Processing and Reinforcing Agents - Reinforcing Agents (CASE)
Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC offers a number of industrial minerals designed to improve the physical properties of our customers' formulated products. C.A.S.E. composites consisting of a mineral and resin, balanced in an optimized blend, offer performance advantages not easily achieved by resins alone. Our line of reinforcing agents provide a range of particle shapes that help to achieve desirable properties and cost. Plus many have been formulated to ease customer processing and compounding needs. Vanderbilt minerals are generally successful in balancing technical, cost, and supply considerations.
Vanderbilt Minerals: Kaolin, Pyrophyllite, and Wollastonite
The addition of the correct Vanderbilt mineral filler to a compound not only decreases product cost but can also increase its physical properties. The addition of mineral fillers can increase the viscosity, opacity and weight of the compound, and reduce shrinkage and cracking. The use of mineral fillers will also affect physical strength and vibration damping.
VEEGUM&erg;, VAN GEL® and VANZAN® Product Lines
The use of VAN GEL® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate and VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (smectite clay) as a suspending agent can significantly reduce challenges associated with the stabilization of aqueous dispersions. These clays can be used with other suspension stabilizers, such as VANZAN® Xanthan Gum, for even greater control over stability, viscosity and flow properties.