Sta-Sol® microemulsion concentrates can be effective alternatives to d-Limonene for several cleaning and degreasing applications.read more
Hydroptropes are used by formulators to create clear and stable solutions. They can also enhance the solution’s overall cleaning effectiveness.
This post reviews how and why hydrotropes are used in industrial cleaning.read more
This post introduces basic concepts in wetting properties of surfactants, with a focus on anionic and cationic surfactants.
Surfactants can modify surface properties for challenging applications, making surfaces waterproof; easier to clean, paint, or process; or increase “wetting” when in contact with water.read more
The HLB system provides a framework for predicting how surfactants will behave in emulsion systems.
This article provides a basic overview of the HLB system and how it can be used to optimize formulations with nonionic surfactants.read more
Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates J R Hess & Company, Inc. is now offering Acticarbone® activated carbons developed by CECA, a member of the Arkema global specialty chemical group. As a specialty chemical distributor and partner in product development,...read more
Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates Summary Despite increasingly strict VOC limits at the state and federal level, I&I formulators can incorporate performance based solvents and new surfactant technology to satisfy current Low Vapor Pressure (LVP-VOC)...read more
Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates Elastomer and plastics compatibility is an important consideration when looking at storage and handling options for DMEs. Many dimethyl ester (DME) end-users have requested more information about elastomer and plastics...read more
Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates New Product Pages Added: Carbopol® Polymers and Custom Solutions Carbopol® crosslinked acrylic acid polymers are used to add functionality in many applications, including flow charactistics, viscosity, and suspenion....read more
The uses for thickening agents are wide ranging. As one example, cross linked polymer based gels enables full customization for customers seeking in gel appearance (including color), flow, viscosity and suspension for medical, sporting, packaging, and cleaning applications.read more
Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates One of the advantages of using greener solvents is that they can offer a low VOC alternative to meet company safety and compliance goals. This also means that the product will usually have a slower evaporation rate, which...read more