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Chemical Industries

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Agricultural, Fertilizer, and Pest Control Chemicals »

To keep up with growing population and food demands, farmers must work harder than ever to promote maximum crop yield and ensure environmental safety and…

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Animal Nutrition and Feed Ingredients »

In many ways, the animal nutrition and feed industry is even larger than the human nutrition industry: chickens outnumber us globally 3-to-1, and that’s not…

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Aroma Chemicals »

The part of our brain which processes aromas is directly connected to those areas which process memories and emotions; our other senses do not have…

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Automotive Chemicals »

Without automotive chemicals, there would be no automotive industry. Providing everything from adhesives and antifreeze to waxes and windshield wiper fluid, these chemicals are the…

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Cement, Asphalt and Concrete Admixtures »

Cement, asphalt, and concrete are the literal foundation of our infrastructure. They aren’t just the materials that roads, sidewalks, and parking lots are comprised of;…

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Continuous Process Chemicals »

Although not nearly as famous, continuous processes have revolutionized manufacturing in the same way that assembly lines did. These processes provide companies with a wide…

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Contract Research »

Contract research organizations (CROs) are growing players in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and the medical device industry. The path from conception to FDA approval can take upwards…

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Contract, Toll, and Custom Manufacturing »

Contract, toll, and custom manufacturing is a process which – when implemented properly – can be mutually beneficial to both the manufacturer and the hiring…

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Cosmetic and Personal Care Ingredients »

As the lifeblood of cosmetics and personal care, ingredients require smart solutions and insights that increase applications, meet safety concerns and open new markets. The…
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Electronic Chemicals »

The Digital Age has thus far been characterized by a constant push for device miniaturization (and, increasingly, microminiaturization) while simultaneously enhancing speed, lifespan, and energy-efficiency.…

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Filtration »

The definition of filtration – the removal of solids from fluids (liquids or gases) by passing the solution through a filter – does little to…

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Fire and Flame Retardant Chemicals »

Fires are the sort of thing that the average person doesn’t worry about stopping until it erupts – but by the time a fire has…

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Food and Beverage Ingredients »

The menu of ingredients changes constantly, reflecting new taste trends – fruity malt drinks, Greek yogurt, craft beer – and health, safety and economic issues.…

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Foundry and Casting Chemicals »

Civilization has depended on foundries to shape metal for centuries, and modern markets are driving more efficient and sophisticated casting and metalworking techniques. Foundry and…

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Glass Additives »

“Glass” is a much more complex substance than it appears at first glance, and it does much more than simply provide a barrier from outside…

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Green Chemistry »

Green chemistry is a new and rapidly growing field, defined by the EPA as “the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate…

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Lab Chemicals and Analytical Reagents »

There are very few commercial industries which the laboratory chemicals and analytical reagents industry does not influence. From aerospace technology to medical devices to zip…

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Metalworking, Cutting, Treating and Finishing Chemicals »

The metalworking, cutting, treating, and finishing chemicals industry has a vast influence on manufacturing, in the production of such diverse products as large ships and…

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Minerals and Additives »

As demand increases for all-natural and biocompatible products, so does the market for minerals and mineral additives. They enhance everyday products like toothpaste and diapers,…
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Minerals and Mining »

Mining is at the core of our evolution, enabling us to create the tools that gave way to civilization. In fact, the oldest known mine…
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Natural Actives »

Increasingly, consumers are turning to the labels on their food and beverages, personal care items, and pharmaceuticals. They are looking for “clean labels” and recognizable…
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Oil Field and Drilling Chemicals »

The oil field and drilling industry a multi-faceted one, typically divided into upstream, midstream, and downstream. Upstream works in exploration and production, and is composed…
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Paints and Coatings Additives »

Growing population and construction increase demand, but environmental regulation and market changes now often call for additives that are water-borne and more health-friendly. Costly raw…

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Petrochemical and Refinery Chemicals »

Although most petrochemicals and refinery chemicals are not directly purchased by end users, their derivatives are an essential part of the products that we utilize…

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Petroleum, Lubricant, and Fuel Additives »

The petroleum, lubricant, and fuel additives industry is one which strives for constant improvement. Their relationship with the automotive industry, in particular, is akin to…

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Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Ingredients »

In the pharmaceutical industry, ingredient quality is often a literal matter of life and death. With more people living on-the-go, nutraceuticals are also becoming increasingly…

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Photographic Chemicals »

Despite the rising popularity and technological advancements of digital media, the picture isn’t all bleak for film photography. Many shutterbugs and professional photographers still prefer…

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Pine Chemicals »

Long before being “green” was a marketable trend, the pine chemical industry worked at being eco-friendly and ensuring that arborous co-products of the papermaking process…

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Plastic Additives »

Plastic additives are a crucial building block without which the plastics industry could not exist. Additives are necessary for many segments of the global marketplace,…
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Pool Chemicals »

Pools are often considered to be calm places – somewhere one goes to kick back and relax. The upkeep of pools, however, can be complicated…
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Pulp and Paper Chemicals »

Despite a growing shift towards digitization and “going paperless”, the demand for paper continues to grow each year. This is thanks, in part, to its…

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Rare Earth »

Rare earth elements have been called “the seeds of technology”, and they live up to this title. Although technology would not be impossible without these…

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Rubber Chemicals »

Rubber got its name when English chemist Joseph Priestley determined that it could be used to “rub out” pencil marks. Since then, rubber has come…

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Soap and Detergent Additives »

Surfactants and detergent additives with cleaning properties are used in a wide variety of household, institutional, and industrial products. New additives, complex formulations, and new…
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Textile, Leather and Tanning Chemicals »

