2021 Sponsors & Exhibitors
The ChemQuest Group Inc., a global business strategy and external technology development firm with focus and expertise specific to the specialty chemicals markets, is widely recognized among raw material suppliers, formulators and financial investors for its value creation. ChemQuest’s four service pillars include Business Strategy & Transformation; Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures; Commercial & Operational Efficiencies; as well as Technology & Application Development through the ChemQuest Technology Institute. ChemQuest services extend across eleven formulated product categories and over thirteen end-use markets within the specialty chemicals value chain. Our team includes former senior managers from major manufacturers, business owners, and senior technical managers including Ph.D. chemists, with a minimum of 25 years of experience in specialty chemicals.
Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation has been providing process solutions for over 70 years. It is a leader in the wet grinding and dispersion industry, and offers custom designed process equipment for mixing, blending, dispersing and particle size reduction. The Hockmeyer team is dedicated to building and designing processing equipment that is the highest quality available. We are committed to learning our customers’ process, so that we can provide the best possible equipment for the application. Hockmeyer offers a state-of-the-art customer service laboratory for product testing and process development.
Alberdingk Boley, Inc. (ABI) is a global supplier of innovative water-based acrylic emulsions, NMP-free & solvent-free polyurethane dispersions, UV-curable dispersions, castor oil and linseed oil polyols and acrylic polyurethane copolymers. With a legacy of more than 185 years in castor and linseed oils, driven by tradition and innovative technology, ABI is a proud, responsive supplier of environmentally friendly water-based emulsions and dispersions to the paint and coatings, adhesives, and graphic arts industries. Our US headquarters is based in Greensboro, North Carolina.
ANGUS Chemical Company is a leading global manufacturer of specialty additives, intermediates, performance enhancers and process aids that help paints, coatings and inks—and the companies that manufacture them—perform better. Our unique, multifunctional chemistries, such as AMP™, AEPD™ VOX 1000, DMAMP™-80, and TRIS AMINO™ Crystals, enable formulators and manufacturers to maximize the performance and value of their paints and coatings across a wide variety of applications, at all stages of a formulation’s lifecycle. In addition, ANGUS offers a range of other unique chemistries, including NIKANE™ and NIPAR™ solvents; ALKATERGE™ corrosion inhibitors, emulsifiers and dispersants; and ZOLDINE™ MS-Plus, a fast-reacting, low-viscosity oxazolidine-based water scavenger. Visit angus.com to Discover A Better Way™ for your paints and coatings formulations.
More Expertise, Better Performance and Best Value with The Shepherd Color Company. Shepherd Color produces a wide range of high-performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments used in the coatings industry. These pigments are an extraordinary class of traditional metal oxide materials that offer stable, long-lasting color for many applications. Also, they have unbeatable weatherability, heat and chemical resistance, are non-warping and easy to disperse. With constant advances in color and technology, rely on Shepherd Color to Brighten your Life with quality products and the latest innovation.
Hall Technologies, Inc. thinks differently about specialty chemical distribution. With a technical focus, we understand our customers’ process of determining which product best fits their formulation needs. We are collaborators, partners, and leaders who strive to meet the demanding needs of the next generation of industry chemists and lab technicians. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Hall Technologies, Inc.’s territory extends through the Midwest, Upper Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, and the Ohio Valley. We supply answers.
Ravago Chemicals represents market-leading specialty chemical and ingredient producers that allow us to deliver creative technical solutions along with the highest level of service to more than 15,000 active customers across more than 24 countries worldwide. We are a family company and place a high value on our long-standing relationships with our suppliers, customers, and our colleagues.
In North America, Ravago Chemicals (RCNA) has been providing quality, innovation, and sustainability to the specialty chemical and ingredient markets through its family of companies for more than 50 years.
Siltech develops and manufactures a full line of organo-modified silicone materials for a wide range of industrial and personal care applications. Siltech owns and operates two manufacturing plants in the Greater Toronto Area. These plants are equipped with efficient, large scale reactors with a wide range of capabilities. We strive to create new materials with unique performance attributes.
Specialty Polymers is a dynamic, privately held manufacturer of water-based polymers and adhesives. Our products are designed to meet the most demanding needs from customers around the world, and our employees are committed to providing the best customer service in the industry. We pride ourselves on being an innovative, responsive and flexible supplier of high quality products.
