AMBERLITE™ Ion Exchange Resins and Polymeric Adsorbents are available in a very wide range of chemical compositions and polymer structures and have been used for decades in a high-value applications including water treatment in industrial and power generation plants, drinking water, food processing, chemical processing, bioprocessing, and pharmaceutical formulations.
AMBERLITE™ FPA98 Cl Ion Exchange Resin is a macroporous, strong base anion exchange resin, supplied in the Cl-form. It is specially designed for the decolorization of highly colored (greater than 500 ICUMSA) liquid sugar syrups. The acrylic composition of the matrix provides excellent desorption of the organic color bodies during regeneration, reducing the fouling associated with other types of resin such as those based on crosslinked polystyrene. AMBERLITE FPA98 Cl Resin also exhibits excellent resistance to physical breakdown by attrition and osmotic shock. AMBERLITE FPA98 Cl resin can be used alone as a gross decolorization resin for highly-colored sugar solutions or in combination with AMBERLITE™ FPA90 Cl Ion Exchange Resin where the latter is used as a polisher for very low color final products. This use of ion exchange based decolorization technology has proven more effective and economical than carbon or bone char based technologies for sugar solutions. AMBERLITE FPA98 Cl resin is also used for the capture and purification of pharmaceutical products such as Heparin and as guard beds for valuable chromatography media.