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November 12, 2020by Jayhawk

Seismic shifts in behaviour, industry, and technology over the last century have dramatically impacted the ecological footprint of humanity. Simply producing the food that sustains our global population accounts for more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, almost 80% of waterway runoff is caused by agriculture. Food has therefore been identified as one of three key resources – the others being energy and water – in the United Nations’ nexus of sustainable development.

Sustainable Development: Agrochemicals & Food Security

Sustainability has become more than a buzzword in recent years. The tangible effects of climate change are forcing businesses to reconsider their practices holistically from the ground up.

Agrochemicals such as growth hormones, fertilizers, pesticides, etc., are essential to maintaining a safe and secure supply of food for billions of people across the globe. But excessive application of agrochemicals can be harmful to our biosphere in terms of damage to soil, waterways, and a loss of biodiversity,

There has been a call for natural alternatives to synthetic agrochemicals in recent years, but these can be difficult to apply in intensive farming with critical profit margins. Yet public pressure and regional decision makers are largely aligning behind the communal goals of addressing climate change and driving development that does not compromise the environment or biodiversity. This is manifesting most prominently in the push towards Green New Deals. Agrochemical manufacturers will play an important role as society searches to balance the need to protect the environment with our own food security.

What is the European Green Deal?

The European Green Deal, sometimes abbreviated to EGD, is a proposed legislative package geared towards addressing the tandem challenges of climate change and economic disparity. The goals are closely linked to the UN’s nexus of sustainable development, but EGD goes further in that it proposes specific targets and pathways for realizing sustainability objectives on a large scale.

For major agrochemicals players, the EGD specifically highlights the need to develop a healthier food production system throughout the European bloc.

 

“At the heart of the Green Deal, the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies point to a new and better balance of nature, food systems and biodiversity.”

– Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission

 

This “Farm to Fork” strategy aims to reduce the use of pesticides by 50% within the next ten years. Some large agrochemical manufacturers argue that a focus on environmental impact rather than simply a hard number reduction is the way to go. For example, Bayer has a target of a 30% reduction in environmental impact of pesticides by 2030. This ongoing dialogue and dedication from all sides to environmental sustainability is critical to the ultimate success of any new initiatives.

A contentious analog, the Green New Deal, is up for discussion in the United States. At one time linked to COVID-19 relief legislation, the likelihood of anything in this US-specific proposal becoming law is uncertain, however, given stark divisions in Government about the severity – or even the source – of climate change. Currently, it looks like the EU will be the front-runner in decarbonization for the coming years, which will mean big changes in business for agrochemicals manufacturers operating within/selling to the European Union.

Interested in learning more about the changing landscape of the agrochemicals industry? Contact a member of the CABB team today.

Source:

https://www.bayer.com/en/crop-science/crop-science-commitment


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October 22, 2020by Jayhawk

Agricultural professionals and environmentalists have warned that rates of global population growth far exceed projections for available food supplies. Although census bureaus have noted a gradual deceleration in population growth, it is not enough to allay concerns about future food scarcity. The current world population is approximately 7.8 billion people. Agriculturalists and food scientists are busy working out how to feed a growing population. Precision farming and smart agrochemicals application are key to overcoming this ongoing challenge.

What is Precision Farming?

Precision farming, or smart agriculture, refers to a paradigm shift in crop rearing and animal husbandry. It is based on the increased uptake of 21st century solutions by commercial and intensive farms alike. This largely falls under the broader scope of Industry 4.0 which is driven by greater device interconnectivity and data integration, also known as the “Internet of Things” (IoT).

IoT Connectivity in Farms

High tech farming makes great use of IoT interconnectivity to offer farmers immediate access to rich analytical insights.. Large datasets can be gathered in real-time using a broad range of relevant sources, including drone surveillance and integrated sensors. These datapoints rapidly collate statistically relevant information and make high level overviews available to farmers at the push of a button.

For example, stock levels for agrochemicals can be automatically monitored using sensing elements integrated into purpose-built storage tanks. The right sensor will accurately provide a readout of current levels to assist with stock management and all-but eliminate shortages.

