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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 [...]

What are Wax Additives?

Wax additives are surface modifiers that enhance and protect the appearance, feel, slip, durability, and abrasion- and scratch-resistance of inks and coatings. Shamrock Technology’s bio-based wax additives can be used in a variety of long-lasting formulations. Biobased sustainable vegetable-derived natural wax additives: Improve recyclability of post-consumer end-waste products; Improve cradle-to-cradle material yield; Lower overall energy consumption and carbon [...]

Why are Lubricant Additives Needed?

Lubricant additives are compounds dissolved or suspended in oil, typically ranging between 0.1 to 30% of oil volume, depending on the application. Lubricant additives most often are high-molecular-weight polymers. Additives typically perform one or more of the following functions: Enhance existing propertieswith corrosion inhibitors, anti-foam agents and demulsifying agents. Suppress undesirable base oil properties like [...]

Joon Choo Appointed Shamrock President

Previously VP and global key accounts and products leader, Choo joined Shamrock in 1983. Shamrock President Joon Choo Anthony Locicero, Associate editor03.25.21 Shamrock appointed Joon Choo as president, effective immediately. Previously VP and global key accounts and products leader, Choo joined Shamrock in 1983. Throughout the years, he has worked in various technical and key growth [...]

Shamrock Technologies Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Shamrock Technologies celebrated two significant milestones on St. Patrick’s Day. Bill Neuberg, Shamrock’s Chairman and son of its original founder, hosted the festive celebration of the company’s 80th anniversary. From its origins as a chemical supply company in 1941, Shamrock has emerged as a leading global force in its field, with significant manufacturing operations on [...]


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