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Can Aluminum be Phosphatized?

The answer is no. And you don’t really need it to phosphatize. The purpose of an iron phosphate is to increase the surface profile on steel, so it offers corrosion protection and more surface area for paint to adhere. Let’s look closer at the process. The Science Behind Phosphatizing The reason you can’t phosphatize aluminum …

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A Heat Transfer Story

Jerry was in a pickle. Interesting term to use considering pickle juice had been what he thought of each time he pulled a sample from the chiller system that was keeping his plastic bag blow mold operation from overheating. And the problem was getting worse. Lately “pond scum” came to mind when he pulled samples.  …

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Helping the Customer Through Trying Times

Mother Nature can be cruel. Just ask the residents and companies located in Texas. Over the past couple months, record low temperatures, along with freezing rain and snow, have caused havoc throughout the chemical industry—this after a challenging year due to COVID-19. Production, logistics and personnel challenges have caused many chemical producers in the region …

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Waste not what not!

Don’t Let your Waste go to Waste

By Kathy Blair Want not, waste not! We’re in the business of not wasting your hazardous and non-hazardous waste. We offer resource recovery as a value-added solution, giving companies several options to reuse, reclaim and recycle useful materials in a manner that is safe and protective of human health and the environment: Option #1 – …

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Why Choose Acetone Replacement Products from Superior?

by Mark Sickels Acetone supply is currently extremely tight, and prices have risen over 200% in less than one year. These two facts alone make buyers want to switch away from another product. But if you only looked at these two factors, then you would be missing the many other solid reasons—five, in fact—to switch …

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2021: Steadfast Yet Continuing to Stand Out

By Kurt Hettinga, President. As 2020 came to a close, I spent a lot of time reflecting back on what we endured as a company, as well as what I envision for the new year ahead. The impact of the pandemic on the industrial chemical space has been varied. Different sub-markets have fared better than …

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Innovative Problem Solving

Innovative Problem Solving Helped Address Supply Chain Issues in 2020

As we all have experienced both personally and professionally, 2020 has presented many trials beyond what anyone could have imagined. One of the places we felt that with particular impact was our supply chain. Not surprisingly, COVID-19 as well as numerous hurricanes put significant stress on our supply chain at various points in the year, …

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Superior Protection during COVID-19

During these uncertain times, it’s important to know that someone is watching out for you. Superior does just that with our technical expertise, industry experience and state-of-the-art testing facilities.  With the onset of COVID-19 earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) both quickly recognized …

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Static Electricity in the Workplace

When handling flammable liquids, preventing a fire can require a lot of planning to ensure that all equipment is properly designed and safe work practices are in place.  Even though fuel, oxygen, and energy are all required to create a flame, fuel and oxygen are already abundant in most areas where flammable liquids are handled.  …

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