Ted McClure

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What is Exilva Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC)

Posted by Ted McClure on Sep 19, 2019 10:54:37 AM

Exilva is a new type of bio-based additive, tailored to improve performance in waterborne and polar product systems. The many benefits Exilva can deliver include improved performance in anti-settling and anti-sedimentation through improved yield stress, versatility and flexibility in formulations through robustness to shear, pH and temperature, as well as improving the sustainability profile.

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Topics: HI&I

Sulfurized EP Additives

Posted by Ted McClure on Dec 11, 2018 3:42:21 PM

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and applications materials. One of the products Sun Chemical began manufacturing in the 1990s are light color, low odor, sulfurized extreme pressure (EP) lubricant additives.

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Topics: Lubricants

Hexion's Versatic™ Acid 10

Posted by Ted McClure on Jun 6, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Versatic™ Acid 10, also known as neodecanoic acid, is a versatile, multi-purpose saturated carboxylic acid, used in a variety of applications due to its unique structure and properties. Versatic Acid 10 is used widely in metalworking fluids, and as a corrosion inhibitor in other aqueous recirculating systems, such as engine coolants/antifreeze. Versatic Acid 10 can be used in place of or in conjunction with dodecanedioic, sebacic or isononanoic acid in numerous applications.

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Topics: Technical Corner, Acids

An Effective Non-Formaldehyde Release Biocide Combination

Posted by Ted McClure on Apr 11, 2018 11:35:29 AM

Are you ready to replace oxazolidines or triazines in your formulations?

Combining BIOBAN™ P-1487 and ROCIMA™ BT2S is an extremely versatile non-formaldehyde release solution effective in both synthetic and semi-synthetic metalworking fluids. Combinations including Bioban P-1487 at levels as low as 250 ppm can be effective in mitigating lachrymation concerns. The optimal ratio will ultimately depend on your individual formulation.

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Topics: Technical Corner

It's Time for an Alternative - Mersolat H Series Surfactants

Posted by Ted McClure on Feb 2, 2018 1:17:47 PM

The recent shortage of AOS 40% surfactant in the market left many customers seeking answers -  don't get stuck next time, we have an alternative solution with added benefits you need to know about!

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Topics: Technical Corner, Surfactants

Extended Metalworking Fluid Life with Improved Formulating Capability

Posted by Ted McClure on Sep 27, 2017 1:13:54 PM


Environmental, health and safety (EH&S) regulations, new processes and equipment, and new materials, together with increased end-user focus on improving the cost efficiency and productivity of their operations, has significantly increased the complexity of the global metalworking fluids market.

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Topics: Lubricants, Technical Corner

Sasol NACOL® Ethers

Posted by Ted McClure on Sep 12, 2017 1:46:05 PM

Are you frustrated by the instability of d-limonene supply and pricing? Are the markets available to you limited by d-limonene’s low flash point, high VOC levels and sensitization potential? Sea-Land Chemical Company is now marketing the Nacol® brand of dialkyl ethers from Sasol Performance Chemicals. Sasol employs over 30,000 people in 33 countries and is currently building a large manufacturing complex in Lake Charles, LA. 

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Topics: HI&I, Technical Corner, Ethers

Lubricant Additives Breox® 60 D PAG Series Lubricant Base Stocks

Posted by Ted McClure on Jul 6, 2017 11:31:21 AM


Sea-Land Chemical Company is proud to highlight a recent addition to our portfolio of outstanding polyalkylene glycol lubricant base stocks, the BASF Breox® 60 D series. These lubricant additives are diol initiated water soluble PAGs that combine high performance with a superior health and safety profile. Breox® 60 D is nontoxic and GHS label-free at all viscosities. Registration with NSF as an HX-1 ingredient for use in H1 lubricants, approved for incidental food contact, is pending.

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Topics: Lubricants