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Comparing Glacial Acrylic Acid and Glacial Methacrylic Acid

Glacial acrylic acid (GAA) and glacial methacrylic acid (GMAA) are polymerizable, unsaturated, monocarboxylic acid monomers.  Virtually all acrylic copolymers produced commercially contain either of these two monomers at some level, depending on the specific attributes desired in the copolymers.

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Acrylate Monomers: Foundational to Optimizing Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, and More

Acrylate monomers, perhaps the most versatile group of monomers in all of chemistry for commercial development, are used in the production of polymers where formulators can "dial in" multiple attributes, such as rigidity and flexibility, ionic and nonionic, functionalized or non-functionalized, and hydrophobic or hydrophilic functions, etc.

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Caprolactone Monomer:  A Gateway Building Block for Advanced Performance Intermediates

Caprolactone monomer is a reactive cyclic-lactone ester which is easily ring-opening polymerized to produce a wide variety of performance intermediates with advanced polymer architectures based on the polycaprolactone unit.  

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Gantrade Will Be At ECS 2019

Gantrade is a leading global supplier of raw materials for the CASE, Emulsions and Dispersions, Resins, Engineering Plastics, Heavy Engineering, Foam (Soft, Rigid and Flexible), TPU, Castings, Inks, Textiles and Fibre, Detergents and other segments.

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Selecting EVASIN Resins for Optimum Food & Beverage Packaging Structures

Let’s take a look at the key performance parameters of EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol) resins from the perspective of copolymer composition (the ratio of ethylene and vinyl alcohol units. These parameters include the oxygen barrier, processing, and other attributes.  EVOH resins, available at Gantrade Corporation courtesy of EVASIN, are some of the most-used thermoplastic barrier materials in flexible packaging films, pouches, bottles and rigid trays for shelf-stable foods and beverages.

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Ultimate Performance Polyurethanes Based on Polycarbonate Diols

All polyol classes used in polyurethanes have a set of unique attributes that make them useful as the soft-segment in specific polyurethane elastomer applications.

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The Substitutability of MPO for DPG

2-Methyl-1,3-propanediol (MPO) and dipropylene glycol (DPG) are safe, liquid glycols used in a broad range of industries as reactive diluents, viscosity reducing agents, solvents, carriers, and chemical intermediates.

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Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) - Essential Building Blocks for Polyurethanes

Methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDIs) are essential building blocks in the production of polyurethanes, urethane-prepolymers, and polyisocyanurate polymers in many industries.  Because of their reactivity and versatility of combining with an wide array of curatives and chain extenders, MDIs are used in countless diverse applications. End-uses for these quite versatile diisocyanates include foam products, cast elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs), fibers, and CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants & elastomers) products.   MDIs are the most-produced diisocyanate on a global basis.

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Gantrade P-1000 and P-2000 PTMEG based Diamines

Gantrade’s P-1000 and P-2000 are oligomeric diamine curatives based on the p-aminobenzoate ester of PTMEG 1000 and PTMEG 2000, respectively. The Gantrade P-1000 is similar to Versaink® P-1000. The P-2000 is a new material, developed for applications where a lower Durometer is required. A diamine based on the p-aminobenzoate of PTMEG 650 is also available from Gantrade Corporation.

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Gantrade's New Opportunities Pipeline Process

At Gantrade, we don’t simply fill orders when prospective customers come our way. Often, they need a customized solution that involves one or more Gantrade products. These opportunities, when viable, fuel innovation at Gantrade, enabling us to sell stronger offerings with each successive customer.

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