Specialty Chemical Development & Distribution

Delivering specialty chemical solutions since 1969
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Chemical Distribution

Serving a wide range of industries by stocking, marketing and delivering specialty chemicals from major chemical producers.

Custom Blending

We add value and expand product offerings through chemical blending, packaging, custom processing and development services.

Product Development

We design and develop new formulations for meeting performance, safety and environmental compliance goals.

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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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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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Basics of the HLB System

The HLB system provides a framework for predicting how surfactants will behave in emulsion systems.

This article provides a basic overview of the HLB system and how it can be used to optimize formulations with nonionic surfactants.

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