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   Agriculture       Functional chemicals and additives are formulated for agricultural applications, such as fertilizers, nutrients, pesticides, biocides, fungicides, and specialized chemical agents. 
   Adhesives / Sealants       Additives or agents are designed or suitable for the modification of adhesives or sealants. These additives or agents include: adhesion promoters, impact modifiers or tougheners, wetting agents, UV stabilizers, leveling agents, thickeners, thinners, rheology modifiers, extenders or bulking agents, and other specialized chemical additives. 
   Cement / Concrete       Additives or agents are designed or suitable for the modification of cements, mortars, or concrete products. Cement additives include: grinding aids, pack set inhibitors, air entrainers, plasticizers, crack controllers, additives for corrosion protection and chemical resistance, flowability agents, release agents, strengtheners, set or reaction accelerators, and set or reaction retarders. 
   Ceramics       Additives or agents are designed or suitable for the modification or enhanced processing of ceramic slurries, porcelain clays, or other ceramic bodies or precursors. These additives include: grinding aids, binders, slip or lubricity agents, deaerators, plasticizers, crack controllers, flowability agents, strengtheners, and dispersing agents or deflocculants. 
   Cleaners / Disinfectants       Additives or agents are designed or suitable for the modification of cleaners, detergents, or disinfectants. These additives or agents include: biocides, surfactants, emulsifiers, flocculants, dispersing agents, settling agents, and soaps (saponification end-products). 
   Coatings / Paint       Additives are designed or suitable for coatings, inks or paints, such as thinners, thickeners, leveling agents, rheological agents, wetting agents, color or pigment stabilizers, UV stabilizers, biocides, catalysts, curing agents, defoamers, corrosion or rust inhibitors, fire or flame retardants, slip agents, preservatives, waterproofing, or hydrophobing agents. 
   Coolants / Refrigerants       Additives are used in manufacturing coolants and refrigerants. Coolants may require biocides, viscosity modifiers, heat stabilizers, emulsifiers, wetting agents, lubricity agents, corrosion inhibitors, or other enhancers to improve heat transfer characteristics. 
   Cosmetics / Personal Care       Additives are used in cosmetics and personal-care product formulating and processing applications. These additives include: fragrances, surfactants, thickeners, thinners, humectants, moisturizers, emollients, astringents, exfoliants, defoamers, aerators, emulsifiers, fixatives, solubilizers, adjuvants or enhancers. Cosmetics and personal care products include items such as soaps, deodorants, make-up, diapers, shampoo, nail polish, antiseptics, toothpaste, shaving cream, facial cream, suntan lotion, and hand cream. 
   Elastomers / Rubbers       Additives are designed or suitable for elastomers or rubbers, such as thinners, thickeners, leveling agents, rheological agents, wetting agents, color or pigment stabilizers, UV stabilizers, biocides, catalysts, curing agents, crosslinkers, reaction initiators, reaction terminators, reaction accelerators, vulcanizing agents, defoamers, aerators, foaming or blowing agents, corrosion or rust inhibitors, fire or flame retardants, coupling agents, lubricity or slip agents, biocide, preservatives, plasticizers, heat stabilizers, impact modifiers or tougheners, strengtheners, release agents, dimensional stabilizers, waterproofing, or hydrophobing agents. 
   Electronics / Semiconductors       Chemical additives and agents are used in electronics and semiconductor manufacturing applications. 
   Fermentation       Chemical additives and agents are used in fermentation applications, such as active biochemicals (nutrients, APIs), pH modifiers and buffers, stabilizers, flavorants, inhibitors, preservatives, antioxidants, adjuvants or enhancers, dispersing agents, emulsifiers, surfactants, metal removal agents (water softeners), and sequestrants or chelating agents. 
   Fibers / Textiles       Additives are designed or suitable for fiber manufacturing or textile processing, including sizing agents, wetting agents, color or pigment stabilizers, UV stabilizers, biocides, curing agents, fire or flame retardants, coupling agents, lubricity or slip agents, preservatives, heat stabilizers, impact modifiers or tougheners, strengtheners, release agents, and waterproofing, or hydrophobing agents. 
