ChemSpec's Cosmetics Division Now U.S. Distributor for SABO

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UNIONTOWN, OH— Monday, October 15, 2018- CHEMSPEC, LTD’s Cosmetics Division announces distributorship in the United States for SABO, an Italian producer specialized in emollients, surfactants, emulsifiers, and actives.  

 SABO has been producing high quality actives and functional ingredients for over 80 years.  Their personal care product ingredients create premium quality formulations, innovative textures, and easy to handle production processes.  In 2016, SABO launched their personal care line with multifunctional ingredients for skin and hair.  Their Research and Development team continues to support the improvement of new products for preventative care. The use of natural raw materials combined with state -of- the- art production plants & processes enables Sabo to offer outstanding solutions to the Personal Care Industry. Sabo also provides expertise in formulation and regulatory assistance to safely respond to the customer’s challenges.

ChemSpec is excited of this distributorship agreement.  ChemSpec’s Cosmetics Sales & Marketing Director, Marie Graet, explains: “SABO has developed new, greener and multifunctional Emollients that have Active benefits, Natural Sensory Agents, and Natural Exfoliants that are perfect complement to our portfolio.”

 The Cosmetics Division will be representing SABO at the annual In-Cosmetics North America show at Javits Center, New York on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 through Thursday, October 18, 2018.  Stop by their booth and speak with Marie or Technical Sales Manager, Michelle Barsoum, for technical and sales support.  For additional information, contact Marie Graet at email:  mgraet@chemspecltd.com.

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ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned 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

ChemSpec's Cosmetics Division Announces East Coast Distribution for ACTIVON

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UNIONTOWN, OH— Monday, October 15, 2018- CHEMSPEC, LTD’s Cosmetics Division announces east coast distributorship with ActivON, a South Korean producer specialized in antimicrobial technology and actives.

 Founded in 2009, ActivON is a manufacturer of effective and eco-friendly cosmetic ingredients based on Green and biotechnology.   ActivON’s manufacturing facility in South Korea supports an innovative research and development team providing new technologies and services to over sixteen countries across the globe.  In addition, the teams at ActivON also work to provide continuous sustainable development inside their company facility and outside in surrounding communities providing education and training. 

 ChemSpec will focus on distributing their Natural Glycols - Natural Propanediol, Natural Butylene Glycol, and Natural Pentylene Glycol.  ChemSpec’s Cosmetics Sales & Marketing Director, Marie Graet, explains: “ActivOn’s Natural Glycols are a great Green ingredients addition to our cosmetics portfolio.”

 The Cosmetics Division will be representing ActivON at the annual In-Cosmetics North America show at Javits Center, New York on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 through Thursday, October 18, 2018.  Stop by their booth and speak with Marie or Technical Sales Manager, Michelle Barsoum, for technical and sales support.  For additional information, contact Marie Graet at email:  mgraet@chemspecltd.com.

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ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned 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.

ChemSpec’s Product Spotlight – Synthomer’s LitheneActiV® 1000

LitheneActiV® 1000 - Less Mixing, Better Compound

ChemSpec, Ltd. represents Synthomer’s line of Lithene® liquid polybutadienes for the North American market. Synthomer is known globally for its aqueous polymers across many different manufacturing market segments.

 Synthomer’s Lithene manufacturing facility located in Stallingborough, UK

Synthomer’s Lithene manufacturing facility located in Stallingborough, UK

The Company’s headquarters is in London, UK. Synthomer’s manufacturing facility for their liquid polybutadienes is located in Stallingborough, UK. It produces these 100% active, highly unsaturated liquid polybutadienes in a range of molecular weights and micro-structures. These products provide enhanced quality and performance across a broad range of applications, including automotive sealants, mold release coatings and defoaming coating additives. In rubbers, they improve mixing and act as type II coagents. In addition, these polymers have very low VOC’s, excellent low temperature profiles, and can be cured thru vulcanization.  

Product Spotlight

ChemSpec chose to highlight Synthomer’s LitheneActiV 1000 product as it was designed specifically for modification of both peroxide and sulfur cured elastomers. Recent independent testing of these products in elastomer compounds, showed the benefits of the Lithene® range in general and LitheneActiV 1000 in particular:

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The LitheneActiV 1000 product is non- hazardous, environmentally safe and reduces leaching versus basic process oils.  

