Amines and Chelates
Versatility and Value
Making valuable products even better with amines and chelants
Amines and chelants are versatile materials that deliver a wide range of performance properties in many different applications and products.
Amines are multi-functional organic compounds derived from ammonia. Like ammonia, amines are weak bases, so they work well for neutralizing acidic components and buffering pH in a wide variety of products and processes. Additionally, amines can be reacted further to create derivatives with unique functionality for a broad range of uses. Known for their versatility, amines can help you achieve the desired performance in a wide range of applications, whether neutralizing acids, emulsifying properties, lubrication or viscosity are required.
Amines are used in a wide variety of applications and products:
Helping balance pH in personal care products while still being gentle on the eyes – often used in baby and pet shampoos.
Providing pH adjustment while improving the solubility and dispersibility of other components in both water-based and solvent-based coating formulations; acting as hardeners for epoxy-based systems.
Providing excellent corrosion protection and emulsifying capabilities when added to asphalt chemicals and lube oil additives.
Chelants, also referred to as chelating agents, are versatile materials made up of molecules capable of forming bonds to metal ions. Because of this capability, chelating agents are used to neutralize a variety of metal ions commonly found in water-based formulations and processes.
Chelating agents are often used in the following applications: