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ChemSpec Announces Annual 2018 IEC Conference After-Show Party

ChemSpec 2018 International Elastomer Conference After Show Party Invite

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

2017 International Elastomer Conference Pictures and Video

All of us at ChemSpec had a great time at the 2017 International Elastomer Conference at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.  Our tradeshow booth was constantly busy with suppliers and customers meeting up to discuss new business opportunities or to just drop in and say hello.Enjoy the pics and check out our sales & supplier video here! 

An outstanding crowd come out and enjoyed our social media party at the Wild Eagle Saloon on Tuesday, October 10th.  Everyone at ChemSpec sends a big hearty thank you to those who took time out of their busy schedules to hang out with us.  


UNIONTOWN, OH – October 18, 2017 – CHEMSPEC, Ltd announces Richard VanArsdalen as their newest addition to their sales & marketing team.  Rich’s job is filling a new, part-time role at ChemSpec: Marketing Support Representative.

Rich VanArsdalen graduated with honors from the University of Toledo with a B.S. degree, majoring in geology, in 1994.  Upon graduation, he entered the environmental industry where he served as assistant operations manager and project manager. 

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While in Tuscarawas County, Rich served as a plant manager for Express Packaging, Inc. and was promoted to corporate quality manager.  Rich also served on a steering committee that determined business policy, vision, and direction for Express Packaging, Inc.  After making a decision to change from the business world to pursue his true passion, Rich left the area and relocated to Cleveland, where Rich served as a Christian Church planter and life skills instructor for the Berea Children’s Home and Family Services.  Rich has now been involved in Christian counseling for over 20 years, and has spent the last ten years focusing primarily on the problem of addiction.  In January of 2016, Rich took the role as the Tuscarawas County Jail Chaplain and became a part of the Compass Center, which is a position he continues to this day. 

Marketing and Law Director, Chris Wagner, says this of Rich: “We’re excited to have someone on board here at ChemSpec with such an in-depth and diverse professional background. Rich will support much of what we do in the marketing side of ChemSpec, but he’ll also work on regulatory and laboratory matters as well. He will be a huge help, and his optimistic approach to life is a joy to be around.”

Rich, while he has taken on this new part-time position at ChemSpec, is still able to pursue his passion outside of the office and says “his desire is to help broken individuals break free from destructive lifestyles and find the true peace and freedom found in Jesus Christ.”  He is married to Kelly, and they recently celebrated over 20 wonderful years of marriage.  They and their four children:  Zeke (15), Thad (13), Eliza (11), and Addy (9) have been residents of Tuscarawas County since 2001, leaving only for three years to minister in the Cleveland area from 2005 to 2008. 

Welcome Rich!


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 10, 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!