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Scott Bader Speciality Polymers Promoting ASE and HASE Thickener Technologies at H3i, 11-12 March 2014 NMM, Birmingham


Scott Bader Speciality Polymers Promoting ASE and HASE
Thickener Technologies at H3i, 11-12 March 2014, NMM, Birmingham

Scott Bader Speciality Polymers is exhibiting at the H3i Exhibition and Conference, which this year runs from 11-12 March at the NMM Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK. H3i is a specialist exhibition covering raw materials, ingredients and formulation of household, industrial and institutional cleaning products. Scott Bader will be promoting on its stand (No: 210) the specialist ranges of Texipol inverse emulsions and TexicrylASE and HASE emulsions, which can be used to thicken a wide range of liquid and cream cleaning products; both water based ranges of thickeners are based on innovative Scott Bader technology chemistries.

All Texipol inverse emulsions grades are supplied pre neutralised, so no additional alkali or surfactant is required to activate thickening. They offer the flexibility of being able to be added at any stage of formulating, including post adjustment. An inverse emulsion thickener is made up of water in an oil emulsion, with the continuous phase being oil. When Texipols are added to water or a waterborne system, the Texipol ‘inverts’ with the help of the water soluble emulsifiers and water becomes the continuous phase; once added, thickening is almost instantaneous and as a result, the use of a Texipol thickener in a formulation can reduce blending cycle times by a minimum of 50%. Texipol grades also benefit from having a high thickening efficiency, so only a low level of thickener is needed, offering further cost saving benefits for a cleaning products manufacturer. Texipol inverse emulsion thickeners are supplied in a low viscosity format, so are easy to pump and meter on a production line.

The Texicryl range of ASE (Alkali Swellable Emulsions) and hydrophobically modified alkali swellable emulsions (HASE) liquid thickeners share a number of the feature and benefits offered by Scott Bader’s inverse emulsion thickeners, but with some added attributes and characteristics. According to Scott Bader, this makes the Texicryl ASE and HASE grades developed by its R & D team even more efficient and beneficial to use with certain cleaning product formulations. For example, their excellent solubility characteristics help to produce crystal clear aqueous gels. Both the Texicryl ASE and Texicryl HASE thickener grades can provide tailored rheological properties to a final formulated system as needed. Effects such as high ‘in-can’ stability and excellent pigment suspension characteristics can be achieved, as well as also imparting ‘cling’ to any vertical substrates to which the finished cleaning product is applied; this attribute has proved to be of particular benefit for some car care products and certain types of household cleaning products.

To help speed up R & D activities for new product formulations, Scott Bader offers an on line ‘SmartLab Direct’ sample service for companies located in Europe and the Americas. This SmartLab Direct service offers a rapid, direct delivery service of 250ml rheology modifier samples and re-fills, along with access to technical experts within Scott Bader for formulation support and advice.

Typical sectors of the cleaning chemicals market which can benefit from Scott Bader’s thickener technologies for both liquid and cream cleaners include: auto care for cutting compounds, polishes, shampoos and alloy wheel cleaners; household and industrial cleaners for metal and ceramic hard surfaces, bathroom and lavatory products, gel air fresheners, thickened detergents, fabric conditioners, oven cleaners, floor polishes, plus driveway, concrete and masonry cleaners.

Scott Bader has an extensive knowledge of waterborne chemistries and supplies a wide range of thickeners and rheology modifiers, not only for cleaning products, but for other industries, including: Construction, Textiles, Coatings and Graphic Arts.

For more information on the full range of waterbased and solvent borne products and SmartLab service offered globally by Scott Bader Speciality Polymers, and to find out about the Scott Bader Group of companies located around the world, visit


About Scott Bader
Scott Bader was established in 1921. Today it is a €237 million global chemical company, employing over 600 people worldwide. It is a common trusteeship company, having no external shareholders, with a strong commitment to supporting its customers, workforce and the environment.

Scott Bader’s headquarters is based in the UK where it has purpose-built, state-of-the-art technical facilities that provide R & D as well as complete evaluation, testing and application support. It has manufacturing facilities in Europe, The Middle East, India, South Africa, Canada and South America.

For further information regarding Scott Bader, please call +44 (0)1933 666638, visit
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