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We Are a Barium Sulfite Supplier

Barium sulfite (also known as barium sulfonate or sulfurous acid) is an inorganic salt used in PVC additives. BassTech supplies two different grades of BaSO3 to better meet your manufacturing needs. These products are high molecular weight and oil soluble. We

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5 Interesting Facts About Tundish Refractories

continuous casting of steel

A tundish is an essential component of the continuous casting system in steelmaking. Located between the ladle and the casting molds, the tundish feeds molten steel to the molds at a regulated rate. Due to the temperature extremes involved, tundish

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We Are a Zinc Pyrophosphate Supplier

Zinc II pyrophosphate powder is practically insoluble in water, but easily soluble in mineral acids. It is used as an additive in lubricants based on mineral oil. Typical fields of application of the white solid lubricants are: Medical equipment Household

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We Are an Anti-Corrosive Pigments Supplier

We supply several anti-corrosive pigments for use in the paints and coatings industry, including Zinc Phosphate, Strontium Chromate, Zinc Chromate, and Zinc Tetroxy Chromate. See below for specifications. Zinc Phosphate Specifications Loss On Ignition 8.5 – 10% Water Solubles 0.5% Maximum

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5 Interesting Facts About Polybutadiene Rubber

High-impact polystyrene, or HIPS, is polystyrene processed with polybutadiene rubber during polymerization. We’ve been supplying polybutadiene rubber to the high-impact polystyrene industry for 20 years, sourcing from producers in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Polybutadiene rubber is the second most

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5 Interesting Facts About Modified Bitumen Roofing

“Modified bitumen” might be an unfamiliar term to many people who aren’t in the roofing industry, but it is a common choice in commercial roofing and other flat or nearly-flat roofs. Bitumen is also known as asphalt, which has been

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5 Interesting Facts About Paints and Coatings

While paint manufacturers each have their own specially developed formulas for producing paint, in general paint has four main components: the binder, the solvent, the pigment/filler package, and an additive package. Our fillers, dispersion agents, and additives are used in

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5 Interesting Facts About Industrial Flooring

When it comes to industrial flooring, different industries have different needs. Breweries, pharmaceutical, commercial kitchens, laboratories, parking garages, and aviation – to name a few – need their floors to be able to withstand all sorts of stress. Synthetic resin

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5 Interesting Facts About Bricks

1. Bricks vary according to use Most bricks are made from clay and shale and are kiln-fired, and these fall into a few different categories. Bricks that are used equally for their durability and appearance – for example, in the exterior

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We Are a Barium Hydroxide Monohydrate Supplier

BassTech International is the largest North American supplier of Barium Salts, including Barium Hydroxide. Our team strictly controls the quality of our Barium Hydroxide to meet your required specifications, ensuring consistent results every time. We are able to handle from

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We Are a Hexafluorozirconic Acid Supplier

We supply hexafluorozirconic acid to the metal treatment industry. Hexafluorozirconic Acid 45% Specifications Assay 45% Min HF 2% Max Fe 0.05% Max H2SiF6 0.2% Max

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We Are a Chromium Fluoride Supplier

Specifications Chrome 28% Min Cl 0.02% (Typical) SO4 0.03% Max Fe 0.03% Max

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We Are an Ammonium Fluoborate Supplier

Ammonium Fluoborate is used in the metal treatment industry. Specifications for Ammonium Fluoborate, Anti-Caking Appearance White Crystals Purity 97 % Min Pb 0.01% Max SO4 0.10% Max Fe 0.05% Max Anti-Caking 1.0-2.0 %

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We Are a Fluoboric Acid Supplier

Fluoboric Acid is primarily used in the synthesis of fluoborate salts. Fluoboric Acid 48% Specifications Appearance Clear Colorless Liquid Boric Acid 0.5 – 2.0 % Cl 20 ppm Maximum Cu 1 ppm Maximum Purity 48.0 – 50.0 % Fe 10

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We Are a Sodium Fluoborate Supplier

Sodium Fluoborate (NaBF4) is used in metal treatment. Please inquire so one of our knowledgeable representatives can assist you in locating the correct grade that matches your requirements. Specifications Appearance White Crystal Purity 97% Min Cl 0.10% Max Fe 0.003%

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We Are a Dorkafill functional fillers for paint Supplier

Dorfner Group’s special line of kaolin-based multifunctional fillers, Dorkafill®, offers paint producers the tools they need to optimize the performance of their dispersion paints while reducing the cost of producing the paint. The high-grade kaolin that is used as the

