Sunday, December 13, 2009

This blog is closing!



This blog is closing by year-end.  All existing post will be repost in Pinoychem. Post regarding this blog topic will be directed to Pinoychem.   Thank You. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

What is Arquat 2HT-75

image from indiamart.comArquad 2HT-75 is a cationic surfactant, based on hydrogenated tallow amine.  A Dialkyl quaternary ammonium compound of the general formula [R-N(CH3)2-R]+Cl-, where R represents a straight alkyl chain, mainly C16-C18.The product contains a mixture of Isopropanol and water as solvent.
CAS Name: Quaternary ammonium compounds,    bis(hydrogenated tallow
                alkyl)dimethyl, chlorides
CAS no       61789-80-8
INCI Name: Quaternium-18

The specifications and properties listed below are intended for products manufactured in Singapore. Specification and properties for different regions like Europe, North and South America, and Asia-Pacific are different.


Typical Properties (Singapore)

Appearance, 25°C                     Paste
Density (kg/mP3P)                     880 (20°C)
                                             850 (60°C)
Equivalent Wt.                          573
Flash Point (°C)                         25
HLB (Davies Scale 0-40)             13
Isopropanol (%)                        15
Pour Point (°C)                         40
Viscosity (mPa.s)                      70 (60°)

Other Fabric Softener Agent
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Images: indiamart.com

Friday, December 11, 2009

What is Accosoft 501?


imageACCOSOFT 501 is a fabric softener quaternary for use in household and commercial products. It can be used in a full range of dispersion concentrations with excellent storage stability and easy formulation. ACCOSOFT 501 will produce 2.5 - 30% solids dispersions with a minimum of electrolyte. These dispersions exhibit instant cold water dispersibility. ACCOSOFT 501 offers good rewet and is non-yellowing.




Chemical Description:  Methyl bis(tallowamido ethyl) -2- hydroxyethyl ammonium methyl sulfate



CAS Registry No.:  68410-69-5



Typical Properties



Appearance at 25°C............................................... Off-white paste
pH, 10% in water/IPA ............................................ 6
Solids, % by wt. ................................................... 89
Color, Gardner....................................................... 3 max.
Density, g/ml (lbs/U.S. gal)..................................... 0.96 (8.1)
Pour Point, °C (°F)................................................. 20 (68)
Min. Handling Temp. (MHT), °C (°F).......................... 27 (80)
Viscosity at MHT, cps............................................. 1400
Flash Point, PMCC, °C (°F)...................................... 24 (76)
RVOC, U.S. EPA, % (Isopropanol) ............................ 12


Biodegradability Product is biodegradable.


This ingredient is use in formulating:
Ultra Fabric Softener With Accosoft 501



Source:   Stepan


Images:
indiamart.com



What is Calcium Chloride - CaCl2?

calcium chloride imageCalcium chloride, CaCl2, is a common salt. It behaves as a typical ionic halide, and is solid at room temperature. It has several common applications such as brine for refrigeration plants, ice and dust control on roads, and in concrete. The anhydrous salt is also widely used as a desiccant, where it will absorb so much water that it will eventually dissolve in its own crystal lattice water. It can be produced directly from limestone, but large amounts are also produced as a by-product of the Solvay process. Because of its hygroscopic nature, the anhydrous form must be kept in tightly-sealed containers. It is used to turn kelp into a solid.


In this fabric softener formula, calcium chloride is use as thinner or in reducing the viscosity of the formulation.

Calcium chloride can also be used in:

    Agriculture
  • calcium fertilizer
  • soil neutralization
  • food processing
  • odor control
  • tractor tire weighting
    Oil and Gas
  • oil drilling fluids
  • pipeline hydrotest
  • corrosion control
    Transportation
  • road construction
  • dust Control (road dust control agent)
  • liquid ice control (a.k.a. ice melting chemicals, liquid ice control, natural anti-freeze, road salt)
    Industrial
  • water treatment (Drainage aid for wastewater treatment, additive in swimming pool water to increase "Calcium Hardness" value of water.
  • refrigeration
  • cement accelerator
  • Additive in plastics
  • Additive in fire extinguishers
  • Additive in control scaffolding in blast furnaces
You can buy calcium chloride in different forms:

Bulk Calcium Chloride 
Calcium Chloride Pellets 
Liquid Calcium Chloride 

Calcium Chloride Suppliers (links soon to follow)  

This ingredient is use in formulating:  Ultra Fabric Softener with Accosoft 501  
Source:   wikipedia, wardchem.com    

Images:   made-in-china.com, rcil.ca