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GLK: DS ATO CG
Effective
October 1999
Supersedes November 1997

Technical Information

ANTIMONY TRIOXIDE GRADES


FOR POLYESTER CATALYST
CAS No. [1309644]

Antimony Trioxide for polyester catalyst is a high purity, clean oxide with a fine particle size,
which rapidly dissolves, in hot ethylene glycol to give a very clear solution. The end-use
application represents a very specialized market. There is no one product that appears to
satisfy varying customer needs and as such, presenting one specification is not conducive to
promoting the catalytic action desired. The best approach is to start individual dialogues with
each customer, to establish optimized specifications. If a product sample were required without
any previous contact we would start by recommending an antimony trioxide with the following
typical properties.
Typical Properties
Particle Size avg., Sedigraph
Antimony Trioxide
Sb2O3
Arsenic
As
Lead
Pb
Iron
Fe
Turbidity in Ethylene Glycol

0.5 microns
99.5%
Minimum
0.07%
Maximum
0.05%
Maximum
0.001%
Maximum
Less than 40 NTU

The current grade of ATO utilized in polyester catalyst is differentiated based upon the average
particle size of the antimony trioxide. The Microfine grades generally have submicron particle
size, whereas the TMS grades typically have a slightly larger particle size. Further dialogue is
necessary to refine customer requirements and provide the highest performing product.
Current Grades Available
Microfine Catalyst Grade
PHP
PEHP
PVHP
PEVHP

TMS Catalyst Grade


D
PE
PHP
PEHP

The information supplied is presented in good faith and has been derived from sources believed to be reliable. Since conditions of use are beyond our control, all risks are assumed by the user. No
representation is expressed or implied, and nothing herein shall be construed as permission or recommendation to practice a patented invention without a license.

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