Specialty and Commodity Chemicals

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Count on Berryman Chemical for quick service and delivery for whatever commodity chemicals you need. Our support staff and transportation infrastructure make it easy for you to source glycols, methanol and aromatic hydrocarbons efficiently and cost-effectively.

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) is a basic building block in applications that require chemical intermediates for resins, solvent couplers, freezing point depression solvents, and humectants. MEG is also used in chemical intermediates such as antifreeze, automotive coolants, resins, water-based adhesives, electrolytic capacitors, latex paints, asphalt emulsions, textile fibers,  paper, and leather.

The solvent properties of diethylene glycol (DEG) make it useful in a many applications, including cleaners, heat transfer fluids, cement processing, and adhesives. Other major applications of DEG include use as a chemical intermediate in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester resins and polyurethanes.

Propylene glycol industrial (PGI) is frequently used to manufacture unsaturated polyester resins, lower toxicity antifreeze, coolants, aircraft deicers, and cleaners.

Propylene glycol USP is used as a nonactive ingredient in the production of pharmaceutical products. It also can be a humectant or emulsifier in the production of food, personal hygiene products, and liquid detergents.

Methanol is an essential ingredient used to produce hundreds of everyday industrial and consumer items. It is also a clean-burning, cost-competitive alternative fuel.

Methanol is used to create other chemical derivatives such as formaldehyde, acetic acid, and MTBE. These are used to manufacture everyday products such as building materials, resins, polyester, plastics, foams, paints, and pharmaceuticals.

There is also growing use of methanol in the energy sector, including in direct gasoline blending, dimethyl ether, marine shipping fuel, and biodiesel. Today, about 45 percent of global methanol demand is in the energy sector.

The largest end uses for hydrochloric acid are in oil well acidizing, steel pickling, food manufacturing, ore processing and calcium chloride production.

Hydrochloric acid is a component of many processes including manufacturing pigments, removing sludge and scale from industrial equipment, carbonizing wool, bleaching textiles, recovering semiprecious metals from used catalysts, regenerating ion exchange resins used in wastewater treatment and electric utilities, and neutralizing alkaline products or waste materials.

Aromatic hydrocarbons are produced from petroleum-based raw materials and have an aromatic content of 99 percent or greater. BAS 150 is a complex mixture of aromatic hydrocarbons predominantly composed of C10–C12 aromatics in the form of alkylbenzenes and alkylnaphthalenes from petroleum distillation.

Aromatic 150 Fluid is a solvent used in industrial applications such as fuel additives, paints and coatings, pesticides, industrial cleaning, sealants, mastics, and process fluids.

Aromatic fluids are produced from petroleum-based raw materials and have an aromatic content of 99 percent or greater. BAS 100 is a complex mix of aromatic hydrocarbons, predominantly composed of C8 to C10 aromatics in the form of alkylbenzenes from petroleum distillation.

Aromatic 100 Fluid is a solvent used in industrial applications such as fuel additives, paints, coatings, mastics, sealants, pesticides, and process fluids.

Toluene is an aromatic hydrocarbon frequently used as an industrial feedstock and solvent. The primary chemical feedstock use of toluene is to make benzene, xylenes, and toluene diisocyanate.

It’s a common solvent that can dissolve paints, paint thinners, rubber, silicone sealants, chemical reactants, lacquers, ink, adhesives, and disinfectants.

Xylene is a low-boiling, aromatic solvent composed mainly of C8 mixed isomers. It’s a clear, flammable liquid miscible with most common organic solvents, and it has a light aromatic odor.

Mixed xylenes are used in the production of ethylbenzene and can be a solvent with many industrial uses such as paints and coatings, oilfield production and service chemicals, and gasoline blending.

Berrysol D series solvents are white spirits consisting of complex hydrocarbon substances obtained by hydrotreating a petroleum cut.

With good solvent power and an average evaporation rate, these solvents are primarily used in the paint, degreasing, metal, and lubricant industries.

Berrysol D-40 series solvents are white spirits consisting of complex hydrocarbon substances obtained by hydrotreating a petroleum cut.

Combining good solvent power and an average evaporation rate, these solvents are mainly used in the paint, degreasing, metal, and lubricant industries.

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