorb® Desiccant Card manages moisture in pharmaceutical products where space is limited, including packaging of in-vitro diagnostic device kits, transdermal pharmaceutical delivery systems, and foil pouches. Product is dust-free and can be dispensed on automated packaging lines using standard friction feeders. Available in custom sizes and shapes, card is fully supported by Type III Drug Master File. Stock sizes include 0.5 g and 1.0 g equivalent cards. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Acrylic Binder improves hardness in low-VOC architectural paints.

October 30, 2015

RHOPLEX™ 800h features controlled polymer morphology technology, which employs hard, soft, and functional monomers in waterborne acrylic binder to help improve hardness and block resistance in high-gloss, deep-tone, low-VOC architectural paints. Binder helps create ultra-low-VOC, deep-colored paints that exhibit increased tack, scrape, and print resistance. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Low-VOC Vinyl Acrylic Binder promotes shear stability in paints.

October 30, 2015

Available for flat to semi-gloss interior paints, ROVACE™ 10 Emulsion is APEO- and solvent-free and 55% solids. Manufacturing flexibility lets formulators combine technology into paints with varied pigment volume concentrations, while processing properties facilitate pumping/handling. For paint contractors, emulsion offers effective spray application and touch-up. Color acceptance aids matching to color chips and maintaining uniform color appearance under varying conditions. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Cleaning Products & Equipment, Green & Clean

Cleaner/Degreaser improves workplace health and safety.

October 28, 2015

Optimized for cleaning and degreasing aluminum in automated and ultrasonic parts washers, ALUSTAR 100 has built in foam and corrosion inhibitor packages and leaves low-residue finish. This mild alkaline cleaner is formulated with Low Energy Surfactant (LES) technology, which efficiently enables cleaning and degreasing in hot parts washers at lower temperatures to help conserve energy. Formulated for sensitive materials, VOC-free product can be used on aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys. Read More