FASTT has been delivering several additives for various industrial applications for years. We directly work together with the producers and are always on the cutting edge of development
The additives include a typically broad and very diverse group of applications.
The selection criteria and the price-performance ratios are the efficacy and mechanism of action.
When you apply additives, you should always look for interactions that might happen. Because of such interactions negative properties might arise, which should be improved by the additive in question.
Most additives are liquid or in solid form, making their application very easy. They will be added after dispersion and stirred. Additives that are supposed to influence the production process, such as defoamers and surface-active and disperging agents, must be applied before dispersion.
If you are going to apply several additives, you must add them one by one. Please make sure that there is a thorough mixing in order to preclude interactions.
Areas of application
processing agents such as dispersing agents, thickening agents, and emulsifiers
binding agents such as hardeners (so-called co-hardeners for creating a specific characteristic profile), solvents (e.g., co-solvents in aqueous lacquers and diluents)
driers for synthetic materials, lacquers, and natural resins
surface-active and dispersing agents, lacquers, and coating agents
antioxidants, lacquers, and coating agents
desiccants and moisturizers
ingredients for building materials, concrete additives
plasticizers for synthetic materials
light stabilizers (UV absorbers and/or radical catchers) in synthetic materials and lacquers
leveling agents which make coating surfaces as smooth as possible
defoamers and air-release additives in coating agents
matting agents (mainly for lacquers)
raising agents for generating foam
corrosion inhibitors, softeners, and biocides in water cycles, the later ones also in pigment preparations, water-based lacquers, and emulsion paints
preservatives and antioxidants
nutritional additives and feed additives such as minerals, vitamins, and dyestuffs
antistatic agents for laminate floors
diluents are inexpensive additives that are added when expensive substances are indispensable to achieve the desired properties