We are focused on a wide array of market segments, from rubber resins to specialty chemicals. Our products, essential to a multitude of applications, are vital to the success of our customers and the quality of their products.
Our phenolic resins are used in tires made for passenger cars, trucks, and aircraft as well as other vehicle components such as belts and hoses. Adhesion promoting resins help form a permanent bond between the rubber and the steel in fiber belts. Tackifier resins allow for easy assembly of the uncured tires, and reinforcing resins make the rubber in tires more durable. Our phenolic curing resins are used to vulcanize rubber in rubber-plastic compounds for molded rubber products such as kitchen utensil handles that provide improved grip and ergonomic comfort.
Our industrial resins serve as the bonding agent in a variety of composite materials. Industrial resins are utilized in the abrasives market as part of grinding wheels and sand paper, and in friction products that incorporate brake pads and clutch facings. SI Group phenolic resins are extremely strong and thermally resistant, making them an ideal fit for these applications. Our industrial resins are also utilized in foundry and refractory industries.
Our phenolic resins combined with natural or synthetic rubber are often used in adhesive applications. Contact cements and bonding adhesives made with these resins are often used in footwear soles, construction materials, and automotive rubber-to-metal bonding. Pressure sensitive adhesives are integrated with SI Group resins to manufacture duct tape, masking tape, and other rubber based tape products.
Fuels & Lubricants
SI Group alkylated phenol is used in lubricant additives for industrial and transportation-related fluids and engine oils, including gasoline and diesel fuel. Our products improve performance of lubricants and fuel additive packages resulting in extended lifecycle engines, transmissions and gear drives in automobiles, trucks, buses, and other industrial machinery.
SI Group alkylated phenol is a key raw material used in the manufacturing process of plastic additives. These additives, found in a variety of packaging containers and consumer goods, promote improved performance and integrity, including transparency, flexibility, UV protection, and impact resistance.
Our products are widely utilized as a raw material component in substances such as wetting and cleaning agents that dissolve dirt and stains, and in dispersants that are used for de-inking. Our surfactants are also essential to the Enhanced Oil Recovery process (EOR), which is a technique used to increase the amount of oil extracted from an oil field. Using the EOR method can extract 30 to 60 percent of the reservoir's original oil compared with only 20 to 40 percent that is generally extracted using primary and secondary recovery.
Modern engineering plastics are capable of performing many of the functions of several metals, such as bronze and aluminum, but with the advantage of being lighter, more economical, and easier to handle. Today’s engineering plastics offer significant advantages such as heat and friction resistance, reducing energy consumption thereby increasing the product’s lifespan. Engineering plastics can be found in industrial machinery, automotive vehicles, medical equipment, appliances, and electrical components.
Interior and exterior can coatings for the food and beverage industries are manufactured using our products. The coating provides chemical resistance preventing the contents from reacting with the metal, thus preserving quality, taste, and odor. Tinting resins made by SI Group are also a part of can coatings to provide the desired golden color. SI Group specialty products also include chemical intermediates used in production of sunscreen to help provide protection from UV rays of the sun.