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Alkenyl Succinic Anhydrides

Vertellus offers an extensive line of Alkenyl Succinic Anhydrides (ASA’s) with a variety of different alkyl chain lengths, both linear and branched. These products find application as epoxy curing agents, corrosion inhibitors, engine oil lubricant additives, chemical intermediates, moisture control additives, surfactants, metal cleaners and modifiers for all types of starch.  ASA's are produced by the reaction of an olefin with maleic anhydride.

Vertellus has long experience in supplying high quality alkenyl succinic anhydride (ASA) to the paper industry for use as an internal sizing agent, as well as expert technical support on its safe and efficient usage. Vertellus's consistently produced ASA in pure cuts or blends of C16 and C18 improves print quality by inhibiting the natural tendency of paper to absorb liquids. Other carbon chains are available for non paper applications.