VM Dissolving Services

Save on infrastructure and logistics costs by out-sourcing your Viscosity Modifier dissolving needs. We leverage economies of scale, experienced operators, and state of the art technology to dissolve VM polymer in oil reliably with outstanding process control. We provide the facilities, technology, and experience all in one place. Keeping costs low and timelines short.

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SCT VM Dissolving Equipment

Shared Dissolvers

  • Large Dissolvers:
    • Batch Sizes Range: 120 MT to 145 MT
    • Quantity: 2
  • Small Dissolver:
    • Batch Size Range: 16 MT to 20 MT
    • Quantity: 1
  • Utilities Available for VM Dissolving
    • Steam Heating - 150#

Post-Dissolving Amine Capping Tanks

  • Batch Size Range: 120 MT to 145 MT
  • Equipped as necessary and dedicated for customer use
  • Utilities Available for Post-Dissolving Amine Capping
    • Hot Oil Heating
    • Steam Heating - 10# to 150#

Future Growth

Desire and ability to expand capabilities to pursue opportunities that support our desire to grow without risking the well-being of our employees and our customers.

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SCT On-Site QC Lab Capabilities

We have our primary quality control laboratories on-site at our Strang Road Facility with additional support from our Wallisville Road Facility. Both labs are capable of performing all required analytical tests in-house and provide redundant capabilities for the other.

Both of South Coast’s quality control labs are staffed by trained technicians and chemists with industry experience. The labs contain a full range of equipment designed for confirmation analysis and qualitative testing.

The equipment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Kinematic Viscosity
  • Brookfield Viscosity
  • FTIR
  • ICP
  • Gas Chromatography
  • GPC
  • Sulfur Analyzer
  • Automated Titration Equipment
  • Flash Point
  • Power Factor Analyzer
  • Dielectric Strength
  • Color Analyzers
  • Cold Crank
  • Rust Test
  • Emulsion Testing
  • Pour Point
  • Equipment required to run various ASTM methods as defined by client specifications.

The SCT lab received military approval in 1990, ISO certification in 1993, and has completed “round-robin” certifications with every customer utilizing our manufacturing services.

SCT VM Dissolving Services

We utilize proven polymer grinding and mixing technology to perform VM dissolving batches that meet our customer specifications every time. Our access to available tanks, world class maintenance personnel, and capital makes SCT the perfect 3rd Party Manufacturer for leading specialty chemical manufacturers looking for a partner with rock solid operational reliability, capacity to grow, and responsive to the ever changing market demands. 

VM Dissolving Markets Supported

  • Primary VM Dissolving Markets

    • Olefin CoPolymer
    • Group 1, 2, 2+, 3, 4, 5 Base Oils
  • Additional VM Dissolving Markets

    • Styrenic Polymers
  • Future Growth

    • Desire and ability to expand capabilities to pursue opportunities that support our desire to grow without risking the well being of our employees and our customers.

Efficient Production Times

Efficient production times in VM Dissolving operations is paramount to product quality and a supply chain that operates at the highest service level. Our operators understand the impact of time and temperature has on the quality and performance of VM dissolving product.

Our planning and logistics teams work with our customers to ensure that product is available for planned and last minute orders. We optimize the VM Dissolving process so you can focus on achieving your ultimate business goals.

The Benefits of SCT VM Dissolving Services

  • Increased cost savings by having a reliable blending facility either close to your suppliers, or close to your customers, or both
  • Optimal product quality
  • Minimal risk of cross contamination that may jeopardize product performance
  • Increased sustainability as it reduces the manufacturing processes’ environmental impact

Send Us a Message

If you are interested in exploring our services or have questions about South Coast, contact us today! Fill out the form and a member of our team will reach out to you with information on the services you are looking for.

Need Immediate Help?

Feel free to call us at 713-672-2401.

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