Agilent Technologies leads the industry with robust, reliable instruments that provide the ability to analyze, confirm and quantify substances of interest. Our workflow solutions enable you to maintain stringent practices from sample preparation, through analysis, to final report. When combined with our informatics architecture, large quantities of data can be managed while preserving the integrity and security of the results. Agilent offers a complete line of GC, LC, MS and Spectroscopy instruments and technologies, as well as the related consumables, support and services. For more information visit our website.
American Colors, Inc. specializes in customer-focused solutions with industry-driven products. Since beginning manufacturing in 1975 we have expanded product lines within our existing markets and have continually grown by fulfilling the demands of new markets. American Colors utilizes experienced professionals, premium processing equipment, and state-of-the-art laboratory instruments. Our experience covers a wide range of industries. We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers through product development, toll manufacturing, and private labeling and packaging.
Brenntag Specialties, Inc. (BSI) offers a broad product portfolio produced by the world’s leading specialty manufacturers. Our sales and marketing teams are supported by 6 regional customer service centers, 25 warehouses across the US and Canada, technical service, regulatory and applications and analytical laboratories. Our customers receive the highest quality product and service, which not only meet but exceed their expectations. Our technical sales representatives work with our customers’ research and development staff to identify application opportunities and market needs. This partnership allows our customers to see the newest products and technology coming to market, and provides direct input into new product development.
Bron Tapes is the premier producer, converter, and distributor of pressure sensitive tapes, adhesives, and innovative solutions in North America. With over 40 years of experience, along with 10 production and distribution centers across the country, we stand ready to help you find a solution for every application. Globally, Bron supports customers in more than 50 countries. Some of the markets we service include:
- Arts & Entertainment
- Building & Construction
- And more!
BYK-Gardner is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of quality control and process control instruments. We partner with customers and provide instrument solutions to test, measure and analyze: solid colormetallic colorcolor, gloss & grain controlliquid colorvisual colorglosstransmission hazereflection hazeDOI & orange peelmottlingPlus instruments to test physical properties such as abrasion, adhesion, density, dispersion, drying time, flexibility, film thickness, hardness, impact, temperature, and viscosity. We also offer a wide variety of applicators and draw down cards.BYK-Gardner is a member of the BYK Additives & Instruments division of ALTANA.
Cardolite is a privately held producer of the world's largest variety of specialty chemical products originating from Cashew Nutshell Liquid (CNSL). CNSL is a non-edible, renewable chemical having a unique structure suitable for use as a building block of advanced materials. With over 35 years of experience, Cardolite's lines of epoxy curing agents (phenalkamines and phenalkamides), reactive and non-reactive diluents as well as polyol resins are widely used in marine, protective, and industrial coatings, concrete and construction, structural adhesives and foam markets.
Clariant is a leading global provider of superior quality organic pigments, pigment dispersions and dyes used in the automotive industry, for industrial and architectural coatings, for the plastics industry, and many other applications including seed coloration, traditional and digital printing. With decades of experience and know-how behind us, we’re confident that we can provide the solutions you’re looking for, however specific your demands may be. Our organic pigments and colorants have a global reputation for technical performance and high quality, and we provide top-quality support at our regional and global technical service centers.
The DyStar Group is a leading dyestuff & chemical manufacturer and solution provider, offering customers across the globe a broad portfolio of colorants, specialty chemicals, and services. With a heritage of more than a century in product development and innovation for the textile industry, DyStar also caters to multiple sectors including the paints, coatings, paper and packaging industries. DyStar’s current portfolio for the paints and coatings industry includes Hilton Davis® pigment dispersions, Foam Blast® defoamers, and Masil® functionalized silicones and hydrophobic additives. Our R&D team is actively working on solutions to problems stemming from the low VOC regulatory requirements. We are flexible and willing to customize innovative solutions for our customers.
Elé Corporation is a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals and intermediates used in coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and many other applications. We strive to develop sustainable, environmentally friendly solutions, with higher renewable content, without compromising cost, functionality, or performance. Our broad range of process capabilities along with technical expertise allows us to partner with our customers from design inception through scale-up and production for commercial success. Our central US location near Chicago, heighten our ability to ship products globally. All our products are manufactured in the USA at our ISO 9001-2015 certified facility.
Elementis is a global specialty chemicals company that provides high-value functional additives to many markets including architectural and industrial coatings, personal care and oilfield drilling. These additives improve the flow characteristics and performance of our customers’ products or production processes. We offer a comprehensive product portfolio that includes rheology modifiers for aqueous and solvent systems, defoamers, waxes, dispersing and wetting agents, adhesion promoters and surface active additives. Our products include BENTONE® organoclays, RHEOLATEv rheological additives, DAPRO® specialty additives and defoamers, M-P-A® anti-settling agents, NALZIN® corrosion and rust inhibitors, THIXATROL® rheology additives, NUOSPERSE® wetting and dispersing agents, SLIP-AYD® waxes and slip additives. These products enhance the feel, flow and finish of coatings.
