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Lithium Silicate

BassTech International offers a complete line of Lithium Salts, including Lithium Silicate. Lithium Silicate is a crucial ingredient in lithium based concrete densifiers. Lithium Silicate is relatively insoluble compared to Sodium Silicate and Potassium Silicate. Additionally, Lithium Silicate is highly

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Lithium Nitrate

BassTech International offers a complete line of Lithium Salts, including Lithium Nitrate. Lithium Nitrate is used as an additive in the construction industry to prevent and reduce Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR).  Lithium Nitrate is also used as a raw material in

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World of Concrete 2018

BassTech International was in Las Vegas last week looking to win big, not at the tables, but at the World of Concrete! Traditionally, BassTech has exhibited a complete line of Dorfner’s Functional Filler Systems. BassTech partnered with Dofner to bring Quartz Sand

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BassTech International Recertified for Responsible Distribution

BassTech is pleased to announce we have once again been recertified by the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) for having confirmed to their rigorous Responsible Distribution program. This is the 5th consecutive cycle that BassTech has been certified. Responsible

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Clemson Brick Forum

BassTech had the pleasure of exhibiting at the 63rd annual Clemson Brick Forum this year in Anderson, South Carolina. The show was a great opportunity to learn new developments in the Brick Industry and network with colleagues. The show is

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Fabutit 734 – Higher Output, Tighter Tolerances and Savings

BassTech International has been a steady presence in the Brick and Tile Industry for almost 30 years, supplying our unique grade of Barium Carbonate designed specifically to stop scumming. One of BassTech’s core philosophies is to stay innovative and listening

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Lithium Bromide

BassTech International is now a supplier of Lithium Salts, including Lithium Bromide. We offer the material in various concentrations for multiple grades: Molybdate Inhibited, Chromate Inhibited and Uninhibited, and others. The material is mainly found in the HVAC industry due

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Hot, Humid, and Agglomeration!

As the temperatures and humidity begin to rise, hopefully you’ll be the only sticky thing in the plant. The harsher environment in the plant may turn traditional free flowing additives into a sticky mess, clogging feeders. In the brick industry,

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BassTech Partners with Leverton-Clarke

BassTech International is proud to partner with Leverton-Clarke for the sale of their Lithium Chemistries in North America. Leverton-Clarke is a well respected producer of Lithium Salts in Europe with over 30 years in the industry. BassTech will supply material

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Lithium Carbonate

BassTech International offers a complete line of Lithium Salts, including Lithium Carbonate. We offer several chemistries and particle size distributions tailored to our customers’ requirement. Lithium Carbonate is widely used across multiple industries, including ceramics, cement, glass, and adhesives. It forms

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Lithium Hydroxide

BassTech International offers a complete line of Lithium Salts, including Lithium Hydroxide. Lithium Hydroxide is soluble in water, forming a strong base, with the main application in the production of high-shear lithium greases. The most general Lithium Grease is Lithium Stearate

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Lithium Chloride

BassTech International offers a complete line of Lithium Salts, including Lithium Chloride. Lithium Chloride is used for the production of Lithium Metal by electrolysis. It’s also used in brazing flux for aluminum and as a desiccant for drying. Lithium Chloride is

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Lithium Sulfate Monohydrate

BassTech International offers a complete line of Lithium Salts, including Lithium Sulfate Monohydrate. Lithium Sulfate is used mainly as an additive in Portland Cement and in the refractory industry to accelerate curing with positive results. Lithium sulfate accelerates the hydration reaction, which

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Ceramics Expo

BassTech International recently attended this year’s Ceramics Expo in Cleveland, Ohio. This was the first year that BassTech walked the show and did not exhibit. The three-day show was filled with informative talks and networking opportunities to discuss products, manufacturing

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Adhesive & Sealant Convention

BassTech International recently attended this year’s Adhesive & Sealant Convention in Atlanta. BassTech regularly attends the event, but this show was the first time we exhibited at the convention and it was very insightful. The one-day show had more than

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BassTech Exclusive North American Agent for Laborchemie Apolda’s BF3 Amine Complexes

BassTech International is proud to represent Laborchemie Apolda for the sale of their BF3-MEA and other complexes to the Epoxy, Composition, and Adhesive Industries in North America.  Laborchemie Apolda is a well respected producer of BF3 Complexes in Europe.  

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We Are a Boron Trifluoride Amine Complexes Supplier

BassTech International supplies a complete line of Boron Trifluoride Amine Complexes produced by Laborchemie Apolda. Boron Trifluoride-Amine Complexes are Lewis Acids that act as the curing agent (also called hardeners or accelerators) with epoxy resins. Boron Trifluoride-Amine complexes are widely

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Dorfner Dorkafill H and Dorkafill Pro-Void Functional Fillers

BassTech has an exclusive partnership with Dorfner, an independent family owned company that selectively mines kaolin-rich clays from their own opencast pits. This ensures maximum quality and consistency for all Dorfner’s quartz sands products. Dorfner’s functional fillers, Dorkafill H and

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Ethylene Bis(Stearamide) (EBS)

EBS is a synthetic wax that is non-toxic and primarily used in PVC thermoforming and extrusion. It can be used with a variety of thermoplastics including PP, PS, PE and ABS. In addition to the 150 mesh particle size we

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Ethylene Bis(Stearamide) (EBS)

BassTech International is very excited to announce its’ newest addition to our specialty line of lubricants, Ethylene Bis(Stearamide) (EBS) CAS#110-30-5. EBS is a synthetic wax made by combining two stearic acid molecules with one molecule of ethylenediamine. Together the resulting

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We Are A Glycerol Tristearate Supplier

BassTech is a strategic supplier of Glycerol Tristearate (GTS), a triglyceride food additive used as an emulsifier. GTS is a colorless, odorless powder used in the food industry to add body, texture and help emulsify fats naturally food in food.

