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Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc. manufactures Ken-React® Coupling and Catalyzing Agents, Ken-Stat® Anti-Static Agents, Kenflex® and Kenplast® Plasticizers and masterbatch dispersion products that serve the Plastic, Rubber, Paint, Coatings, Composites, Cosmetics, Energetics, Ceramic, Adhesive and Sealants Industries. In business since 1945 and at their current location in Bayonne, NJ since 1961, Kenrich has strived to provide their customers with quality products and customer service.

Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc. is a corporate member of the SPI (Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.), CPIA (Canadian Plastics Industry Association), ASC (Adhesives and Sealants Council), and ACMA (American Composites Manufacturers Association).

Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc. supports employee membership in the SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers), ACS (American Chemical Society), ACS-Rubber and Small Business Divisions, FSCT (Federated Society of Coatings Technology), AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), SAMPE (Society of Advanced Materials Process Engineers), NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), and many civic organizations such as Rotary International.

Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc. supports and participates in numerous trade shows and conferences: SPE ANTEC, SPE International PO Conference, SPE GPEC, SPE CAD, SPE FOAMS, SPE Vinyltec, SPI NPE, SPI Vinyl Products Division Conference, ACS Rubber Expo, K Show Dusseldorf, American Coatings Show, European Coatings Show, ACMA Composites, ASC WAC & Expo, SAMPE Expo, MassPlastics Show, PlastecWest Anaheim, CPIA Plast-Ex Toronto & Montreal, Plastimagen Mexico, Plast Eurasia Istanbul, Interplas UK, Plast Expo Milan, DKT,German Rubber Conf. & Exhibition, Addcon World RAPRA, IRC & Exhibition LYON, Europlas Paris, and others.

Product Categories of Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc.
Core products and services as indicated by this company are listed below.

Adhesion Promoters (for Inks, Coatings)
Adhesives for Plastics
Biodegradable, Photodegradable Resins and Compounds
Epoxy Catalysts
Flame Retardants/Smoke Suppressants
Flame Retardants/Smoke Suppressants
Processing Aids--Mineral/Inorganic Type
Processing Aids--Other Organic Types
Surface Treatment Chemicals, Dispersion Aids (for Fillers, Pigments, Reinforcements)
Thickeners for SMC/BMC
Urethane Catalysts
Viscosity Depressants

Ken-React® coupling agents couple via proton coordination in-situ in the polymer, solvent or water phase with the surface of inorganics or organics such as CaCO3, carbon black, PTFE, ATH, biomaterials, nanoparticulates, etc. No water of condensation or pretreatment is necessary.

Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc. has generated over 370 ACS CAS abstracted works covering patents, technical papers and articles. A CD is available from containing a 340-page Ken-React® Reference Manual and 17-Technical Papers covering all of the polymer disciplines.

Ken-React® titanate, zirconate and aluminate coupling agents come in three forms (100% active liquid, 65% active powder masterbatch and 20% active pellet masterbatch) for use in thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, composites, adhesives & sealants, inks, organic coatings and water based systems.

Contact for:
Material Safety Data Sheets,
Product Data Sheets,
Technical Literature.

Contact for technical consultant assignment to coupling agent experts concerning:
applications for adhesion;
adhesion to PTFE;
adhesion to aramid fiber;
adhesion to plastic;
dispersion of CaCO3-carbon black-boron nitride;
dispersion of inorganic and organic pigments;
viscosity reduction;
nanoparticulate exfoliation;
enhanced fiber reforced thermoset composites;
higher filler loads; catalysis;
tin catalyst replacement for PU;
regeneration of recycle;
biodegradability in landfills;
faster injection molding cycles;
lower process temperatures;
nano intumescence for flame retardance;
control of burn rate and burn rate exponent;
increased tensile strength and flexibility;
increased impact strength;
increased acid resistance;
compatibilization of dissimilar materials;
increased thermal and electrical conductivity;
antistatic effects;
elimination of bubbles in unsaturated polyester cures;
increased long term aging of composites;
faster extrusion at lower temperature;
coupling to biobased materials; etc.

