Most people who are seeking acrylic polymers are using it to create some final end product like acrylic paints or products with vinyl surfaces like a record or a houseware item. Subsequently, you will probably be interested to know how Gellner Industrial can help your company, especially in the financial sense. But in order to understand that, it is first important to see how Gellner Industrial provides value, even without a dollar sign attached.
Gellner Industrial’s value lies in its cutting edge processes that create their renowned acrylic polymers. So how exactly are their polymers created? Well, they are created through a complex process, the most important part probably being ionization. Ionization is a process in which atoms obtain an electrical charge. This electrical charge is obtained by the atom or molecule in some cases losing or gaining an electron to form an ion. An ion is this charged atom or molecule that has a charge because there is an inequity between the number of protons and the number of electrons in the molecule. An atom will have a negative charge if the number of electrons outweighs the numbers of protons inside the molecule. Similarly, an atom will have a positive charge if the number of protons outweighs the numbers of electrons inside the molecule. If the first case happens and the molecule has a negative charge, more electrons than protons, than the atom is a called an anion. On the other hand, if an atom has a positive charge, there are more protons than electrons, then this molecule is called a cation. Sound familiar? Gellner Industrial creates both cationic acrylic polymers and anionic acrylic polymers, meaning they create polymers with negative charges as well as polymers with positive charges.
Polymerization is also a process germane to Gellner Industrial. An easy way to understand the complex process of polymerization behind the high-quality acrylic polymers manufactured by Gellner Industrial is by comprehending that assorted combinations of heat, pressure and catalysis alter the chemical bonds that hold monomers together, causing them to bond with one another. Most often, they bond in a linear fashion, creating chains of monomers called polymers. Some polymerizations join entire monomers together, whereas others join only portions of monomers and create surplus materials, or by-products. Co-polymers can be formed using two or more different monomers. Two or more polymers can be combined to produce an alloy (a mixture of metals or a mixture of a metal and another element) that displays characteristics of each component.
If you made it through those dense paragraphs, you will understand just how complex and arduous of a process it is to make acrylic polymers. Luckily, you don’t need to understand the entire process! Let Gellner Industrial worry about the polymerization and ionization and you can worry about your brilliant end product.