Sean Sullivan

Sr. Associate Scientist – Performance Chemicals

Cabot Corporation

Personal Biography

Sean has been at Cabot Corporation for 17 years, working on a variety of projects in the Performance Chemicals segment. His focus is on tailoring surface chemistries of Cabot’s fine particles to deliver improved product performance for customer applications. He currently supports projects in CASE, specialising in additives for adhesives and sealants for the automotive, construction, electronics and power generation industries. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and works out of Cabot’s Billerica (MA) Business and Technology Center.

Presentation Abstract

Fine particle functional additives for hybrid resins

The performance attributes and formulation flexibility of hybrid resins has led to their development for multiple applications as a component in adhesive, sealant and coating compositions. Their design gives these materials the positive attributes of their constituents while minimising the individual weaknesses of the resins from which they are derived. Composite materials made from hybrid resins benefit from the many advantages provided by conventional chemistry without the limitations imparted by legal restrictions, safety concerns and moisture sensitivity encountered in typical formulations. There has been a greater interest in adopting this relatively new class of resins in a variety of different applications. It has been the challenge of additive suppliers to develop solutions to enhance their performance in a variety of functions. We will demonstrate how Cabot’s commercial products and prototype materials improve the function of hybrid resins in different applications. Here we will show how Cabot’s speciality materials particles can impart improved viscosity, appearance and other critical properties to adhesives and sealants.


Co-authors: Olha Mashtalir, Xiaofeng Zhang, Virginie Yquel, Persefoni Kechagia, Angelica Sanchez

Presentation Time

Breakout VI: Moisture-curable hybrid systems with enhanced properties

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 16:30 - 17:00

FEICA Conference