Sensors in Farms

The IoT revolution in smart farming depends squarely upon the use of advanced sensing solutions. These solutions provide a global view of all key aspects of production, right down to the micro scale. Farmers can use sensors to track animals and remotely monitor herd health, quickly identifying risk factors pointing towards sickness. Stock can always be continuously monitored without manual intervention. Pests can even be trapped and analyzed in the field, with information subsequently being transmitted wirelessly to any connected devices. Through geotagging and aerial surveillance, these details can be used to dictate future agrochemicals use.

Aerial Surveillance

Drone footage and satellite imaging has proven foundational for the next-generation of farmers. By leveraging an aerial view and global positioning data, coupled with soils analysis and historical trends on crops, farmers can precisely delineate fields on a best-fit basis. This maximizes future yields and provides a quantitative basis for employing specific nutrients, fertilizers, and other agrochemicals.

Learn More: What are Agrochemicals?

As part of the CABB Group, we offer a range of products and services integrated into the emerging agrochemicals supply chains of next-generation farms. Examples include dianhydride intermediates for the IoT value chain, and fine chemical custom manufacturing of active ingredients for environmentally sustainable agrochemicals.  Want to learn more? Simply contact a member of the team today. We would be happy to help with any inquiries.


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October 9, 2020by Jayhawk

The fine chemical manufacturing industry is unique in its scope, green chemistry practices, and contributions to sustainability. Suppliers are regularly called upon to deliver starting materials, active ingredients and advanced intermediates for a near-limitless range of downstream applications. One particularly exciting avenue opening for this industry is the e-mobility revolution.

What is e-Mobility?

Electromobility is a broad term used to describe the electrification of transport systems, specifically automobiles. This covers all aspects of vehicle engineering from the drivetrain to the interior display, as well as charging stations and infrastructure support. Electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are increasingly commonplace on our roads, with almost all major automotive brands offering some form of e-mobility product.

One of the unsung drivers of the e-mobility revolution is fine chemical manufacturing. Without high-purity dianhydrides, for instance, many of the key performance indicators of EVs and PHEVs would be simply unattainable.

Case Study: BTDA in the e-Mobility Revolution

How well a vehicle performs comes down to a complex manifold of factors. In addition to fuel efficiency, key metrics include acceleration and top speed which are primarily determined by the size and efficiency of the engine. The e-mobility revolution will require durable components that can withstand high temperatures and physical strain. The traditional combustion engine is either supplemented or replaced by electric motors powered by hundreds, if not thousands, of individual lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cells that must endure harsh vibrations and charging cycles. Additionally, electric motors throughout the vehicle, for operation of windows, locks, door handles, liftgates, seating, interior accessories, and active aerodynamics also need to operate reliably. Every motor adds a new point of convenience, but also a potential point of failure that requires durable engineering. Beyond temperature and physical demands, many of these components may be exposed to the outside environment.

Fine chemical manufacturers are tasked with developing solutions that can enable downstream parts to endure abrasion, chemical corrosion, and temperature extremes in components critical to electric vehicles and their supporting infrastructure.

For example, BTDA (Benzophenonetetracarboxylic dianhydride) is an important thermal curative used to improve the performance of epoxy resins and extend their length of service. Cyclic dianhydrides including BTDA have been around for decades, and their use is transitioning to modern, high performance electronic applications. BTDA-epoxy systems can be employed as wire enamels and varnishes for electric motor windings; encapsulants to protect sensors and components; coating powders to insulate wiring and busbars; all significantly improving their performance over extended life cycles. With the support of the fine chemical industry, continuous improvement to EVs/PHEVs, charging stations and infrastructure are ensured, supporting the green promise of the e-mobility revolution.

Fine Chemical Manufacturing for Greener Roads

CABB is a leading fine chemical custom manufacturer , providing solutions to energize key market segments like e-mobility. If you would like to learn more about how our products and services are employed in today’s modern vehicle technology, and our plans to support the future of e-mobility, why not contact a member of the team today?


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September 22, 2020by Jayhawk

Both safety and compliance are paramount when it comes to fine chemical manufacturing. A wide range of international and regional regulators set out strict guidelines for the chemical industry at large. At CABB, we believe it is crucial to satisfy the broadest possible range of compliance requirements to maximize our potential reach and to consistently deliver high-quality active ingredients and advanced intermediates to end-users around the world.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has stewardship over the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). The main aim of REACH is to ensure a high level of protection to human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. The regulations apply to chemical substances manufactured or imported in the EU and affects manufacturers, importers, and downstream users.

