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Quilon®: Treatment for Leather

By Craig Keeley
August 10, 2020 Category: Quilon

Quilon, Zaclons Chromium+3/Fatty Acid Release Treatments, are used routinely to impart water or stain resistance to tanned side leather or suede. In addition, Quilon treated leather has been shown to have improved lubricity and dimensional stability. For instance, the upper leather of shoes that have been Quilon treated has more resistance to water and or perspiration. Similarly, suede can be treated with Quilon to improve dry cleanability. Garments made from suede that have been treated with Quilon will retain their color and natural softness through repeated dry cleanings. Quilon can be applied either at the fatliquoring stage, where the Quilon will be applied at 10%-40% concentration or in the post fat liquoring stage using a 6%-10% Quilon C or M solution. Quilon is produced from 100% Chromium +3, the safe and essential nutrient form of Chromium. Craig Keeley -Marketing Manager With over 30 years of experience in the chemicals industry, I have developed many long-lasting relationships.

Quilon®: Versatile and Natural Release Treatments

By Craig Keeley
July 02, 2020 Category: Quilon

Quilon, Zaclons Chromium+3/Fatty Acid Release Treatments, have been used in multiple applications since their development in the 1950s. Quilon finds use in the Commercial Bakery as a treatment to paper intended for Pan Liner to additives in printing inks used in Food Contact applications. Quilon also finds use as a treatment to the inside lining of sausage casings to allow faster processing and as the main release treatment for tee shirt appliques. Quilon is FDA approved for use for incidental food contact, as well as, being Kosher Certified. As Quilon contains 100% Chromium+3, the essential nutrient form of Chromium, it is edible. The Chromium+3 in Quilon has been found to help build muscle, reduce fat, improve stamina, lower cholesterol and help regulate blood glucose levels. Chromium+3 is found naturally in soil and is non-toxic. None of the Chromium+3 in Quilon is ever converted to the hazardous Chrmoium+6 version. Quilon treated products, when Quilon is properly applied, are perfectly

Potassium Silicate use in Masonry Coatings

By Craig Keeley
July 01, 2020 Category: Specialty Chemicals

Potassium Silicate has been used for over 150 years as the vehicle for Masonry Coatings. When properly formulated and applied, silicate paints will last for decades as they chemically bond to the surface of concrete, stone and other forms of masonry. They are resistant to Acid Rain and provide a degree of Water and Stain resistance. Furthermore, as silicates are alkaline, they are natural biocides. Because silicate-based coatings chemically bond to the surface, they help fill the pores of stone and cement materials providing a weatherproof surface and allows many years before recoating is necessary. Zaclon LLC produces several grades of Potassium Silicate. Typically, we recommend our Zacsil 30 Grade, a 2.5 weight ratio Potassium Silicate for use in masonry coatings. In addition, Zaclon LLC represents our Swiss based partners, van Baerles Inocot series of modified Potassium Silicates. The Inocot series of products provide enhanced stability and formulating flexibility. The use of silicate

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