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Now offering Zinc Stearate from Turkey

Upon arriving in Istanbul, I understood immediately why the area has been immortalized as the center of the universe for millennia. It was an interesting mix of European and Asian culture, forming its own unique blend owned by the local

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We Are an Aluminum Fluoride Supplier

Aluminum fluoride’s (AlF3) primary use is in the production of aluminum, also known as aluminium. Additionally, it is used to inhibit fermentation and in the production of fluoroaluminate glasses. See below for the specifications of our aluminum fluoride. Specifications Assay 93

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We Are a Barium Fluoride Supplier

Barium Fluoride (BaF2) has many uses in a variety of industries including optics, in the creation of lenses; in the production of enamel, glazing frits, and welding agents; and as a scintillator in the detection of X-rays, gamma rays and

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We Are a Zinc Stearate Supplier

Zinc Stearate is a neutral zinc soap and is the most powerful mold release agent among all metal soaps. It has a hydrophobic effect and is used as an adhesion protector in rubber and as an external lubricant in high

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We Are a Barium Titanate Supplier

While barium titanate (BaTiO3) is most commonly used in capacitors, we supply barium titanate in a grade more appropriate for refractory applications. Specifications TiO2 33-35% BaO 64-67% Al2O3 0.1% Maximum SiO2 0.31% Maximum SrO 0.5% Maximum -10µ 90% Minimum

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Chinaplas 2014

Chinaplas 2014

Last month, we traveled to Shanghai to attend Chinaplas. Since its beginning in 1983, Chinaplas has grown to become the largest plastics and rubber show in Asia and the second largest in the world. We handle a range of products

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BassTech International Exhibits at American Coatings Show 2014

BassTech at American Coatings Show

We recently had the pleasure of exhibiting for the first time at this year’s American Coatings Show in Atlanta. The American Coatings Show is the fastest growing trade show in the paint and coatings industry, and we welcomed the opportunity

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We Are an Engineered Quartz Filler Systems and Colored Quartz Sand Supplier

BassTech has entered into a distribution partnership with Germany-based Dorfner Group. Through our partnership with Dorfner, we supply engineered quartz filler systems and colored quartz sands. Our quartz sand-based fillers are specifically designed to add functionality and durability while decreasing

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Not Your Average Sand

Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Germany and visit BassTech’s newest partner, Dorfner Products. Dorfner is one of Europe’s oldest producers of Kaolin products, Quartz Sand, Colored Quartz Sand, and Engineered Filler Systems. The mining operation is based

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St. Louis Refractory Symposium

March 26 – 27th St. Louis, MO BassTech will be exhibiting at this show. If interested in scheduling time to meet with one of our staff, please contact us at info@basstechintl.com.

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International Petrochemical Conference

March 30 – April 1st San Antonio, Texas If interested in scheduling time to meet with one of our staff, please contact us at info@basstechintl.com.

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American Coatings Show

April 8 – 10th Atlanta, GA Booth #2546 BassTech will be exhibiting at this show. If interested in scheduling time to meet with one of our staff, please contact us at info@basstechintl.com.

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We Are a Barium Chloride Dihydrate and Anhydrous Supplier

BassTech International is the largest supplier of Barium Chloride. With a wide variety of uses and being one of the most important water soluble salts of Barium, our Barium Chloride has been finely tuned to meet the high expectations of our

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BassTech International receives C-TPAT Certification

BassTech International has been a trusted partner with our customers for over twenty years. Now we are a trusted partner of the Department of Homeland Security, having received C-TPAT Certification from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Our Logistics department

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Our New Lab in Europe

To better serve our customers, we recently completed the construction of a state of the art lab in our Europe office. We’ll be using this lab to perform polymer testing and bitumen modification developments. The lab features the following new instruments: Mixing units for bitumen

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Infrastructure in India

India Visit

I recently returned from a multi-city trip to India. On this trip, we visited Kolkata (Calcutta), Bangalore (Bengalaru), Chennai and Mumbai (Bombay). One thing that struck me was that in all of the cities, major infrastructure work was being undertaken.

