CHEMSPEC EXHIBITING & HOSTING HOSPITALITY EVENT AT U.S. RUBBER EXPO IN CLEVELAND (OCT. 10 - OCT. 12)

The 2017 International Elastomers Conference will be in Cleveland, Ohio October 9 - 12, 2017 at the Huntington Convention Center.  ChemSpec, Ltd will be exhibiting at this annual international show hosted by the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society. 

Stop at our ChemSpec Booth #1349 (Oct. 10-12) and visit our staff and our suppliers who will be there to provide solutions for your current project or discuss new ideas with the experienced technical and sales teams of ChemSpec, Performance Additives (Rubber Process Aids & Dithiocarbamates), Repsol (Microcrystalline Waxes & Process Oils), Innovo (Innovox Calcium Oxide/Hydroxide), Synthomer (Polybutadiene Chemistry), Hoffman Mineral (NSE Functional Fillers), and Deurex Wax (PE, Sugar, Hybrid, Fischer Tropsch Waxes). 

After-Show Party

ChemSpec, Ltd and Performance Additives, Inc. have partnered once more to provide a customer/supplier hospitality event (a.k.a. "after show" party) on Tuesday, October 11, 2017 from 6:30pm - 11:00pm at the Wild Eagle Saloon.  

The ChemSpec staff is preparing a fun social media night with great food, entertainment, refreshments, prizes, and opportunities to connect using photo tags on various social media platforms with the hashtags of:  #connectwithchemspec, #rubberexpo2017, #booth1349

We hope to see you there! 

 

ChemSpec Enhances Quality Department with Addition of FTIR Equipment

When you talk about differentiation, you think of ChemSpec, Ltd.  Why?  Because the team at ChemSpec continues to find ways to bring value to their customers versus the competition.  Due to our significant sales growth, ChemSpec’s President and CEO, Dave Moreland, wanted another way to bring value to the market place with a more diversely trained technical department.  Quality and ISO Manager, M. Scho Wolers, has been a significant part of ChemSpec’s growth providing our sales teams with the technical information needed to bring products to our customers.  

Most recently, Scho teamed up with ACE Products and Consulting to develop an exclusive lab for utilizing FTIR equipment for chemical analysis.  Scho explains:  “Investing in the FTIR equipment means many opportunities for our customers.  This equipment will allow us to test product that has arrived from our suppliers, provide IR curve reports to our customers in a timely fashion, and the ability to work on new product development for customers who are leaning on our technical guidance.”

The FTIR equipment is an infrared spectroscopy that provides an easier way to identify the presence of certain functional groups in a molecule for organic chemistry.  In addition, the analysis can also use the unique collection of absorption bands to confirm the identity of a pure compound or to detect the presence of specific impurities.  

Along with the enhancement of ChemSpec’s quality department with the FTIR equipment, Scho is also managing our annual ISO and NACD membership.

ISO CERTIFICATION
ChemSpec is an ISO certified (through Perry Johnson Registrars & ANAB Accredidation) chemical distributor with an in-house quality control department managed by Scho.  Dave Moreland explains:  “By having Scho manage our day-to-day requirements for ISO certification, we are able to continue to provide our customers with quality products from quality suppliers.”  The ISO certificate is available on our website for review or download.  

NACD MEMBERSHIP
ChemSpec is a candidate for membership with the National Association of Chemical Distributors.  We are looking forward to the rewards and benefits the NACD brings enabling us to strengthen our current and future partnerships and our sustainability practices. 

 

ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based chemical distribution firm. ChemSpec is subsidiary of Paris, France-based Safic-Alcan.  ChemSpec, Ltd.  also has a Mexican subsidiary (ChemSpec MÉXICO).  ChemSpec distributes specialty and commodity chemical additives and specialty polymers into the North American elastomer mixing industry, as well as coatings, adhesive/sealant, inks, plastics, waxes, and cosmetics market segments.  

Product Spotlight - CHEMITAC® 7D

Ready-to-Use Silicone Elastomer Bonding!

ChemSpec, Ltd. represents Dalton Dynamic’s brand of CHEMITAC® elastomer adhesives for United States and Mexico.

Dalton Dynamics is 1 of 5 international subsidiaries of its parent company, Dalton Group, which is based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Group’s focus is on manufacturing and marketing industrial adhesives intended to attach a diversity of substrates to raw rubber by the vulcanization process. Dalton Group also focuses on “green”  chemistry and manufacturing, in that it makes preserving the environment a major priority through its “We Think Green” Corporate Culture Campaign.

Product Spotlight

The CHEMITAC 7D line is a thermoreactive adhesive, ready for use, for bonding silicone elastomers (VMQ) with steel, aluminum, aramid, textile fibers and glass by a vulcanization process. The textile fibers can be:  Cellulose, polyamide, polyester, and aramid.

