Many industrial manufacturing processes produce wastewaters containing heavy metals. Industries include printed circuit board manufacturing, metal finishing, automotive, aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing, electroplated metal parts/washing, textile dyes and steel, to name a few. As a result of improper treatment prior to discharge, many dissolved metals have been found in harmful concentrations in groundwaters which are destined for potable drinking water. In small quantities, certain heavy metals are nutritionally essential for a healthy life, but large amounts of any of them may cause acute or chronic toxicity (poisoning).
The metals most often linked to human poisoning have links to learning disabilities; cancers and death are typically caused by copper, nickel, cadmium, chrome, arsenic, lead and mercury. Many of these metals are required by humans in trace amounts, but in larger, persistent dosages, these heavy metals become toxic when they are not metabolized by the body and accumulate in the soft tissues. Heavy metal toxicity can result in damaged or reduced mental and central nervous function, lower energy levels, and damage to blood composition, lungs, kidneys, liver, and other vital organs.
Other heavy metals of concern include:
In addition to concerns for human health and the environment, an increased desire to reuse and/or recycle industrial wastewaters also requires that metals removal occur in order to meet influent water quality requirement needed by the manufacturing process and equipment.
Acuro can offer a wide range of treatment technologies depending on the specific contaminant to be reduced.
One of them is adsorbent for removal of heavy metals called Acurosorb HMR.
Disflamoll TP is a widely-used flame retardant as well as a good plasticizer, which is used in the production of cellulose acetate films.
Disflammol TP is a formulated phosphate ester and a low-volatility flame retardant. Gven its high phosphorus content, it imparts flame retardance to a broad range of polymers. It is used as a plasticizer in the production of cellulose acetate films, and in PVC applications such as artificial leather.
Business Unit : Functional Chemicals
Areas of Applications
KahlWax offers a wide variety of high-quality products used in decorative cosmetics and in skin-care and hair-care products.
The outstanding properties of what are referred to as the 2nd generation of modern waxes – rice bran wax, berry wax, shellac wax and sunflower wax – play a key role here: they lend products their unique consistency, and their smooth textures feel particularly good on the skin. Berry wax and sunflower wax are KahlWax specialties unlike any others on the market.
Kahl emulsions are extraordinarily well suited for water-based hairstyling products and sunscreen products. In both cases the films formed by the waxes result in unique product characteristics.
KahlWax is also winning over clients with its high-quality, user-friendly solutions for depilatory waxes.
KahlWax solutions can be found in a number of pharmaceutical applications, such as tablet coatings, as well as pharmaceutical creams, lotions and ointments and soft gelantine capsules.
Our natural waxes have also been used successfully in time-release delivery mechanisms for active ingredients.
ACUROVIS CT3 is soluble in water and is used in manufacture of liquid detergents.
% Free fatty acids:
Clearly Soluble in Water
9.0 to 10.5
Pale yellow clear viscous liquid.
% Free Amine:
50 kgs carboys and 200kgs HDPE Drums