ChemSpec to Exhibit at ACS's 2018 Spring Technical Meeting


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: or cell phone: 978.808.6595


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. 

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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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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.