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The Dixon Chew Blog - something to chew over.

Welcome to our blog where we'll keep you updated with what's going on and what's new from Dixon Chew.

Ammonium Zirconium Carbonate reactions with carboxyl groups

The reaction of Ammonium Zirconium Carbonate (AZC) with carboxyl groups is really a controlled decomposition....

Roll of white paper treated with Ammonium Zirconium Carbonate

Zirconium vs Resin in pigmented coatings

For those involved in applying pigmented coatings there are important differences to consider in the way zirconium interacts with the coatings ...


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Cycle to work

As part of last week's national Cycle to Work Day we, along with many other businesses, encouraged colleagues to take to two wheels and ...

man applying zirconium based deodorant to his underarm

Horses sweat, men perspire and ladies gently glow

This is a quote from a book written in the 1880's....


jacket waterproofed with wax emulsion made with zirconium acetate

Rain, rain and more rain

The lush greenery of the UK is due entirely to the rain that falls. But we do not always appreciate rain, especially because of the randomness ...

a row of aircraft seats treated with flame retardant products

Flying away this summer?

According to the Met Office, today (1st June) is the first day of summer. They define the UK summer as the calendar months of June, July and ...


a lady using a paint roller to paint a wall blue

It's like watching paint dry

It's a commonly used phrase to express just how boring something is. Surprisingly the drying of paint isn't boring at all, in fact it is ...

wet pick test results with and without coating additives

Thinking about paper

We don't think about paper very much, but it is an essential part of our lives. There are hundreds of grades, each with their own unique ...