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Betsy Taber is a Senior Environmental Engineer with Sekisui Specialty Chemicals at our Calvert City Plant. She went to Georgetown College, and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry. She also has a Master of Science degree in Management of Technology from Murray State University.

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Keith Martin is a Technical Service Chemist with Sekisui Specialty Chemicals at our Houston Technology Center. He has a Bachelors of Science from the University of Houston and has been with the company for more than 8 years.

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Top 7 Reasons to Use Selvol PVOH for Textile Warp Sizing

Polyvinyl alcohol is widely used textile warp sizing composition. Selvol Polyvinyl Alcohol for textiles is an excellent film former, providing a protective coating for spun and filament yarn. It is coats the textiles with a sturdy film, however, it is easily removed (desized) with hot water. Features of Selvol polyvinyl alcohol as a warp sizing agent include superior:

Top 7 Reasons to Use Selvol PVOH for Textile Warp Sizing2021-04-12T17:44:57+00:00

Selvol Polyvinyl Alcohol and Water: A Love Hate Relationship

Because Selvol polyvinyl alcohol is a water-soluble polymer, it is sometimes perceived as having little or no water resistance. However, Selvol polymers can provide both water retention or water resistance depending on the grade selected. Our polymer range includes both hydrophilic and hydrophobic polyvinyl alcohol.

Selvol Polyvinyl Alcohol and Water: A Love Hate Relationship2021-04-12T17:45:07+00:00

Improve Colorfastness in Semi-Permanent Hair Dyes with Selvol Ultalux AD

Sekisui Specialty Chemicals (SSC) has presented research at the Society of Cosmetic Chemist’s Annual Technology Showcase since the launch of our cosmetic quality polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH), Selvol Ultalux. The annual showcase event, held in New York City at the beginning of December, is an opportunity for formulators and chemists from many countries to share and review the latest advances in personal care.

Improve Colorfastness in Semi-Permanent Hair Dyes with Selvol Ultalux AD2021-04-12T17:45:23+00:00

2 Examples of Oil & Gas Resistant, Barrier Polyvinyl Alcohol

Paper manufacturers are looking for new end uses for coated or treated paper. One area of progress is food packaging; particularly packaging that provides some level of oil and grease resistance. Selvol polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) is an extremely hydrophilic polymer, and as a continuous film, exhibits total barrier properties to oil, grease, and most organic solvents.

2 Examples of Oil & Gas Resistant, Barrier Polyvinyl Alcohol2021-04-12T18:03:25+00:00

Improving the Performance of Pore Cleansing Masks and Strips with Selvol Ultalux AD and Polyvinyl Alcohol

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) is one of the most commonly used film formers shutterstock_175000283smallin personal care products. A quick search of the Good Guide database (http://www.goodguide.com/) reveals that over 800 different products contain polyvinyl alcohol including mascaras, concealers, masks and peels, foundation

Improving the Performance of Pore Cleansing Masks and Strips with Selvol Ultalux AD and Polyvinyl Alcohol2021-04-12T18:03:47+00:00

Air Knife and Rod/Blade Coating Starting Formulations Using Polyvinyl Alcohol

Advances in ink jet printing technology have resulted in a new generation of ink jet printers which can print faster at wider paper widths, producing four-color images close to photography quality. Ink jet printing papers must respond to these changes through quick ink absorption, minimizing ink bleed and ink wicking while retaining favorable ink optical density values.

Air Knife and Rod/Blade Coating Starting Formulations Using Polyvinyl Alcohol2021-04-12T18:11:36+00:00

Laminated, Sealed, Glued and Bound- Selvol Polyvinyl Alcohol as an Adhesive Binder

Selvol polyvinyl alcohol is used as a primary and ancillary adhesive binder in many household items. From the envelopes we seal our letters into, the wood furniture we assemble, and the books we read, there is Selvol polyvinyl alcohol in all of these.

Laminated, Sealed, Glued and Bound- Selvol Polyvinyl Alcohol as an Adhesive Binder2021-04-12T18:04:45+00:00

Advantages of Selvol PVOH in Textile Warp Sizing

Polyvinyl alcohol is widely used textile warp siting composition. Selvol Polyvinyl Alcohol for Textile Warp Sizing is an excellent film former, providing a protective coating for spun and filament yarn. It’s tough film, however, is easily removed (desized) with hot water. Features of Selvol polyvinyl alcohol as a warp sizing agent include superior:

Advantages of Selvol PVOH in Textile Warp Sizing2021-04-12T17:45:36+00:00

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