Specialty chemicals, also known as performance chemicals, are used as ingredients in finished products and improve manufacturing processes. Driven by the demand for high-performance and specific functional chemicals, the global specialty chemicals market is expected to grow in the next few years. Trends in various industries continue to have an impact - whether it is the demand for additives in the food and beverage industry, personal care products, or the demand for electricity and energy, end applications are affecting the global demand for specialty chemicals.
Specialty chemical innovation depends on the unification of technology and performance attributes. Maintaining high-quality filtration standards in the specialty chemicals market is critical to maintaining its value. Learn more about our specialty material filtration solutions here.
Quality Standards for Specialty Chemicals
Unlike bulk chemicals, which are produced on a large scale and have minimal product differences between manufacturers, specialty chemicals are formulated and manufactured according to customer needs and are designed to respond flexibly to changing requirements. To be sold according to its performance or function and manufactured under strict quality control, meeting and maintaining the highest standards of filtration is essential, as this has a direct impact on its value.
When chemicals or final formulations are used for higher purity applications, this consumer-driven market requires the right product filtration solutions. Some of these high-purity formulas may be electronic grade, pharmaceutical grade, food grade, or other types of special chemicals.
Specialty chemicals usually have strict quality control specifications for the content of particulates and dissolved impurities. The filtration process is very important in the production of specialty chemicals, which can maximize yield and ensure product purity. The challenge for manufacturers is to adapt to changing filtration requirements with the introduction of new standards, meet product quality standards and obtain the right technical support.
Specialty Chemical Solutions - Silicone
Silicone products have a wide range of applications, from pharmaceutical formulations to car headlights. According to the characteristics of different products, Alfa Chemistry uses different filtration technologies to remove impurities to improve quality. Some examples include resins, oil emulsions, gels, pastes, antifoam coatings, and polymers.
One of the challenges of silicone production is to achieve crystal clear surface treatment. Meeting consistent cleaning specifications is essential, and this can be achieved by removing solid particles, degraded catalysts, salts, and gels.
Our solutions provide solutions based on the silicone produced to help customers meet their cleanliness and quality specifications:
- Silicone Oil (intermediate product): Our L/L coalescing system is protected by a high-flow and large-capacity pre-filter, which can help manufacturers remove acidic water in silicone oil.
- Silicone Resin (intermediate product): The depth filter module is our recommended solution for this production process, with long service life, low initial DP, and good mechanical resistance.
- Mixed Silicone (final product): The depth filter module is the most suitable technology to control the cleanliness of silicone oil, and its viscosity range can be as high as 10000 cP.
We can help various specialty chemical manufacturers meet their strict quality specifications.
To learn more about our innovative filtration solutions for specialty chemicals, please contact our team of filtration experts.