Raw Materials and Chemicals

INCOREZ: Additives

Two new, high-performance additives are now available: Incozol BH and STP.
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Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing

One company illustrates how industry can make a big difference when sustainability is fully embraced.

"Environmentally friendly” can mean many different things. For Emerald Performance Materials—a mid-sized specialty chemicals company with four business groups, eight manufacturing operations and sales to more than 70 countries across the globe—it has meant making a concerted effort to reduce emissions and consider ways to improve the chemical composition and volatile organic compound (VOC) levels of products.


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Coatings Innovation: New Environmental Road Markings Improve Safety

The road markings incorporate tiny glass beads that reflect the light from headlights in dark or wet conditions.

Road markings ensure traffic safety, but there are differences among them, both in terms of quality and eco-friendliness. Evonik Industries has conducted an independent lifecycle assessment (LCA) and found that DEGAROUTE-based road markings protect not only road users but also the climate.


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High-Efficiency Styrenic Block Copolymers

High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility.

Today’s hot-melt formulators face many challenges, including variations in the availability of raw material supply and the pressure to reduce formulation costs. High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing formulation viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility, which allows for the exchange of resin or oil for polymers.


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Self-Assembling Acrylic Block Copolymers for Enhanced Adhesives Properties

A new type of acrylic copolymer has been developed that features block structures and controlled functional group placement due to a controlled radical polymerization process.

Acrylic polymers are widely used in pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) applications in the form of emulsion, solvent or radiation-cured systems. They combine good UV resistance, transparency, tailored tack, and stiffness due to a large choice of acrylic and methacrylic comonomers.


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Cabot to Close Carbon Black Manufacturing Facility in Malaysia

Cabot Corp. announced that the Board of its joint venture carbon black company, Cabot Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (CMSB), has decided to cease carbon black production at its Port Dickson, Malaysia, facility.
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Arkema Coating Resins Names Kaiser Business Director

Eric J. Kaiser has been named Americas business director for Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema Inc.
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EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.: Monomer Resins

A new line of low-volatile pure monomer resins is now available from this company.
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CRODA: Dispersant

Zephrym ColorFX is a novel amine functional dispersant technology that reportedly allows for the development of coatings with richer, deeper and truer colors.
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EMERALD KALAMA CHEMICAL: Plasticizer

This company, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has introduced Kalama™ K-FLEX®850P, a new phthalate-free plasticizer.
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