Plastics and Elastomers

Metal-based catalysts are widely used in the industrial manufacturing of plastics and elastomers. These catalysts play a crucial role in beginning and improving the polymerization reaction that occurs while these materials are being formed.

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Reaxis C125 – Stannous Neodecanoate Stannous Neodecanoate Request A Sample
Reaxis C154 – Stannous Chloride Dihydrate Stannous Chloride, Dihydrate Request A Sample
Reaxis C154P Stannous Chloride, Dihydrate/Blend Request A Sample
Reaxis C154S Stannous Chloride, Dihydrate/Blend Request A Sample
Reaxis C154S Plus Stannous Chloride, Dihydrate Request A Sample
Reaxis C154T Stannous Chloride, Dihydrate/Blend Request A Sample
Reaxis C160 – Stannous Oxalate Stannous Oxalate Request A Sample
Reaxis C162 Stannous Chloride, Anhydrous Request A Sample
Reaxis C188 Stannous Oxide Request A Sample
Reaxis C216 Dioctyltin Dilaurate Request A Sample
Reaxis C218 – Dibutyltin Dilaurate Dibutyltin Dilaurate Request A Sample
Reaxis C220 Monobutyltin Tris-(2-ethylhexanoate) Request A Sample
Reaxis C227 Dibutyltin bis-(1-thioglycerol) Request A Sample
Reaxis C228 Dioctyltin Diacetate Request A Sample
Reaxis C233 Dibutyltin Diacetate Request A Sample
Reaxis C233T Dibutyltin Diacetate Request A Sample
Reaxis C248 Dibutyltin Oxide Request A Sample
Reaxis C248LC Dibutyltin Oxide Request A Sample
Reaxis C319 Dibutyltin Dilauryl Mercaptide Request A Sample
Reaxis C320 Dioctyltin Dilauryl Mercaptide Request A Sample
Reaxis C3202LA Bismuth Octoate (Lubricant Grade) Request A Sample
Reaxis C3208 Bismuth Neodecanoate Request A Sample
Reaxis C3209 Bismuth Neodecanoate (Low Viscosity) Request A Sample
Reaxis C3210 Bismuth Octoate (Catalyst Grade) Request A Sample
Reaxis C322 Dibutyltin bis-(2-ethylhexyl mercaptoacetate) Request A Sample
Reaxis C325 Dimethyltin Dineodecanoate Request A Sample
Reaxis C416 Dioctyltin bis-(2-ethylhexyl mercaptoacetate) Request A Sample
Reaxis C418 Dibutyltin bis-(isooctyl mercaptoacetate) Request A Sample
Reaxis C616 Zinc Neodecanoate Request A Sample
Reaxis C620 Zinc Octoate Request A Sample
Reaxis C708 Zinc/Bismuth Neodecanoate Blend Request A Sample
Reaxis C716 – Bismuth Neodecanoate Bismuth Neodecanoate Request A Sample
Reaxis C716LV Bismuth Neodecanoate (Low Viscosity) Request A Sample
Reaxis C717 Zinc/Bismuth Octoate Blend Request A Sample
Reaxis C739E50 Water Soluble Bismuth Complex Request A Sample
Reaxis C739P50 Request A Sample
Reaxis C739W50 Water Soluble Bismuth Complex Request A Sample

Catalysts in Plastic Production

In the production of plastics, metal-based catalysts are used to initiate the polymerization reaction between monomers, resulting in the formation of long polymer chains. Metal-based catalysts are used in the production of polyolefins, polyurethanes and polyesters, which are widely used in the manufacture of packaging materials, automotive parts, and household goods. Other metal catalysts are used in the production of engineering plastics, such as polycarbonates and polyamides, which are used in electronics and automotive components among other industries.

Catalysts in Elastomer Production

Similarly, in the production of elastomers, metal-based catalysts are used to initiate the polymerization reaction between monomers, resulting in the formation of crosslinked polymer chains. The most commonly used metal catalysts for elastomers are organic peroxides and metallic salts, which promote the crosslinking reaction and determine the final properties of the elastomer. Elastomers are used in a wide range of applications, such as automotive tires, gaskets, and seals.

Benefits of Using Metal-Based Catalysts in Plastic and Elastomer Production

The use of metal-based catalysts in manufacturing plastics and elastomers creates distinct benefits. Metal catalysts allow for a controlled and efficient polymerization or crosslinking reaction, resulting in high-quality materials with specific properties and performance characteristics within an efficient production workflow. Metal-based catalysts can be tailored to the specific needs of your application, allowing for the synthesis of materials with unique and specialized properties tailored to your needs. The use of metal catalysts can also increase productivity and reduce production time, leading to cost and time savings for manufacturers of plastics and elastomers.

Overview of Metal-Based Catalyst Use in Plastic and Elastomer Production

Essentially, the use of metal-based catalysts plays a critical role in the manufacturing of plastics and elastomers, allowing for the synthesis of materials with specific and pre-selected properties. The selection of the appropriate catalyst for each application is essential to bring out the desired characteristics in your materials.

If you’re not sure which metal-based catalyst you need, or have further questions on any of our products, please feel free to contact us. You may also request a sample of any of our listed products on their respective product pages.