SERVICING ALL COMPOSITES MARKETS
We offer a wide variety of high-quality products to the composites market and their allied industries like Aerospace, Architecture, Automotive, Cast polymer, Corrosion, Industrial, Marine, Mass Transportation, and Polymer concrete.
WIDE VARIETY OF COMPOSITE CHEMICALS
Brenntag Specialties offers a wide variety of high quality products to the composites market and their allied industries. Our focus is to work closely with research and development technicians to aid in the fine tuning of formulas, concentrates, and compound mixtures.
The Technical Services Department and Regulatory Affairs Manager supports the daily functions to help build customer satisfaction. Brenntag Specialties is ISO 9001:2008 certified and a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors' (NACD) Responsible Distribution Process (RDP).
ENSURING OUR PARTNERS ARE AHEAD OF THE CURVE
Safety is the number one priority at Brenntag Specialties. Our experts ensure your company is fully compliant with the industry’s stringent regulations and quality standards. We work intensively with our suppliers to ensure our supply-chain is safe and reliable at every step.
In addition, our team will share its product and market expertise to keep you ahead of the curve on market trends and technical know-how, allowing you to focus on your core business.
Commercial aircraft, military craft, general aviation, and space craft greatly utilize composites. Composites have immense use internally and externally in the aerospace and aviation markets attributable to their weight reduction abilities.
Composites are employed in the architecture market in both residential and commercial applications. They enable advancement in architecture and construction because of their light weight reinforcement, design flexibility and anticorrosion properties.
Like the aerospace and aviation markets, composites are essential in the automotive industry for their weight reduction capabilities. Weight reduction concerning the automotive market aids in reduction of CO2 emissions resulting in better fuel economy.
The cast polymer industry, it is commonly grouped into three general categories characterized by material type and manufacturing method. These categories include decorative castings, solid surface, and engineered stone. Cast polymer products offer durability, beauty, and function to many household and industrial settings.
Manufactured goods made from composites offer additional anticorrosion benefits. These products offer long-term resistance from air pollution, chemical processing, desalination, outdoor exposure, and much more.
Industrial uses of composites include chemical processing, the energy industry, manufacturing, and pollution control. These industrial environments require the chemical resistance, design flexibility, and extended life provided by composites.
Composites have numerous applications in the marine market. Exceptional strength to weight characteristics, corrosion resistance, lower maintenance costs, ease of repair, enhanced stiffness, and customizable flexibility are characteristics that make composites ideal for marine use.
Mass transportation vehicles such as trains, buses, and subways benefit greatly on account of composites from the vehicle body to interior parts and components. When utilized composites help to lessen the vehicle’s energy consumption, lowering operating costs, reducing wear and tear, and increasing capacity.
Polymer concrete is used for new construction and to repair existing concrete structures. Its adhesive qualities give this material the ability to repair both polymer and conventional cement concrete substrates. Applications include swimming pools, sewers structures, bridge overlay’s, and decks.
OUR EXTENSIVE LINE OF SPECIALTy COMPOSITES & ADVANCED MATERIALS
Being a top distributor of chemicals in the United States has its advantages. One of those advantages is being able provide an extensive line of composites & advanced materials to supply your company, including the following categories:
- Additives / Solvents
- Colorants / Pigments
- Compounds / Adhesives
- Core Materials
- Engineered Minerals
- Mold Release Systems
|Additives||Additives function to reduce the cost of composites products. Along with cost they also work to enhance fire-retardancy, reduce resin shrinkage, improve thermal stability and increase weatherability. These products include fumed silica, alumina trihydrate, calcium carbonate, stearates, glass fiber, ceramic, and thermoplastic microspheres.|
|Catalysts||Catalysts also known as organic peroxides are used to initiate and control the curing process of polyester and vinyl ester thermoset resin systems.|
|Colorants/Pigments||Colorants and pigments can be types of dye, biological pigment, ink, paint, or colored chemicals. Different formulations require a variety of diverse properties that can be provided by various types of colorants and pigments.|
|Core Materials||The purpose of core materials in a composite is to increase thickness of a low-density material. They can increase the stiffness and strength with little additional weight to the composite structure.|
|Engineered Minerals||Engineered materials deliver optical, mechanical, and rheological performance. These minerals additives also help minimize cost.|
|Epoxy Curing Agents||Epoxy curing agents are widely used in the infrastructure and construction markets. When applied these agents increase the chemical resistance, strength, and temperature performance.|
|Epoxy Resins||Epoxy resin systems are less flammable, more durable, have a lower shrinkage with longer shelf life and more chemical impact and resistance. This material can be utilized in general purpose adhesives, binders, rigid foams, non-skid coatings, industrial coatings, and plastics.|
|Fiberglass Reinforcements||Fiberglass is typically made from silica-based materials blended with metal oxides. These Formulations may vary based on application needs providing a balance between cost and performance.|
|Gelcoats||These coating systems can be formulated to meet many composite applications by combining various resins, fillers, colorants and thickening agents. Gelcoats are applied to a mold surfaces to form a protective and cosmetically appealing coating to many composite structures.|
|Mold Release Products||Mold release agents form a coating that provides a barrier between the mold surface and the product being produced. These mold release systems increase productivity and product quality. Some release agents require elevated temperature cure while others cure under ambient temperature conditions.|
|Polyester Compounds||Polyester compounds can be engineered to provide void filling, fairing, reinforcement or adhesive requirements to a composite product. A variety of fillers and resins system can be combined to meet a specification.|
|Solvents||A solvent is a liquid with the capability of dissolving another substance. Once the solute is dissolved it creates a solution. Solvents vary by strength, application, and industry.|
|Structural Adhesives||Structural adhesives are used in constructions to reduce the need for mechanical fasteners. This can improve the structure visually and enhance the overall quality with little change in weight.|
|Thixotropes||The most commonly used thixotropy is fumed silica. This powder has an extremely low bulk density and high surface area. It’s three-dimensional structure results in increased viscosity when used as a thickener in thermoset polyester resins.|
|Vinyl Ester Resin||Created for maximum corrosion resistance, vinyl ester resin is a balance between polyester and epoxy resin. This balance gives the product great handling characteristics and properties. Benefits of this hybrid include heat resistance, durability, strength, and low viscosity for easy pouring and vacuum infusion.|
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