Our Commitment to REACH

To demonstrate that a substance or mixture is compliant with EU REACH regulation, a registration number must first be obtained from ECHA. This involves submitting a registration dossier covering all substances manufactured or imported in quantities exceeding a metric ton per year. ECHA then evaluates this information and provides authorizations and/or restrictions for “Substances of Very High Concern,” SVHC.

CABB is an active member of joint submissions and REACH consortia, which is a collaborative approach between chemical registrants working on the same substance. It demands strong bonds of cooperation to jointly prepare a submission by sharing effort and data. At CABB, we have complied with 2010, 2013, and 2018 registration deadlines. Furthermore, CABB is a Lead Registrant for 40 different substances in cases where they are strategically important, or where we hold a significant data set

EU companies importing chemicals usually depend on their supplier to have REACH registration. However, that means trusting companies that are not under REACH to understand the requirements and provide the necessary support. CABB production sites outside of the EU utilize “Only Representatives” to conduct the registration of chemical imports, thus relieving EU importers from their registration obligations. With CABB’s extensive knowledge and dedication to the goals and regulations in REACH, you can be confident in partnering with CABB for any sourcing needs.

About CABB

Operating within the right authorities is crucial to CABB, as is fostering a strong sense of international cooperation and business cohesion. REACH compliance is one example of where we have extended our authority and expertise in chemical manufacturing to generate a robust portfolio of regionally-compliant substances.

If you would like more information, simply contact a member of the CABB team today.


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September 3, 2020by Jayhawk

Businesses the world over are beginning to adapt to the new reality of a marketplace defined by COVID-19. That includes fine chemical manufacturers. The first real indication that the novel coronavirus was going to significantly impact chemical supply chains came on the 30th January, when the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). At that point, the global response to SARS-CoV-2 and the virus itself began to accelerate.

Cases rose exponentially as countries closed borders, locked down specific regions, and ordered widespread industrial shutdowns. As early as March, it was believed that as much as 94% of the Fortune 1000 were beginning to feel the economic sting of COVID-19. Though this was primarily attributed to supply chain disruptions, the impact on sales and marketing cannot be understated.

Fine Chemicals Tradeshows: A Victim of COVID-19?

Tradeshows form the backbone of the fine chemicals industry in terms of sales and marketing. Although many market segments have pivoted towards a digital-first marketing strategy in recent years, manufacturing and science still rely heavily on a physical presence in a conference setting. Unfortunately, the busy progression of professionals from all over the world within a confined space represents the perfect conditions for viral transmission. Wholesale cancellations throughout 2020 were an inevitability.

The short-term effects of this are unquantifiable, though it is easy to speculate on the severity of a business’s financial losses and the degree to which they rely on tradeshow marketing. This applies to the vast majority of fine chemicals businesses. How this will affect the landscape of the industry going forward, as more and more conferences adopt a virtual approach, remains to be seen.

Adapting to the New Normal: Fine Chemicals Marketing in 2020

You could argue that the so-called new normal – where employees predominantly work remotely, where busy events are restricted or moved to digital forums, and marketing efforts are moved almost exclusively online – is not a symptom of COVID-19 at all. The shift towards flexible working and digital-first marketing platforms has been occurring for years; the pandemic merely accelerated the rate of change.

This is not to say that the tradeshow is dead and buried, nor that digital marketing is a like-for-like replacement for your previous marketing efforts. The virtual forums have proven incredibly valuable, with conferencing software making it easier – and cheaper – than ever to connect with like-minded professionals from across the globe. We have also noticed a dramatic uptick in social media engagement, with more fine chemical manufacturers beginning to find value in the likes of LinkedIn. These go some way to emulating that tradeshow effect.

At CABB, we sincerely hope to see the return of large-scale fine chemicals events and tradeshows. However, we have also discovered a lot from lockdown that we would like to carry forward into the future. Particularly, the ability to respond to unprecedented challenges through constant innovation and shifting towards digital marketing as and when required.

