Chemicals are the organic or inorganic molecular building blocks used in processing materials and adhesives. Raw materials include fillers, minerals, gases, and specialized chemical additives.
Absorbents and adsorbents are minerals or chemicals that can capture liquids or gases.
Biocides and cidal agents are functional chemicals used to kill microbes, vegetation, insects and animal pests.
Catalyst supports and carriers consist of highly porous ceramic, silica, or mineral media with high surface areas. Catalyst media or catalyst are used in chemical synthesis, thermal oxidation, and pollution control applications.
Catalysts and initiators start or promote chemical reactions used to produce organic chemicals, polymers and adhesives.
Chemical additives and agents include a wide range of materials added to polymer resins, paints and coatings, or adhesives to modify specific processing or end-use properties.
Chemical process and petrochemical gases are materials used in the production of compounds or products. They are used in processes such as inerting, blanketing, purging, sparging, and stripping. These gases are used in many applications including treatment and sterilization, medicine, energy solutions, and manufacturing.
Cleaning agents and surface treatments includes liquid cleaners, degreasers, strippers, passivators, etchants, solutions and additives for cleaning and surface preparation.
Colorants are dispersed in paints and caulk to provide characteristics such as color, hiding power, bulk, durability and corrosion resistance.
Electrolytes are electrically-conductive materials that are used in batteries, fuel cells, capacitors, and biochemical systems. They typically exist as ionic solutions, or as molten salts or solids.
Electronic and semiconductor gases are specialized for microelectronic manufacturing or semiconductor processing applications such as thin film deposition (CVD, PVD), etching, RTP, packaging or soldering.
Fluxes are chemical compositions used in soldering, brazing and welding. They clean the metal’s surface, assist with heat transfer, and remove unwanted oxide films.
Foam and aeration control agents control internal porosity and bubbles. They include blowing agents, aerators, and deaerators.
Food additives include flavoring extracts, syrups, emulsifiers, anti-oxidants, fortifiers and other substances that are added to food products to enhance processing, texture, flavor or other characteristics.
Food and beverage gases meet stringent quality controls for their implementation as food ingredients or as a food contact substance.
Industrial dyes are colorants consisting of single molecules that are able to absorb certain parts of the spectrum of visible light and reflect others.
Industrial gases are pure elements, molecular compounds or mixtures that are gaseous or vaporous at room temperature and pressure.
Industrial inks are liquids, powders or transfer tapes printed, sprayed, rolled or transferred onto substrates or media to create markings, patterns, print or graphics.
Inhibitors suppress, decrease, or prevent a reaction from occurring while stabilizers are used to maintain specific functions or properties of a product or additive.
Inorganic chemicals, inorganic salts and inorganic compounds are substances of mineral origin that do not contain carbon in their molecular structure.
Laboratory and calibration gases are specialized for use as laboratory standards, as well as for detection, sample preparation, environmental monitoring and analysis applications.
Organic chemicals are chemical compounds that contain carbon in their molecular structure.
Organic solvents are chemicals with a carbon molecule base that are used to dissolve a material or extract one material from another.
Passivates are chemicals used to reduce surface reactivity to protect a metal against corrosion. Depositing an inert coating or forming a coherent oxide layer can also passivate a surface.
Pharmaceutical and medical gases are pure fluids which are used to synthesize, sterilize, or insulate processes or products which contribute to human health. They are also administered to patients as therapy.
Industrial pigments are finely ground powdery substances that are one of the basic components of paint or caulk.
Purging compounds are used in injection molding machines and extruders as a transition material from one product to another.
Reagents and laboratory chemicals include substances of sufficient purity for use in chemical analysis, chemical reactions or physical testing. Purity standards for reagents and laboratory chemicals are set by organizations such as ASTM International or the American Chemical Society.
Rheology modifiers are additives which modify the viscosity, rheometry, or flow characteristics of a material.
Surfactants are compound additives which decrease the surface tension between two liquids or a liquid and a solid. They are amphiphilic substances that diffuse in water and adsorb at the interfaces between water and oils, fats, or air.
Waxes and wax compounds are high molecular weight organic materials similar to fats and oils, except waxes are solid at room temperature (melting point above 45 C). Waxes are used in sealers, polishes, inks, lubricants, binders and investment casting.
Welding gases and thermal process gases are specialized gases for welding, cutting or other thermal processing applications.