Scot Wahl

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Ingevity's TOFA & DTO

Posted by Scot Wahl on Dec 14, 2018 9:25:09 AM

Ingevity's Tall Oil Fatty Acids (TOFA) are primarily used by customers as a base chemistry for derivatization. Specifically, in the metalworking fluids industry, they are used to create esters as lubricant additives. The benefits of using TOFA include:

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Topics: Lubricants


Posted by Scot Wahl on Aug 31, 2018 3:57:14 PM

SONGWON Industrial Co Ltd introduces the latest addition to their range of antioxidants for fuels and lubricants, SONGNOX® L570. SONGNOX® L570 complements SONGWON’s broad Aminic, Phenolic, Phosphite and Thioester antioxidant product range, further extending its breadth and depth. Aminic and Phenolic antioxidants retard oxidation in the oil by reacting with and stabilizing radicals produced in the lubricant; with Phosphite and Thioester antioxidants decomposing hydroperoxides.

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Topics: Technical Corner, Lubricants

Essential Additives for Longer Life Metalworking Fluids

Posted by Scot Wahl on Aug 22, 2018 11:19:22 AM

Kao Chemicals Europe provides key surfactant technology for modern metalworking formulations that are crucial for water miscible fluids.  Two additives provided by Kao, AKYPO® RO 50 VG and AKYPO® RO 90 VG, are co-emulsifiers and lime soap dispersants with long alkyl chains (C16-18) and a moderate to high degree of ethoxylation.

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Topics: Lubricants, Technical Corner

How Do You Chelate?

Posted by Scot Wahl on Jun 13, 2018 10:16:49 AM

One of the primary elements of the detergents and cleaners are chelating agents. Chelating agents complex calcium hardness and metal ions such as iron.  Chelation is a widespread process that occurs in nature. Processes naturally involving complexing agents are photosynthesis in plants, and oxygen transport in all animals. Synthetic chelants act in the same way as biological complexing agents by bonding to problematic metal ions.

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Topics: HI&I

How Will You Use Normal Alpha Olefins (NAOs)?

Posted by Scot Wahl on Jun 8, 2018 4:51:55 PM

We have expanded our distribution agreement with Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (“Chevron Phillips Chemical”) to supply its AlphaPlus® normal alpha olefin (NAO) product line to North America. Chevron Phillips Chemical is celebrating over 50 years of producing the AlphaPlus brand of NAOs. Known for their high purity, these chemistries are available in a wide range of fractions from C6 to C30+.
Normal alpha olefins, featuring highly accessible terminal double bonds, are ideal materials for manufacturing numerous products. Normal alpha olefins or their derivatives are used extensively as polyethylene comonomers, plasticizers, synthetic motor oils, lubricants, automotive additives, surfactants, and in wide range of specialty applications. As major petrochemical building blocks, their use in the development of new chemical products is virtually limitless.

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Need Preservatives for Your HI&I Applications?

Posted by Scot Wahl on Apr 6, 2018 10:49:13 AM

To provide effective antimicrobial activity in your aqueous formulations, the LANXESS Material Production Products Group has numerous chemistries to help preserve your products. LANXESS preservatives can be used in detergents, cleaners, floor polishes and waxes, and textiles. Sea-Land Chemical Company distributes these LANXESS preservatives for HI&I applications.

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Topics: HI&I, Technical Corner