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SK Capital Announces Acquisition of Leading Chemical Supplier SI Group

SK Capital Announces Acquisition of Leading Chemical Supplier SI Group

SK Capital recently announced that they are acquiring SI Group, a chemical manufacturer and longstanding partner of H.M. Royal. SK Capital made the announcement on June 1st, and the deal is set to close in the second half of 2018. SI Group has been in business for over 100 years. They develop and manufacture a […]

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3 Methods for Flame Retardant Systems — And How They Differ

3 Methods for Flame Retardant Systems — And How They Differ

Flame retardants are essential to slowing the spread of fire or preventing a fire from occurring in the first place. Since the 1970s, they have been used in many consumer and industrial products to minimize destruction to property and loss of life. Flame retardants are added or applied to a variety of products, including textiles, […]

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Where There’s Fire, SAYTEX® Bromine Flame Retardants Are Up to the Task

Where There’s Fire, SAYTEX® Bromine Flame Retardants Are Up to the Task

Stop and look around you. Do you see anything that’s made of plastic? What about any electronic equipment? Upholstery? Pillows? Chances are that at least one of these items is treated with a bromine flame retardant (BFR), if not more. Brominated flame retardants are essential to minimizing or preventing damage in the event of a […]

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Improving Flame Resistance with BrightSun™ Antimony Oxide

Improving Flame Resistance with BrightSun™ Antimony Oxide

BrightSun™ antimony oxide is widely used in applications as a fire retardant. It’s found in many items used daily, from electrical apparatuses and textiles to leather and coatings. By itself, antimony oxide has no flame retardant properties. However, when you combine it with halogenated materials (primarily bromine and chlorine), it can be used as a […]

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6 Benefits of Using Chlorinated Paraffin in Your Formulation

6 Benefits of Using Chlorinated Paraffin in Your Formulation

Chlorinated paraffin (CP) is a complex chemical substance used in multiple applications across diverse industries. It is often used as a flame retardant and secondary plasticizer in rubber, paints, adhesives, caulks, sealants and plastics. Another use is as a coolant or lubricant in metal cutting or forming. Due to its versatile nature, it can be […]

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Top 4 Reasons Rubber to Metal Bonds Fail

Top 4 Reasons Rubber to Metal Bonds Fail

Adhesives play a critical role in maintaining a strong, durable bond in rubber to metal bonding. If the adhesive fails, the part will invariably fall. There are hundreds of causes for rubber to metal bond failures — all of which H.M. Royal has the tools and expertise to evaluate. Today, we are sharing the top […]

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Ruetasolv® DI & NOVARES® LS 500 Offer an Improved Alternative to Benzyl Alcohol

Ruetasolv® DI & NOVARES® LS 500 Offer an Improved Alternative to Benzyl Alcohol

Are you experiencing supply challenges with the current benzyl alcohol (BZA) market? Companies all over the world are currently facing a shortage in the BZA market. Due to tightening environmental regulations, one major producer in China was forced to halt all production of benzyl alcohol. While they recently resumed production, only limited quantities of benzyl […]

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H.M. Royal Speaking & Exhibiting at Next Energy Polymer Group Meeting

H.M. Royal Speaking & Exhibiting at Next Energy Polymer Group Meeting

Application Specialist Justin Pflug will discuss expert strategies for troubleshooting rubber to metal (RTM) bond failures. H.M. Royal’s Justin Pflug, Application Specialist for Specialty Adhesives and Mold Release, will speak at the Energy Polymer Group’s Winter Technical Meeting in Houston, TX on January 18, 2018. Justin Pflug will share the leading causes of rubber to […]

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What to Consider Before Choosing Zinc Oxide Particle Size

What to Consider Before Choosing Zinc Oxide Particle Size

Zinc oxide is found everywhere. Rubber, food, sunscreen, diaper rash cream…the list goes on and on. You may even be eating or wearing something that contains zinc oxide as you read this. With so many potential applications, you would think choosing the right zinc oxide would be simple. As long as it’s chemically ZnO, it […]

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American vs. French Process: Which Is Right for You?

American vs. French Process: Which Is Right for You?

From paint and sunscreen to vulcanized rubber and cosmetics, zinc oxide is found in many items used daily. In fact, people used zinc oxide for medicinal purposes as far back as 500 B.C. Indian writings show that this compound was applied as a salve for eyes and open wounds. And the Canon of Medicine Manual […]

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