ChemSpec’ s Marketing & Law Director, Chris Wagner, explains: “The benefits of using the LitheneActiV 1000 are obvious when reviewing Synthomer’s recent laboratory studies, and we look forward to presenting this product to our customers.”  For more information on the full range of Synthomer’s Lithene product line and the company in general, contact our experienced customer service team at: 800.200.4753.

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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.

ChemSpec Announces ACE Products & Consulting Speaking at 2018 IEC Conference

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UNIONTOWN, OH— Monday, October 1, 2018 - CHEMSPEC, LTD. announces supplier company, ACE Products & Consulting, will have two symposium speakers at this year’s annual International Elastomer’s Conference in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky International Convention Center.  

ACE Product’s Erick Sharp & Doug Foster Slated Symposium Speakers at International Elastomer Conference in Louisville, KY

ChemSpec, Ltd Supplier ACE Products & Consulting, LLC Ravenna OH

ACE Products provides specialty polymer additives and consulting to the silicone and organic rubber industries.  ACE Products is an independent agent for multiple specialty raw material lines and has its own branded silicone dispersion line. 

At the International Elastomer Conference, Erick Sharp, ACE’s President, will be presenting on the topic  “Advances in Synthetic Elastomers” with his session titled: “Evaluation of LPB Modified Silicone” on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 1:30pm – 2:00pm in Room M107 (Session D).  On Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 1:00pm – 1:30pm in Room M111(Session B), Doug Foster, ACE’s Lab Manager, will be presenting on the topic “Plasticizers and Processing Promoters” with his session titled: “Evaluating Flow Property Improvements of Alumina Silicate Ceramic Spheres”.

ChemSpec’s team encourages all attendees at the show to take the time to reserve their seats for Erick’s and Doug’s presentations.   “We appreciate the hard work the team at ACE brings to the table to make sure our shared customers succeed in their product development. ACE allows us to be better positioned technically to grow, particularly in the silicone compounding market sector,” explains Dave Moreland, ChemSpec’s President and CEO. Moreland went on to say that he is, “quite confident that these topics should be very educational to any elastomer-oriented rubber compounder.”

Also, stop-by ACE’s Booth #340 and visit Erick and Doug.  Their combined technical expertise can provide solutions and discuss new ideas in the silicone compounding markets amongst other polymer compounding testing capabilities.

Further, ChemSpec, Ltd and Performance Additives, Inc. have partnered to provide a customer/supplier hospitality event (a.k.a. "after show" party) on Tuesday, October 9, from 6:30pm - 11:00pm at the Copper & Kings American Brandy brewery at 1121 E. Washington Street in Louisville, KY.  The ChemSpec staff is preparing a fun night with food, drinks, fellowship and live band.

For more information about the 2018 International Elastomers Conference, contact Chris Wagner, Marketing and Law Director at:  cwagner@chemspecltd.com or 330.958.4316 or visit our website at:  www.chemspecltd.com

 

 

 

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ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned 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.  All of ChemSpec’s products are competitively priced and backed by a customer service support team that is unparalleled in the industry. 

ChemSpec's Cosmetics Division Eastern Distributor For SILOK®S SiCare Brands

ChemSpec's Cosmetics Division Now Eastern Distributor for SILOK'S SiCare Brands

SILOK's SiCare natural oil silicone, elastomers, emulsifiers

UNIONTOWN, OH— Tuesday, September 18, 2018- CHEMSPEC, LTD’s Cosmetics Division announces Eastern distributorship with SILOK’s American subsidiary, Silokchem, Inc., for their SiCare brands of personal care products. This distributorship covers the areas east of the Mississippi River and Texas.

Founded in 2004, SILOK is a global manufacturer of silicone materials with innovative R&D centers, marketing, and manufacturing locations supporting three brands and 420 products in the coating and inks, personal care, plastic and rubber markets. Their SiCare personal care products are produced by Hunan SilokSilicone Co., Ltd. In 2018, Hunan SilokSilicone launched natural oil modified silicone bringing a safer and healthier element to personal care. ChemSpec will focus on distributing these silicones that include silicone oils, silicone elastomers, and silicone emulsifiers. ChemSpec’s Cosmetics Sales & Marketing Director, Marie Graet, explains: “Natural oil replaces a part of silicone which makes these products more natural, increases their compatibility with other oils, and provides a unique sensory.”

