We provide products that address tomorrow's sustainability challenges today.
As the world's population grows, so does the need for scalable infrastructure solutions. A passion for problem-solving drives us to help our customers build materials for infrastructure and construction-related applications as ever-tightening energy efficiency standards are on the rise.Less
A recent study determined that Brazil’s water pipelines and tanks lose more than 600 billion liters of water annually — or more than 40% of all treated water in the country.
The study determined that the water was being lost as it was pumped from processing plants to consumers’ tanks, due to pipe and tank degradation over time. Our South American customer Braskem worked very closely with us to create a solution to address this issue. We combined Braskem High Density Polyethylene resin with PLASBLAK® LL6050 masterbatch to help create new, high-performing polyethylene (PE) pressure pipes. The new PE pipes significantly reduce leaks because there are fewer joints and connections. They also last up to 50 years or longer — in part because PLASBLAK LL6050 masterbatch contains one of our high performing p-type carbon blacks, which provides exceptional ultraviolet protection and low moisture absorption for the polymer to prevent premature degradation.
In addition, p-type carbon blacks are both physically clean (low grit) and chemically clean (low sulfur), ensuring the final pipe is smooth and does not affect the taste of the water. The result is that our PLASBLAK LL6050 masterbatch enables Braskem to deliver a high-quality pressure pipe compound — which means long-lasting pipes, less losses and cleaner water for the Brazilian population.
The Dedmon Athletic Center at Radford University is the world's first tensile structure roof insulated with LUMIRA® aerogel. Our aerogel can help create significant thermal insulation and acoustic improvements in construction applications without sacrificing daylight and aesthetics for optimal efficiency, productivity and overall occupant comfort.
Our family of specialty carbons are designed for applications that require plastics to be conductive or dissipative at relatively low loadings. This ensures the mechanical properties of the underlying polymer are not affected, which is key for many electrostatic dissipation applications such as wire and cable, antistatic flooring and safety systems, electrical products, and more.
Our specialty carbons and fumed silicas are the materials of choice in many construction applications, ranging from adhesives and sealants to coatings, electric cables and silicones.
Our products can deliver superior strength and allow manufacturers to create high-performance composites while lowering costs and improving performance. Learn more about our solutions for adhesives and sealants and plastics applications.Less
Manufacturers of top-tier building composites leverage our additives to deliver the highest level of performance.View Application
Our performance additives are used in many chemistries including epoxies, vinylesters, acrylics, polyurethanes and cyanoacrylates.View Application
We provide best-in-class additives that can improve the color, processing, application, strength, thermal properties and safety of your coating system.View Application
Our solutions enable performance requirements ranging from high durability to fluid resistance, conductivity, resistivity and more.View Application
We supply specialty carbons, masterbatches and conductive compounds that can deliver a range of performance attributes.View Application