The Shepherd Chemical Company was founded in 1916 and for over 90 years, they have focused on custom chemical solutions. Shepherd Chemical specializes in metal carboxylate, and produces the BiCAT line of metal carboxylate polyurethane catalysts and BiLUBE metal carboxyate antiwear (AW) additives for lubricants. The BiCAT and BiLUBE line are heavily focused on bismuth carboxylates. Bismuth carboxylates are nontoxic, but provide many of the same properties as lead and mercury carboxylates in terms of performance.
- Significant improvement in hot/wet Tg vs epoxy systems