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

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

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 Can You Achieve Chemical Compliance?

Posted by Matthew Mapus on Aug 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM

No matter your job title or the nature of your chemical company, your work is overseen by a number of strict regulations applying to materials, formulas and end products. As you may already know, it can be extremely time-consuming to parse and understand all the domestic and international rules and regulations that might apply to your business. However, failing to follow these governmental standards can result in significant financial or operational penalties.

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Topics: chemical industry

Introducing SCOOP; Sea-Land's Community Outstanding Outreach Program

Posted by Buck Evans on Jul 19, 2018 11:55:48 AM

At Sea-Land Chemical Company, we make the conscious decision to carry forward our message of “Great Experience. Better Life.” This message is simple, to create a great experience in our daily business activities with our customers, our suppliers and our employees and as a result, life is better for everyone involved. This mantra may seem simple, but it is the commitment we make every day to our business partners and employees.

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Topics: SCOOP

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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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

2018 STLE Annual Meeting Commercial Marketing Forums

Posted by Matthew Mapus on May 18, 2018 10:46:14 AM

Join Sea-Land and our suppliers at STLE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition for the Commercial Marketing Forums. The Commercial Marketing Forums are an opportunity for companies to highlight their latest company news and product innovations. The 2018 CMFs will take place on Monday, May 21, 2018 - Wednesday, May 23, 2018. 

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Topics: Lubricants

Diacid 1550—stabilizing emulsions, preventing corrosion and increasing lubricity for more than 40 years.

Posted by Buck Evans on Apr 13, 2018 2:57:38 PM

Diacid 1550 is a multifunctional product made from sustainable materials and renewable resources. It is resistant to bioactivity, yet still biodegradable. It is globally recognized in the metalworking fluid industry as an excellent co-emulsifier with sulfonates in soluble, semisynthetic and synthetic metalworking formulations. Diacid 1550 also offers corrosion inhibition to protect various surfaces and increased lubrication, particularly in aluminum forming applications, which truly makes it a multifaceted product. Adding Diacid 1550 to your formulation provides corrosion inhibition, co-emulsification and excellent lubrication—ultimately helping you do more with less.

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Topics: Lubricants, HI&I