   Food / Beverage       Additives or agents are designed or suited for addition to foods and beverages. Food additives can include aroma concentrates, butter, capsicum, coffee, cacao biocatalyst concentrates, diglycerides, dimeric fatty acids, fatty acids and derivatives, fish oils, fruit juice, milk products, mono-glycerides, palm oils, protein and protein substances, rice bran oils, soybean oil, seed oils, sugar derivatives, tea, and tocopherols. 
   Fuel / Gasoline       Chemical additives and agents are designed for fuels or gasoline. Examples include anti-knocking agents, lubricants, and cleaning agents. 
   Lubricants / Greases       Chemical additives and agents are used in manufacturing, synthesizing, or processing lubricants or greases. Common lubricant and grease additives include: biocides, defoamers, thinners, thickeners or soaps, gelling agents, emulsifiers, solubilizers, wetting agents, corrosion inhibitors, film formers and extreme pressure (EP) agents, stabilizers, adjuvants or enhancers, and heat-stabilizing agents. 
   Mining / Minerals       Chemical additives and agents are used in mining and mineral applications. Rheology modifiers are commonly used to suspend and/or thicken clays, silicates, mineral pigments, and calcium carbonate fillers 
   MRO / Construction       Chemical additives and agents are used in maintenance and repair operations (MRO), construction, and building applications.  Additives may include products for deicing, dedusting, herbicide, pesticides, surfactants, corrosion inhibitors, aerators, wetting agents, adhesion promoters, release agents, emulsifiers, and waterproofing functions. 
   Oils & Gas / Drilling Fluids       Chemical agents and additives are designed for applications in extracting, synthesizing, or processing oils, gas, or fuels, such as well drilling, well maintenance, pumping, oil refining, re-refining, recovery, and recycling. 
   Pharmaceuticals / Drugs       Chemical additives and agents are used in drug or pharmaceutical applications, such as active biochemicals (nutrients, APIs), flavorants, extenders or bulking agents, encapsulation or delivery systems, pH modifiers and buffers, stabilizers, inhibitors, preservatives, antioxidants, adjuvants or enhancers, binder or binding agents, dispersing agents, emulsifiers, surfactants, solubilizers or hydrotropes, and sequestrant or chelating agents. Pharmaceuticals may include drugs, vitamins, amino-acid esters, antibiotics, beta-carotene, ferments, glucose derivatives, hormones, antioxidants, and indoles. 
   Plastics / Composites       Additives are designed or suitable for plastics or composites, such as thinners, thickeners, leveling agents, rheological agents, wetting agents, color or pigment stabilizers, UV stabilizers, biocides, catalysts, curing agents, crosslinkers, reaction initiators, reaction terminators, reaction accelerators, vulcanizing agents, defoamers, aerators, foaming or blowing agents, corrosion or rust inhibitors, fire or flame retardants, coupling agents, lubricity or slip agents, biocide, preservatives, plasticizers, heat stabilizers,  impact modifiers or tougheners, strengtheners, release agents, dimensional stabilizers, waterproofing, or hydrophobing agents. 
   Pulp & Paper       Chemical additives and agents used in the manufacture of paper or paper pulp. 
   Water Treatment       Chemical additives and agents are used in water treatment applications, such as heat exchanger or boiler treatment, water softening, heavy metal removal, descaling, scale prevention, metal precipitation, sludge conditioning or thickening, clarification, crystal deposit modification, and treatment with biocides or antibacterial agents, corrosion inhibitors, scale inhibitors, and sequestrants or chelating agents. 
   Wood Products       Additives are designed or suitable for wood processing and treatment applications. Products include biocides, insecticides, preservatives, waterproofing or hydrophobing agents, wetting agents, color or pigment stabilizers, and UV stabilizers. 
   Other       Other unlisted or specialized applications. 
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   Reference / Chemical Standard       Reference or chemical standards are controlled samples of chemicals or materials that provide standard values for calibrating analytical instruments and comparing research or production samples. 
