In July of 2019 the USPTO allowed MCTRON Technologies a composition of matter patent on PermaPel® polymer technology and includes its use in filled coatings and substrate treatments, said composition with fillers (talc, kaolin, CaCO3, etc.), substrates treated with the aforementioned and substrates treated so as to improve contact angle. A Notice of Allowance from…Details
MCTRON offers a complete line of thickener products and technical guidance for use in many applications
MCTRON Technologies is a long-standing supplier of thickeners for industrial use in a wide range of applications. In this issue of NewsBites, we highlight our MaxxThix® line of quality products, and offer customers guidance for choosing the right thickener to meet their rheology needs.
MCTRON alkali-swellable thickeners are polyacrylate based polymers that contain carboxylic acid groups. Alkali-swellable thickeners are co-polymers of methacrylic acid and ethyl acrylate ester, imitate the rheology properties of cellulosics, but provides an easier-to-use and more cost-effective product. MaxxThix® alkali-swellable products thicken via water absorption and swelling. Different rheological characteristics are achieved by engineering the molecular…Details
MCTRON’s MaxxThix® AT-17 and MaxxThix® AT-25 are Associative Thickeners that offer a Formulating Tool for a Variety of Applications
MCTRON’s MaxxThix® MT-17 is a high viscosity alkali-swellable thickener made with a hydrophobic monomer designed with a temperature sensitive cross-linker that helps build a yield point into a polymer system. Associative alkali-swellable thickeners like MaxxThix® MT-17 are extremely cost effective and provide good to excellent splatter resistance, high shear viscosity and sag resistance. MaxxThix® MT-17…Details
MaxxThix® MT-107 is a sodium polyacrylate gum thickener generally used as a “top off” thickener at the end of a process to optimize viscosity. MaxxThix® MT-107 is used to thicken coating compounds for adhesives, sizes, dispersions used in upholstery, drapery, carpet, paper, paint, wallpaper printing, textiles and other formulated latex products. It can be used…Details
MCTRON Technologies has added MaxxBloc® PB-1270 and MaxxBloc® PB-1285 to its growing line of anti-backstaining products for denim washing applications. MaxxBloc® PBS-1285 has also been developed as an anti-backstaining product formulated with a high performance cotton dispersant. Click here for more information about our products for denim laundry applications. To contact our dedicated sales executive,…Details
PermaPel® Product Line Continues to Grow. PermaPel® SRZ6019 provides improved softness and water repellency.
MCTRON Technologies has developed a softer PermaPel for denim processing and finishing applications requiring a more subtle water repellent finish. PermaPel® SRZ6019 has been developed as a surface treatment to also provide crock resistance and improved adhesion. It is a cross-linked emulsion polymer that is water repellent and wash durable. It can be applied by…Details
MCTRON Technologies is a basic producer of oxidized high density high melt temperature polyethylene powder and now also offers a high quality 40% HDPE emulsion form. MaxxLube® HDPE-2540 is an excellent sewing lubricant particularly for denim processing and finishing, but also has application in a variety of other industrial applications. It is available in drums…Details
MCTRON Technologies offers a wide range of acrylic emulsion polymers for a number of industrial applications. Many of the these products find use in textiles for pigment dying, back coatings, and functional finishes either as a stand alone treatment or in combination with DMDHEU resins, fluorochemicals and other additives. For more info on Maxxacryl® and…Details