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:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using chemical additives and agents?
13 answers
Answers:
Those thermoplastic manufactures, especially for the following industries : (1) Wire&cable compounds (2) Automobile compounds (3) Packaging film (4) Plastic pipes (5) TPE compounds (6) engineering polymers (7) fiber glass (8) Outsole of shoes ...... Those silicone additives can help your products improve the processing properties and surface quality ...
~Amy Wang, Exporting manager, Chengdu, China
We offer to our consumers our local solutions in the Chilean market. We have learned that in many applications, we must find the specific solution for this market, for example we are doing in South America ( Brazil, Peru , Argentine).
~Jorge Valenzuela --, Research & Development, Santiago, Chile
Most of the low cost chemicals have adverse effect on the environment, the cleaning, disposable or the effluent treatment cost of the same can be greater than the eco friendly substitute.
~Sachin Kanse, Proprietor, Belgaum, India
Before you buy, please understand what you want the additive to do. Look at alternatives. Keep Environment, Safety and Health regulations always top of mind while shortlisting additives.
~Vishnu B, Chief Executive, Engineering Consulting, Bangalore, India
Try first at low scale, do not take for the truth the experience of other companies or people.
~Andres Galeano, Research & Development, Barranquilla, Colombia
Have continuous tremendous scope for continuous improvement in all domains of additives.
~Balakrishnan Subramanian, Research & Development, Chennai, India
Main european thermoplastic compounders were my customers
~Alberto P., Consultant, Milano, Italy
To make technical data sheet with more details
~Fabio Di Silvestri D, Research & Development, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Look at utility - not just price
~Alathur, India
They should understand and use.
~Dr. Shivanna S, Research & Development, Pune - 411007, INDIA
Choose the right function
~BEE CS, Marketing/Sales, Selangor, Malaysia
Bay only brand name
~Lyubomir Manov, Research & Development, Pfoenix, AZ
Check MDMS
~Chris H, Biomedical Technician, Adelaide, Australia

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Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of chemical additives and agents?
10 answers
Answers:
There are classes of chemicals that deliver a certain property eg. viscosity modification. A bit of understanding of the basic chemistry of performance modification shortens the chase, allows to create a shortlist of likely compounds and minimizes disappointment with product performance.
~Vishnu B, Chief Executive, Engineering Consulting, Bangalore, India
Always insist to check the Material Safety Data Sheet of the chemicals, check how it could cause the damage to human health & environment and how to avoid it and its cost. The cost of disposing of the substance is always greater than expected.
~Sachin Kanse, Proprietor, Belgaum, India
We commented in the question N° 8 : Local solution to local market, especially in the application research (because in basic research the chemical composition is most important).
~Jorge Valenzuela --, Research & Development, Santiago, Chile
(1) Pick the suitable one, always should according from the raw material, choose the compatible one. (2) The dosage.
~Amy Wang, Exporting manager, Chengdu, China
Conduct detailed trials / look at new suppliers, not just the famous ones.
~Alathur, India
Have continuous updated knowledge of all available additives in the market.
~Balakrishnan Subramanian, Research & Development, Chennai, India
Take care of health and environment while using and after.
~Dr. Shivanna S, Research & Development, Pune - 411007, INDIA
Checke register for toxicity & carcigens
~Chris H, Biomedical Technician, Adelaide, Australia
Compatible to your carrier usage
~BEE CS, Marketing/Sales, Selangor, Malaysia
Clean surface
~Lyubomir Manov, Research & Development, Pfoenix, AZ

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