Raw Materials and Chemicals

Market Trends: Silicone Sales Continue to Rise

A decisive advantage for manufacturers of silicone is the variety of sales markets for silicone products.
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Silicones are irreplaceable in many industrial sectors. Silicone elastomers, oils and resins are the most important product types that are manufactured based on quartz sand.


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Case Study: A Thermoplastics Compound Manufacturer is Going to the Next Level

A manufacturer of thermalplastics compounds finds multiple benefits with underwater pelletizing systems and belt dryers.
By Jürgen Skanda
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Founded by the Ghidini family in 1983, Soredi S.p.a. is a manufacturer of thermoplastic compounds based in the northern Italian town of Cologne, a 72-km (45-mile) drive due east from Milan.


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Case Study: A Speedy Solution for Glue Extender Production

A rotary batch mixer helps in the efficient production of wheat flour for glue extenders.
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Since 1982, Idaho Milling and Grain has produced wheat flour in a process that involves measuring, milling, and mixing. The industrial-grade wheat flour is then formulated into a glue extender for the wood products industry.


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Mixing and Dispersing Silicones

Proper care during the mixing process ensures that time and energy input is minimized while the utility of the formulation is optimized.
By Stephanie Shira
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When producing a new adhesive or sealant product, the formulation must first be worked out.


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Advancing Adhesives: Hot-Melt Adhesives are Packed to Perfection

What's old is new again with new packaging for hot-melt adhesives.
By André Ebbers
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The expression “old wine in new bottles” refers to dressing an old, well-worn idea in new garb.


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Novomer Names Quimidroga Distributor

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Novomer Inc. recently announced it has named Barcelona-based Quimidroga s.a. an authorized distributor of Converge® polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols in Spain, Portugal and Turkey.
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TROY CORP.: Fungicide and Algaecide

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Polyphase® 963 is a new broad-spectrum fungicide and algaecide.


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U.S. and Europe to Outpace Asia in Global Polyethylene Demand

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Global polyethylene demand is forecast to rise by approximately 3.7% per year between 2013 and 2018.
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Phthalic Anhydride Market to Surpass $10 Million by 2020

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The global market for phthalic anhydride is expected to reach $10,387.5 million by 2020.
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KH Neochem Increases Capacity

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KH Neochem Co. Ltd. has increased production capacity of its 2-ethyl hexanoic acid by 10%.
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