Specializing in innovative anti-corrosion solutions, HALOX is the global leader in inorganic, organic, flash rust, and tannin stain corrosion inhibitors for the paint and coatings industry. Our unique and on-trend advancements provide cutting-edge coatings solutions for an ever-changing world. Let our team of applications experts show you how to extend the life of your projects with multi-faceted solutions for a wide range of application needs.
MÜNZING is a global specialty additive supplier with highly experienced R&D and technical service personnel in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Our manufacturing plants in Europe and America have broad synthesis and formulation capabilities to best serve our global customer base.MÜNZING's product portfolio is comprised of defoamers, wetting agents, dispersants, emulsifiers, rheology modifiers, flow control additives, micronized and coated waxes as well as wax dispersions and emulsions.MÜNZING offers technical service testing to focus on solving customer issues by duplicating the customer process and not by the generalization of formulation characteristics. We employ a wide range of test methods to reproduce the conditions that a coating experiences during manufacturing, packaging and application.
PerkinElmer enables scientists, researchers, and clinicians to address their most critical challenges across science and healthcare. With a mission focused on innovating for a healthier world, we deliver unique solutions to serve the diagnostics, life sciences, food and applied markets. We strategically partner with customers to enable earlier and more accurate insights supported by deep market knowledge and technical expertise. Our dedicated team of about 13,000 employees worldwide is passionate about helping customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.
Stardust has been developing and commercializing state-of-the-art covert, luminescent technology for Supply Chain Traceability and Brand/Liability Protection for over 20 years. We provide brand owners with the ability to authenticate their products and materials at any point in the supply chain, from the production site to post-installation. Our technology enables brand owners to track and identify accurately potential diversion of goods, misuse, and counterfeits in their supply chains, enforce contracts, protect warranties, increase customer engagement, and make demonstrative sustainability claims about what is, and what is not, in their products.
Tosoh Corporation, a Japanese $8B Clor-alkali company, manufactures and sells chemical and specialty products worldwide. Our company provides a vast array of materials into a wide range of different applications; from electronics to pharmaceuticals, and also coatings. Products include precipitated silicas (matting agents), unique monomers, color chips, specialty polymers, grinding media, and a number of other important coatings products.
The United Soybean Board (USB) will exhibit paints, coatings, stains and sealers using soy chemistry for all the major coating chemistries. Benefits include performance, versatility, cost and sustainability from a renewable resource. USB-funded successes include alkyd binders, polyurethane dispersions and epoxy modifiers used in paints and stains, as well as soy-based adhesives, composites and polyurethane spray foam insulation. USB is currently funding research to develop a low-temperature cure powder coating resin using soy chemistry. See the soy advantage at the USB booth, or at www.soynewuses.org.
Van Horn, Metz & Co., Inc. is a specialty raw material distributor based outside of Philadelphia, PA. Since 1950, we’ve been committed to growing your business and promoting innovation by staying abreast of industry standards. We offer the latest global technology, high-quality products, superior customer service, and convenient stocking locations. Whether it a resin, additive, pigment, or extender, we have you covered. Our goal is to bring global suppliers to your doorstep and keep you ahead of your competitors. We are your global supply chain partner.
Established in Italy in the 1920s, VINAVIL S.p.A. is globally headquartered in Milan, Italy, and is one of the world’s most important manufacturers of polymers. Founded in 1994, the North American subsidiary VINAVIL Americas has production sites in West Chicago and Montreal. With over 100 years of experience in the field of research and development of specialty chemicals, VINAVIL is a truly global company and a known leader in the chemical industry.The growth of the company is based on intensive research and development, an effective and empowered commercial sales team, and state-of-the-art customer service geared toward achieving total customer satisfaction. VINAVIL Americas has a core strategy that encompasses continuous improvement of existing products and the development of new polymers for coatings, adhesives, textiles, construction and other specialty applications. VINAVIL reinvests 5% of its revenue into and employs over 10% of its workforce in research and development.
At Zschimmer & Schwarz Interpolymer, our main focus is to offer our customers high-quality waterbased acrylic polymers as well as comprehensive technical support in close cooperation. At our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the USA, Europe and Asia, we design and manufacture specialty products tailored to our customers’ specific needs. We are the market leader in numerous applications in the fields of Surface Care, Personal Care, and Paints & Coatings.