Water Soluble Polymers

Our water soluble polymers provide a host of benefits and functionality in a wide range of applications

Water soluble polymers from Gantrade complement product offerings in the coatings, adhesives, sealants and grouts markets, and in other arenas that include oil field chemicals, cement additives, construction materials, and consumer products. They function as fluid loss control/water retention additives, flexibilizers, viscosifiers, adhesives, binding agents, moisture barriers, waterproofing agents, surface sizing agents, and protective colloids.

Our polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH, PVA) grades cover a wide range of hydrolysis, from fully hydrolyzed (98.5-99.2 %) to partially hydrolyzed (86-89%) PVOH.  They vary in molecular weight and viscosity profiles.  Gantrade professionals can help our customers choose the most appropriate grade of PVOH/PVA for their applications.  We offer a range of fine powder grades for fluid loss control in oil field cementing technology.

VAE emulsions show good flexibility without the use of plasticizers, adhesion to non-polar substrates, and improved water resistance due to the presence of the ethylene linkage.  Manufacturers use VAE emulsions in formulating adhesives, paint & coatings, cementitious and construction materials, non-wovens, and fluid loss control additives.

The redispersible VAE powders exhibit good handling characteristics and storage stability; they are redispersible in water to reform a VAE emulsion.   Typical applications for redispersible VAE powders include adhesives, mortars and cementitious materials, and the oil field where they promote adhesion, flexibility, abrasion resistance, fluid loss control, toughness and cohesion.

Gantrade’s product offerings for CMC, PAC and HPMC are primarily oriented to oil field applications such as drilling fluids, cementing, stimulation, and fracturing, where they function as fluid loss control agents, viscosifiers and suspension agents.

Crosslinking agents are also in our portfolio of water soluble polymers.

Related Applications

  • Oil field fluids
  • Fluid loss control
  • Cementitious materials
  • Construction, additive for mortars, grouts and putties, etc.
  • Coatings, adhesives, glues and sealant/grout formulations
  • Thickeners
  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Waterproofing
  • Binders
  • Emulsion polymerizations
  • Crosslinking of water soluble polymers

Related Products

  • Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH, PVA)
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH, PVA) – Fine Powder (S) Grades
  • Specialty Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH)
  • Vinyl Acetate-Ethylene Copolymer (VAE) - Redispersible Powders (RDPs)
  • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Emulsions (EVA)
  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC)
  • Polyanionic Cellulose (PAC)
  • Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)
  • Dust-control Agent Concentrates
  • Zirconium Oxydichloride Crosslinking Agents