Gantrade offers a broad slate of thermoplastic and thermosetting products and water soluble polymers that spans industries from coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers CASE to food packaging to the oil field. With our extensive application expertise, our team works with customers to tailor these products to their specific requirements.
Our EVASIN® EVOH (ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer) thermoplastic barrier resins are used in high- barrier, flexible packaging for food applications due to because of its outstanding gas barrier properties, excellent organoleptic properties, migration resistance, and ease of processing. Manufacturers can process these resins. They can be processed on a wide range of conventional coextrusion, thermoforming and blow-molding processing equipment. EVASIN® resins further exhibit excellent chemical and oil resistance that enable their use in many non-food applications, such as fuel tanks and chemical packaging. Selecting the appropriate grade of EVASIN® resins can optimize packaging performance. Packaging performance can be optimized by selecting the appropriate grade of EVASIN® resins.
VAE (vinyl acetate ethylene) emulsions and redispersible powders are copolymers in which the vinyl acetate content can range between 60 and 95 percent, while the ethylene content ranges between five and 40 percent. VAE copolymers have considerable performance advantages over PVAc homopolymers, including enhanced toughness, increased flexibility and durability, low temperature performance without plasticizers, and water resistance. Applications include packaging, laminating and construction adhesives, cement modifiers, caulks and mortars. VAE redispersible powders combine the performance attributes of the VAE emulsions with the convenience of handling as a dry-mix component.
PVOH (polyvinyl alcohols) are highly-versatile, water-soluble polymers used in a wide range of applications. Our grade range is broad, and we offer both granular and fine powder (through 80 mesh) forms. PVOH exhibits excellent film-forming and adhesive properties. Application areas include adhesives, binders for inorganic materials, cement additives, and fluid loss control agents. In the construction industry, PVOH improves flexibility, strength, bonding, water retention, and workability in products such as dry putty and mortars, tile adhesives, and cementitious products.
Thermoplastic polyvinyl butyral resin is an exceptional adhesive with strong binding properties and solubility in a range of solvent classes. The broad spectrum of chemical compositions allows the design and optimization of targeted product performance profiles. The main applications (outside of safety glass interlayer structures) are in adhesives, paints and coatings, lacquers and varnishes, primers and inks.
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