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.

For more information on Himadri and ChemSpec, contact our dedicated customer service team at:   800.200.4753 or visit our website at:




UNIONTOWN, OH (September 9, 2019)— CHEMSPEC, LTD is pleased to announce its exhibition line-up for the upcoming International Elastomer Conference occurring on October 8th through 10th, 2019 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

ChemSpec will be located at a Booth #630 (a 30’x20’ booth, situated on the main corridor of the Show). At the booth, several of our well-known suppliers will also be exhibiting with us. 

The suppliers exhibiting alongside ChemSpec are:

·         Birch Chemicals (Calcium Oxide/Hydroxide producer);

·         Chinasun Specialty Chemicals Co.,Ltd. (Specialty Peroxides producer);

·         Jingzhou Jianghan Fine Chemical (“JHSi”) (Silane Coupling Agent producer);

·         Performance Additives (Rubber Process Aids producer); and

·         Repsol (Microcrystalline Wax & Process Oils producer).

We will also have a refreshment bar at the booth, serving various beverages throughout the day.  

Additionally, it is important to note that ChemSpec, along with its suppliers, will be hosting a hospitality event for ACS Show attendees on Tuesday evening, October 8, from 6:30PM to 11:00PM. The party will be located in the Cleveland “Flats” at the Collision Bend Brewery, 1250 Old River Road, Cleveland. 

For more information on ChemSpec’s activities at the ACS Show, contact our dedicated customer service team or your respective sales representative at:   800.200.4753 or visit our website at:   

ChemSpec Cosmetics Announces New Partnership with GreenPhyt


UNIONTOWN, OH, Thursday, May 23, 2019 – GreenPhyt is expanding its global network with the appointment of ChemSpec’s Cosmetics Division as its U.S. distributor.

Greenphyt, a company located in Brittany, France, is a manufacturer of natural exfoliants and micronized powders designed for the formulation of scrubs and various skin care and color cosmetic products.  Some of their well-known brand names are:

·         PhytPeel—A line of natural exfoliating powders already composed of 45 plant and mineral materials, and this line is always expanding according to customer’s needs;

·         BioPhytPeel—Is the organic version of PhytPeel, and is 100% organic certified according to the COSMOS-Standards;

·         PhytMic—A line composed of micronized plants and can be used as powder actives, natural coloring agents, fillers.

Greenphyt also offers a line of Flowers and Leaves to be used as decorative particles.

Ohio-based ChemSpec distributes specialty ingredients into the North American personal care market.  ChemSpec’s Cosmetics Sales & Marketing Director, Marie Great, said this about the relationship: “We will focus on GreenPhyt’s natural scrubs and micronized powders. This will be a great addition to our portfolio, which is focused on Green and Natural ingredients.  We are excited to have such a quality and innovative company on-board as a new supplier.”

For additional information, contact Marie Graet for ChemSpec at email: or visit website:

Anti-Pollution Lime Extract, Naturally Colored Green Oil, New Preservative and Antimicrobial Cocktails, Natural Multifunctional Active Base from Brazil, Sticky Rice Powder


New active extracted from food industry lime co-products with Biolie’s exclusive enzymatic process, Biolime actively fights pollution on the skin. Tested with Urban Dust which represents urban pollution (collected in Washington DC), Biolime protects DNA and boosts ATP production to help cells behave normally under environmental stress.

Emerald Green – Naturally Colored Green Oil

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Chlorophyll extracted from food industry tea and mint co-products with Biolie’s exclusive enzymatic process and sunflower oil, Emerald Green from Rainb’Oil collection gives a fresh green look to your oil based products and emulsions.

Sensicare® FP 3 – Preservative-free Antimicrobial Cocktail

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Multifunctional broad spectrum antimicrobial cocktail based on a combination of antioxidants, glyceryl esters and long chain glycols, Sensicare® FP 3 has a low sensitization profile and is ideal for leave on products, wet wipes and baby products.


Sensicare® C2080 – Preservative Cocktail phenoxyethanol-free, benzyl alcohol-free, paraben-free

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Multifunctional broad spectrum phenoxyethanol-free, benzyl alcohol-free, paraben-free preservative cocktail, Sensicare® C 2080 has a low sensitization profile and is ideal for leave on products, wet wipes and baby products.


AlphaVelvety – Natural Multifunctional Active Base from Brazil

Blend of four oils, one butter and natural alpha-bisabolol, AlphaVelvety delivers an elegant skin feel while providing softness, protection and repair of the hair fiber and regenerating and mattifying the skin.


