The Amberjet Difference

Amberjet resins are created through a unique jetting process which produces uniform particle size beads.  This technology is patented by Rohm and Haas company.  Shown below are comparitive photographs, not models, of actual resins.

Jetted Resins
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Conventional ion exchange resins
The innovative process used to manufacture Amberjet resins produces resin beads that are all the same size.  There are no large beads and no fines. Conventional resins made by standard methods typically result in much broader size distribution.

What are Jetted resins?
For the past several years, jetted resins have been gaining significant momentum through hundreds of installations in many water treatment markets.  These are uniform particle size resins produced by using a continuous jetting process. Initially, they were only used in high-end applications such as reverse flow equipment. Now they are more commonplace in all applications.

Standard resins are produced in a batch (kettle) reactor.  Thus, the resins are polydispersed because of a broad range of bead sizes is formed depending on the position of the beads relative to the mechanical agitator. Jetting is a continous process where all the beads are formed to be the same size under uniform conditions. Thus, the jetting process provides more consistent quality, precision of operation and reduced waste.

Not all resin manufacturers have the capability to make jetted resins. Some try to approximate a jetted uniform size by screening the resin, however this is very costly because of the low yield.