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Understanding Reach Compliant Materials in Manufacturing

In the world of manufacturing, ensuring the safety and sustainability of materials is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a successful, trusted business. The responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the consumer is enormous, but REACH compliance helps manufacturers meet the highest standards with a comprehensive framework. REACH-compliant materials and protocols [...]

2024-01-11T06:02:31-05:00January 25th, 2024|Coatings World Publications|0 Comments

Power of Natural Wax Powder in Coating Applications

As consumers and business owners alike prioritize sustainability, the demand for eco-friendly coating applications is rapidly increasing. That’s why natural alternatives to traditional coating materials are gaining traction in the market. One such alternative is natural wax powder. This powder offers unique properties that make it an ideal choice for coating applications. Let’s explore the [...]

2024-01-11T05:58:30-05:00January 18th, 2024|Coatings World Publications|0 Comments

Key Benefits of PTFE Alternative Coatings and Inks in Today’s Industries

For decades, numerous industries have been using polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) to create high-quality coatings and inks. PTFE has long been recognized for its unique properties, such as low friction, heat resistance, and chemical inertness. However, PTFE coatings and inks also present environmental and health risks that cannot be ignored. As both consumers and business leaders become [...]

2024-01-11T05:57:43-05:00January 9th, 2024|Coatings World Publications|0 Comments

Shamrock Technologies appoints Michael Kellen as new President

Shamrock Technologies appoints Michael Kellen as new President December 20, 2023 Shamrock Technologies, Inc., a global leader in wear, slip, and texturing additives, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Kellen as President, effective immediately. Shamrock’s Chairman, Bill Neuberg, announced, “Since joining Shamrock in February 2022, Mr. Kellen has done an exceptional job of [...]

Properties of Elastomer

An elastomer is a polymer with both elasticity and viscosity, and with weak intermolecular forces. At Shamrock Technologies, we offer a range of products for elastomers, each with a variety of useful properties and benefits.   Our Micronized PTFE Powders in Elastomers Micronized PTFE powders are used in elastomers, which are usually distributed [...]

What is a Thermoplastic Elastomer Additive Used For?

Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) are polymer mixes made of materials with thermoplastic and elastomeric properties. They offer several advantages, such as material stability, recyclability, outstanding thermal properties, excellent physical range, and long material life. As a result, they are used in myriad products, including household goods, footwear, medical devices, adhesives, and automobile parts. Shamrock Technologies offers [...]

Enhancing Coating Performance and Aesthetics: The Benefits of Texture Additives

Coating applications can be challenging, especially when it comes to achieving the desired finish. In some cases, standard coating products may fall short in meeting specific project requirements. This is where coating texture additives come in. These additives not only enhance the physical properties of the coating but also help achieve the desired visual effects. [...]

Wax Additives Benefits in Coatings & Inks

At Shamrock Technologies, we carry a range of high quality wax additives. These additives are surface modifiers that can be added to inks and coatings to achieve a variety of useful results. They offer several benefits, including improved processing, enhanced surface properties, and increased sustainability.   Processability One of the primary benefits of adding natural [...]

PTFE Lubricants and Their Advantages

PTFE lubricants reduce friction without the need of grease or oil and are used in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications. Various other advantages combine to make PTFE lubricants unique. Among their benefits: PTFE is inert and corrosive-resistant, making these lubricants ideal for applications involving reactive agents. Extreme durability, with a longer usage [...]

Powder Coating Additives

Powder coating additives are critical to the functionality of powder coatings used across a broad range of applications, including the manufacture of such things as appliances, metal furniture, electronics, farm equipment, and automotive OEM and aftermarket parts. At Shamrock, we work closely with our powder coatings customers to minimize the impact of abrasion and mar [...]

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