The Cosmetics Division will be representing SiCare at the annual In-Cosmetics North America show at Javits Center, New York on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 through Thursday, October 18, 2018. Stop by their booth and speak with Marie or Technical Sales Manager, Michelle Barsoum, for technical and sales support. For additional information, contact Marie Graet at email: mgraet@chemspecltd.com or visit our website: www.chemspecadditives.com

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ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned 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

ChemSpec Announces Annual 2018 IEC Conference After-Show Party

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This year's annual International Elastomer Conference at the Kentucky International Convention Center from October 9 - 11, 2018 is a perfect time for ChemSpec's sales team to engage customers and suppliers with our annual "After-Show Party". 

The ChemSpec and Performance Additives teams invite everyone to have a "good ole time" with us at  Copper and Kings American Brandy Distillery, 1121 E. Washington Street, Louisville, KY on Tuesday, October 9 2018 from 6:30pm - 11:00pm. 

We will have food, drinks and a live band.  Please RSVP by 10.01.2018 to Hanah Moreland at hmoreland@chemspecltd.com.

ChemSpec's 5th Annual 2018 Team Building Event

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ChemSpec's 5th Annual Team Building Video. Enjoy the images of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. We had our Q3 Sales Meeting at the Renaissance Cleveland, dinner at the Chops Restaurant, team building at Escape in 60, team building with hosts from Taste of Cleveland with Iron Chef contest, Scavenger Hunt, and ending with bowling at the Corner Alley.

ChemSpec's Dave Moreland Supports Real Men Wear Pink

Did you know…

More than 3.5 million women are living in the U.S. with a history of breast cancer. Some of them are cancer-free, while others still have evidence of cancer and may still be undergoing treatment.

I am supporting them by wearing pink and raising money as a REAL MAN WEARING PINK!

Please join me and make a donation by clicking on this link: 

2018 Real Men Wear Pink - Stark and Tuscarawas

 Dave Moreland, President & CEO

Dave Moreland, President & CEO

Once at the website, scroll to find and click on my picture, you will be directed to my page and can click to donate!

It is that simple to make a difference! 

Thank you for your donations!

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Chinese Tariff Impact on U.S. Polymer Compounding & Ingredient Mixing Industries

Friday, August 10, 2018 UNIONTOWN, OH—ChemSpec, Ltd. feels it has a responsibility to its customers to help them stay abreast of issues that may have a large impact on their respective businesses. To this end, ChemSpec believes the pending TEN PERCENT (10%), or now possibly TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (25%), tariff increase on Chinese goods, could have a major effect on chemicals, polymers, and other compounding ingredients that ChemSpec (and also many other chemical distribution firms) sells to elastomer and plastics compounders.     

BACKGROUND:

Over the course of past 12 months, the current U.S. Presidential Administration has made it known that it would like to better level the competitive playing field when it comes to imports and exports with China. Due to this, beginning in the spring of 2018, it commenced assessing additional duty on imported goods coming from China.  Between March and June 2018, on 2 separate occasions, it located and assigned an additional duty rate of 25% on many specific commercial goods being imported from China to the United States (approximately $50 billion worth of product).  A portion of those duty increases (also known as tariffs) commenced being assessed on products hitting U.S. Ports in early July, while hearings recently wrapped-up in relation to another portion of those products and those tariffs will go into effect on August 23rd. Very few of the above-described increased tariff assessments however really impacted the chemicals and additives ChemSpec distributes to its various polymer compounding customers.

JULY 10TH & AUGUST 1ST PRESS RELEASES:

All this changed with a press release issued by the United States Trade Representative on July 10, 2018 (see press release here: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/july/statement-us-trade-representative).  In that release, the Administration explained that it was going to assess a new round of tariffs concerning an additional $200 Billion in Chinese imported goods.  The duty rate for these goods is to be 10%, plus whatever the existing duty rate already in place is.   In this list of goods that are to be assessed at an additional 10% duty rate, many are products used in elastomer and plastics compounding, and consequently, some of those products ChemSpec distributes across North America. (See the original list and remarks summary here, pp. 11-205: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2018-0026%20China%20FRN%207-10-2018_0.pdf). Moreover, less than 30 days after this July 10 press release, the Trade Representative notified the industry that it may change this 10% tariff hike to 25%, because of the decreased value of Chinese currency, but that change has not yet officially been determined as of the time of this release. (See this August 1 Press Release here: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/august/statement-us-trade-representative). 

