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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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Glycerol Monostearate and Glycerol Tristearate

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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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Spotlight on: Budenheim

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Photo source: budenheim.com 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

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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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Interesting Facts About Styrene-Butadiene Styrene (SBS)

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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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5 Interesting Facts About Boric Acid

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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

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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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5 Interesting Facts About Barium Nitrate

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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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5 Interesting Facts About Tundish Refractories

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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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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 Bricks

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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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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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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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