Pigment and chemical dispersions supplier Chromaflo Technologies (Ashtabula, OH, US) will present recent advancements in Accumag and inhibitor technologies and feature technologically advanced UV solutions and introduce the new GTS Line for polyester sheet molding compound (SMC), bulk molding compound (BMC) and pultrusion. Accumag dispersions are, says Chromaflo, the most consistently reactive thickener dispersions available to the market. They are manufactured using a technology designed to enhance consistency and predictability of thickening for SMC, BMC and TMC systems. Chromaflo’s recent advancement in Accumag dispersions has resulted in improved reactivity and shelf stability, enabling customers to better manage and supply inventory logistics. Chromaflo's IN-Series of inhibitor solutions have been designed for use in the thermoset industry to manage shelf stability and to retard premature gelation. The UVSolutions line of pigment dispersions for weatherability employs a total compound systems approach that is tailored to the resin system and color space. Chromaflo’s new GTS line of colorants, designed for polyester SMC, BMC and pultrusion, contain a heavy metal-free exterior grade pigment dispersed in monomer-free, low-viscosity unsaturated polyester resin. They are suitable for volumetric and gravimetric pumping and metering, and can be used for in-plant tinting applications.
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