If you would like to learn more about the digital marketing efforts we are making in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, simply contact a member of the CABB team today.


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August 19, 2020by Jayhawk

Heterocycles are one of the largest classes of organic compounds worldwide. They are formed through a process known as heterocyclic synthesis, where carbon atoms and at least one heteroatom – non-carbon atom – bind into a ring. While heterocyclic chemistry is complicated, fine chemical manufacturers routinely generate large volumes of heterocycles for an array of applications.

Though heterocycles can be partially or fully saturated, aromatic are the most stable, which explains their value to a wide variety of products. Today, heterocyclic synthesis is important for agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals, with growing applications in optoelectronics markets. Heterocycles are also increasingly useful as flavoring agents and dyes, as well as intermediates in organic synthesis.

The rich variety of end-uses of heterocyclic compounds comes down to the increasing diversity of synthesis techniques. There are many ways to produce heterocyclic rings, but the most common processes involve the use of precursors to synthesize the desired molecule, modification of an existing heterocyclic or carbocyclic ring, or modifying the substituents on an existing heterocycle.

Fine Chemical Heterocyclic Synthesis in Agrochemical & Health Industry

Heterocyclic compounds containing nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur are important components in the production and development of crop protection chemicals and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Azole type heterocyclic rings (5-member rings containing one nitrogen and at least one additional heteroatom) are a common building block for an entire class of antifungal known as azole antifungals. These chemicals are used in both fungicides and as anti-fungal medications. Fine chemical manufacturers provide key building blocks and intermediaries to support the synthesis of these important molecules.

Fine Chemical Heterocyclic Synthesis in Electronics & Other Industries

Heterocyclic building blocks are a key part of ongoing research into organic semiconductors. These semiconductors tend to be more flexible and have a low processing temperature which makes them ideal for electronics applications that may require flexibility. Custom fine chemical manufacturers, with their traditional expertise supporting the agro and pharma industries with high purity chemicals using heterocyclic synthesis, are well positioned to support the scale-up of this technology with extremely high purity profiles.

Heterocyclic Synthesis at CABB

CABB Group is a leading fine chemical custom manufacturer of starting materials, advanced intermediates, and active ingredients. CABB’s Custom Manufacturing business supports customers from 3 locations: Pratteln, Switzerland; Kokkola, Finland; and Jayhawk, USA, to offer creative solutions involving heterocyclic synthesis.

If you would like more information about our products and services, simply contact a member of the CABB team today.


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August 5, 2020by Jayhawk

Formylation reactions occur when a formyl group (-CH=O) is added to a compound, primarily during the synthesis of aldehydes, formamides, and formate esters. They are commonly used as an intermediate step in chemical manufacturing as the formyl group can be replaced relatively easily by a different functionality. This renders formylation an extremely useful manufacturing process for an array of applications, from agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals to cosmetics and textiles.

Formylation in Fine Chemical & Custom Chemical Manufacturing

Formylation is a common reaction in fine chemical and custom fine chemical manufacturing in fields requiring high purity intermediaries. Among the most common formylation reactions are those that use Reimer-Tiemann reactions as a first step, but with so many different applications and molecules, there is a variety of possible formylation types available. As mentioned, two of the most common examples include the production of aldehydes and formamides.

Chemical manufacturers often rely on formylation as a key pathway to fine chemical formamide production, particularly in the agrochemicals industry where formamides are routinely used as intermediates in fungicides and pesticides. To a lesser – but no less valuable extent – formamides are useful for synthesizing active ingredients and intermediates in pharmaceuticals.

Manufacturers also utilize formylation to produce aldehyde molecules for a diverse set of applications. One of the most well-known aldehydes is 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde – better known as vanillin or vanilla extract. This forms the basis of countless flavoring agents and fragrances around the world. As with formamides, aldehyde molecules are also extremely useful in the agrochemicals and pharma markets.

Fine chemical companies use formylation to produce intermediates for an extremely broad cross-section of industries. For key intermediates that are not readily available, fine chemical manufacturing offers a means to secure long term supply without having to tie-up otherwise-valuable internal resources.