This adhesive is also used to replace the grit blasting process by preparing treated surfaces for bonding, thus preserving the part’s original corrosion resistance. Surfaces that benefit are: Phosphate steel, galvanized, chromate conversion treated stainless steel, and ceramic. After the surface is coated with CHEMITAC 7D, a top-layer adhesive can be chosen based on the desired rubber compound to be used.

ChemSpec chose CHEMITAC 7D as a product spotlight because of its many benefits to manufacturers:

  • Ready to use solution
  • Chemical and corrosion resistance benefits
  • Cost savings by eliminating grit-blasting process
  • Proven track-record for bonding silicone elastomers (VMQ) to metals, plastics, and textile fibers
  • A heavy metals free product - good for the environment
  • Complies with ASTM D429 & European Regulations 2000/53/EC

ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based chemical distribution firm. ChemSpec is a subsidiary of Paris,     France-based Safic-Alcan. ChemSpec, Ltd. also has a Mexican subsidiary (ChemSpec MÉXICO). ChemSpec distributes specialty and commodity chemical additives and specialty polymers into the North American elastomer mixing industry, as well as coatings, adhesive/sealant, inks, plastics and cosmetics compounding market segments.

For more information on CHEMITAC product lines and the company in general, contact our dedicated customer service team at: 800.200.4753.

Cyber Attack Hits Maersk Line

Reuters (Teis Jensen) reported late last week that Maersk Line, Danish-owned and the world’s largest container shipper, stated its computer systems were hit by the global Petya cyber-attack, causing problems with processing orders and delaying cargo shipments. 

Reuters reported the cyber-attack has disrupted businesses world-wide and has created congestion in 76 ports; including the United States, India, Spain, and the Netherlands.

Reuters continues to communicate that the impact is affecting vessels or cargo loaded from June 26 through June 28 2017.  They have made alternate changes to process orders manually and communicating with customers daily.   The good news is that no data has been lost and Maersk has been working to resume normal operations quickly to all of the ports that have been affected.

ChemSpec’s VP of Operations, Jon Sias, is on top of communications with suppliers who are affected by this delay and we are committed to keeping all of our customers informed of any new outcomes.  Should you have any concerns, please feel free to contact our customer service department toll-free at:  800.200.4753 or via email:  orders@chemspecltd.com.

ChemSpec Mexico Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary

ChemSpec's subsidiary, CHEMSPEC MÉXICO, S. DE RL DE C.V., was formed in August 2016 to serve the rapid growth of automotive manufacturing in México, specifically in the central states−often referred to as the “automotive/rubber triangle” region. ChemSpec México is strategically based in Querétaro, with additional warehousing and logistics business support in nearby Laredo, TX.


A management-owned distributor of specialty chemical additives and specialty elastomers for many polymer compounding and cosmetic ingredient markets, ChemSpec México focuses on providing sales and technical support to the elastomer compounding industry−notably for tire and technical rubber production in the region. Additionally, they also support other Mexican “C.A.S.E.” (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomer, and Plastics) manufacturing segments.
According to Dave Moreland, ChemSpec’s President,


“Our move into Mexico a year ago aligned with Safic-Alcan’s overall strategy of growing its presence across the NAFTA Region. Additionally, ChemSpec has always done its best to follow market trends so that we can better service our customer-base. Over the past year, customers have responded positively to our support of having our employees ‘on the ground’ providing them with more flexibility logistically−ultimately enabling ChemSpec to support their Mexico-based customers while continuing to promote overall business growth.”

 

ChemSpec México’s Sales & Marketing Manager, Manuel Cortés, has been successful in the past year, establishing the brand presence of ChemSpec México by providing formulators in the growing region with value-driven solutions.

For more detailed information on ChemSpec’s operations and product offerings in Mexico, please reach out to Manuel via e-mail (MCortes@chemspec.com.mx) or telephone (52-55-3259-3358) You may also visit CHEMSPEC MÉXICO's website at: www.chemspec.com.mx

Manuel Cortes, Sales & Marketing Manager for CHEMSPEC MEXICO

Manuel Cortes, Sales & Marketing Manager for CHEMSPEC MEXICO

Product Spotlight - Deurex Waxes for Rubber, Adhesives & Coatings

ChemSpec, Ltd. represents the Deurex GmbH company located in Elsteraue, Germany. Deurex is continuously inventing and innovating new wax products for the inks, cable, coatings, pvc, and rubber industries.  Their technical knowledge in waxes for the rubber markets is superior!  

