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DOW Appoints ChemSpec to Distribute its Cellulose Derivatives in U.S.

Published on 2017-09-07. Author : SpecialChem

ChemSpec has entered in a distribution agreement with The DOW Chemical Company (DOW). ChemSpec is now DOW’s distribution partner for WALSRODER™ Nitrocellulose and WALSRODER™ NC-Chip products across United States.

WALSRODER™ Nitrocellulose & WALSRODER™ NC-Chip

Chemspec Dow Agreement
WALSRODER™ Nitrocellulose and WALSRODER™ NC-Chip are used
in a wide array of wood coating formulas

  • WALSRODER™ Nitrocellulose and NC-Chips are derivatives of cellulose and commonly known as cellulose nitrate
  • These products are used in a wide array of coating applications, but are most commonly used as binders in printing ink and wood coating formulas
  • WALSRODER™ Nitrocellulose products come in a variety of options: such as high and low viscosity grades and dampened with isopropanol, ethanol, or water
  • Further, WALSRODER™ NC-CHIPS come plasticized with phthalate alternative plasticizers

ChemSpec President, Dave Moreland, Said:


ChemSpec is excited to be partnering with such a tremendously respected company such as Dow. We feel that this relationship will enable us to move further into the inks and coatings manufacturing sectors, where we already have a growing presence with parts of our product portfolio.”

We are confident that we can grow DOW’s nitrocellulose-oriented business by leveraging our already-existing relationships domestically, and also internationally with the support of our parent SAFIC-ALCAN, to develop a greater understanding of these products.

Additionally, ChemSpec’s responsibility as DOW’s distributor is to widen the supply channel for small to medium sized manufacturing companies in that we will be holding stock for both the large user and also the small skid to drum customer.

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Source: ChemSpec
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