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St. Louis Refractory Symposium

BassTech Tradeshow Booth

Cold and snowy St. Louis at the end of March! Not what we expected when arriving at the St. Louis Refractory Symposium. Normally, the weather is beautiful and gives everyone a welcomed taste of what spring will feel like. Despite

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Welcomed by Snow in Germany

Tired of the extreme winter weather in New York, I had eagerly anticipated spring weather in Germany.  Unfortunately, my hopes were dashed upon my arrival.  After exiting the Hyatt Mainz, I observed a crew arriving by bus from a recent

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Strategy Meeting

We recently held in our spacious new Fort Lee, New Jersey, office a companywide Strategy Meeting. This is becoming an annual event where managers from all four of our worldwide offices meet and strategize to prepare for our next calendar

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Clemson

I recently went to the Clemson Brick Forum in Anderson, SC. This is my third year going to the show and it always impresses me how vendors continue to improve their booths year after year, some spending thousands of dollars.

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A trip through Texas

Recently Josh and I traveled down to the state of Texas to visit some of BassTech’s SBS and PE wax customers. Due to a tight schedule, we found it convenient to drive from Houston to Dallas. After living in the

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Organized? Chaos!

We just returned from a two-week trip to India. While we met with a network of our global suppliers and customers – and of course spent a lot of time with the talented staff from BassTech Exim India, Pvt. Ltd

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We Are a MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) Supplier

Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) is an organic compound that is a colorless liquid with a sharp, sweet odor reminiscent of butterscotch and acetone. It is soluble in water and is commonly used as an industrial solvent. Specifications Density @ 20C

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We Are a Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate Supplier

BassTech International supplies Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (N54-85) from Chemische Fabrik Budenheim. The N54-85 is a mild acid carrier. The “cream of tartar” strength of this product is approximately 170. This means 100 g of N54-85 reacts with Sodium Bicarbonate to

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We Are an Iron Orthophosphate Supplier

BassTech International supplies Iron (Ferric) Orthophosphate, Article No. E53-81 from Chemische Fabrik Budenheim. The E53-81 is insoluble in water and is readily soluble in dilute mineral acids. In contrast to other ferric phosphates, Iron Orthophosphate is white in color. A

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Introducing Robert Zerella

As I am settling in as the newest member of the BassTech team I have been asked to introduce myself via our Global Travel Blog. I am a recent graduate of Penn State University with a background in material science.

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Meeting Suppliers in China

I recently came back from China after attending our global strategy meeting along with meeting a few key suppliers. It was quite an experience to be able to see the local culture along with eating every meal with chopsticks (I

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We Are a Strontium Nitrate Supplier

The main application of strontium nitrate is found in pyrotechnics. Due to the brilliant red color it produces, it is used in the manufacture of fireworks, flares, and tracers for civilian and military end-uses. It is also used in the

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We Are a Fabutit Hardeners for Alkali Silicates Supplier

We supply aluminum phosphate-based silicate hardeners called FABUTIT. FABUTIT slowly decomposes in the alkaline environment of the water glass by a controlled release of acidic decomposition products, which reduces the pH value of the composition and precipitates gel like silicic

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We Are a Fluoborate Chemicals Supplier

A fluoborate is the salt of Fluoboric Acid. BassTech offers a wide variety of Fluoborate chemicals including: Ammonium Fluoborate Lead Fluoborate Sodium Fluoborate Copper Fluoborate Cadmium Fluoborate Fluoboric Acid Please inquire so that one of our knowledgeable representatives can assist

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We Are a Fluoride Chemicals Supplier

Fluoride is a chemical ion of the element fluorine in that fluoride has one extra electron that gives it a negative charge. BassTech has a wide variety of fluoride chemicals including: Aluminum Fluoride Ammonium Fluoride Barium Fluoride Sodium Fluoride Lithium

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We Are a Silicon Metal Supplier

BassTech International supplies Silicon Metal in varying sizes. Our most popular sizes are -200 Mesh and -325 Mesh. BassTech has the ability to grind/crush and screen Silicon Metal to any size requirement needed, allowing us to be flexible between industries.

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We Are a Titanium Dioxide Supplier

Titanium Dioxide is the naturally occurring oxide of titanium, generally available in Rutile and Anatase forms. BassTech has a variety of Titanium Dioxides available, primarily for the coatings and glass production industry. Please inquire so that one of our knowledgeable

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We Are a Lithium Salts Supplier

BassTech supplies Lithium Chloride, Lithium Citrate Tetrahydrate and Lithium Sulfate Monohydrate. Lithium reacts with water easily, but with noticeably less energy than other alkali metals do. When placed over a flame, lithium compounds give off a striking crimson color, but

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