maleic anhydride


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maleic anhydride

[mə′lā·ik an′hī‚drīd]
(organic chemistry)
C4H2O3 Colorless crystals, soluble in acetone, hydrolyzing in water; used to form polyester resins. Also known as 2,5-furandione.
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3 Maleic Anhydride Derivatives Maleic anhydride derivatives are mainly used for the packaging of electronic components.
Maleic Anhydride industry market dynamics in the US from 2000 to 2016 consisting of market size, demand and production outlook, demand by end use sector, and average prices
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In 2012, unsaturated polyester resins were the largest application segment accounting for over 49% of the global maleic anhydride market.
Crompton also has a proprietary maleated PP that reportedly outperforms coupling agents made by reactive extrusion, partly owing to the ability to incorporate higher maleic anhydride (MA) levels.
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Unite products are maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene used as coupling agents for glass-filled PP.
Maleic Anhydride industry supply scenario in Japan from 2000 to 2016 consisting of plants capacity growth, installed plant capacity by production process and technology
Concise Analysis of the International Maleic Anhydride (MA) Market - Forecast up to 2017", is an absolutely essential resource for anyone looking for detailed information on the mentioned market.
And unlike some competing vinyl esters, it is not made with maleic anhydride, so it has better hydrolysis resistance, Dow claims.