TECHNICAL LITERATURE The technical literature on Ken-React coupling agents consists of a 340-page Ken-React Reference Manual and some 370-ACS CAS abstracted "Works by Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc." A CD is available from containing the Ken-React Reference and 26 of some of the more recent technical papers in various polymer disciplines as listed below. The technical papers are also available individually by email in electronic format upon request from

Ken-React REFERENCE MANUAL 1973 to 1994
340 pages

Table of Contents
Color Photo's of Applications-Prologue
Titanate Coupling Agents page 1
The Chemistry of Titanates pages 2 to 3
Titanate Types pages 4 to 5
Neoalkoxy Titanate Advantages page 6
Zirconate Coupling Agents page 7
Product Data Tables pages 8 to 21
CAS Nomenclature page 22
Titanate Dosage pages 23 to 25
Titanate Effect on Inorganic Level pages 26 to 27
Application Principles & Methods pages 28 to 29
Applications Data & Selection Tables page 30
Primary Effects pages 30 to 82
.Adhesion Promotion pages 30 to 34
.Dispersion pages 35 to 40
.Hydrophobicity pages 41 to 44
.Aging, Corrosion, Acid Resistance Pages 45 to 55
.Catalysis pages 56 to 59
.Blowing Agent Activation pages 60 to 62
.Conductivity pages 63 to 65
.Flame Retardance pages 66 to 69
.Rheology pages 70 to 82
Thermoplastics pages 83 to 127
Elastomers pages 128 to 150
Thermosets and Coatings pages 151 to 210
Toxicology page 211
Shipping, Storage & Handling page 212
Patent Survey pages 213 to 216
Bibliography pages 217 to 220
Index pages 221 to 226
Addendum Table of Contents page 227
Patent Survey pages Addendum 1 to 18
Urethanes pages Addendum 19 to 28
Unfilled Thermoplastics pages Addendim 29 to 33
Ken-Stat Antistatic Agents pages Addendum 34 to 38
Aluminates pages Addendim 39 to 40
CAS Search Survey to 1992 pages Addendim 41 to 42
Thermoplastics Productivity pages Addendum 43 to 56
PVC Productivity pages Addendum 57 to 63
Enhanced Bonding of Fiber pages Addendum 64 to 74
Titanate Corrosion Inhibitors pages Addendum 75 to 78
Anticorrosion WBHS pages Addendum 79 to 82
High Temp. Coatings-QB pages Addendum 83 to 93
ACS CAS Search 1993-1994 pages Addendum 94 to 95
List of technical Papers page Addendum 96

Ken-React LITERATURE - 1974 to 2009

Technical Articles and Papers of Some 365 ACS CAS Abstracted Works by Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc.

.Additives Paper - 2001
.Additives II Paper - 2006-2008
.NANO Technology Bulletin - 2007
.The Application of 1.5-Nanometer Titanates & Zirconates - 2009 (162 pages)
.Modern Plastics Magazine Article - December 1974
.Environmental (Global Plastics Environmental Conference)
.GPEC 2007
.GPEC 2009
.Vinyltec 2004

.Making NanoTechnology Work in Foams - FOAMS 2008

Injection Molding
.Injection Molding Bulletin - 1994

.Enhanced Fiber Reinforced Thermosets - Epoxy, Vinyl Ester, Urethane, .Polyester, Tire Cord - SAMPE - 1988
.ACMA Hybrid Titanate (CP-03) Paper - MEKP Unsaturated Polyester - 2009

.ACS Rubber Division Paper # 51 - 2007
.Hose Conference - 2007
.DKT Poster Handout - 2006
.Rubber Molding Conference Paper - 2005
.NZ 66A Bulletin - 1990
.Technical Notebook - November 1989

Coatings and Inks
.ICE 2007 Tech Paper - (291 pages)
.WBHS Bulletin

Adhesives & Sealants
.WAC 2008 Tech Paper

Antistatic Agents - Permanent & Transparent
.Anti-Stat Paper - 2001

Product List
. Kenrich Product Listing

Kenflex Literature
.Kenflex A reprint
.Kenflex A Special Bulletin #100-A


Ken-React® Coupling Agents

Monoalkoxy Titanates

KR TTS Titanium IV 2-propanolato, tris isooctadecanoato-O
KR 7 Titanium IV bis 2-methyl-2-propenoato-O, isooctadecanoato-O 2-propanolato
KR 9SQ Titanium IV 2-propanolato, tris(dodecyl)benzenesulfanato-O
KR 12 Titanium IV 2-propanolato, tris(dioctyl)phosphato-O
KR 26S Titanium IV (4-amino)benzene sultonato-O, bis(dodecyl)benzene sulfonato-0, 2-propanolato
KR 33DS Titanium IV, tris(2-methyl)-2-propenoato-O, methoxydiglycolylato
KR 38S Titanium IV 2-propanolato, tris(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O
KR 39DS Titanium IV, tris(2-propenoato-O), methoxydiglycolylato-O
KR 44 Titanium IV 2-propanolato, tris(3,6-diaza)hexanolato

Oxyacetate Chelate Titanates

KR 134S Titanium IV bis[4-(2-phenyl)2-propyl-2] phenolato, oxoethylenediolato
KR 138S Titanium IV bis(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O, oxoethylenediolato, (adduct), (dioctyl) (hydrogen)phosphite-O
KR 133DS Titanium IV oxoethylenediolato, tris(2-methyl)-2-propenoato-O
KR 158FS Titanium IV bis(butyl, methyl)pyrophosphato-0, oxoethylene-diolato, (adduct), bis(dioctyl)hydrogen phosphite