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   Algaecide / Antifouling Agent       Algaecides and anti-fouling agents kill and prevent the growth of algae. Anti-fouling agents are added to marine hull paints to prevent the growth of algae below the water line. 
   Antibacterial / Bactericide       Antibacterial agents and bactericides kill and prevent the growth of bacteria. 
   Anti-caking / Free Flow       Anti-caking or free flow agents are added to powder or granular materials to improve or maintain good flow properties and prevent caking, lumping, or agglomeration. Fine silica additions are used in flour to maintain flowability. 
   Anti-static (Static Inhibitor)       Anti-static agents prevent, inhibit, or dissipate surface charges produced by triboelectric processes. Anti-static additives are useful in plastics, adhesives, textiles, wood products, paper, and other products where rubbing action can produce static discharges or sparks that may ignite combustible materials. 
   Antiwear / EP Additive       Antiwear or extreme pressure (EP) additives are used to impart high pressure characteristics to lubricants. EP additives are reactive compounds that chemically react with the metal to form a tenacious surface layer which maintains a lubricating barrier even at high pressures. EP additives include sulfur, chlorine, phosphorus, and other reactive chemicals. 
   Aroma / Fragrance       Aromas or fragrances are additives that provide a smell. They are used in foods, beverages, cosmetics, and personal care products. 
   Active Biochemical (API / Nutrient)       Suppliers can process, react, extract or synthesize biochemicals such as vitamins, proteins, peptides, amino acids, amino acid analogs, DNA, RNA, steroids, carbohydrates, oligonucleotides, lipids, animal fats, vegetable oils, waxes, sterols, triglycerides, other biological or botanical derivatives, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), or high potency actives (HPAs).  
   Aerator (Air Entrainment Agent)       Aerators or air entrainment agents are chemical additives that impart air bubbles into a formulation, such as a cement or food product. 
   Biocide / Cidal Agent       Biocides and cidal agents are functional chemicals that kill microbes, vegetation, insects and animal pests. 
   Binding Agent       Binders and binding agents are additives, such as waxes, polyethylene glycol, or microcellulose, used to bind powders, fibers, or particulates into agglomerates, consolidated pellets, or compacts. The binders make the material easier to handle. 
   Catalyst       Catalysts or initiators start, promote, or enable chemical reactions. Catalysts are not co-reactants and do not become part of the end-product.  
   Crosslinker / Vulcanizer       Crosslinkers, vulcanizers, and vulcanizing agents are additives that enhance crosslinking, vulcanization, or bonding between polymer chains. 
   Curing Agent ( Hardener / Curative)       Curative, curing, setting or hardening agents consist of catalysts, reaction initiators, co-reactants, crosslinking agents. When added to a polymer resin or adhesive, curing agents cause polymerization, which hardens the resin into solid plastic or elastomer form. 
   Cloud Point Modifier       Chemical agents are used to modify the cloud point, the temperature at which surfactants or other chemicals become insoluble in water, resulting in a cloudy solution. The cloudiness occurs when micelle or molecular agglomerates of the surfactant form. Nonionic surfactants, waxes and oils can become cloudy as the temperature is raised. The cloudiness is due to the formation of micelles or molecular agglomerates. Higher salinity levels tend to increase cloud point temperature in some formulations. Cloud point control is useful in cleaners and detergents used with hot water. 
   Clarifier       Clarifiers are added to liquids, plastic, elastomers, coatings, adhesives and other polymeric materials to increase transparency. 
   Conditioner / Texture Modifier       Conditioners and texture modifiers improve the smoothness, body or consistency of the formulation or the substance (hair or clothing) onto which the formulation is applied. Conditioners may also have a healing or repair capacity. 
   Coupling Agent       Coupling agents, such as silanes or zirconates, enhance the chemical bond between reinforcements, such as glass fibers and the plastic resin matrix. Coupling agents have SiO groups to bond to the inorganic filler, as well as functional groups that react with the resin system. Coupling agents are applied to the surface of the reinforcement or blended into the resin formulation. A sizing agent used on fiberglass yarns can consist of a mixture of coupling agents, lubricants, and binders. 
