Raw Materials and Chemicals

Hilbrink Named Managing Director, Loparex Europe

Loparex recently announced that Jan Hilbrink has been appointed managing director for Loparex Europe.
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BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE: Dispersion

The product is reportedly suitable for both clearcoats and pigmented coatings, primers, and topcoats.
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CVC THERMOSET SPECIALTIES: Reactive Liquid Polymers

Hypro 1300X33LC and 1300X43LC VTBNX are methacrylate-terminated copolymers of butadiene and acrylonitrile.
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Pinova, Ensyn to Form Joint Venture

Ensyn Technologies Inc. and Pinova Holdings Inc. recently announced the signing of a joint development agreement for the production of specialty chemical products.
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Ashland Announces Russian Resin Partnership

The new alliance, Ashland Rus, combines Ashland’s resin technology with Composite Trade’s established network and local market knowledge.
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SARTOMER USA LLC: Oligomer

CN9062 is a high-functionality liquid oligomer that reportedly brings significant scratch resistance to demanding coatings applications.
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Huber Engineered Materials Partners with Pinfa-NA

Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corp., recently announced its participation in Pinfa-NA (Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association-North America).
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Arkema Joins Window and Door Manufacturers Association

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) recently announced that Arkema is the newest member of the association.
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Glutaraldehyde Uses and Counterfeits

Over the past decade, counterfeiters have increasingly made and sold products that they claim are glutaraldehyde based, but actually contain other ingredients.

First produced commercially in 1951, glutaraldehyde provides broad efficacy, is readily biodegradable and formaldehyde free, and is also non-carcinogenic, non-persistent and non-bio-accumulative, which distinguishes it from many other biocides.


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Ask Dr. Dave: March 2013

Can you offer some advice regarding the sourcing of monomers for acrylic adhesives formulations?

We are formulating acrylic adhesives (both reactive acrylics and anaerobics), but are having problems with the sourcing of monomers. Some suppliers can’t seem to give us monomers that produce shelf-stable products, even though they purport to have added extra free-radical stabilizers. Can you offer some advice?


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