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Glycerol Monostearate and Glycerol Tristearate

BassTech International is proud to announce two new additions (Glycerol Monostearate – GMS and Glycerol Tristearate – GTS) to its ever expanding product line. Our facility manufactures over 20,000 MT of distilled GMS each year using a process adopted from

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Additives in Rubber and Plastic Compounding

Certain additives must be added to plastics and synthetic rubbers to produce desired properties in end application compounds. Filler systems, binders and chemical additives have many different applications in compounding. These applications range from improving material strength to altering aesthetic

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We Are a Glycerol Monostearate Supplier

BassTech is a strategic supplier of Glycerol Monostearate (GMS), an organic molecule used as an emulsifier. Glycerol Monostearate is a colorless, odorless powder used in solvents and coatings. Specifications Distilled Glycerin Monostearate (%) >95.0 Free Acid (%) <2.5 Free Glycerin

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Spotlight on: Budenheim

Photo source: Founded by Ludwig Utz and Jean Hershel in a small German village in 1908, Budenheim made its start by producing tartar and coffee granules during its early years. Since then, it has diversified its product offerings, becoming

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Sodium Metasilicate Applications

Sodium metasilicate (Na2SiO3) is a versatile ingredient in areas such as detergents, fireproofing and adhesives. This inorganic chemical is available in different grades depending on the manufacturer’s needs. For example, sodium metasilicate 9 MOL is common as a component of

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Ceramics Expo 2015

Photo source: BassTech is excited to attend the first ever Ceramics Expo as an exhibitor! Join us in Cleveland, Ohio from April 28 through April 30 and meet with professionals from all levels of the ceramics supply chain. Presented

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Interesting Facts About Styrene-Butadiene Styrene (SBS)

Synthetic elastomers (or synthetic rubbers) are used in many different industries: automotive, bitumen modification, HIPS, shoe soles and masterbatch. Synthetic rubber is often preferred over natural rubber because it is higher in purity and easier to handle. One of BassTech’s

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Benefits of DORKAFILL® Functional Fillers for Paint

Photo source: The Germany-based Dorfner Group has developed highly sophisticated particle technology to produce high quality functional fillers for paint, glass, paper, adhesives and construction materials. They specialize in kaolin-based products using raw materials extracted from their own mines.

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5 Interesting Facts About Boric Acid

Boric acid (also known as hydrogen borate, boracic acid, orthoboric acid and acidum boricum) is a colorless crystal or white powder that dissolves in water. It has the chemical formula B(OH)3 and exists in the form of colorless crystals or

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5 Interesting Facts About Green Chrome Oxide

Green chrome oxide, also known as chromium (III) oxide, is a very stable, durable compound most commonly used as a pigment. Because of its opacity, it’s widely used to add color, but it also has heat-resistant qualities that make it

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We Are a Barium Stearate Supplier

Barium Stearate (Ba(C18H35O2)2) is primarily used as a heat stabilizer and lubricant for PVC products. It is also used as a flatting and sanding agent in lacquers, coatings and inks. Please inquire so that one of our knowledgeable representatives can assist

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We Are an Acid Washed Barites Supplier

Acid washed barites are successful in high quality primers and anti-corrosion coatings as well as in mastic compounds, latex paints, pigment preparations and floor coatings. In standard powder-coating systems, the Acid Washed Barites enhance hiding power and permit partial replacement of higher cost

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We Are a Polyester Granules Supplier

BassTech supplies Dorfner Group’s innovative Granucol® UP decorative flooring filler system. This filler system is designed to work with clear epoxy resins in decorative flooring applications. It imparts a unique and uniform design that is easily reproducible. An ideal solution for quickly

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We Are a Self-Leveling Resin Filler Sands Supplier

Dorfner Group’s line of self-leveling resin filler sands are optimized for industrial and commercial flooring applications. They are formulated to maximize filler content in any self leveling binder system. They are ideal for general purpose applications and high-stress areas with

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Hazardous Materials Training

To ensure your hazardous goods are shipped safely and properly, all BassTech logistics associates are certified in hazardous materials transportation and undergo the required recertification every three years. Our staff is certified in DOT 49 CFR, IMDG and IATA dangerous

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Benefits of Dorfner’s Dust-Free DORSICOAT® Products In Commercial Flooring

Dorfner Group has added DORSICOAT®, a line of dust-free, easy-to-use quartz sand and sand blends, to its already impressive product catalog. These engineered quartz filler systems are used to install slip-free, highly durable industrial flooring. BassTech has partnered with Dorfner

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International Elastomer Conference 2014

Source: BassTech recently attended this year’s International Elastomer Conference in Nashville (formerly the International Rubber Expo). The International Elastomer Conference is a premier, three-day gathering of more than 2,500 customers, educators and suppliers to exchange ideas and observations from

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5 Interesting Facts About Barium Nitrate

Barium Nitrate is a salt of barium and the nitrate ion. It has uses in the vacuum tube industry and the manufacture of other barium compounds. BassTech International has supplied glass manufacturers and the pyrotechnic industry with high purity Barium

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