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PET Crystallinity Modification

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is produced from esterification of mono ethylene glycol (MEG) with terephthalic acid (TPA), or from transesterification of mono ethylene glycol (MEG) with dimethyl terephthalate (DMT). But, what would happen if you substituted 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol (MPO) for mono ethylene glycol (MEG) in the PET polymerization process?

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Polyurethanes in 3D Printing

3D printing is one of the fastest-growing and most transformative fabrication technologies in the modern era, due to the benefits of manufacturing parts with complex geometries, reducing cost and weight, and achieving dimensional accuracy. It’s often the only feasible technology for producing specific, complex parts with intricate details that are simply not possible using conventional manufacturing.  

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Gantrade’s Newest Location Offers a Diverse Supply Chain for Customers

Originally published on PR Web

Gantrade is pleased to announce its new European entity, Gantrade Europe BVBA. The office is now fully operational and is based at the group’s Mechelen offices in Belgium.

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Surfactants for Emulsion Polymers

The terminology, surfactant is a connected word, appropriately derived from surface-active agent.  While used in an extensive range of industries, this blog post will focus on the use of surfactants in the CASE industry segment, where our products are applied in emulsion polymerizations and as stabilizers, dispersants, wetting agents and foam modifiers.  The main functions of surfactants in water-based CASE applications are to emulsify water-insoluble, hydrophobic monomers to facilitate polymerizations in anemulsion state, and to stabilized suspensions of the resulting synthetic polymers so they can be stored, formulated and subjected to shear forces.

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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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3 Key Qualities to Look For in Your Supplier's Logistics and Warehouse Solutions

When you’re responsible for managing your company’s purchases or supply chain, you know that satisfying your customers depends on finding suppliers with effective logistics and warehouse solutions.

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