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Methionine is an essential amino acid and forms an important part of animal feeds. Amino acids are the building blocks of life. All proteins consist of amino acids. They are naturally present in skin, hair and muscles. That’s why they are necessary nutrients for humans and animals. Their chemical synthesis is safe because of the intensive control and closed loops. Methionine is taken from Antwerp across the globe and is usually used in compound feed factories which are active in poultry, dairy cattle and fish breeding.
Acrolein cyanohydrinacetate is a basic product for BASTA®, a total herbicide. As a herbicide it is only active through the leaves. It is harmless for the soil and decomposes completely and quickly. The herbicide is used in the fruit culture, forestry, soya, corn, cereal, sugar beet and potato growing.
In refined form hydrogen peroxide is used largely as a bleaching and oxidising agent. The paper fibre industry uses it for example to reach the characteristic whiteness of paper. Also in the cosmetics and textile industry hydrogen peroxide is often used. Finally, it is an environmentally friendly product that can be used for detoxifying waste water.
Aerosil® is an extremely fine divided filler with a very large area of application. It is used in paints, coatings, rubber and silicone rubber. It also offers many applications in our daily life. It ensures for example that tablets break up in water and prevents toothpastes from drying out.
Si 69 is used in the rubber industry. It ensures an optimal application of the properties of rubber. The use of this product in the surface layer of “green” tires reduces the rolling resistance and therefore fuel consumption.
MTBE is applied as an anti-knock agent in gasoline.
Dibutene is used as a raw material for the production of plasticizers in the plastics industry.
Isobutene is used in the tyre, fluid hose and sporting goods industry. Other applications are lubricants, Plexiglas®, plasters and lipsticks. Through its properties isobutene ensures a better air tightness of rubber applications.
Para-aminodicyclohexylmethane (PACM) is used as hardening component in flooring applications and as basic product for polyamides and polyurethanes.
Trimethylcyclohexanone (TMC-on) is used for the production of engineering plastics and polymerization catalysts.