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J R Hess Co. specializes in sourcing, developing and delivering specialty chemicals for customers in a wide range of industries. Our product solutions include surfactants, solvents, amines, raw materials, customized solutions and more.

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Working with customers in a wide range of industries by stocking, marketing and delivering products and technologies from leading specialty chemical producers.

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Helping customers create products, increase safety and enhance performance through chemical blending and product development services.

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J R Hess & Company, Inc. specializes in delivering specialty chemical raw materials and customized solutions to formulators and manufacturers across several industries. We are committed to responsible distribution practices and a proud member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD).

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Specialty Chemical Product & Industry Updates

Dibasic Esters: FAQ

We receive a lot of questions from customers using or evaluating dibasic esters (dimethyl esters) for their cleaning or formulating applications.

In order to provide a quick reference for the most common questions, we recently added a Frequently Asked Questions page about DMEs.

The new FAQ page offers a quick guide to important information about dimethyl esters and our Sta-Sol® solvents, including product origins, properties, usage and disposal.

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Surface Chemistry: Surfactant Wetting Properties

This post introduces basic concepts in wetting properties of surfactants, with a focus on anionic and cationic surfactants.

Surfactants can modify surface properties for challenging applications, making surfaces waterproof; easier to clean, paint, or process; or increase “wetting” when in contact with water.

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