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Green Materials Profiles

May 1, 2009
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The Green Materials Profiles is a comprehensive listing of the top suppliers’ green raw materials for adhesives and sealants formulation. Use this guide throughout the year to formulate sustainable, green materials from renewable ingredients.

Arizona Chemical

Raw Material: A variety of bio-based and sustainable raw materials. New literature highlights minimum renewable content sold into the adhesives industry.
General Properties: Arizona tackifiers for adhesives allow formulators to tailor adhesive performance for an array of substrates while formulating products based on sustainable raw materials.
Applications: Adhesives for packaging, bookbinding, flooring, and construction; tapes and labels; nonwovens; and others.

Bayer - Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties Div. (CAS)

Raw Material: The CAS Sustainability brochure identifies products by application and highlights typical sustainable properties, such as HAPs-free; low-to-no-VOC or solvent-free; non-thermal cure; and durability. Only products that were TSCA listed or awaiting NOC shipment are included.
Applications: Textiles; automotive; furniture and wood; packaging; footwear and plastics; wood flooring and wood frames; and general household caulk.

Cytec Industries

Raw Material: UV-curable pressure-sensitive adhesive GMR 8020-02.
General Properties: Excellent peel-shear balance; high cohesive strength; excellent adhesion to both HSE and LSE materials; 100%-solids and UV-curable; able to be cured at high depositions in a single pass; able to be coated by standard hot-melt equipment (wide web); and able to be coated by rotary screen (narrow web).
Applications: Foam tapes; membrane-switch assembly; high-performance-supported tapes; transfer films; nameplates; temperature-sensitive substrates; and applications with LSE and HSE materials.

Celanese Emulsion Polymers

Raw Material: Dur-O-Set® CP3220.
General Properties: This vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) waterborne emulsion aids the formulation of various adhesives and construction compounds with a reduced or eliminated need for added solvents or plasticizers. This leads to lower-emission products to meet VOC regulations or green-labeling guidelines.
Applications: General-purpose emulsion for use in tape-joint compound, construction adhesives, mastics, cement bonding and cement admix additives.

Emerald Performance Materials - Kalama Chemical Div.

Raw Material: K-FLEX® glycol dibenzoate esters; non-phthalate plasticizers.
General Properties: K-FLEX glycol dibenzoate esters are easily biodegradable, non-phthalate plasticizers that offer FDA clearance for indirect food contact applications under 21CFR § 175.105(c), 21CFR §176.170, and 21CFR §176.180. The materials offer reduced set times and heat-sealing temperatures; increased open times and film flexibility; improved resistance to oil, grease, and water; and enhanced solution viscosity.
Applications: Adhesive, mastic and caulking compounds for packaging, general-construction, bookbinding, etc. Widely used as plasticizers for PVC, PVA and other emulsion systems.

Emerald Performance Materials - Specialties Group

Raw Material: FOAM BLAST® 327 and 338 defoamers.
General Properties: No- or low-VOC, mineral-oil-free defoamers.
Applications: Foam control in PVA, PVOH and acrylic-based adhesive formulations.

Raw Material: Color RealmTM 1211 and 1262 series zero-VOC dispersions.
General Properties: Full color palette of zero-VOC dispersions.
Applications: For tinting of water-based coatings or adhesives formulations.

Emerald Performance Materials - CVC Thermoset Specialties Div.

Raw Material: ERISYSTM GE-35, ERISYS GE-60, ERYSIS GS-120.
General Properties: Zero-VOC monomers and modifiers based on natural products: castor oil and sorbitol.
Applications: Epoxy and urethane-based coatings; PSA and film adhesives; concrete patching compounds; bridge-decking compounds; and joint sealants.

Raw Material: EPALLOY 7200X90.
General Properties: Low-temperature/fast-cure specialty thermoset epoxy resin with excellent chemical and mechanical properties.
Applications: Coatings, primers and adhesives, including high-solids formulations.


Raw Material: Biocides based on BIT, Bronopol, DBDCB, IPBC, OPP, PCMC, TBZ and various combination products, some containing CMIT/MIT and OIT.
General Properties: Formaldehyde-free, VOC-free and low-VOC biocides available for in-can preservation and dry-film protection. Products do not adversely affect the bonding properties of most synthetic and natural adhesives, sealants, and glues. Many products are stable at high temperatures.
Applications: Adhesives; glues; caulks; patching compounds; sealants; grouts; latex used in flooring adhesive and carpet backing; and other building materials.


Raw Material: Petro-Canada blends and packages more than 350 different lubricants, specialty fluids, and greases. The company is a leader in the development of waxes and process oils, and is the world’s largest producer of pharmaceutical-grade white oil.
Applications: Adhesives; plastics; health and beauty; pharmaceutical; and various other segments.

PICO Chemical Corp.

Raw Material: PS 1025.
General Properties: Eco-friendly water-based reactor-cleaning concentrate.
Applications: Reactor-cleaner solution for adhesives and resin manufacturers.

Pilot Chemical Co.

Raw Material: Calsoft® OS-45S sodium oleic sulfonate.
General Properties: Naturally derived, biodegradable emulsifier. Excellent wetting agent with low-foaming properties.
Applications: Ideal for styrene-butadiene, vinyl, and acrylic latex emulsion polymerizations for adhesives and sealants.

Raw Material: Calimulse® L-30 sodium alkyl benzene sulfonate.
General Properties: Naturally derived, biodegradable emulsifier. Wetting agent with excellent handling properties.
Applications: Ideal for styrene-butadiene, nitrile, vinyl, and acrylic latex emulsion polymerizations used in hot-melt, aerosol, and pressure-sensitive adhesives.

Raw Material: Calimulse SLS sodium lauryl sulfate.
General Properties: Biodegradable emulsifier derived from natural renewable vegetable resources with great compatibility with nonionic co-emulsifiers. The material offers excellent performance in both high- and low-pH systems.
Applications: Ideal for styrene-butadiene, vinyl, and acrylic latex emulsion polymerizations for adhesives and sealants.

Raw Material: Calfoam® EA-303 ammonium laureth sulfate.
General Properties: Very efficient biodegradable emulsifier derived from natural renewable vegetable resources. The material offers great particle-size control and high stability characteristics for styrene, vinyl, and acrylic emulsion polymerizations.
Applications: Ideal for styrene-butadiene, vinyl, and acrylic latex emulsion polymerizations for adhesives and sealants.

Raw Material: Calsoft F-90 sodium alkyl benzene sulfonate.
General Properties: Very high activity, biodegradable, flaked/dry emulsifier with excellent wetting agent and emulsification properties.
Applications: Ideal for styrene-butadiene, nitrile, vinyl, and acrylic latex emulsion polymerizations used in hot-melt, aerosol, and pressure-sensitive adhesives.

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