AZDN, Additives for polymers and resins
As derivatives of Hydrazine Hydrate, the azo-bis-Isobutyronitrile, AZDN or AIBN, is used as blowing agent for PVC foam, or as polymerization initiator for synthesis of flocculant agents in water treatment.
Accolade® and Paladin®, your premier and sustainable solutions for agricultural soil fumigation
Arkema has developped Accolade® and Paladin® as fumigation solutions in various countries with a broad spectrum of effectiveness (nematicide, herbicide, fungicide). Used for the preparation of horticultural soils, Dimethyl Disulfide (DMDS) has a proven track record of significant yield improvement. This sustainable generation of treatment is based on DMDS, a substance derived from sulfur that occurs naturally in the environment. Our solution is available in 2 applications, shank or drip and is combined to a barrier film which the manufacture is completely designed by Arkema for a safe and efficient use.
Acrylic acid is a colorless liquid above its freezing point of +13°C ( +56°F). It is fully miscible in water at +20°C (+68°F).
Acrylic acid will polymerize to form homopolymers and can be copolymerized with their esters and other vinyl monomers. Its carboxylic acid functionality provides anionic character and reactivity with alcohols and epoxides.
Arkema is a leading global producer of acrylic monomers. Thanks to their unique properties acrylic monomers improve every day life by making products last longer, allowing water based formulations wihout solvents and a cleaner environment.
Adame® is produced by transesterification.
Cationic nature linked to the tertiary amino functionality, which can be enhanced by quaternization of the tertiary amine.
Adame® is mainly used for production of cationic monomers (Adamquat).
Ability to polymerize and copolymerize.
Adamquat MC 80
Adamquat brings cationic charge to polymers.
Monomers and homopolymers are water-soluble.
They have a good copolymerizability with Acrylamide.
The main market is the production of cationic polyacrylamides used as flocculent for wastewater and sludge treatment, paper retention and drainage aids and wet and dry strength for paper sheet formation.
Additives for PVC - Durastrength® Acrylic Impact Modifiers
As an industry standard for over 40 years, Durastrength® acrylic impact modifiers have constantly evolved to fit the needs of changing PVC applications around the world. The Durastrength® 200 & 300 series are designed for PVC window profile, siding, and pipe. Released in 2013, Durastrength® 350 which provides high efficiency in rigid vinyl products. It is commonly used for vinyl window profiles, siding, fencing and more.
Following on the successful launch of Durastrength® 350, Arkema is now offering in 2014 it's newest generation of PVC additives - Durastrength® 365, 365S, and 380. All of the 3-series Durastrength® modifiers are designed for low use levels while yielding superior performance in Charpy and falling weight tests. Durastrength® 380 is specially formulated for Ca/Zn stabilized PVC and is also useful in flexible and CPVC.
Additives for PVC - Plastistrength® Acrylic Processing Aids
Plastistrength® acrylic process aids are used in many PVC applications including rigid foam, pipe, window profile, trimboard, and sheet. Arkema's dedication to the PVC market around the globe has brought an intense research focus on new Plastistrength® products for foam and cellular PVC technologies. Arkema's new Plastistrength® 559, 560, and 566 processing aids offer medium and high molecular weights that allow for low use levels, improving efficiency. With improved efficiency, Plastistrength® 559, 560, and 566 will also yield better foam densities, cellular structure, and surface finish.
Traditional products such as Plastistrength® 550, 770, and L1000 are proven performers for calendared and extruded, rigid PVC. Arkema's new Plastistrength® 557 and 559 are an improvement on these all-purpose products. Plastistrength® 559 is a Ca/Zn one pack formulation for use in rigid PVC sheet applications.
Additives for Plastics - Clearstrength® MBS Impact Modifiers
Clearstrength® MBS impact modifiers are available around the world for use in engineering resins applications. The Clearstrength® E-series has been developed to withstand severe processing conditions and bring high impact peformance especially at low temperatures. Applications include PC/ABS monitor housings, PC/PBT automotive bumpers, and PC cell phone housings among a host of others. Our new MBS Clearstrength® XT100 offers the possibility to bring impact performances in high performance composites and structural adhesives markets.
Additives for Plastics - Durastrength® Acrylic Impact Modifiers
Durastrength® acrylic impact modifiers have been an industry standard for over 40 years. This is because of the excellent wide-open processing window and excellent weatherability in most plastics applications. The newly released Durastrength® 480 acrylic modifier has been optimized for polycarbonate and its main alloys PC/PBT and PC/ABS.
Additives for Plastics - Plastistrength® Acrylic Processing Aids
Using Plastistrength® acrylic processing aids in your engineering resins formulations will improve fusion and melt strength, while still providing excellent lubricity. If you are looking to optimize a PC, PC/ABS, or other alloy system to prevent sticking, burning, or anisotropy then contact us today to discuss Plastistrength® acrylic processing aids for plastics.