   Corrosion Inhibitor / VCI       Chemical additives that inhibit corrosion or rust. Oil, wax, or grease-based additives work by blocking the access of moisture to a surface. Other agents may use a mechanism that absorbs or deactivates corrosive ions. Vapor phase corrosion inhibitors (VCI) form a corrosion-inhibiting atmosphere or vapor that forms a protective film on metal surfaces. 
   Crystallization Modifier       Crystallization modifiers alter the habit of the crystal lattice or structure during crystal formation. In water treatment applications, crystal habit modification is used to prevent the formation of tenacious calcite crystals from dissolved calcium chloride. 
   Deactivator / Passivator       Deactivators or passivators remove harmful surface contaminants that would otherwise lead to corrosive conditions. 
   Defoamer / Deaerator (Air Release)       Defoamers and deaerators aid in releasing entrapped air from a formulation. 
   Demulsifier       Demulsifiers render oil droplets dispersed in water or water-based fluid insoluble, so that the oil or lubricant can be separated from the metal-working fluid. 
   Denaturant       Denaturants are used to make ethyl alcohols or other chemicals that are unfit for human consumption. Denatured alcohol can still be used for solvent applications. 
   Dispersing Agent / Deflocculant       Dispersing agents and deflocculants are used to suspend or disperse fine particles in a liquid or solution. Deflocculants break up agglomerated particles or flocs so that they can be more easily suspended or dispersed. Deflocculants are useful in forming colloids or suspensions. Usually, these additives create a charged layer on the surface of the particles, causing the particles to repel each other. 
   Emulsifier       Emulsifiers have the ability to disperse oil droplets in water or a water-based fluid. They are also available for dispersing water droplets in oil or an oil-based fluid. 
   Encapsulation / Delivery System       Encapsulation and delivery systems are used to introduce a drug into a patient and/or deliver the drug to the point of action.  Some drug delivery agents or systems may also provide prolonged or time controlled release mechanism. Encapsulation agents may protect the drug from degradation before delivery to the patient or to the site of action within the patient. 
   Extender (Bulking Agent / Diluent)       Extenders, fillers or bulking agents are used to provide an inert fill in a product to increase volume and reduce costs without detracting from quality or performance. Diluents are inert, nonreactive liquids that act as diluting agents, carriers or bulking additives. Petroleum base stocks are common diluents or bulking additive in paints and pesticides. 
   Film Former / Drying Aid       Film formers, coalescing agents and drying aids are used to aid in the formation of a coherent and dense polymer or organic coating/film during curing or drying processes. 
   Flame / Fire Retardant       Flame-proofing agents, intumescent additives, and fire retardants are added to improve fire resistance. Some agents are applied onto a surface or mixed into a formulation or compound during processing. Intumescent additives cause the material to expand and form an insulative char. 
   Foaming / Blowing Agent       Foaming or blowing agents are chemical additives that generate gas during processing. The blowing agent may react with other materials to form a gas, or may vaporize and convert to a gas when pressure is released. 
   Fungicide       Fungicides and fungicidal agents kill and prevent the growth of fungi. 
   Germicide / Antimicrobial       Germicides or antimicrobial agents are effective in killing smaller microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and other germs. Certain germicides are targeted to kill specific microbes or specific species of microbes. 
   Herbicide / Defoliant       Herbicides, defoliants, and herbicidal agents kill and prevent the growth of plants or vegetation. 
   Inhibitor       Chemical inhibitors suppress, decrease, or prevent reactions such as corrosion or electrochemical reactions, combustion or flame reactions (fire retardants), oxidation reaction, or biochemical reactions. 
   Insecticide / Pesticide       Pesticides and insecticides kill and prevent the growth of insects and pests (rodent animals). 
   Initiator       Initiators trigger chain reactions or polymerization processes. They can be part of the chemical process and become part of the end product. As the reaction proceeds, additional initiating units are created. Hardeners are co-reactant resins that initiate and become part of the end-structure or polymer. 
