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IMCD to acquire the specialty chemicals business of Bossco Industries Inc and expand its presence in the United States

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (19th May, 2017) – IMCD N.V. (“IMCD” or “Company”), a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, announces  that it has signed an agreement to acquire the specialty chemicals distribution business of Bossco Industries Inc.

Bossco Industries was established in 1989 and is a distributor of specialty chemicals, supplying products and technical solutions to all major industrial market segments in the southwestern region of the United States. Located in Houston, Texas, Bossco Industries generated a revenue of 11 million USD in 2016.

After completion of the transaction, expected at the beginning of July 2017, the business will be integrated within IMCD US with Edward Boss becoming a senior member of the IMCD management team.

Edward Boss, President of Bossco Industries sees an excellent fit with IMCD adding that, “IMCD shares our vision of offering technical solutions to our customers and a transparent, growth focused partnership with our principal partners.”

John Mastrantoni, President of IMCD US adds, “The acquisition of Bossco Industries will further strengthen IMCD US and our ability to offer national coverage to our principal partners.”



May 20, 2016

Emery Oleochemicals Bio-Lubricants

Dehylub® 4030 - High-performance, Environmentally Friendly Solution for Lubricant Formulations

Dehylub® 4030
is an environmentally friendly polyolester ISO VG 46 base oil recognized for its ability to improve processing efficiencies, deliver outstanding technical performance, and enhance environmental safety. Dehylub® 4030 can be used in:
  • Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Plastics
  • Graphic Arts
  • Lubricants/ Metalworking Fluids
  • Sealants
  • Elastomers
  • Inks
  • Composites
Dehylub® 4030 is VGP Compliant and has NFS HX-1 approvals for use as a food grade lubricant base stock. Dehylub® 4030 is derived from renewable raw materials like palm/palm kernel, coconut or tallow oils; and offers:
  • Good biodegradability
  • Low aquatic toxicity
  • Good lubricity and wear protection
  • Good rheological properties and high viscosity indices
  • Good performance over a wide range of temperatures
  • Polarity that results in a high cleaning effect
  • Miscible in mineral oils and poly-alpha-olefin (PAO)
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Dec. 18, 2015

Polymer Additives Group

Charmax® FR APB Flame Retardant and Smoke Suppressor

Charmax FR APB (Ammonium Pentaborate) is a char former/intumescent flame retardant which provides an excellent balance of flame/smoke properties in a wide range of resins and applications.  As an added feature, APB is a flame retardant synergist designed as a lower cost alternative to Antimony Oxide. APB is nearly 100% soluble in water and is compatible in a wide range  of polymers Acrylics, PUDs, Epoxies, Urethanes, TPU, Polyolefins, Foam, Silicone, etc.  Polymer Additives Group is the only domestic manufacturer of Ammonium Pentaborate in the United States and Bossco Industries maintains stock in multiple warehouses throughout the southern US territory.  Charmax APB can also be used in metal treatments and electronics:
  • Corrosion Inhibitor: Protects the ferrous metals against oxidation in many different types of water treatment chemicals.
  • Electrolytic Capacitors:  Used in the preparation of both wet and dry electrolytic capacitors for developing a thin oxide film on aluminum foil when an electric current is applied and inserted into an aluminum container during the final assembly.
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Dec. 18, 2015

GEO Specialty Chemicals

DMPA® Polyester Polyol HA-0135LV2

HA-0135LV2 is a low viscosity, acid functional DMPA® polyester polyol designed to meet the need for high performance materials in environment friendly resin systems. This unique polymeric polyols can be formulated into a variety of VOC compliant coatings with excellent adhesion, impact resistance, chemical resistance and pigment dispersing ability. Benefits include:
  • Contains both acid and hydroxyl functionality
  • Improved adhesion to metal surfaces
  • Increased chemical resistance
  • Increased Hardness
  • Ease of handling at low temperatures/low viscosity
Applications include:
  • As a co-resin to improve adhesion, pigment dispersion
  • Esters for UV cure
  • Improves adhesion of baking enamels and 2K urethanes
  • Improves resin compatibility with TBAC in solvent-borne systems
pdf icon HA-0135LV2 Product Data Sheet
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July 19, 2015

Chemguard S-764P-14A VOC*-Free Anionic Fluorosurfactant

S-764P-14A is a VOC-free, water-based, anionic C6 fluorosurfactant which imparts excellent wetting, spreading, leveling, anti-blocking, and flow control properties on various types of water-based coatings.  In addition to significant reduction in surface tension on multiple substrates, S-764P-14A imparts excellent stain, oil, and water repellency in finished formulations. Benefits include:
  • Provides oil repellency to water-based stains
  • Low Foaming
  • VOC and Chloride-Free
  • Provides low surface tension at low concentrations
  • Excellent for wetting contaminated or difficult to coat surfaces
  • Minimizes surface defects such as cratering and fisheye
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Air Products

February 24, 2015

Air Products Ancamine 2748 and Ancamine 2749 Curing Agents

Ancamine 2748 is a curing agent designed for use with liquid epoxy resins in the formulation of two component epoxy coatings. This cycloaliphatic amine is designed for use in chemically resistant coatings and cures at both room temperature and elevated temperatures. Performance of this curing agent is expected to improve with post cure or in-situ heat cure. Suggested applications include tank linings for oil and gas (including frac tanks), marine, pipe coatings, waste water, secondary containment, and flooring.

Ancamine 2749 functions similarly to Ancamine 2748, but at a lower viscosity of 275 cps compared to Ancamine 2748’s higher viscosity of 2275 cps. It can be applied in chemically resistant coatings for both metal and concrete and is used in the same applications as Ancamine 2748 listed above.

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