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Reactive Chemicals

MEL Chemicals supply a range of zirconium based reactive chemicals.

Suitable for various applications including adhesives, antiperspirants, printing inks, crosslinkers, paints, pigment coating, metal treatment, waterproofing and flameproofing.

MEL Chemicals supplies the Bacote®, ZirmelTM, ZircrossTM & XL ranges of crosslinkers.

formaldehyde-free insolubiliser, for pigmented paper and board coatings; offering unparalleled quality and consistency.

Bacote® consists of a clear, aqueous alkaline zirconium. There is a slight ammonia odour associated with Bacote®, and ammonia is released upon evaporation. There is no odour associated after curing.

Where an ammoniacal odour is considered undesirable, ZirmelTM is recommended. ZirmelTM consists of a clear, aqueous alkaline zirconium solution and offers all the benefits of Bacote®.

Bacote® and ZirmelTM products are all stable at ambient temperatures for a minimum of 12 months and can be used in the temperature range of 0-70ºC. The Bacote® and ZirmelTM products are formaldehyde-free insolubiliser, for pigmented paper and board coatings; offering unparalleled quality and consistency.
The XL range of products gives a cost effective alternative to other products.

Please contact us for further information about Bacote®, ZirmelTM and XL.