Eliokem Launches Novel Latex Process | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 7 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 18, 2008

Eliokem Launches Novel Latex Process

Department: Business
An Eliokem scientist studies polymers at the firm's labs in Villejust, France.
Credit: Eliokem
8607bcon_eliokem
 
An Eliokem scientist studies polymers at the firm's labs in Villejust, France.
Credit: Eliokem

The R&D department of Eliokem—a 2001 specialty chemicals spin-off from Goodyear Tire & Rubber—has developed a new process for manufacturing latex by controlled radical polymerization. Carried out in a single reactor and using only commercially available reactants, the process yields polymers that can't be manufactured with conventional radical polymerization, the company says. Eliokem adds that the resulting "nanolatex" is free of emulsifiers.

 
Chemical & Engineering News
ISSN 0009-2347
Copyright © American Chemical Society

Leave A Comment

*Required to comment