Monol Oligomer Technology
Cray Valley introduces Krasol LBH 5000M, the newest addition to its portfolio of liquid polybutadiene additives. The mono-hydroxyl functional oligomer (monol) is a versatile additive that supports new applications for reactive polybutadienes. The monol can also be hydrogenated to produce a clear liquid (Krasol HLBH 5000M). As a long-chain alcohol (C250), the monol retains resistance to acids and bases in harsh environments, is hydrolytically stable and is compatible with hydrocarbons. In composite systems the oligomeric chain can promote surface modification and adhesion, as well as hydrophobicity or rheological modification. It is compatible with many substrates, including polyolefins and can be further modified for use as macromonomers, surfactants, compatibilizers, fluid additives and other value applications.