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The Science Behind Gellner Industrial

There is a wealth of complex knowledge and information behind every water-based acrylic polymer Gellner Industrial creates. And while it's not necessary to fully understand all of the science in order to be a consumer or enthusiast of Gellner Industrial products, it does help to realize just how high the quality of production is when [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Our Polymer Products, Explained

At Gellner Indsutrial, we offer a wide range of products for all your acrylic polymer needs. You can check out our Product Guide to learn more about the acrylic resins and chemicals we offer. Read further for a more in-depth perspective of our product types and merchandise.   Anionic Acrylic Polymers Anionic polymers are synthesized [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Acrylate Market Predicts Growth

Markets and Markets, a full-service market research company, recently published a report entitled “Acrylate Market by Chemistry (Butyl Acrylate, Ethyl Acrylate, Methyl Acrylate), Application (Paints & Coatings, Adhesives, Fabrics), End-use Industry (Packaging, Consumer Goods, Building & Construction, Automotive), Region - Global Forecast to 2022.” The title sounds like a different language, but the goal of [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

An In-Depth Look at Printing Inks

Screen Printing Inks: Perhaps the most versatile printing ink is screen printing ink. In order to understand screen printing ink, it is important to first comprehend the process behind screen printing. Screen printing is a technique in which mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate. A blocking stencil makes desired areas impermeable to [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are organic chemicals that easily turn to vapor at ordinary room temperature due to their high vapor pressure. These chemicals have a low boiling point, which causes a large number of molecules to sublimate or evaporate from their solid or liquid form and begin to enter the surrounding air, a [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|blog, Industrial Coatings|0 Comments

What is an Acrylic Polymer Emulsion?

When working with water based acrylic polymers, you will surely come across acrylic polymer emulsions. To better understand what exactly an acrylic polymer emulsion actually is, we should first look at what emulsions are. The word “emulsion” is derived from the Latin word meaning “to milk”, as milk is technically and an emulsion of fat [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Acrylic paint, blog, Inks|0 Comments

Getting Acquainted with Acrylic Paints

In 1934 the first usable acrylic resin dispersion was created by the German chemical company BASF, patented by Rohm and Haas. By the 1940s the first synthetic paint was used, combining some of the properties of oil and watercolor paints to create one of the first water based acrylic polymers. Sometime between 1946 and 1949, [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|Acrylic paint, American History, blog, history, Inks|0 Comments

Top 5 Benefits of our Acrylic Polymers

Gellner Industrial’s acrylic polymers provide many capabilities. They are flexible enough to be used as inks for your vinyl substrates. They can also be used as wall and floor coatings (which differ in many ways). But just what is it that makes these acrylic polymers for vinyl so valuable? What exactly do they provide to [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a Polymer Coating?

Depending on what you know about coatings, you may have heard the term “polymer” before. You might be familiar with the term from class in school. However, even if you did get A’s in chemistry class, you might be curious as to our specific type of polymer coatings, and what they can do to benefit [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What makes our polymers for screen printing inks so special?

There are many products in our daily lives that each requires a specific chemical make-up in order to function properly. Take printing inks for example. Here at Gellner Industrial, we are proud to offer versatile polymers for screen printing inks with unique capabilities. And each ability is a direct result of their chemical make-up. Here are [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|blog, Inks, Uncategorized|0 Comments