Please note though that ChemSpec sources its products from across the globe and China is but one source of our materials; many of our products come from Europe and other parts of Asia.  You will need to ask your respective sales team member to see if your product(s) is impacted. In addition, just because you “think” you are purchasing a product from a chemical distributor that is sourcing product made locally in North America (or some other non-Chinese source), ChemSpec urges its customers to double-check, as many products are private labeled from China to the U.S.  If you do not do your own research into this issue, you may find that you get a big price hike on many raw materials without anticipating it.

WHAT NEXT?

The comments period for these proposed tariff increases is just opening and hearings are in the middle of August. The hearings and comments period close on September 5th, so it will likely be sometime between September 6th and the end of September before we see any of these newer tariffs actually enacted and hitting product at U.S. Ports.

Moreover, this is a political maneuver by a Presidential Administration that does not seem to fear pushing the envelope when it comes to tough negotiations with other countries, and so maybe some of these goods get assessed, maybe all of them, or maybe none of them. Only time will tell. It is certainly not an exact science and none of us will know until we are told by the Federal Government officially. 

We invite you to reach-out at any time for a discussion on this topic; we appreciate your patience and proactivity as we progress through these increased tariffs.

Sincerely,

Christopher J. Wagner

ChemSpec's Marketing & Law Director

ChemSpec Product Spotlight- New Pre-Dispersed Sulfur Provides Excellent Dispersion

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ChemSpec introduces OCCL’s (Oriental Carbon and Chemicals Ltd.) newest Sulfur innovation, DIAMIX, to North American markets. OCCL  is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Insoluble Sulfur with two manufacturing plants in India. The DIAMIX product line is a pre-dispersed Sulfur, engineered to optimize cure packages for rubber compounding. 

 

Product Spotlight

To start, OCCL will be producing a few variations of DIAMIX:   A polymer (SBR, EPDM) bound Insoluble Sulfur as well as a polymer bound rubber makers Sulfur. DIAMIX is specially designed for both natural and synthetic rubber (NBR, EPDM, etc. ) formulations where dispersion of traditional powdered Sulfur can pose a challenge. The DIAMIX products provide many benefits such as:

  • Faster incorporation in rubber mixing, providing excellent homogeneous dispersion levels;
  • DIAMIX Insoluble Sulfur and Sulfur are thermally more stable & electro-statically inert than their powder counterparts;
  • Easy, dust free handling for manual and automated feeding systems - Promotes better productivity by allowing larger batch sizes while reducing cycle times;
  • Stain-free Sulfur for bright colored compounds

OCCL has launched several Diamix products to meet the processing needs for elastomer applications.  

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John Stephenson, ChemSpec’s Product Manager for the OCCL’s lines has seen the excitement first hand on how these new products will improve customer productivity.  John explains;  “The DIAMIX line is a great solution for any rubber compounder striving to optimize their process to consistently mix better, faster, and most importantly safer.”

For more information on the DIAMIX product lines contact John Stephenson directly at: jstephenson@chemspecltd.com.

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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, functional fillers, and cosmetics market segments.  
 

ChemSpec Promoting Keynote Speakers at 2018 Silicone Elastomers US Summit

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UNIONTOWN, OH – June 28, 2018 - ChemSpec, Ltd.  attended the 2018 Silicone Elastomers US Summit on June 27 – 28, 2018 at the Marriott Downtown Key Center in Cleveland, Ohio.  Their coordination efforts also brought two keynote speakers for today’s summit with Erick Sharp, President and CEO of ACE Products & Consulting LLC and Bill Black, Sales Engineer for Spherix® Mineral Products

Erick presented on the evaluation of chemical dispersions in HCR silicone compounding and how a multi-factor, general factorial designed experiment was performed to investigate the processing of HCR silicone molding and extrusion compounds with silicone bound chemical dispersions.  The factors selected for experiments are material form and type of chemical additives.  This study measured dependent variables of rheological properties, physical properties, dispersion and downstream processability.

Bill presented on their product Dispersix™ - aluminosilicate ceramic microspheres and their use as performance additives in silicone. Bill discussed how an aluminosilicate ceramic microsphere was engineered to be a performance additive for silicone elastomers with a focus on how the additive was developed and how it enhances the properties of silicone elastomers.

