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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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3 Tips for Prepping Metal Surfaces for Rubber to Metal Bonding

3 Tips for Prepping Metal Surfaces for Rubber to Metal Bonding

When trying to pinpoint the cause of a rubber to metal bond failure, you may consider the type of bonding adhesive or cover coat. But what about your cleaning process? Poor surface preparation is one of the leading causes of rubber to metal bond failures. In fact, many manufacturers contaminate their substrate surface during the […]

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H.M. Royal to Speak at the Next Michigan Rubber Group Technical Meeting

Application Specialist Justin Pflug will discuss how to address RTM bond failures. H.M. Royal’s Justin Pflug, Application Specialist for Specialty Adhesives and Mold Release, will speak at the Michigan Rubber Group Technical Meeting in East Lansing, MI on November 1, 2017. “Providing the proper rubber to metal adhesive solution is only half of the equation,” […]

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