Raw Materials & Process Chemicals

Materials & Material Processing

Release Agent facilitates removal of rubber parts from molds.

August 28, 2015

Suited for applications in rubber manufacturing industry, Release Coating 8056 provides assisted release of fluorinated rubber compounds and FKM rubber materials that require silicone-free processes. This water-based product has silicone-free formula and high temperature (up to 400°F) molding stability. In addition to affording multiple part releases per application, agent produces minimal buildup on mold surfaces for reduced cleaning cycles and downtime.
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Materials & Material Processing

Low-GWP Refrigerants feature EPA SNAP approval.

August 27, 2015

Featuring EPA approval under Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program, Opteon™ XP40 (R-449A) and XP10 (R-513A) are low-global warming potential (GWP) stationary refrigerants suited for use by contractors, supermarkets, and other equipment owners in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning applications. Opteon YF (HFO-1234yf), featuring increased capacity, supports need for low-GWP products in commercial refrigeration, mobile air conditioning, and other applications. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Negative Photoresist offers chemical and moisture resistance.

August 25, 2015

Optimized for hot roll lamination and processing on MEMS and IC wafers, DF-3050 Dry-film Negative Photoresist is available in thickness formats from 5–50 µm, ±5%. Cured chemistry can withstand harsh environments including extreme moisture conditions and corrosive chemicals. With glass transition temperature of 158°C (By DMA Tan Delta) and moderate modulus of 3.5 GPa at 25°C, DF-3050 is less brittle than most other negative photoresists. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Materials & Material Processing

Fluorescent Penetrant enables eco-friendly inspection.

August 21, 2015

Using water as main carrier which is stabilized by micro-emulsion technology, Britemor® 921 (W) enables bright and crisp flaw indications on wide range of materials, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and non-porous ceramics. Micro-emulsions are thermodynamically stable and composition includes isotropic liquid mixtures of solvent, water, and emulsifier. Low viscosity of Britemor® 921 (W) minimizes drag out as well as overall product and rinse water consumption. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

High-Strength Alloys promote safety for automotive industry.

August 12, 2015

Designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures, Novelis Advanz™ 7000-series of high-strength automotive aluminum alloys can be used to manufacture such components as bumper systems, crash ring components, and door intrusion beams. These alloys also promote weight reduction, enabling automakers to lessen vehicle weight while ensuring passenger safety. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Paints & Coatings, Materials & Material Processing

Weatherable Coatings Oligomer provides corrosion resistance.

August 11, 2015

When paired with corrosion-resistant base coat, CN9030 difunctional aliphatic urethane acrylate can be used to provide weatherable top coat in UV/EB-cure coating applications. Oligomer produces strong, flexible films and demonstrates adhesion to such substrates as metals and plastics. Resistant to harsh chemicals, such as methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), product also exhibits gloss retention and is designed to deliver corrosion resistance. Read More

Vision Systems, Materials & Material Processing

UAV Optics target small drones and tiny flying robots.

July 17, 2015

Available with A/R coatings for visibility to 10.6 microns, UAV Optics feature round sapphire lenses from 0.25 in. up and partial spheres as small as 0.12 in. with varying focal lengths. Also offered in zinc selenide from 0.25 in. up, UAV Optics can incorporate stepped edges and other special characteristics for mounting such as slots or wedges. Flatness can be held to 1/10th wave per inch in visible with surface finishes from 60-40 to 40-20 scratch-dig. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

ABS Plastic Sheet is readily machinable and can be cut to size.

July 14, 2015

Available as Cut-To-Size Flat Sheet, ABS Sheet exhibits such properties as impact resistance and toughness. This material, derived from acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene, can be readily machined and suits turning, drilling, milling, sawing, die-cutting and shearing operations. Able to be cut with standard shop tools and line bent with standard heat strips, sheet and material properties facilitate machining and fabrication. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Locally Sourced Barium Sulfate enhances end products.

July 14, 2015

In addition to minimal oil absorption, TOR Minerals BARTEX barium sulfate products exhibit brightness that extends TiO2. Refractive index helps improve opacity, while specific gravity helps lower cost per pound of finished systems. Products are also chemical resistant. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Lubricants, Materials & Material Processing

Soluble Oils provide alternative for metalworking coolants.

July 9, 2015

Demonstrating characteristics suited for machining and grinding applications, MECAGREEN products are formulated with blend of synthetic vegetable esters. Properties help extend tooling and sump life and reduce consumption while also promoting cutting performance without use of chlorine, DEA, DCHA, formaldehyde, or silicones. Residue ensures windows, tables, tool holders, and parts stay clean, and transparent color provides clear visibility of cutting processes during operations. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

AEM Pre-Compound extends temperature limit in auto applications.

