If your livelihood relies on processes or materials that require a predictable and effective liquid—solid interface, the contents of this site should hopefully interest you. We have now spent nearly a quarter century talking with customers in the converting, printing, inks, plastics, coatings, and adhesives (plus countless other) industries to identify the supplies and information which are most valuable in that quest. This website is the natural result of that long and ongoing stream of communication.
In our most recent update, we have added a number of features. These include, most notably, a compilation of experimental and theoretical data on polymer surface energy, critical surface tension, contact angles with water, and Hansen Solubility Parameters (available here); tables of surface tension, solubility parameter, viscosity, and other liquid attributes (available here); and an in-depth review of the various methods used to evaluate wettability of polymers and other non-absorptive surfaces (available here). And of course, we still offer our extensive searchable and sortable online bibliography (available here).
Our company philosophy is simple: Sell only the best products at aggressively competitive prices, and never be bested in customer service. To keep up with industry changes, we enjoy selling direct to end users; your feedback enables us to constantly improve and expand our technical expertise, making us the natural source of solutions for surface wetting and adhesion problems.
Russell E. Smith, President
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