Polystyrene is a plastic polymer that is used in many areas of everyday life: be it for yogurt containers, packaging materials, toy bricks or for insulation purposes in building and construction. Probably the best-known use, however, is foamed polystyrene, also known as Styropor®. We have taken a closer look at this special material and answer questions about the production, properties, use and recycling of polystyrene in this article.
The processing of polyurethane into a foam opens up various possible applications. As an all-rounder for sealing, bonding and insulating, PU is mainly used in the construction industry. The food industry also benefits from the good thermal and cooling insulation properties. In this article, you will learn all about the production of PU and PIR foam, the areas of application and how they are to be considered from an ecological point of view.
Polyurethane surrounds us in almost all areas of life. Whether in shoes, surfboards or as a high-performance insulating material, polyurethane's versatility allows it to be used in a wide variety of forms and functions. In this article, learn what polyurethane is, how it is manufactured and how its properties can be adapted to individual needs.
As one of the most important and financially powerful industries, the pharmaceutical sector bears a high responsibility, not only economically but also socially. Pharmaceutical products in human and veterinary medicine enable a higher quality of life through prevention and treatment of diseases. However, the industry is subject to many changes. In the following article you can read about the high demands in the pharmaceutical industry and how the chemical industry, as a supplier of important raw materials, can help to meet them.
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is an extract of the female hemp plant that has recently become freely available in the EU. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it is not psychoactive and therefore does not have an intoxicating effect. Rather, the molecule is said to have anticonvulsant and anti-inflammatory effects. We asked ourselves, “How are these natural substances extracted?” Read more about CBD production here.
Not all solvents are the same. The pharmaceutical industry needs distinctive, high-quality products with particular purity and absolute reliability. These quality standards are crucial for the consistency of pharmaceutical formulations. Buyers and R&D managers in this industry know that application-oriented and tailor-made solvents are important factors. Learn here which properties of high-purity solvents are crucial.
It is impossible to imagine our lives without adhesives. Due to the latest developments in this field, many things are no longer screwed or plugged in, but permanently bonded. This saves time, material and enables previously unknown applications and designs. In order to offer the market individual adhesives, the solvents required for the adhesives must also have special properties. Here you can get an overview of paraffinic solvents for your special adhesives.
Impurities, modifications and delays: These three potential problems pose major concerns for the paint, coatings and adhesives industry. Manufacturers depend on continuity and reliability from their solvent suppliers. This means that consistently high quality and a timely delivery assurance are basic requirements for a long-term partnership. Haltermann Carless meets these requirements and offers additional services.
Manufacturers of paints and coatings are often faced with the question of alternatives for certain raw materials. There are many reasons for this ranging from changes in regulations to new market requirements. On the one hand, alternative products should have similar properties, and on the other hand the new supplier should offer high-quality products as well as reliable and comprehensive service. Two raw materials in the field of paints and coatings are discussed time and again. Here you can read why and what alternatives to toluene and xylenes are available.
Buyers in the pharmaceutical industry are often faced with the question of who is the right supplier for their solvents. Reliability and tailor-made formulations as well as punctual deliveries are important requirements. There are also special requirements for hydrocarbon products such as n-hexane, n-heptane, n-octane or iso-octane, especially in the production of active ingredients for drugs. The following article outlines how you can ensure the consistently high purity quality required and also which services you should expect from a supplier.