ChemSpec, Ltd is an exclusive distributor for ACE’s silicone products in North America and values their partnership because of the many benefits ACE provides them with product testing, analysis reports and the many years of technical expertise.  Chris Wagner, ChemSpec’s Law & Marketing Director explains: “Erick and his team are a proven asset of product resource for ChemSpec in promoting and selling their many products available to the silicone markets.”

ChemSpec is a distributor for the Spherix Mineral Products for the North American markets.  Dave Moreland, President and CEO of ChemSpec explains:  Their innovative processing and technical support is what our customers need to continue to grow and expand their markets. Whenever we can build a relationship with a supplier that serves our customers with unique solutions and improvements to age-old manufacturing challenges, we do our absolute best to take advantage of the opportunity. We know the Spherix Team and their products can do this in many ways.”

For more information on ACE Products & Consulting LLC and Spherix Mineral Products contact our dedicated customer service team at: 800.200.4753 or visit our website at: www.chemspecadditives.com.

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ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned chemical distribution firm. ChemSpec is a subsidiary of Paris, France-based SAFIC-ALCAN. ChemSpec 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. All ChemSpec’s products are competitively priced and backed by a customer service support team that is unparalleled in the industry.

ChemSpec Solutions - Ensuring Your Magnesia Supply

ARE YOU CONFIDENT IN YOUR MAGNESIUM OXIDE/HYDROXIDE SOURCE?

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WHEN TO LOOK FOR A NEW MgO or Mg(OH)2 SUPPLIER

So, do you currently use magnesium oxide (MgO) or magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH)2)?  How much do you know about where it comes from and how it’s made? Most users are content with their one supplier because it just works. But what if that supply chain is interrupted? Are you ready—and more importantly—able to make a switch? Do you have a second source?

Many chemicals can be “drop-in” replacements for each other. But Magnesia products are different: each one typically reacts at least somewhat differently when compared to other similar products in compounding applications. And if you find two magnesia products that work exactly the same but come from different suppliers, there is a chance that it is coming from the same production source and the distributors are just using different trade names for the same product!

CHEMSPEC PROVIDES SUPPLIER SOLUTIONS FOR MAGNESIA

“Our sales team brings a wealth of knowledge to our customers in both operations and logistics” explains Anthony Mariniello, ChemSpec’s Technical Sales Manager for Magnesia-based chemistry. Our experience in the market has been to supply magnesia products to customers and help them understand the overall supply chain and how to better use these products technically across various compounding industries (rubber, thermoplastics, adhesives, etc.). We help advise from point of production to end-users, helping demystify the nuances of the various ways to make magnesia, and teaching our customers why they perform differently. Consequently, we show how a customer can adapt their process to various magnesias and optimize production. Furthermore, we offer various types of magnesia products, and represent one of only two major producers of Magnesium Oxide in North America.

If you are interested in finding-out more about the magnesia market and are looking to ensure you truly have at least two sources, talk to our experienced customer service and sales teams, who are readily available to assist your questions. We are here to supply you and your company with the resources needed to keep you in production, in case of unforeseen disruptions in supply.

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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, functional fillers, and cosmetics market segments.

CHEMSPEC ANNOUNCES REBRANDING OF SELECT SAFIC-ALCAN PRODUCTS

UNIONTOWN, OH - Effective immediately, ChemSpec will streamline its brand names for the Safic-Alcan specialty chemical products.  Partners will see these new brand names for current products on sales orders, invoices, and packaging.

ChemSpec is also affirming the branding changes are only a change to product name and does not affect the production source, product chemistry, or the manufacturing process. The change is in brand name only.

ChemSpec has updated their website to reflect revised TDS and SDS documents on the affected products.  You can also visit these links to download:

                            Announcement Letter              Cross-Reference Chart

In addition, ChemSpec has reported that partners will not immediately see a name change on the product itself. This will occur on a rolling basis; meaning, once current inventories under the old name are depleted, newly arriving product will begin listing these new brand names sometime during Q2-2018. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your ChemSpec Account Manager, or their experienced customer service team at 800.200.4753 (Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm). 

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ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned 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.  All of ChemSpec’s products are competitively priced and backed by a customer service support team that is unparalleled in the industry. 

