Mayzo Enables Manufacturing Efficiency in use of Optical Brighteners


Optical Brighteners are valuable specialty chemical additives which create the appearance of brilliant whites or brighter colors.  Optical Brighteners absorb UV light, modifying its wavelength and then emitting it in a fluorescent fashion. This effect is important in a variety of applications including plastics, coatings, printing inks, dyes, fibers, detergents, waxes, fats and oils.  In addition, Optical Brighteners can be used as a tracer, for instance to confirm that uniform coverage of an adhesive or sealant has been achieved. 

With a full line of Optical Brightener products, Mayzo Inc. solves the challenges manufacturers may encounter when using OB products.  “Within our range of particle size options, we offer a fit for every customer’s specific process,” says Mayzo Director of Sales Eduardo Padilla.  “In addition, our product has the highest purity in the market”.

Mayzo can provide Optical Brighteners in quantities as small as 3-pound or 5-pound containers, in addition to larger drums.  This packaging customization provides a big advantage in terms of cost-effectiveness.

Particle size and purity have a direct impact on dispersion ability.  Since manufacturing processes may require only a small quantity of OB, it is critical that it be thoroughly incorporated throughout the material to which it is added.  The Mayzo Benetex OB product line dissolves faster, potentially reducing processing time.  Mayzo’s most finely ground powder, Benetex OB Plus, can even be used in screen printing applications without risk of clogging equipment, or in coatings requiring a silky-smooth finish.

Easy dispersion creates manufacturing efficiency.  Efficiency is further improved when companies can buy additives in a package size that is appropriate for their purpose.  “Manufacturers are increasingly buying OB in small quantities to be used as a tracer, as part of their Quality Control function,” explained Mr. Padilla.  “Mayzo can provide Optical Brighteners in quantities as small as 3-pound or 5-pound containers, in addition to larger drums.  This packaging customization provides a big advantage in terms of cost-effectiveness.”

Further benefits of the Benetex OB product line include:

  • Brilliant, bluish-white effect that compensates for yellowing
  • Good light-fastness and low volatility
  • Highly compatible with a wide range of organic substrates and solvents
  • Excellent resistance to heat
  • Certain product forms that are FDA cleared for use in polymers, adhesives and pressure-sensitive adhesives

In addition to advanced product attributes, Mayzo provides customers with technical consultation and a well-developed, stable supply chain.  “Talk to us about how we can help,” invited Mr. Padilla.  “We are happy to tailor our products to your needs.”    

Mayzo provides specialty chemical additive solutions on a global scale in a wide range of markets. Mayzo’s proven materials make manufacturing processes safer and more efficient while reducing costs and creating more sustainable, durable and reliable end-products. Mayzo antioxidants and UV absorbers function as stabilizers to prevent product damage due to heat, light or oxygen exposure. Other technologies include optical brighteners, release coatings, polymer enhancers, and cutting edge masterbatches and blends. 

Since 1986, customers have relied on the Mayzo team for their ingenuity, responsiveness, and culture of extraordinary service.  To learn more, visit or contact the company at 1-800-449-9068 or

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