July 1, 2015

With heat resistance and long-term static heat aging characteristics, DuPont™ Vamac® VMX5000 ethylene acrylic elastomer (AEM) pre-compounds offer alternative to fluoroelastomers (FKM) in 160 to 190°C range for automotive hoses and seals required by such trends as high-pressure turbo charging and exhaust gas recirculation. Pre-compounds additionally exhibit acid and base resistance, and incorporated filler system facilitates production of colored non-black parts. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Heterogeneous Catalyst Kit offers 40 different catalysts.

June 22, 2015

Providing instant availability to 40 different types of catalysts, Heterogeneous Catalyst 40 Sample Kit covers complete range of catalytic reactions involving hydrogen. Precious metal based products have optimized combination of metal and support. All samples are 5 g size and individual replacements are available. Supplied with applications table, kit is suited for screening and research projects. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Coagents offer advanced rubber performance.

June 22, 2015

Offering high cure rate and increased state of cure, Sartomer (Meth) Acrylate Coagents allow formulators to achieve optimized rubber properties like hardness, elongation, tear resistance, and compression set. Part of Saret® product line, scorch protected coagents provide high scorch safety while maintaining cure rate and performance. SRDFM has been especially developed to combine key benefits of allyl and methacrylate dual functional structure. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Wax Emulsion Additive controls slip on flexible packaging.

June 18, 2015

Designed to control coefficient of friction of flexible packaging coatings, Michem® Lube 160RPH does not compromise bond strength, heat seal, barrier, or printability properties. Water-based additive is compatible across 1–12 pH spectrum, making it suited for low temperature heat seal coatings as well as common acrylic and PVdC types. APEO and formaldehyde-free, product is compliant with specific FDA and EU food contact regulations on substrates such as paper, film, and aluminum foil. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Fluorinated Solvent offers alternative to n-propyl bromide.

June 17, 2015

Non-flammable with KB value of >90, EnSolv® NEXT replaces solvents such as HCFC-225, Trichloroethylene, and n-propyl bromide. SNAP-approved product evaporates quickly after cleaning or degreasing, and is thermally stable so it does not require acid acceptance testing or stabilizer additions. In addition to minimal non-volatile residue and no hazardous air pollutants, EnSolv NEXT has zero ozone depletion potential and low global warming potential. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Stabilizer helps meet challenges of XPS applications.

June 10, 2015

Helping masterbatch suppliers and XPS producers meet challenges of changing from HBCD to pFR, SONGXTEND® 1301 protects polymeric flame retardants (pFR) in XPS applications. This stabilizer, which supports broad processing window, specifically maintains molecular weight and color of XPS containing pFR.
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Paints & Coatings, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Materials & Material Processing

Thermoplastic EM Shielding Compounds have ready-to-use formula.

June 9, 2015

Engineered for housings of electric and electronic devices, LUVOCOM® ES compounds deliver optimized performance against electromagnetic (EM) waves. Properties eliminate need for secondary operations/installation of metal sheets or films or coatings, while rheology, optimized for facilitated processing and thin walls, lowers risk of defects in molded parts due to imperfectly distributed fillers. Electrical conductivity allows small contact areas for necessary electric grounding. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Defoamers come in vegetable- and mineral-oil based formulas.

June 1, 2015

Airase® 4750V vegetable oil-based defoamer and Airase 4800 mineral oil-based, 100% active defoamer are designed for film compatibility and sustained, long-term performance. Both foam control additives support use in such applications as architectural and industrial coatings, inks, and adhesives. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Viscosity Modifiers provide oxidation stability.

May 27, 2015

Made from mixture of select vegetable oils, OptiBase Viscosity Modifiers impart polarity and optimized lubricity. Products come in 4 viscosity ranges of 100–200, 300–500, 500–1,000, and 1,500 cSt at 40°C. Primarily based on triglycerides or triglycerides that contain hydroxyl groups, oils are extremely shear-stable and readily mix with many mineral, bio-based, and synthetic oils. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Pelletized Zinc Oxide comes in 6 grades.

May 27, 2015

Manufactured using drum style pelletizer, Pelletized Zinc Oxide comes in 6 grades, each formulated for specific applications. Pellet size and density can be precisely controlled to match individual needs. Pellets are freer flowing, accelerating processing time with less dusting versus powdered zinc oxide. Because of drum style production method with multiple screens, additional binding agents or pinch rollers are not required. Pellet form is preferred in rubber, tire, glass, and chemical markets. Read More