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PPG Polyether Polyols

The PPG (polypropylene glycol) are core building blocks used in the production of polyurethanes for an endless range of applications.  This family of polyether polyols are the most widely used and versatile group of polyols in polyurethanes, accounting for over 70% of the consumption of polyols in the polyurethane market.  

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Polyurethane Intermediates for Electrical Vehicle (EV) Material Systems

The worldwide adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles and associated technological innovations are driving the need for specialized materials that can meet the unique challenges of EV components.  Resins used in EV construction include polyurethanes, epoxies, unsaturated polyesters, and silicones systems.  Polyurethanes have the dominant share of this resin market segment because of their key product properties such as excellent thermal profiles, high flexibility, resiliency and vibration resistance, excellent tensile properties, superior adhesive properties, chemical and abrasion resistance, and durability.  Polyurethanes also offer processing versatility in assembly of EV components.  A CAGR’s of 15-20% has been projected for polyurethane materials in this market.

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What is Thermoplastic Polyurethane?

Thermoplastic polyurethanes, also known as TPUs, are a unique category of plastic created via polyaddition reactions between diisocyanates and one or more diols. 

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What is ISO 14000 & 14001?

Gantrade is committed to a sustainable environment, and the ISO 14000 standards give us the tools to effectively manage our environmental responsibilities.

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Sustainability Trends in the Chemical Industry

Chemical companies are in a unique position when it comes to seeking enterprise-wide sustainability. In an effort to balance operational growth while supplying industrial chemicals to manufacturers, they are seeking to keep up profits while lessening their impact on the environment. 

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Renewable Raw Materials

“One man’s waste is another man’s treasure” has never been more true than it is today.

Renewable raw materials present an opportunity to not only use cheap by-products previously designated as waste for a new, ultimately beneficial purpose but also present the chance to shake up the current product base for the better.

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Bio-Based Chemicals & Their Benefits

The demand for sustainable alternatives to petroleum products is constantly increasing as companies look for environmentally friendly compounds to use in important industrial applications.

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What Is A Surfactant? How Does It Work?

Have you ever used a product like soap and wondered how it actually works? Why does soap bubble up and separate when it interacts with water? How does it clean oil and grime off of dishes?

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What Is Silane? [Properties & Applications]

Silane is a chemical compound composed of silicon and hydrogen atoms. It is a colorless gas that is highly flammable and explosive in its pure form. Silane has a variety of uses in industrial and commercial sectors, including adhesives, sealants, and coatings.

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Miscible Blends of PTMEG Polyols with Polycaprolactone Polyols

PTMEG are known as high-performance polyols capable of formulating polyurethane elastomers in several positive directions. PTMEG polyols afford polyurethane elastomers with enhanced performance with respect to flexibility, dynamic properties, low-temperature performance, resiliency/rebound, hydrolytic stability, low hysteresis, and abrasion resistance.

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