The Adiansol® range contains polyether polyols with different functionalities. These products are based on glycerin, trimethylolpropane (TMP), propylene glycol or amines. The Adiansol® polyols are mainly used as crosslinkers and building blocks.
Agrochemical and pharmaceutical synthesis intermediates
Mercaptans can be used for some intermediate synthesis in agrochemical and pharmaceutical markets. Sodium methyl mercaptide (SMM), ethyl mercaptan (EM) and tertio-butyl mercaptan (TBM) are used worldwide to produce intermediates entering for instance in terbufos or phorate agrochemicals.
Arkema also produces Amines, Oxygenated Solvents and Hydrazine Hydrate that can be useful in synthesizing intermediates.
Airsiev® Ox series
The Airsiev® Ox series is a range of molecular sieves designed for oxygen production by PSA (Pressure swing adsorption) process with a broad range of performances (Airsiev Ox 8 and Ox 19).
Airsiev® P series
The Airsiev® P series is a range of molecular sieves designed for air prepurification with four different performance ranges, for 140 minutes to 300 minutes of CO2 breakthrough (Airsiev P 140, P 180, P 220 and P 300).
Albone® hydrogen peroxide for industrial applications
Albone® is formulated for general hydrogen peroxide applications. It is mostly used in the bleaching of paper pulp and of natural and synthetic textile fibers, chemical synthesis, as well as environmental applications such as wastewater and gas treatment. It is also used in the mining and metal treatment industries.
Alkylphenol polysulfide products are multi-functional products. This range is articulated around Vultac® and Rosinox® products. Supplied by MLPC International, Vultac® and Rosinox® are low molecular weight alkyl phenol disulfide oligomers.
Vultac® are sulfur donors and vulcanization agents for rubbers with antioxidant and tackifying properties due to their chemical structure.
Rosinox® is a bleaching agent and catalyst for disproportionation of rosin and rosin esters
Alpure® sodium chlorate
Alpure® sodium chlorate (NaClO3) by Arkema is a white crystalline solid produced from salt and water. This strong oxidant primarily serves for the generation of chlorine dioxide (ClO2), a key bleaching agent in the manufacturing of high quality chemical pulps for a large variety of papers and packaging applications.
Amine Additives for Polymers and Resins
Arkema's amine additives can have various applications such as catalysts for resins, co-monomers or shortstoppers thanks to the variety of chemical functions of our products.
Additionally, Arkema produces alkylamines (polyamines, alkylalcanolamines, etc). For example, they can be used as cataysts for resins or co-monomers or acid scavengers. Those amines, with their various characteristics are used by many players in the coatings, adhesives and cosmetics industries.
All products listed below are available from stock. Arkema is also developing amines per customer request (from single gram samples to hundred tons).
Amine additives for coating
Our amines are used in the synthesis of resins or directly in the final paint formulation. They can be used as neutralising agents in waterborn paints or as anti-skin in alkyd paints.
All products listed below are available from stock. Arkema is also developing amines per customer request (from first grams samples to hundred tons).
Amine corrosion inhibitors
Our amine-based additives help to prevent corrosion in water systems (power plants, boilers...), metal working fluids or refineries. They can also act as neutralising agents or oxygen or hydrogen sulfide scavengers.
Over the past 50 years, Arkema has developed expertise in the manufacturing of amines by a variety of processes, including alcohol amination and reductive amination of aldehydes and ketones. Our dedicated specialty amine multipurpose unit provides the flexibility to carry out many other reactions, including methylation, cyanoethylation, hydrogenation of nitriles, and high pressure hydrogenation.
Key applications include adhesives, paints, and resins, pharmaceutical and agrochemical development, polymerization, water treatment, foundry resins, and solutions for surfactant, textile, cosmetic, perfume, oil and petrochemicals, rubber and electronics.
Amines additives for PVC polymerization control
Arkema offers various solutions for controlling PVC polymerization: our product range especially includes polymerization initiators, shortstoppers, emergency killers and blowing agents.
Amines catalysts for foundry
Arkema offers amines catalysts for the manufacture of molds in foundry by the « PU cold box » process. Those amines can be used alone or blended. Arkema conceived and patented specific products, Alpamine® F4520, F4620, F4680 that combine optimized efficiency and handling easiness to specifically address your needs.
Amines for Chemical Synthesis and Pharmaceuticals
Basic amines are used essentially as building blocks or acid scavengers in fine chemistry.
In addition to basic amines, Arkema produces a range of specialty amines, including alkylamines, polyamines, asymetrical secondary amines and alkylalcanolamines. These amines with their various characteristics are used by many players, especially in pharmaceutical industry as well as fine chemistry.
Apolhya® products are the only soft polyolefin based thermoplastic materials that can withstand high temperatures : 150° C and higher for over 3,000 hours. Special grafting processes and chemistry produce polyamide-grafted polyolefins having a unique co-continuous structure that provides for breakthrough properties. The Apolhya® range of products is suitable to the full spectrum of processing conditions (film casting, calendar and blown extrusion, injection moulding, etc.)