The use of chemicals influences every aspect of leather and textile production. For textiles, it begins with the production of fibers, from herbicides and fertilizer…

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Water Treatment Chemicals »

Purifying water for its many various uses – from drinking and recreation to industrial and agricultural processes to the safe return of water to the…

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Wood and Gum Chemicals »

Wood chemicals play a key role in protecting our environment – by safeguarding wood products from insects and decay, they greatly reduce our need to…


 

Chemical Products

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Alkalis, Chlorine, and Caustic Soda »

Alkalis – including chlorine, and caustic soda – have a wide-spreading diversity of uses in our everyday lives. They are used in the creation of…

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Biochemicals »

The marriage of biology and chemistry has created an emerging marketplace that already involves a diverse array of applications. There are tens of thousands of…
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Biocides »

Biocides are toxic substances utilized to control the spread of organisms which are harmful to human or animal health, or which are capable of damaging…

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Calcium Chloride »

Calcium chloride is one of the most versatile chemical compounds of use in our modern world. Its most prevalent use is in keeping our roads…
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Carbon Black »

Though it may look very much like soot, carbon black is, in fact, quite distinct – most notably, while soot is no more than 60%…
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Catalysts »

If the old adage “Time is money” holds true, then catalysts are more than worth their weight in gold. It is through the use of…

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Chelates and Chelating Agents »

Chelating agents are compounds which can fold to form multiple bonds with a single metal ion; the more of these bonds that are formed within…

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Commodity Chemicals »

The differences between commodity, fine, and specialty chemicals can be likened to the differences between commodity crops like rice, delicacies like caviar, and Michelin star…

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Enzymes »

Aiding in the acceleration of creating products in Food & Beverages, Agriculture, Bioenergy and a variety of other industries, the use of enzymes have become…
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Esters »

Even with esters’ huge range of valuable uses, there are efforts to find still more new applications and to trim expenses. Scientific breakthroughs could enhance…

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Fermentation »

While historians tell us that fermentation dates back as far as 7000 B.C., science today is constantly searching for new and better uses of this…

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Fine and Specialty Chemicals »

Fine Chemicals are typically described as complex, single, pure chemical substances, mainly produced in limited volumes with exacting specifications; these are often used as starting…
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Flavors »

Although flavor seems a simple concept on the surface, it is actually quite complex. It comprises not just literal taste, but is also strongly influenced…
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Fluoride »

Fluoride in the common vernacular has come to be synonymous with the prevention of tooth decay, both through toothpastes enriched with fluoride, and fluoridated tap…
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Fragrances »

Fragrances are not only vital to the success of a huge range of products, but they also improve the quality of life for many people…
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Glycols »

Glycols – especially ethylene glycol – play an important role in keeping your car running in extreme temperatures. When mixed with water, ethylene glycol works…
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Hydrogen Peroxide »

Most of us can remember the scene from when we were young: After some sort of fall – off a bike, or on rollerblades –…
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Industrial Gases »

The definition of industrial gases can be found right in the name: they are chemicals that are in a gaseous state at room temperature, and…
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Inorganic Chemicals »

The inorganic chemical industry is one of very few which is primarily defined negatively: inorganic chemicals are those which are not organic chemicals (carbon-containing compounds).…
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Monomers »

Monomers are to the chemical industry what letters are to language – their true value is not always inherent, but comes from stringing a bunch…
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Nonwovens »

Nonwovens are just what their name implies – fabrics whose fibers are neither woven nor knitted, but rather bonded by some other treatment. They serve…
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Oleochemicals »

In contrast to petrochemicals, derived from petroleum, oleochemicals are those chemicals which are derived from plant and animal fats. With feedstocks that come from all-natural…
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Organic Chemicals »

Life as we know it is dependent on carbon – this one element is a primary component in every known lifeform, and is at the…
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Pigments, Inks, and Dyes »

In our modern world of color printing, flashy graphic banners, and colorful office supplies, the demand for quality pigments and inks is off the charts.…

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Polymers »

What do DNA, PVC pipes, Styrofoam, and bread have in common? Considering you clicked the title of this page to get here, hopefully you already…
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Quats and Amines »

Quaternary ammonium cations – better known as quats – and amines are modified ammonia compounds that have some of their hydrogen replaced with other compounds.…
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Resins »

Resins are naturally extruded by some plants – especially trees – to serve as a protective bandage in case of injury, shielding the wounded area…
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Silicas and Zeolites »

Silica is one of the most prevalent minerals on Earth. Currently, the most common industrial use of silica is in construction, as an additive for…
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Silicone and Sealants Chemistry »

The move towards more environmentally-friendly consumer products has thrust silicone-based products into the spotlight in recent years. Although they are not biodegradable, they don’t have…
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Solvents »

Most any everyday liquid product you can think of makes use of a solvent as its primary ingredient. Solvents are the structures that hold solutions…
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Specialty Plasticizers »

Specialty plasticizers promote plasticity, flexibility, and workability in many of the materials that form the foundation of our urban and residential infrastructure. They are used…
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Surfactants »

Surface active agents – or surfactants – are at the core of cleaning products, including soaps, detergents, shampoos, and even toothpaste. Everyone knows that water…
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Titanium Dioxide »

Titanium dioxide is a natural chemical compound that creates the whitest of whites – in paints, coatings, and varnishes, in papers and plastics, and in…

 

Chemical Distribution

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Chemical Distribution and Trading »

The chemical industry is the foundation of most other commercial industries, with chemicals serving as feedstock for products and production processes, and to keep the…