ChemSpec to Exhibit at ACS's 2018 Spring Technical Meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  UNIONTOWN, OH— Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - CHEMSPEC, LTD. announces exhibiting at the Rubber Division’s American Chemical Society’s 193rd Technical Meeting from May 8 – 10, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

ChemSpec to Exhibit at ACS’s 193rd Technical Meeting

The American Chemical Society’s Rubber Division has an outstanding technical program for this Spring 2018.  ChemSpec will be exhibiting at the technical meeting at Booth #18 with their very own Technical Sales Manager, Anthony Mariniello.  Anthony is also the Marketing Chairperson for ACS’s Rubber Division.  Anthony will be available for any technical questions or support for rubber market needs. The technical meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46204. 

ChemSpec invites everyone to register to attend this informative technical meeting representing leading experts in the rubber industry, excellent keynote speakers, and recognition award ceremony.  Topics for the technical meeting sessions include:

  • Prof. Garth L. Wilkes Colloquium - From Structure to Properties
  • New Trends in Carbon Materials
  • Rubber Mechanics - Fatigue and Testing
  • Advances in Synthesis of Elastomers, Liquid Rubbers and Related Materials
  • Engineering with Rubber
  • Contributed Session
  • Presentations by ACS’s 2018 Science & Technology Award Winners
  • Keynote Speaker/Address:
  • Ron Kennedy, Managing Director, Center for Tire Research (CenTiRe)
  • Keynote Address:  Simulation of tire and tire/vehicle performance – what’s in it for materials folks?

For more information on the 2018 spring technical meeting, contact Anthony Mariniello, Technical Sales Manager at: anthonym@chemspecltd.com or cell phone: 978.808.6595

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ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned 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.  All of ChemSpec’s products are competitively priced and backed by a customer service support team that is unparalleled in the industry. 

Hoffman Mineral's Dr. Reimund Pieter Technical Speaker at ISC Conference

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UNIONTOWN, OH— Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - ChemSpec, LTD. announces Hoffman Mineral’s Dr. Reimund Pieter as a technical speaker at the 2018 International Silicone Conference, April 10 – 11, at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Hoffman Mineral’s Dr. Reimund Pieter as Technical Speaker

Founded in 1891 the Hoffmann group is now owned by the 4th generation of the same family and is a German manufacturer of Neuburg siliceous earth, a mineral functional filler, being a mixture of kaolinite and silica, used for elastomer compounding. Trade names are SILLITIN, SILLIKOLLOID, AKTISIL, SILFIT, AKTIFIT.

Dr. Reimund Pieter studied chemistry at the German universities of Giessen (diploma) and Bonn (thesis). He joined Degussa AG in 1986. Pieter has been Area Sales Manager at the Hoffmann Mineral GmbH since 2007.

 Dr. Reimund Pieter, Area Sales Manager for Hoffman Mineral

Dr. Reimund Pieter, Area Sales Manager for Hoffman Mineral

Dr. Pieter will be speaking on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 9:00am – 9:30am on “How to Boost Silicone Rubber Compounds”.  His presentation will cover how combining quartz flour or ATH with Aktisil Q improves mechanical properties as well as processing without increasing compound cost. Since Aktisil Q is a surface-treated variety of Neuburg Siliceous Earth one would expect increased compound cost, but calculations show that this is not the case.

ChemSpec encourages customers to attend Dr. Pieter’s technical presentation and to stop by our booth #13 at the conference.  The 2018 International Silicone Conference is held at the Sheraton Suites Akron, 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221.

For more information on Hoffman Mineral Products, visit ChemSpec’s webstie at:  www.chemspecltd.com or contact our experienced customer service staff at:  800.200.4753 (Mon. – Fri. 8:30am – 4:30pm EST).

 

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ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned 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.  All of ChemSpec’s products are competitively priced and backed by a customer service support team that is unparalleled in the industry. 

ChemSpec Exhibiting at 2018 International Silicone Conference

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UNIONTOWN, OH - Monday, April 9, 2018 - ChemSpec, Ltd. announces they will be exhibiting at the 2018 International Silicone Conference located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio from April 10 - 11, 2018. 

ChemSpec will be exhibiting a shared booth with Spherix Mineral Products at Booth #13.  ChemSpec encourages their customers to stop at their booth to learn more about their suppliers and the Spherix Mineral products.  Both companies will have their technical sales teams available for any discussions. 

