Raw Materials & Process Chemicals

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Controls & Controllers

Sequencing Oligos optimize target sequence assembly.

February 23, 2015

Manufactured under rigorous conditions to ensure purity and low levels of cross-contamination, Next-Gen Sequencing Oligos are required for proper assembly of genome sample fragments. With cross-contamination thresholds as low as 0.25% or less, and both ISO 9001 and 13485 manufacturing available, sequencing adapters are suitable for life science research and molecular diagnostic applications. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Cable Jacketing Compounds withstand harsh environments.

February 18, 2015

Operating from -40 to +75°C, Flexalloy 9616-94 has 73 Shore C hardness (94 Shore A) rating and oxygen index of 38%. Elastomer provides crush and impact resistance and UV stability for such uses as mining cable as well as flame retardance for such applications as industrial Ethernet. With max continuous operating rating of 105°C and oxygen index of 35%, oil- and chemical-resistant Flexalloy 9617-79 consists of 79 Shore A compound with plasticizer and high-molecular-weight PVC polymer. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Fine Silica enhances catalyst support.

February 12, 2015

Pore structure, spherical shapes, and size distribution of SUNSPERA contribute to optimized finished polymer resins and productivity. SUNSPERA joins Solesphere™, Sunlovely™, M.S. GEL™, and Silica Gel, which provide catalyst support for cosmetics, film, and synthetic leather and serve as matting agent for paints and act as filler for coated printing papers. Fine silica products are available in mean particle diameters from 1.8–200 μm and with oil absorption capacities from 30–400 ml/100 g. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Rigid PVC Compounds reduces stress cracking, offer PC performance.

February 10, 2015

Exhibiting strength and clarity while reducing or eliminating stress cracking at interface with flexible PVC components, Apex SCR™ heat-stable compounds enable rigid PVC to replace polycarbonate (PC) in such clear medical components as connectors and check valves. It took Apex SCR rigid PVC grades 1–2½ weeks or more to exhibit stress cracking during testing. Simultaneously, compounds exhibited required toughness, rigidity, and clarity suited for typical applications. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services, Green & Clean

Recycling Service handles spent aluminum oxide.

February 2, 2015

With 100% closed loop recycling process, Washington Mills takes back spent aluminum oxide that would typically be put into landfills. Spent aluminum oxide is blended with new bauxite, and this mixture is fed into specially designed furnaces that melt and purify liquid abrasive. Process transforms spent aluminum oxide back into raw materials used to make pure fused aluminum oxide. Recycling greens supply chain and frees companies from future landfill liabilities. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Calcium Silicate Board suits molten aluminum applications.

January 30, 2015

Able to withstand continuous operating temperatures up to 1,560°F, Ultratemp-AL non-wetting carbon fiber reinforced insulating calcium silicate board is noncombustible and asbestos free. Board exhibits prolonged resistance to cracking and disintegration from thermal cycling or action of liquid metal flow, reducing risk of inclusions and casting contamination. Along with resistance to oil penetration, properties include chemical resistance and minimal shrinkage after heating. Read More

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

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Plastic Additive serves as chain extender and crosslinker.

December 11, 2014

In addition to chain extender and crosslinker, NEXAMITE® PBO Multifunction Additive is effective as compatibilizer and acid scavenger in manufacture of virgin polymer blends, engineering plastics, and recycling of mixed plastics. Product optimizes melt viscosity, hydrolytic stability, and heat resistance, which is useful in variety of industries. Applications range from surfboards and gym mats to aircraft wings and rotor blades. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Water Scavenger targets silane-curing adhesives and sealants.

December 10, 2014

Consisting of arylalkoxysilane monomer with very faint odor, GENIOSIL® XL 70 Additive is suitable for products that must avoid unpleasant odors when applied. Clear, colorless, low-viscosity silane has flash point of 96°C as per ISO 3679. As silane-curing adhesives and sealants react with water, product protects polymers from moisture inherent to formulation via fillers and other ingredients. Water scavenger also ensures that product can be used without restriction throughout minimum shelf life. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Dry Emulsifiers have minimal resistance to flow.

December 4, 2014

Supplied in 25 lb bags, XPLOR™ Dry Emulsifiers are suitable for diesel, mineral oil, and synthetic-based drilling fluids. They are compatible with variety of solvents, allow for precise dosing, and eliminate drum transportation, cleaning, and disposal costs. Since emulsifiers have minimal resistance to flow, even at temperatures below freezing, they are easier to work with in cold climates than liquid emulsifiers that need to be hot boxed, steamed, or jacketed. Read More

Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Foam Control Agents suit waterborne inks, OPVs, and paints.

December 3, 2014

Available in variety of formulations, Dow Corning® Anti-Foam Agents control foam while minimizing film defects, such as pinholes, cratering, and fisheyes. Dow Corning® 69 and 8590 are suited for most typical foaming issues, while Dow Corning® 8603 handles more challenging foam problems. Dow Corning® 8610 is intended for systems with higher co-solvent level, and Dow Corning® 8628 ensures optimal defoaming and compatibility. All dispersible silicone compounds and emulsions are APEO-free and low-VOC. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Polyester Compound suits LED TV applications.

December 3, 2014

Developed specifically for LED electronic packaging applications that utilize surface mount technology, Lavanta® 5115 WH 224 consists of 15% glass fiber-reinforced polycyclohexylene terephthalate compound, which can be molded at 257°F and still maintains 100% crystallinity. Product has high reflectivity of greater than 95% with optimal whiteness retention, even after thermal and light aging. With tensile strength of 11,312 psi and elongation of 1.6%, compound ejects easily from tool. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Composite Materials create functional prototypes.

December 2, 2014

Available for ProJet® 5500X composite 3D printer, VisiJet® Functional Elastomers give users versatility to create models, functional prototypes, and end-use parts with multiple material printing. Flexible materials, available in black and translucent, offer Shore A value starting at 30 and rise in increments of 10. Combining materials with VisiJet ABS-like white or VisiJet polycarbonate-like clear materials, ProJet 5500X can create up to 14 unique materials in single print. Read More