Exxal alcohols are branched, primary alcohols that contain hydrocarbon chains, ranging from C8 to C13. Exxal products are used as intermediates for derivatives in a wide range of industrial applications like surfactants, polymer additives, adhesives, lube and fuel additives as well as lubricant esters. Another application of the high-purity Exxal alcohols is as solvents for coatings, inks and metal extraction in mining.
ExxonMobil neo-decanoic acid and neo-pentanoic acid with their branched molecular structure provide a very good thermal and hydrolytic stability. They are, for example, used as building blocks for coatings derivatives or as corrosion inhibitors.
In addition, Krahn is also distributing the ExxonMobil product Vammar D10, which is used as a high boiling carrier or diluent for defoamers.
“I personally know and value ExxonMobil as a powerful partner for many years now as Krahn also distributes ExxonMobil´s base oils and plasticizers. This is a very trustful and constructive cooperation,” said Björn Maring, business segment manager Lubricants at Krahn Chemie.
“This cooperation has proven that Krahn is a competent and reliable partner for its customers. Therefore, we have decided to extend working with Krahn Chemie to other regions”, added Oliver Stier, senior account executive Chemical Intermediates of ExxonMobil.