GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Chemical Additives and Agents. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used chemical additives and agents for?
39 answers
Answers:
Metallic salts for PVC stabilizer, Fatty acid, alcohol for surface active agent, Low molecular weight polymer as blending promiter, Amodified amines and other organic chemicals as cross linking promoters and polymerization modifiers.
~Dr. Shivanna S, Research & Development, Pune - 411007, INDIA
Chemical Additives in the Plastics, Polymers, Fuel & Lubricants Additives, Paper, Textile Wet Processing , Leather and Water Treatment (Cooling Water, Boiler Water & Effluents)
~Quality Control/Assurance, Thane, India
Formulations of chemical admixtures for constructions such as: waterproofing, Shotcrete accelerators, super plasticizers, corrosion protections coatings.
~Jorge Valenzuela --, Research & Development, Santiago, Chile
As blowing agents, viscosity modifiers, fire retardants, anti-oxidants, preservatives, plasticisers, emulsifiers, stabilizers.
~Vishnu B, Chief Executive, Engineering Consulting, Bangalore, India
Wire&Cable compounds, Automobile interior trims, plastic pipe, packaging film, engineering polymers, sole of shoes, fiber glass....
~Amy Wang, Exporting manager, Chengdu, China
In the formulation of Adhesives to improve the properties of adhesives, ie UV resistance, X-linking , Shear property.
~Research & Development, LEICESTER, Great Britain
pearlised bopp, stretch films, pp yarn, pp stripes, pe films, silage films, pallet stretch, white bopp films
~General Corporate Mgmt, Pangalti, Turkey
PP injection molding; contact lens monomer; pigment paste monomer; food additives (softeners, binders...)
~Jasna Lasinger, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager, Osborne Park, Australia
Biocides for coatings ( paint ) antifoams paints wetting agents ( surfactants ) coatings, paints
~Eugene M, Purchasing, Scarborough, ME
L have supplied it to an Engine oil blending factory for the production of Engine oil etc
~Engineering, Process/Production, LAGOS, Nigeria
Cleaning circuit boards & soldering. Maintenance of electro/mechanical equipment
~Chris H, Biomedical Technician, Adelaide, Australia
Flame retardant PP; high impact PA; visbroken PP; coupling agents for PP and PA.
~Alberto P., Consultant, Milano, Italy
To improve flow, reduce entrapped air, reduce settleing, and improve adhesion.
~Technical Support/Services, Lima, Peru
Nylon 6 stabilizers, anticaking for fertilizers, binders,antifoaming
~Andres Galeano, Research & Development, Barranquilla, Colombia
Nanoadditives, uv stabilizers, flame retardants, accelerators
~Balakrishnan Subramanian, Research & Development, Chennai, India
Metal Surface Preparation & Treatment, Viscosity modification
~Sachin Kanse, Proprietor, Belgaum, India
Electroplating, conversion coatings, anti-corrossion top coat
~Marketing/Sales, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Paint formulatinon for Car Refinishing, Industry and Marine
~Fabio Di Silvestri D, Research & Development, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Compounding urethane products for specific applications.
~Manufacturing, Langley, Canada
IMPROVING OCTANE NUMBERS FOR FUEL TO AUTOMOTIVES
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, NAVI MUMBAI, India
Plastics, coatings, textiles, metals finishing.
~Marketing/Sales, San Jose, Costa Rica
Proprietory Catalyst, PolyUrethane Research
~Research & Development, Bharuch, India
Coatings for metal and collision repair
~Research & Development, Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Making cosmetics/ specialty chemicals
~Alathur, India
Preservatives thickeners flavours
~Engineering, Process/Production, Novara, Italy
Epoxy systems, ceramic glaze lines
~Marketing/Sales, Chatswood, Australia
Manafacture of plaster products
~Technical Support/Services, Matamata, New Zealand
pvc compound and polyethyleen
~Engineering, Process/Production, ALEX, Egypt
For industrial mantenance
~Technical Support/Services, Montevideo, Uruguay
Extrusion and Injection
~BEE CS, Marketing/Sales, Selangor, Malaysia
Fuel, water treatment
~Marketing/Sales, Lahore, Pakistan
Anti freeze coolant
~Manufacturing, Delhi / NCR, India
Aerospace Industry
~Purchasing, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Latex compounding
~Research & Development, Manchester, England
Glue, seal,repear
~Lyubomir Manov, Research & Development, Pfoenix, AZ
Boats manfactring
~General Corporate Mgmt, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bio-Lubricants
~General Corporate Mgmt, Coventry, RI
Fuel and lube
~Other, New Castle, VA
Formulating
~Bruce N, General Management, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that chemical additives and agents have been used for.
7 answers
Answers:
Many natural substances can be used for the metal surface treatment & preparation instead of the health & environment hazardous inorganic chemical substances. For instance, extract of any acidic fruit can be used to clean and shine non ferrous metals in the place of commonly used acids & fluorides.
~Sachin Kanse, Proprietor, Belgaum, India
Mechanical properties improvement, design change, EMI properties
~Balakrishnan Subramanian, Research & Development, Chennai, India
Cosmetics bottle, PET bottle, PP+PET recycle materials
~Amy Wang, Exporting manager, Chengdu, China
I don´t have any reference
~Andres Galeano, Research & Development, Barranquilla, Colombia
Blowing agent from Taiwan
~BEE CS, Marketing/Sales, Selangor, Malaysia
As foam stabilizers
~Vishnu B, Chief Executive, Engineering Consulting, Bangalore, India
Bio-refinery
~Engineering, Process/Production, Novara, Italy

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of chemical additives and agents?
8 answers
Answers:
A batch of Stainless Steel cleaning chemical was prepared and the chemist made a terrible mistake selecting the proportion of the additives; we submerged the part in it and never found the part again, it got all dissolved in that chemical.
~Sachin Kanse, Proprietor, Belgaum, India
Yes. An agent for dull nylon of wrong size damaged the physical properties of the yarn and the company almost went bankrupt.
~Andres Galeano, Research & Development, Barranquilla, Colombia
Yes, structural problems in buildings and or constructions due to incorrect use of it's chemical additives.
~Jorge Valenzuela --, Research & Development, Santiago, Chile
Production downtime - monomer not polymerizing due to excessive MEHQ stabilizer.
~Jasna Lasinger, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager, Osborne Park, Australia
For example losing of co-adhesion when slip additive is used too much.
~Fabio Di Silvestri D, Research & Development, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Delamination, unmelted due to not being compatible with carrier.
~BEE CS, Marketing/Sales, Selangor, Malaysia
Many and happens in all industries
~Balakrishnan Subramanian, Research & Development, Chennai, India
Many.
~Dr. Shivanna S, Research & Development, Pune - 411007, INDIA

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