Formylation at CABB

CABB Group is a leading fine chemical custom manufacturer of starting materials, advanced intermediates, and active ingredients. CABB’s Custom Manufacturing business supports customers from 3 locations: Pratteln, Switzerland; Kokkola, Finland; and Jayhawk, USA, to offer creative solutions involving formylation.

If you would like more information about our products and services, simply contact a member of the CABB team today.

 


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May 19, 2020by Jayhawk

Azo compounds are a diverse set of both natural and synthetic molecules containing at least one double-bonded nitrogen group (the “azo” group). Though there is an extremely wide range of azo compounds, the most common are pigments and dyes.

Bismarck Brown was the first commercial azo dye, which was produced from 1863. This sparked significant growth in the use of azo compounds during the 1880s, yielding a rich variety of additional azo dyes that were primarily used in the textile industry. Current applications for azo compounds include textiles, paints, printing ink, plastics, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and more.

Fine Chemical Azo Compounds

Pigment and dye production generally do not require fine chemistry. However, for pharmaceutical, biomedical and agrochemical applications, fine chemical custom manufacturers play a critical role in the supply chain, addressing strict assay and impurity profiles.

Azo Compounds for Healthcare

Certain azo compounds are known to have antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, antineoplastic, and cytotoxic properties. Fine chemical azo compounds can be a regulated starting material or an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for medications. Azo compounds can also be used to improve the delivery of a drug or for cellular staining to help the study of cells. Current research into naturally-occurring azo compounds is continually identifying potential new drugs to treat a wide variety of diseases.

Azo Compounds for Agrochemicals

Because of the way azo compounds react to light, there are many unique opportunities for their use in agrochemicals. For example, azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN), an alkyl rather than an aromatic azo compound, is commercially important as a radical initiator in a wide variety of processes. Azo compounds have also been used to study how insecticides work by using azo compounds to turn the insecticide on and off with light for easier handling and more controlled experiments.

How are Fine Chemical Azo Compounds Produced?

There are several different methods of producing fine chemical azo compounds. One is through the use of azo coupling with a diazonium salt, formed by the oxidation of an aniline with nitric acid, and another aniline type molecule. Another route involves the oxidation of substituted hydrazines and the condensation of anilines with aryl nitro compounds, followed by oxidation of the azoxy intermediate. Finding the best pathway depends on a multitude of factors – a fine chemical manufacturing partner can help identify and refine the best way to obtain commercial quantities.

Azo Chemistry at CABB

CABB Group is a leading fine chemical custom manufacturer of starting materials, advanced intermediates, and active ingredients. CABB’s Custom Manufacturing business supports customers from 3 locations: Pratteln, Switzerland; Kokkola, Finland; and Jayhawk, USA, to offer creative solutions involving Azo chemistry.

If you would like more information about our products and services, simply contact a member of the CABB team today.

 

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29792144

https://aip.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/1.4945973

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep13962

 


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March 6, 2020by Jayhawk

Coronavirus, more accurately referred to as COVID-19, is beginning to impact global supply chains in a tangible way. Although it is impossible to forecast the effect of numerous epidemics worldwide on the fine chemical supply chain specifically, reports suggest that as much as 94% of the Fortune 1000 are already experiencing coronavirus-related supply disruptions.

Fortune cites the devastating 2011 tsunami as a case study of how unforeseeable disasters can severely disturb supply chains with far-reaching ramifications. Damage to Mitsubishi Gas Chemical factories in the area affected by the tsunami led to a shortage of bismaleimide triazine (BT) resin; a critical material for electronic substrates. Over 90% of the world’s BT was engineered in northeastern Japan at the time. The result was a significant delay in electronic chip production and assembly of consumer digital devices.

Understanding the Fine Chemicals Supply Chain

Much like the global electronics industry, the fine chemicals market is built on a closely intertwined supply chain that could easily be disturbed by the currently intensifying climate.

Specialty and fine chemicals occupy a small but lucrative niche of the global chemical industry; a closely interlinked market that relies on the reliability of supply. Complex and pure chemical substances (fine chemicals) must be sourced, screened, and delivered in a timely fashion to facilitate the synthesis of complex compounds (specialty chemicals) that are selected for their performance rather than their compositional values. These intermediates underlie a potentially limitless range of market-oriented and functional products, from pharmaceuticals to petrochemicals.

