||Our Performance Products business segment encompasses specialty chemicals including hydrazine propellants and hydrazine hydrates. Innovative products and go-the-extra-mile service are propelling our Hydrazine Business to new heights. Arch's Ultra Pure™ hydrazine propellant reliably propels the majority of the world’s satellites. And our monomethylhydrazine provides the power to maneuver the space shuttle in orbit and to bring it safely back to earth.
Arch hydrazine hydrate is used to produce many of the blowing agents used to expand plastics and rubber to make them lighter, more resilient and better insulating. Large volumes of hydrazine hydrate are used in the industrial water treating business to remove dissolved oxygen from boiler water, preventing millions of dollars of corrosion damage yearly. Hydrazine hydrate is an important raw material in the production of many of the new wonder drugs used to treat arthritis, insomnia and stress.
Many herbicides and fungicides, which allow for the production of disease and weed free crops use hydrazine hydrate in their manufacture. Hydrazine hydrate is important as a reducing agent for the recovery of precious metals and in catalyst preparation and is finding increasing use as a chain extender in water based urethane coatings. Learn more about our Hydrazine Products