Global Market Segments
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 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.
SI Group offers a broad line of antioxidants for our customers’ lubricant, fuel and polymer stabilization needs. Our antioxidants can be used in virtually every petroleum-based fuel in use today, from gasoline, pyrolysis gasoline and jet fuel, to diesel and kerosene. They also play an important role as oxidation inhibitors in biodiesel, a renewable alternative fuel. Our antioxidants product range includes the ETHANOX® and ETHAPHOS® antioxidants, as well as ALBlend antioxidant blends.
Modern engineering plastics offer benefits similar to metals like bronze and aluminum, but with the advantage of being lighter, more economical, and easier to handle and process. Our products are integral raw materials to the production of high-performance plastics that have improved heat and friction resistance, impact resistance, and chemical resistance. Engineering plastics can be found in a large cross section of industrial machinery, car components, medical equipment, sports equipment, LCD panels, smart phones and tablets.
Fuels, Lubricants & Oilfield
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 is a solutions provider to a wide range of industries, such as friction, abrasives, refractory, paper impregnation, insulation and composites. Our phenolic resins are preferred where there is a need to comply to the growing demands around fire protection, environmental impact, energy consumption, working life, filtration, human exposure, safety, and efficiency. SI Group’s global R&D capabilities are perfectly positioned for collaboration to address your needs.
Our specialty product offerings include solvent-based acrylic resins, phenolic resins, tinting resins, coating additives, and solvents for many specialty markets. Our interior and exterior coatings provide chemical resistance, preventing the contents from reacting with can metal, thus preserving quality, color, and odor. These products provide benefits to numerous end-uses by improving everyday products such as paint cans; dyes; electrical components and building materials; molding compounds; wood and foundry; and more.
Health & Wellness
SI Group’s health and wellness portfolio of products include nutrition and pharma intermediates, and flavor and fragrance intermediates. We also manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients, including Ibuprofen and Propofol, according to strict cGMP requirements to address the needs of a growing and aging world population. From APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients); to resins; intermediates and chemicals, SI Group solutions are used in a broad array of end markets including nutrition, sunscreen, and synthetic Vitamin E.
SI Group’s alkylated phenols are key intermediate raw materials used to make antioxidants, flame retardants, UVA light stabilizers, and processing aids. These additives are found in base polymers, consumer goods, medical equipment, car components, electrical and electronic devices, and building insulation. Benefits include improved product performance and integrity such as transparency, flexibility, UVA protection, and impact resistance.
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 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.