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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.
Working with customers in a wide range of industries by stocking, marketing and delivering products and technologies from leading specialty chemical producers.
Committed to Responsible Distribution
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).
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.read more
Our Sta-Sol microemulsion concentrates are flexible and effective alternatives to d-Limonene for several cleaning and degreasing applications.
The products offer improved product environmental, health and safety profiles in a water-dilutable concentrate.read more
Hydroptropes are used by formulators to create clear and stable solutions. They can also enhance the solution’s overall cleaning effectiveness.
This post reviews how and why hydrotropes are used in industrial cleaning.read more
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.read more