ACE Products & Consulting's Erick Sharp as Technical Speaker

 Erick Sharp, President of ACE Products & Consulting, LLC

Erick Sharp, President of ACE Products & Consulting, LLC

Erick Sharp has been working in the silicone and rubber industry for fifteen years. During that time he has held a number of key roles within Lauren International, Edgetech UK and Portage Precision Polymers. 

Sharp managed the startup of three silicone compounding operations globally. In 2015, he launched ACE Products & Consulting LLC;  which provides quality silicone raw materials and expert consulting to the silicone and rubber industries. Sharp has a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Erick will be speaking on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 9:30am – 10:00am on evaluation of reclaimed silicone polymer in HCR silicone compounds.  The factors evaluated in this experiment include part level of reclaim and types of formulations.  Erick will also discuss measured variables in his study containing rheology properties, physical properties, and processability.

ChemSpec encourages customers to attend Erick’s technical presentation and to stop by our booth #13 at the conference.  The 2018 International Silicone Conference is held at the Sheraton Suites Akron, 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221.

For more information on ACE Products & Consulting, visit ChemSpec’s website at:  www.chemspecltd.com or contact our experienced customer service staff at:  800.200.4753 (Mon. – Fri. 8:30am – 4:30pm EST).

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ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned 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.  All of ChemSpec’s products are competitively priced and backed by a customer service support team that is unparalleled in the industry. 

ChemSpec Solutions - VULCOFAC® ACT55 - A Proven Winner!

REACH COMPLIANT SOLUTIONS

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VULCOFAC® ACT55 - A Proven Winner in Eliminating Guanidine in AEM/ACM Compounds

Safic-Alcan’s VULCOFAC ACT55 is a product solution for an accelerator crosslinker without the harmful carcinogen guanidine. It is a tertiary amine complex absorbed on a silica carrier (70% tertiary amine complex and 30% amorphous silica).  

The VULCOFAC ACT55 acts as a powerful Lewis base with a high catalytic effect. It was originally developed for use in ethylene acrylate copolymers with acidic pending groups. It activates the reaction between acidic groups and diamine crosslinkers.

Safic-Alcan has established ACT55 to be REACH compliant and ChemSpec is the exclusive distributor for the North American market.  

In addition, VULCOFAC ACT55 can be used as an accelerator in combination with a primary diamine to cure AEM and ACM terpolymers (with some compound adjustments necessary to meet their property compounds based on DOTG). 

“Our customers have a great advantage using the VULCOFAC ACT55 as it significantly improves heat aging and enhances their REACH portfolio. ” explains Dave Moreland, President & CEO of ChemSpec, Ltd.

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For more information on our product lines, visit our website at: ChemSpecadditives.com., or contact our experienced customer service team at: 800.200.4753.

 

 

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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, functional fillers, and cosmetics market segments. 

ChemSpec Enhances Product Solutions with Videos

SOLUTIONS

The enclosed videos bring a solutions perspective for customers utilizing VULCOFAC® REC MB80 (80% actively dispersed evenly into an EPDM compound). 

VULCOFAC REC MB80 is a retarder used to improve the processing safety of compounding by prolonging flow times at cure temperatures. It is an excellent anti-scorching agent for natural rubber and synthetic rubber, especially for EPDM, NBR, and HNBR. It is presented as a masterbatch on an EPDM binder for improved handling, absorption, and dispersion in a rubber mix.

“I am confident our in-house videos will be an important tool in helping our customers find a solution to a problem.  The progress our sales and marketing teams are making in efforts to enhance our customer relationships is outstanding.” explains Dave Moreland, President & CEO of ChemSpec, Ltd.

Chemical Name: 
EPDM-bound-N-phenyl-N-[trichloromethyl)thio]benzenesulphonamide/Active Ingredient

CAS No.: 22840-49-1

ChemSpec created two educational videos detailing the loading of VULCOFAC’s REC MB80 into a 70 EPDM at 10PHR and 50 EPDM at 40PHR.  

Vulcofac REC MB80 loading 10PHR into 70 Duro EPDM

Vulcofac REC MB80 loading 40PHR into 50 Duro EPDM

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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, functional fillers, and cosmetics market segments.  

For more information on our product lines, visit our website at: ChemSpecadditives.com., or contact our experienced customer service team at: 800.200.4753.