   Impact Modifier / Toughening Agent       Impact modifiers or toughening agents are additives that increase the toughness or impact strength of a product. Toughness can be improved by increasing ductility or flexibility while maintaining tensile strength levels. For example, given two materials with the same tensile strength, the material with higher ductility (percentage elongation) has a greater toughness.  
   Hardness / Strengthening Agent       Additives are used to increase the strength or hardness of a plastic, coating, or other material. 
   Leveling Agent       Allow a coating or adhesive applied to a surface to flatten from gravitational forces, which eliminates height disparity, ripples, tracks, etc. 
   Lubricity / Slip Agent       Lubricity or slip agents are lubricant additives that have been added in order to reduce friction and provide lubrication. Slip agents help improve scratch resistance by reducing friction. Slip agents can also provide anti-graffiti properties. 
   Metal Removal / Precipitation (Water Softener)       Additives are designed or suitable for the removal of metal ions, usually through a precipitation mechanism. 
   Oxidation Inhibitor / Anti-oxidant       Anti-oxidants are additives used to inhibit oxidation, a process which degrades many natural and organic products. 
   Oxidizing Agent       Oxidizing agents assist in the oxidation process of chemical species, compounds or metals. Oxidation agents accept electrons. Oxidation of a metal results in the formation of a metal oxide. 
   Reducing Agent       Reducing agents assist in the reduction process of chemical species, compounds or metal oxides. Reducing agents donate electrons. Reduction of a metal oxide or metal ion results in the deposition or extraction of the metal in metallic form 
   Plasticizer       Plasticizers are additives used to soften or increase the flexibility of a product during processing or end use.  Plasticizers are added to plastic, concrete, mortar or cement.  
   pH Modifier - Acid / Acidulant       Acids or acidulants donate hydrogen ions in aqueous solutions to decrease the pH level or increase acidity. Acid compounds provide a pH lower than 7 when added to water. Acids provide a sour taste when used as food additives. They corrode metals and form good electrolytes in battery applications. Strong acids can sting and burn the skin on contact. 
   pH Modifier - Base       Bases or alkali compounds absorb hydronium ions in aqueous solutions, raising the pH level or increasing alkalinity. Alkali bases donate hydroxide ions to raise the pH. Base compounds provide a pH greater than 7 when added to water. 
   pH Modifier - Buffer / Buffering Agent       Buffers consist of a weak acid or weak base. Buffers and buffering agents stabilize the pH of a product within narrow limits by regulating the concentrations of the acid and conjugate base.  
   Propellant       Propellants are formulation additives used to dispense or aerosolize a product from a spray can or container. 
   Reaction Terminator / Retarder       Reaction, set, or polymerization reaction terminators or retarders slow down or stop the progress of a reaction. 
   Reaction Accelerator       Reaction, set, or polymerization reaction accelerators speed up the progress of a reaction. 
   Reagent       Reagents are chemicals, dyes, enzymes, indicators, titrants, extractants, and other reaction solutions that participate in chemical reactions. Reagents can be the constituents required to synthesize a compound. A reagent can also be an analytical reactant to detect or measure the quantity of another chemical.  Reagents are typical used in laboratory settings. 
   Release Agent (Anti-blocking / Anti-stick)       Release agents are added to a molding compound or applied to the surface of a mold to prevent the sticking of components in a mold. Antiblocking agents are used between paper sheets or plastic films to prevent sticking and provide release. Antiblocking agents typically consist of fine mineral or wax powders. Anti-graffiti or anti-stick additives also fall into this category. 
   Rheology Modifier (Flow Agent)       Additives are used to control viscosity, rheology or flow characteristics of a product. 
   Scale Inhibitor       Additives or chemical agents prevent or remove mineral scale formation. Scale inhibitors dissolve the mineral scale and tie up metal ions through a sequestration or chelation process. 
