UNIONTOWN, OH (September 13, 2019)— CHEMSPEC, LTD announces an exclusive distribution agreement with HIMADRI SPECIALITY CHEMICAL. CHEMSPEC will distribute HIMADRI’s ASTM and specialty carbon black products into the U.S. and Canadian tire markets and the U.S. rubber market. 

HIMADRI, headquartered in Kolkata, India, is the only integrated carbon black producer giving it highly consistent feedstock for its range of ASTM and specialty carbon blacks.  HIMADRI offers a full portfolio of quality carbon blacks including its KLAREX “clean” specialty carbon blacks designed for more demanding rubber applications.  This portfolio will be supported by HIMADRI’s announced expansion that will add an additional 60,000 MT of capacity.  Further, HIMADRI ensures overall sustainability, health and safety, and environmental protection as key priorities in its production processes. It is both ISO 9001 and 14001 certified and is already approved as a supplier to many international elastomer and tire producers.

Tushar Choudhary, President, Operations, Himadri, commented:

We are excited to partner with ChemSpec to provide U.S. and Canadian customers a new option for meeting their needs for high quality, consistent carbon blacks.  Our upcoming expansion will expand our product portfolio providing a compelling value proposition for North American elastomer and tire producers.  We expect our exclusive partnership with ChemSpec will be a long and successful one.

Dave Moreland, ChemSpec’s President, had this to say about this new relationship—

Partnering with Himadri is a natural progression in our rubber market growth plan, as we continue to strive towards becoming a supplier our customers can rely upon to source all of their ingredient needs. We’re excited because we know Himadri to be a socially aware, technologically advanced, quality carbon black producer. The company has also shown commitment to the North American Market in that it has invested in human resources here in the U.S., directly hiring sophisticated commercial and technical employees to support the supply chain.

ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned chemical distribution firm. It is a subsidiary of Paris, France-based Safic-Alcan. ChemSpec also has both Mexican and Canadian subsidiaries (ChemSpec MÉXICO & ChemSpec CANADA). 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.

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