Industrial Specialties Enabling Materials for Sophisticated Chemistries & Applications
Alkenyl Succinic Anhydrides (Up one level)
Non Paper ASA
Vertellus is a major player in the alkenyl succinic anhydrides (ASA) market. While it has a significant position in paper sizing applications it also offers a range of ASAs based around alpha olefin chain lengths from C8 to C24 as well as ASAs from C12 propylene tetramer.
These ASAs have a wide variety of applications by virtue of their hydrophobic carbon chain and a hydrophilic anhydride group which allow inclusion in oil/water systems to perform tasks such as corrosion inhibition, viscosity modification, reactive diluents, etc. This group of materials is used in sectors as diverse as starch modification for foods through to corrosion inhibitors, epoxy curing systems and fuel additives. Pentagon is also capable of making derivatives of these materials or offering refined grades by wiped film evaporation techniques.