A,B Ethylene Chelate Titanates

KR 212 Titanium IV bis(dioctyl)phosphato-O, ethylenediolato
KR 238S Titanium IV bis(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O, ethylenediolato (adduct), bis(dioctyl)hydrogen phosphite
KR 262ES Titanium IV bis(butyl, methyl)pyrophosphato-O, ethylenediolato, (adduct), bis(dioctyl)hydrogen phosphite

Quat Titanates and Zirconates

KR 138D Titanium IV bis(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O, oxoethylenediolato, (adduct) 2 moles of 2-N,N-dimethylamino-2-methylpropanol
KR 158D Titanium IV bis(butyl methyl)pyrophosphato-O, (adduct) 2 moles 2-N,N-dimethyiamino-2-methylpropanol
KR 238S Titanium IV ethylenediolato, bis(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O, bis(triethyl)amine salt
KR 238M Titanium IV ethylenediolato bis(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O, bis(dialkyl)amino alkyl-2-methyl propenoate
KR 238A Titanium IV bis(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O, ethylenediolato, (adduct) 2 moles of acrylato-O active amine
KR 238J Titanium IV bis(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O, ethylenediolato, (adduct) 2 moles of 2 methylpropenoamido N active amine
KR 262A Titanium IV bis(butyl, methyl)pyrophosphato, ethylenediolato, bis(dialkyl)amino alkyl acrylate salt
LICA 38J Titanium IV (bis-2-propenolato-methyl)-1-butanolato, bis(dioctyl) pyrophosphato-O, (adduct) 3 moles N,N-dimethylamino-alkyl propenoamide
NZ 38J Zirconium IV 2. 2-dimethyl 1,3 propanediolato, bis(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O, (adduct) 2 moles N,N-dimethylamino-alkyl propenoamide
KZ TPPJ Zirconium IV (2-ethyl, 2-propenolatomethyl)1,3-propanediolato, cyclo bis 2-dimethylamino pyrophosphato-O, adduct with 2 moles of methanesulfonic acid

Coordinate Titanates and Zirconates

KR 41B Titanium IV tetrakis 2-propanolato, adduct 2 moles (dioctyl)hydrogen phosphate
KR 46B Titanium IV tetrakis octanolato adduct 2 moles (di-tridecyl)hydrogen phosphite
KR 55 Titanium IV tetrakis(bis 2-propenolato methyl)-1-butanolato adduct 2 moles (di-tridecyl)hydrogen phosphite
KZ 55 Zirconium IV tetrakis 2,2(bis-2 propenolatomethyl)butanolato, adduct with 2 moles of di-tridecyl, hydrogen phosphite

Neoalkoxy Titanates

LICA 01 Titanium IV 2,2(bis 2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris neodecanoato-O
LICA 09 Titanium IV 2,2(bis 2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, iris(dodecyl)benzenesulfonato-O
LICA 12 Titanium IV 2,2(bis 2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris(dioctyl)phosphato-O
LICA 38 Titanium IV 2,2(bis 2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O
LICA 44 Titanium IV 2,2(bis 2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris(2-ethylenediamino)ethylato
LICA 97 Titanium IV 2,2(bis 2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris(3-amino)phenylato
LICA 99 Titanium IV 2,2(bis 2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris(6-hydroxy)hexanoato-O

Cycloheteroatom Titanates and Zirconates

KR OPPR Titanium IV bis octanolato, cyclo(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O, O
KR OPP2 Titanium IV bis cyclo(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O, O
KZ TPP Zirconium IV 2-ethyl, 2-propenolatomethyl 1, 3-propanediolato, cyclo di 2, 2-(bis 2-propenolatomethyl) butanolato pyrophosphato-O, O
KZ OPPR Zirconium IV bis 2-ethylhexanolato, cyclo(di 2-ethylhexyl)pyrophosphato

Neoalkoxy Zirconates

NZ 01 Zirconium IV 2,2(bis-2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris neodecanolato-O
NZ 09 Zirconium IV 2.2(bis-2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris(dodecyl)benzenesulfonato-O
NZ 12 Zirconium IV 2,2(bis-2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris(dioctyl)phosphato-O
NZ 33 Zirconium IV 2,2(bis-2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris 2-methyl-2-propenoato-O
NZ 38 Zirconium IV 2,2(bis-2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris(dioctyl)pyrophosphato-O
NZ 39 Zirconium IV 2,2(bis-2-propenolato)butanolato, tris 2-propenoato-O
NZ 44 Zirconium IV 2,2(bis-2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris(2-ethylenediamino)ethylato
NZ 37 Zirconium IV bis 2,2(bis-2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, bis(para amino benzoato-O)
NZ 66A Zirconium IV bis 2,2(bis-2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, bis(3-mercapto)propionato-O
NZ 97 Zirconium IV 1,1(bis-2-propenolatomethyl)butanolato, tris(2-amino)phenylato


