Specialty & Agro Chemicals America

When? 05/09/2018 - 07/09/2018
Where? Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina, USA


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Experience the distinctive value of the American chemical industry

The overall trend of US chemical manufacturing shifting overseas is well documented. Recently though, amid quality and logistics concerns, the North American chemical industry is seeing a growing number of projects return to domestic suppliers. This ‘reshoring’ trend is further strengthened by the advance of new applications that involve the higher-technology and higher-value end of the chemical market, the majority of which have always been supported by domestic suppliers.
The mission of Specialty & Agro Chemicals America is to showcase the distinctive value of the American chemical industry and ultimately help support this domestic manufacturing shift. The event welcomes global participants, while exclusively featuring exhibitors that offer significant manufacturing, service, or sales operations based within North America.
Focusing on the chemical products and technologies that have specific applications for the agrochemical and specialty chemical manufacturing markets. Specialty & Agro Chemicals America covers a diverse range of chemical end-uses, including:
  • Adhesives | Sealants | Resins
  • Agriculture | Crop Protection
  • Biofuels | Biodiesel
  • Coatings | Paints
  • Cosmetics | Personal Care
  • Flavours | Fragrances
  • Food | Beverage
  • Mining | Mineral Processing
  • Oilfield | Fuels | Lubricants
  • Photographic | Film
  • Plastics | Composites
  • Polymers | Monomers
  • Pulp | Paper
  • Soaps | Detergents
  • Textiles | Dyes | Inks
  • Water Treatment
The conference programme includes insightful presentations by Thomas Kevin Swift, Chief Economist & Managing Director at the American Chemistry Council, Jim DeLisi, President of Fanwood Chemical, Steven Hedrick, President & CEO at MATRIC, Rich Dombkowski, Director of Manufacturing & Quality at Arysta LifeScience, Jerry Green, President at Green Ways Consulting, Alex Polinsky, Tolling Consultant at Polinsky Chemicals, and others, covering topics from mega-mergers to product formulations and trends.
Charleston’s deep roots in American history make the city an appropriate setting for the event to reflect and help advance the fundamental business values that underlie the success of many companies
  • Freedom of Enterprise: to pursue opportunities, exchange information, and share ideas.
  • the entrepreneurial spirit that looks for better ways to do things.
  • Building Personal Relationships: both outside and, often more importantly, within our own companies.
In a modern culture of advanced media technology and electronic communications, the vision for Specialty & Agro Chemicals America is rooted in the belief that these core values are still best cultivated in a traditional, face-to-face setting – where one handshake can have a greater impact than all the websites, e-mails, and video conferences put together.
Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Chemicals Knowledge while you’re there!

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