Read More: Managing Your Pyromellitc Dianhydride Supply Chain in a Volatile Market

In recent years, the fine chemicals market has – like many others – been characterized by an East vs. West dichotomy. Asian chemical companies have been growing at rapid rates with low investment costs and typically reduced costs associated with regulatory compliance. The growth of China’s chemical market has proven particularly disruptive to the US as major players continue to acquire valuable secondary assets and invest in new intellectual properties. Chinese API manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies now service an extremely large proportion of the global market.

How Will Coronavirus Effect Fine Chemicals Supply?

Fears of coronavirus-related pharmaceutical ingredient shortages are subsequently well-placed. Large areas of China have ground to a halt due to quarantine protocols, which have caused worker shortages, market shutdowns, raw material shortages, and so on. The logistics of how to manage the bottlenecks of provincial border checkpoints has also become a factor affecting the global supply of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Even once ingredients are manufactured and successfully delivered out of the country, strict quarantine protocols at destination ports can result in a further delay of at least 14-days. Cancellations of product shipments are increasingly common as the virus propagates worldwide. From a pharmaceutical perspective, this is potentially hazardous as the reduced supply of APIs and pharma excipients to manufacturers that rely on raw materials from the large Chinese market could lead to a shortage of key medicines. Industry officials say that this is far from the case thus far but add that sustained supply chain disruptions could impact the availability of medicines down the line.

From the point of view of petrochemicals, industry analysts actually predict a decrease in demand due to closures or decreased productivity of factories using petrochemical feedstocks downstream, such as plastics processing. Consequently, industrial fine chemicals are likely to be sandwiched by COVID-19 related logistical issues including reduced supply and demand.

Current Fine Chemicals Supply Situation at CABB

CABB Group is a leading fine chemical custom manufacturer of starting materials, advanced intermediates and active ingredients.  CABB’s Custom Manufacturing business supports customers from 3 locations: Pratteln, Switzerland; Kokkola, Finland; and Jayhawk, USA to offer creative sourcing options while addressing supply chain security. We’ve minimized our raw material risk exposure and are working diligently to ensure continuous manufacturing operations and deliveries to global customers without disruption.

If you would like more information about our fine chemicals supply chain, simply contact a member of the CABB team today.

 

 

https://fortune.com/2020/02/21/fortune-1000-coronavirus-china-supply-chain-impact/

https://www.eetimes.com/update-analysts-fear-shortage-of-key-resin/#

https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3051534/coronavirus-chinas-manufacturing-supply-chain-pummelled-all


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August 15, 2019by Jayhawk

Formulating Tips for Epoxy-Anhydride Cure Systems 8: Understanding BTDA Blends

Curing a basic DGEBA epoxy resin with a monoanhydride and dianhydride blend improves the thermal stability of your epoxy-based parts when operating in aggressive service environments. You are also able to adjust the blend to meet specific processing conditions while achieving a favorable cost position.
Accomplishing this requires careful consideration of specific parameters, including:

  • Selection of the anhydrides
  • Dianhydride/monoanhydride ratio
  • Accelerator selection and dosing level
  • Cure schedule

The Advantages of BTDA Blends

BTDA/NMA blends are an intriguing example of a dianhydride and monoanhydride combination that can deliver high-quality results. They also address the incorporation of a solid dianhydride into a liquid epoxy resin without resorting to solvents or diluents. If you are willing to take the time to formulate correctly, you can leverage blended epoxy-anhydride cure systems to gain a competitive advantage. In the video below, our experts discuss BTDA/NMA blends in greater detail.

Are you looking for more technical data on BTDA/NMA formulations? Do you have any other questions or comments on curing epoxy resins with anhydrides? Please reach out to us, we are happy to help.

Epoxy-Anydride Formulating Tips from the Experts

Jayhawk Fine Chemicals, Crosslink Technologies, Evonik and Dixie Chemicals performed a study on a variety of BTDA and NMA blends, with an emphasis on accelerator selection. A detailed presentation can be found here.

If you missed our last video, Formulating Tips for Epoxy-Anhydride Cure Systems 7: Pushing the Envelope, be sure to give it a watch. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel using the link below to get notifications with each new release.