Product Spotlight

ChemSpec chose Deurex’s EWAX (Polyethylene) products as their product spotlight because of the many benefits to manufacturers:

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        ●  Forms a thin inert protective film
        ●  Protects rubber against water, sun  light and                      ozone exposure.
        ●  Decreases fading by increasing UV resistance
        ●  Short melting times
        ●  Shortens processing times
        ●  Excellent lubricant
        ●  Competitive pricing

The features of the EWAX products, manufacturers will find the diversity of applications for the Polyethylene, Fischer-Tropsch, Sugar Cane, and Hybrid waxes beneficial in new product development or streamlining production processes.  These advantages save manufacturers time and money. 

ChemSpec, Ltd is the exclusive distributor for Deurex waxes in the United States.  We encourage our customers to lab test the waxes and see for themselves the benefits of using these products.  Our technical and sales teams are available for any product application questions.  

ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based chemical distribution firm. ChemSpec is subsidiary of Paris, France-based Safic-Alcan.  ChemSpec, Ltd.  also has a Mexican subsidiary (ChemSpec MÉXICO).  ChemSpec distributes specialty and commodity chemical additives and specialty polymers into the North American elastomer mixing industry, as well as coatings, adhesive/sealant, inks, plastics, waxes, and cosmetics market segments.  

For more information on the Deurex product lines and the company in general, contact our experienced customer service team at: 800.200.4753 

Labema Corrosion Inhibitors Chooses ChemSpec Mexico as Exclusive Distributor

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO:  ChemSpec MéXICO S. De R.L. de C.V.  and Labema Corrosion Inhibitors recently entered into an exclusive distribution arrangement for Mexico.  Labema has been a corrosion formulator and additive manufacturer for over twenty years, continuously developing innovative products backed with vast technical knowledge and support. 

Labema’s corporate office is located in Lorette, France with many distribution locations worldwide.  Joining forces with ChemSpec MéXICO for exclusive distribution in the Mexican market allows both companies to promote high quality products backed with their expert customer service and technical support teams.

ChemSpec MéXICO is eager to grow the coatings market for Mexico with Labema’s  AB RUST® andEMADOX® brands that represent anti-flash rust additives, liquid corrosion inhibitors for water-based coatings; whichincludes anticorrosive primers, paints and varnishes, multi-purpose paints, and in-can metal packaging protection.  In addition, Labema has excelled in innovative renewable chemistry with their range of VEGERUST® corrosion plant-based inhibitors, which is just one way that Labema shows its commitment to environmental sustainability.

Manuel Cortés, ChemSpec MéXICO’s Sales & Marketing Manager, had this to say about the new relationship:

“I’m excited to represent such a respected producer and product line in the Mexican Market. I feel that this will allow ChemSpec MEXICO to not only grow its product offerings, but also its Mexican Brand and relationships with coatings manufacturers.”

ChemSpec MéXICO is an international division of ChemSpec, Ltd. based in Uniontown, Ohio, USA.  ChemSpec, a member of the Paris-based SAFIC-ALCAN family of companies, is a management-owned, growing specialty chemical distribution company in North America, Canada, and Mexico; serving customers in the Coatings, Plastics, Rubber, Adhesives/Sealants, Inks, and Cosmetic compounding industries.

For more information about Labema, contact Manuel Cortés at:  mcortes@chemspec.com.mx or visit our website at:  www.chemspec.com.mx.

 

Product Spotlight - CHEMITAC 80 from Dalton Dynamics

Rubber to Metal Adhesive with Maximum Performance! 

ChemSpec, Ltd. represents Dalton Dynamic’s CHEMITAC® line of rubber to metal bonding adhesive products in the United States and Mexico. 

ChemSpec, Ltd. represents Dalton Dynamic's CHEMITAC line of rubber to metal bonding adhesives

ChemSpec, Ltd. represents Dalton Dynamic's CHEMITAC line of rubber to metal bonding adhesives

The CHEMITAC line may be used as a bonding agent with elastomer polymers such as: ACM, AEM, EPDM, FKM, HNBR, IIR/BIIR, NR, PU, SBR, and many others.  

The CHEMITAC lines are industrial adhesives intended to bond a diversity of substrates to raw rubber and produced using nano-grinding technology, which makes the products unique, as it allows for a more stable, finer and homogeneous product versus the competition.

Product Spotlight
ChemSpec chose CHEMITAC® 80 as a product spotlight because of its many benefits to manufacturers:

    ●  Produced with nano-grinding technology - a more homogeneous product
    ●  Improved dispersion and coverage - production savings
    ●  Can be bonded to raw rubber such as:  NR, SBR, CR, EPDM and others
    ●  Can be used as a single layer adhesive for KTL metal treatment
    ●  Can be applied to a variety of textile fibers:  cotton, cellulose, polyamide, polyester and           aramid
    ●  A heavy metals free product - good for the environment
    ●  Complies with ASTM D429 & European Regulations 2000/53/EC
  

Dalton Dynamics is 1 of 5 international subsidiaries of its parent company, Dalton Group, which is based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Group’s focus is on manufacturing and marketing industrial adhesives intended to attach a diversity of substrates to raw rubber by the vulcanization process.  Dalton Group also focuses on “green” chemistry and manufacturing, in that it makes preserving the environment a major priority through its “We Think Green” Corporate Culture Campaign.

