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8 Applications Where Latex Compounds Are Used

Posted by Phil Morrison on 11-Jun-2021 11:23:19

 

Latex is a generic term for a dispersion/emulsion of a polymer in water. A wide range of polymers are available as latices. Latex can be combined with other chemicals e.g. flame retardants. The properties of latex make it a versatile raw material for multiple processes in different areas. It’s important to be well versed in the numerous benefits and applications of all the different types of latex that are available nowadays so that you can use this unique material more effectively.

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Topics: Liquid Latex, Rubber Latex

6 Applications For Latex Compounds

Posted by Martin Howarth on 11-Jun-2021 11:19:32

 

Latex is a commonly used term for a dispersion/emulsion of a polymer in water. A wide range of polymers are available as latices. Latex can be combined with other chemicals e.g. flame retardants. The properties of latex make it a versatile raw material for multiple processes in a wide range of applications. It’s important to be well versed in the numerous benefits and applications of all the different types of latex that are available nowadays so that you can use these unique materials more effectively.

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Topics: Liquid Latex, Rubber Latex

What Are Latex Compounds?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 11-Jun-2021 11:17:17

 

Latex is a term commonly used to describe a dispersion or emulsion of a polymer in water. A latex compound is a mixture of a latex polymer or blend of polymers with other chemical ingredients. The latex polymer acts as a binder for these ingredients.

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Topics: Liquid Latex, Rubber Latex

Customised Solutions From Formulated Polymers

Posted by Phil Morrison on 08-Oct-2020 11:00:00

In theory off the shelf latex compounds are great. Order your compound and it turns up and off you go. If only. The reality is that our customers inevitably have their own specific performance requirements be it for their product or for their processing plant. They also must deal with variations in the properties of the other components they use, for example, textiles which vary in composition, quality, and weight.

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Topics: News

ML 354 Thickener

Posted by Phil Morrison on 01-Oct-2020 11:00:00

Introduction

ML 354 thickener is an anionic, aqueous sodium polyacrylate solution specifically formulated for use as a thickener/rheology modifier in a wide range of polymer dispersions and latex compounds. ML 354 is supplied as an easy to handle free flowing liquid.

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Topics: Adhesives

Everything You Need to Know About FP2177 Non-Slip Coatings

Posted by Phil Morrison on 23-Sep-2020 11:00:00

Slipping is the second leading cause of on-the-job fatalities. Anti-slip coatings (e.g. in painted warehouse markings) can keep your workplace safe, but they’re more versatile than you might think. They can also keep your manufacturing production line reliable, your food trays spill resistant, and your tiles less prone to breaking. They can even prevent dry agents from sticking together.

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Topics: Anti-Slip Coating

5 Applications For Non-Slip Coatings

Posted by Phil Morrison on 16-Sep-2020 15:29:00

The ability of non-slip coatings to provide extra grip for a range of surfaces have made it easier to transport a variety of different products. When a substrate is coated with a non-slip coating it generates higher friction. When an object is placed on top of such a surface, it has fewer chances of slipping and falling, thus maintaining its integrity.

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Topics: Anti-Slip Coating

How Effective Are Grip Sheets For Pallets?

Posted by Martin Howarth on 09-Sep-2020 11:00:00

Logistics and warehousing businesses have been using grip sheets for many years. Their ability to keep products safe during palletised transportation and storage is hard to underestimate. Are grip sheets as effective as they appear? Let’s take a look.

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Topics: Anti-Slip Coating

How Much Non-Slip Coating Should You Use?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 02-Sep-2020 11:00:00

Non-slip coatings are becoming increasingly familiar. They are used everywhere from floors to packaging. However, it can be difficult to know exactly how much non-slip coating to use for different substrates and surfaces. Here’s a quick guide.

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Topics: Anti-Slip Coating

Additional Storage Capacity for Formulated Polymers

Posted by Phil Morrison on 26-Aug-2020 10:47:00

Everybody likes a home with extra storage, and Formulated Polymers are delighted to announce that we’ve invested in two new bulk storage tankers. There are a few reasons that this expansion makes sense. Here are the benefits of the new additions!

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