Specialty Chemical Intermediates

10 reasons Why Polymeric Microspheres Add Value to the Composite Industry

Posted by Mark Elve on Sep 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The composite industry is highly competitive and wrestles with a number of variables in production. Examples are long exotherms and surface roll-out…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Dualite, Polymeric Microspheres

Are Surging Numbers of MLB Home Runs a Result of Water-based Polyurethane Resin Technology?

Posted by Rick Ackerman on Aug 10, 2018 9:44:00 AM

In 1994, Fischer Industrial Coatings of Westchester, Ohio, developed a unique water-based polyurethane dispersion (PUD) to dip coat baseball bats in…

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Topics: Polyurethane Dispersions, MLB, Baseball

8 Reasons Why You Should Consider Polymeric Microspheres

Posted by Mark Elve on Jun 20, 2018 2:28:50 PM

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Most people are aware that polymeric microspheres can dramatically reduce the cost and weight of their formulas/products. In addition to cost…

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Topics: Dualite, Polymeric Microspheres

3 Reasons Why Polyurethane Dispersions are The Best Choice for Your Coating

Posted by Rick Ackerman on Apr 25, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Are very low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) projects challenging your need for the correct cost performance balance? Do you want to build coating…

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Topics: Low VOC Applications, Polyurethane Dispersions, Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) projects

What’s the Best Choice for Your Application? Thermoplastic vs. Glass Microspheres

Posted by Mark Elve on Mar 15, 2018 2:00:04 PM

There are several types of low-density hollow microspheres to consider when choosing a microsphere for your application. Thermoplastic, glass, ceramic…

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Wanted: A Few Good Formulators for Low VOC Applications

Posted by Rick Ackerman on Feb 26, 2018 11:13:00 AM

Do you formulate coatings or adhesives for industrial or consumer products that require high durability and low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)?  Are…

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Are You Making This Mistake When Calculating The Cost of Microspheres?

Posted by Mark Elve on Jan 22, 2018 11:00:00 AM

We are all used to buying things such as gas and milk by the gallon. Have you ever wondered what the costs for these products would be if you paid by…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Dualite

How to Reduce the Density/Cost of your Adhesive 20% or More

Posted by Mark Elve on Dec 19, 2017 11:17:00 AM

The market for adhesives is very competitive.  It is difficult to reduce the density/cost of your adhesive without affecting the adhesives quality and…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Dualite