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

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: HI&I, Lubricants

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

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