KA 301 Di-isobutyl(oleyl)aceto acetyl aluminate
KA 322 Di-isopropyl(oleyl)aceto acetyl aluminate
KA 489 A mixture of di-ester phosphato aluminum chelates

Ken-Stat® Antistatic Agents

KS MZ100 100% Active Liquid Trineoalkoxy Zirconate Based
Transparent, Permanent, Non-Blooming, Non-Moisture dependent antistat.
KS MZ60S Powder 60% Active MZ 100 on Silica.
KS MZ60WE Liquid 60% Active Water Emulsifiable.

Kenflex® & Kenplast® Plasticizers

Kenflex A Polymeric Aromatic Plasticizer (Dimethylnaphthalene Oligomer)
Kenplast G Monomeric Aromatic Plasticizer and Non-Reactive Diluent
Kenplast ES-2HP Cumylphenyl Acetate Reactive Diluent for Epoxy

Kenrich Dispersions

Drimix® Liquids converted to powders
Dryspersion® Powder dispersions of rubber chemicals
Kencolor® Pigments dispersed in silicone fluids and gums
Kenmix® Paste dispersions of rubber chemicals
Kenlastic® Elastomeric dispersions of rubber chemicals
Ken-Mag® Bar dispersion of MgO
Ken-Zinc® Bar dispersion of ZnO

Category: Antioxidants

Titanate coupling agents provide antioxidant metal deactivation. Reported to be highly dispersible and about 25 times more efficient than products such as alkyl triaryl phosphites.

Category: Flame Retardants

Ken-React pyrophosphate-derived titanate coupling agents are said to act also as flame retardants. When used with mineral fillers, they reportedly enhance flame resistance without an increase in cost or handling difficulty or loss of physical and rheological properties relative to unfilled or lightly filled compounds. Product is said to prevent splaying or exudation of antimony oxide/halogen-type systems.

Category: Lubricants and Processing Aids

Titanate coupling agents said to be highly effective lubricants at use levels below 2% of filler content. In filled systems they reportedly cut need for processing lubricants by 75-90%. Titanate and zirconate coupling agents also increase flow of unfilled polymers. Kenplast ESB cumyl phenol benzoate, a solid processing aid, said to improve molding and extrusion characteristics and enhance physical properties of finished product. Used in PVC extrusion, RIM urethanes, and nylon processing.

Category: Plasticizers

Low-cost, proprietary plasticizers include aromatic hydrocarbons compatible with PVC, rubber, acrylonitrile, and SAN. Kenplast G low-viscosity mixture of alkylated naphthalenes and phenanthrenes is an extender for epoxies, a secondary plasticizer for PVC, and a reportedly excellent compatibilizer for PVC/vinyl acetate combinations. When used in place of DOP, Kenplast G reportedly is more solvating than ester-type plasticizers, thus contributing to build in plastisols and enhance elongation. Kenflex resins are derived from formaldehyde condensation of aromatic hydrocarbons. These nonvolatile, very high-flash-point solids reportedly impart in-process flexibility at elevated temperatures without detracting from the finished product's properties once it has been cooled. Available in various solvent and compounded forms for specific uses such as compatibilization of rubbers and plastics, and enhancing of mold release of hard-to-handle materials. Plasticizers derived from cumyl phenol available as either glycidylether or acetate for use as a reactive diluent and flexibilizer for epoxies, PVC and urethanes. Higher temperature forms such as benzoate Kenplast ESB are useful in extrusion of PVC, urethane RIM, and in processing nylons. Cumyl phenyl benzyl ether is said to be an effective processing aid for extrusion of styrenics, SAN, polysulfones and phenylene oxide-based resins, as well as a compatibilizer for elastomers in PS, nylon, polyester and ABS.

Category: Urethane Curatives

Organotitanates act as urethane catalysts via a polyol-alcoholysis/NCO-alkylation mechanism. In a two-component RIM PUR, KR 55 titanate produces a faster gel than dubutyltin dilaurate. KR 44 amino titanate is said to provide higher ultimate tensile strength at significantly lower cost than dibutyltin dilaurate. Tg for urethane cured with KR 44 is higher than when cured with tin. Neoalkoxy titanates reportedly provide increased thermal and solvolytic stability.