UNIONTOWN, Ohio—ChemSpec Ltd.'s new agreement with Dow Chemical Co. allows it to act as a distribution partner for Walsroder Nitrocellulose and Walsroder NC-Chip products across the U.S.
The partnership will move ChemSpec further into the inks and coatings manufacture sectors, and grow Dow's nitrocellulose-oriented business, said Dave Moreland, ChemSpec president, in a company statement.
ChemSpec's responsibility as Dow's distributor is to widen the supply channel for small to medium-sized manufacturing companies by holding stock for the large user as well as the small skid to drum customer, said Moreland.
Walsroder Nitrocellulose and NC-Chips are derivatives of cellulose, commonly known as cellulose nitrate. The products are used in various coating applications, most commonly as binders in printing ink and wood coating formulas. They come in high and low-viscosity grades and can be dampened with isopropanol, ethanol or water. Walsroder NC-Chips come plasticized with phthalate-free plasticizers.