   Settling Agent / Flocculant       Settling agents, coagulant, and flocculants  remove fine particles that are dispersed or suspended in a liquid or solution. The settling agent or flocculant causes fine particle to clump or coagulate together into larger agglomerates or flocs. The agglomerated particulates drop out of the suspension and fall to the bottom. 
   Stabilizer / Antidegradant       Stabilizers and antidegradants are chemical agents used to stabilize or maintain specific functions or properties of a product or additives, especially additives used to enhance or stabilize chemical resistance, or prevent chemical degradation. Antidegradants prevent the product's feature or additive function from degrading over time or under certain environmental conditions, such as thermal degradation of a chemical. 
   Stabilizer - Color       Additives are used to stabilize color or coloring additives, such as pigments, dyes, or intrinsic colorants. 
   Stabilizer - Dimensional       Additives are used in plastics or elastomers to impart dimensional stability. 
   Stabilizer - Fragrance Fixative       Fragrance fixatives stabilize or prevent the loss of an added scent. Fragrances are often lost by evaporation, so fixatives may reduce evaporative loss. 
   Stabilizer - Heat       Additives impart resistance to heat or provide thermal stability. 
   Solubilizer / Hydrotrope       Solubilizer or solvency additives are chemical agents used to increase or maintain the solubility of another chemical, active ingredient, or additive in a product formulation. Hydrotropes are a specific type of solubilizing agent designed to keep a surfactant soluble. 
   Surfactant / Wetting Agent       Surfactant or wetting agents are used for flattening, sheeting, or spreading. 
   Tackifer / Adhesion Promoter       Tackifiers and adhesion promoters are added to provide or enhance the 'stickiness' of products, such as adhesives or sealants.  
   Thickener / Gelling Agent       Thickening agents, gelling promoters, and thickeners are additives which increase viscosity and reduce flow. Thickeners can be useful in coatings or paints to reduce running or streaking. 
   Thinner / Flow Promoter       Flowability agents, flow promoters, solvents, and thinners are additives which reduce viscosity and enhance flow. Solvents and diluents can be used to thin a product. Solvent will dissolve a binder, while diluent will thin. 
   Thixotropic Agent       Thixotropic formulations are viscous or gel-like and become less viscous and more fluid-like when agitated, mixed, or sheared. This can be a useful feature for coating, inks, solders, and adhesives. 
   UV Stabilizer / Absorber        Stabilizing agents increase the ultraviolet (UV) and sunlight exposure resistance of plastics, elastomers, paints, coatings, adhesives, and other polymeric materials. UV absorbers are also added to personal care products to reduce a user's exposure to harmful UV rays. 
   Viricide       Viricides are chemical agents that can kill, deactivate, or destroy viruses. 
   Waterproofing / Hydrophobing       Agents enhance or provide water proofing, water barriers, water repellency, or hydrophobility. 
   Specialty / Other       Other unlisted, proprietary or specialized function. 
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   Inorganic Chemical / Salt       Chemical agents or additives are an inorganic chemical or salt. 
   Organic Chemical / Polymer       Chemical agents or additives are an organic chemical or polymer. Organic chemicals include alcohols, alfol esters, glycol ethers, halogenated hydrocarbons, organometallics, silicones, oils, greases, petroleum distillates, waxes, and other hydrocarbon compounds. 
   Cationic       Chemical agents or additives are cationic or produce cations, positive ions or species with a positive charge in an aqueous solution. 
   Anionic       Chemical agents or additives are anionic or produce anions, negative ions or species with a negative charge in an aqueous solution. 
   Liquid / Solution       Chemical agents or additives are in the form of a liquid, or are dissolved in a solution. 
   Colloid / Dispersion       Chemical agents or additives are in the form of a colloid, emulsion, or dispersion. 
   Powder       Chemical agents or additives are in the form of a powder. Powders are finely divided or powdered forms of chemicals, metals, minerals, or other raw materials. 
   Bulk Solid / Granules       Chemical agents or additives are in the form of bulk solids, pellets, flakes, chunks, crushed material, or granules. 
   Other       Chemical agents or additives are provided in another unlisted form, such as a gas. 
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