 

ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based chemical distribution firm. ChemSpec is subsidiary of Paris, France-based Safic-Alcan. ChemSpec, Ltd.  also has a Mexican subsidiary (ChemSpec MÉXICO).  ChemSpec distributes specialty and commodity chemical additives and specialty polymers into the North American elastomer mixing industry, as well as coatings, adhesive/sealant, inks, plastics and cosmetics compounding market segments.  

For more information on CHEMITAC product lines and the company in general, contact our experienced customer service team at: 800.200.4753.

ChemSpec's Anthony Mariniello Attends ACS' Technical Meeting

ChemSpec's Anthony Mariniello, Technical Sales Manager 

ChemSpec's Anthony Mariniello, Technical Sales Manager 

Recently ChemSpec’s Anthony Mariniello was hard at work at the 191st Technical Meeting for the American Chemical Society’s Rubber Division in Beachwood, Ohio.  Currently, Anthony serves as the Marketing Committee Chair for ACS’s Rubber Division.

ChemSpec, Ltd. has been partnering with ACS’s Rubber Division for decades.  It is an international association of chemists, engineers, technicians, scientists, plant managers, sales and marketing professionals, and others in the rubber, polymer or related fields.  Technical meetings are a way to enhance science, technology and business across the ever-changing elastomeric market through educational and empowerment activities benefiting both the professional and his or her employer.  We at ChemSpec recognize these wonderful opportunities that make our employees great professional leaders in our organization and in their communities.

Anthony has been with ChemSpec for five years, bringing a wealth of chemical application knowledge to our sales team.  Currently, Anthony is our Technical Sales Manager for the Northeast area of the United States.  You can reach Anthony at:  anthonym@chemspecltd.com.

ChemSpec, Ltd. is a local company making a global impact.  We are a management-owned, growing specialty chemical distribution company and although a majority of our customers tend to work in the North American (United States, Canada, and Mexico) Rubber, Adhesive / Sealant, ink, and cosmetic production industries, we’ve found that our chemical additives (and specialty polymers) work well and are price competitive in many other manufacturing segments.

Our goal is to continue to develop strong partnerships with a large portfolio of products and a diverse sales team giving you many opportunities for your business to grow.  Give our experienced customer service team a call at:  800.200.4753 or visit our website at:  www.chemspecadditives.com

CHEMSPEC Is Growing! Welcome New Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Wanda Angel

UNIONTOWN, OH--CHEMSPEC, LTD is excited to announce the addition of a new employee, Wanda Angel. Wanda comes to ChemSpec with a wealth of business experience. Wanda previously worked as Product Manager for vinyl products for a large window and door manufacturer.  She has been working in the building markets industry for over 20 years in customer service, sales, and marketing.

Wanda is finishing her undergraduate degree (BBA) in Marketing at Kent State University this year, and plans to pursue an MBA in Marketing beginning in the Fall.  Wanda has extensive leadership training and is working within SD Snyder Leadership Group to become a John Maxwell Leadership trainer and volunteer for women’s ministries with Hope Christian Community Church.  

Wanda volunteers in her Sugarcreek community as a Rotarian.  She served three terms as President and is currently chairperson for their annual Pancake Day fundraiser.  Wanda brings to ChemSpec a heart for servant leadership and is passionate about making a difference for our company with sales and marketing support for our teams and our customers.

Wanda resides in Sugarcreek, Ohio with her husband, Justin, who is Superintendent for the Tuscarawas County Metropolitan Water and Sewer District.  They have three children:   Stephanie, Taylor and Cooper, and two dogs -Axel, a Labradoodle, and Raven a Bernidoodle.

Welcome Wanda!

Wanda Angel, Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Wanda Angel, Sales & Marketing Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMSPEC EXHIBITING AND HAVING SUPPLIER PRESENT ON RUBBER-TO-METAL BONDING AT WINTER SRG EVENT

CHEMSPEC EXHIBITING AND HAVING SUPPLIER PRESENT ON RUBBER-TO-METAL BONDING AT WINTER SRG EVENT

GREENVILLE, SC--CHEMSPEC, LTD. Supplier, Dalton Dynamics, is presenting on its CHEMITAC rubber-to-metal bonding products at the Southern Rubber Group's Winter Technical Event at the Embassy Suites in Greenville, on Tuesday morning, February 21, 2017. CHEMSPEC will also have a table-top display at the event.