Rice Powder BF/Oil Delivery Powder 25 – Sticky Rice based Micronized Powders

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Amylose-free starch extracted from sticky rice, Rice Powder BF has a high polarity surface preventing aggregates to form in powder formulations with low polarity oils. Oil Delivery Powder 25 is a blend of Rice Powder BF and 25% of dimethicone. It makes compaction process and increase wetting.



North Lincolnshire, U.K. - Birch Chemicals is said to have refreshed its packaging with a bold new design. It follows its recent rebranding from Innovo to Birch Chemicals, to reflect the company’s continued growth and plans for expansion. Now it has overhauled bags for its best-selling Innovox range, a high-performing calcium oxide desiccant which is used in a variety of applications, including EPDM rubber products, which are used in car and aeroplane manufacture. The Innovoh range of calcium hydroxide curing agents are used in FKM rubber products. Innovox is part of a range sold worldwide through a distribution network, and is a premium product which is said to deliver excellent performance, consistency and availability. The product itself will remain exactly the same; however, from June, new colors will be introduced on packaging across the range. Innovox sachets bags will remain grey, as per the existing packaging, and Innovox loose powder bags will become purple, for easy recognition. Innovoh/Innovox OH calcium hydroxide bags become blue, whether in sachets or loose powder, and the Masterox range of calcium oxides for plastic applications will be orange. The new bags also incorporate Birch Chemicals’ latest development in bag construction. The improved design is easier to open, reduces the risk of downstream contamination in processes and provides guaranteed product protection. Once opened, the bags are simply folded down and closed to protect any remaining product. Steve Foster, Birch Chemicals managing director, said: “At Birch Chemicals, we are committed to continuing to develop cutting-edge solutions for our customers. We therefore work very hard to make sure what goes into them delivers the high-quality result that the company is known for. With this new packaging, we are also demonstrating that we care just as much about what the product goes into as what goes into the product, with an improved design and easily recognizable color scheme.” 

Aqdot Appoints ChemSpec For US East Coast Distribution For AQSTAR™ M1

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UNIONTOWN, OH— Monday, March 4, 2019 - Aqdot is expanding its global network with the appointment of ChemSpec’s Cosmetics Division as its US East Coast distributor for the innovative emulsifier AqStar™ M1.

AqStar M1 is a high-performing, naturally-derived emulsifier with the formulation flexibility to create a wide variety of natural skin care formulations with distinctive aesthetics. A naturally-derived alternative to synthetic emulsifiers, AqStar M1 is ISO 16128, non-genetically modified, and 90% plant-based. It solves the formulators’ challenge: finding a high-performance emulsification system with high natural content that also have great aesthetics.

Ohio-based ChemSpec distributes specialty ingredients into the North American cosmetics market.

Tim Wright, CEO of Aqdot, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with ChemSpec. Its experience in the sector and knowledge of the US cosmetics sector will be invaluable as we further expand the global reach of AqStar M1.”

ChemSpec’s Cosmetics Sales & Marketing Director, Marie Great, said: “AqStar M1 is a great, green ingredient addition to our cosmetics portfolio.”

AqStar M1 has been awarded a Cradle to Cradle® Platinum level Material Health Certificate (MHC). The MHC, issued by the Cradle to Cradle® Products Innovation Institute, uses the material health assessment methodology of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard to demonstrate that companies know the chemical ingredients of every material in a product and optimise towards safer materials. The Platinum level of certification represents the highest level of the Material Health Certificate.

The Cosmetics Division will be representing Aqdot at the annual NYSCC Suppliers’ Day show at Javits Center, New York on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 through Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Stop by their booth, #544, and speak with Marie or Technical Sales Manager, Michelle Barsoum, for technical and sales support. For additional information, contact Marie Graet for ChemSpec at email: or visit website:; or contact Caroline Walker for Aqdot on +44 (0) 1325 363436 or visit website:

ChemSpec's Law & Marketing Director Presenting at SRG Winter Meeting

ChemSpec's Law & Marketing Director Presenting at SRG Winter Meeting

GREENVILLE, SC—ChemSpec’s Chris Wagner will be presenting on “Business Ethics and the Law” during the Southern Rubber Group’s (“SRG”) Winter Technical Meetings. Chris’ discussion will occur during the SRG’s morning session, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

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

ChemSpec's 5th Annual 2018 Team Building Event

ChemSpec 2018 Team Building Event
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.


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!

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:

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: