Written by Web Master

Specialty and Agro Chemicals America Show in Charleston

We will be attending the Specialty and Agro Chemicals America Show in Charleston, SC this September 6th – 8th, 2017.

Please contact Joe Beatty at (321) 723-6160 or via email at [email protected] to schedule a meeting.

0
Written by Web Master

Trimethylchlorosilane

Trimethylchlorosilane, now that’s a mouthful to say the least. As uncommon as that name may be to most of us, it’s background and use in our everyday lives is quite common. As what is known as a “pseudo” (or false) halogen, these compounds are synthetic analogues of their naturally occurring counterparts, known as halogens (meaning ‘salt producing’). Comprised of organic minerals or salts, the following elements make up the halogen class:  Fluorine, Bromine, Chlorine, Iodine and Astatine. By synthesizing inorganic compounds nearly identical compounds, Far Chemicals is making sure that the numerous home and industrial applications simplified with the use of halogens can be provided to the public in a safe and mutually cost-effective way.

Applications for Pseudohalogens include:

Cleaning
Simply put, bad bacteria thrive in unsanitary conditions, so it’s important to maintain high standards of cleanliness, whether at home, in food service and especially in the field of medicine.  Fortunately for us, with pseudohalogens, it’s easier than ever before to keep everything clean, from our clothing to simple cuts, dishes, utensils, bath tubs and kitchen counters.

Environmentally Friendly Lighting
More and more, green living is growing in importance and popularity. In order to further this trend, scientists have learned how to safely incorporate pseudohalogens into making incandescent light bulbs better than ever before. The presence of these compounds in a gaseous state allows for more compact and efficient light sources able to provide a better quality of light for much longer than ordinary bulbs.

Modern Medicine
In the treatment and prevention of illnesses, the ability to absorb medications efficiently is key. With the aide of pseudohalogens such as Trimethylchlorosilane, compounds can be modified from their typically water soluble state to a form that is retained within fats, causing a much greater ability for the medications to be utilized by the body.

At Far Chemicals, we recognize the importance of providing safe, quality products at an affordable price. With the wide range of applications they serve us all in our daily lives, we strive to bring convenience to the masses, operating proudly out of Brevard County in beautiful South Florida.

0
Written by Web Master

Sebacoyl Chloride

What exactly are pseudohalogens, and how are they important? It’s first best to understand what a halogen is, to better understand their synthetic counterparts. A halogen (meaning “salt-producing”), is any one or combination of the following five, organic (with exception to the artificially created Tennessine) elements, and those completely natural in origin, Fluorine, Bromine, Chlorine and Iodine. In an effort to maximize both availability and cost effectiveness, pseudo, or “imitation” halogens have been scientifically formulated. With this basic knowledge, we can expand upon the various functions pseudohalogens play in our day to day lives.
With structural similarities to the ultra-potent halogen cleanser chlorine, pseudohalogens play an indispensable role various private and professional settings. There are some places where a clean environment is crucial, and in that five-star kitchen as well as the Emergency Room at the hospital, these man-made compounds are making it possible.
In the creation of alternative fabrics for anything from upholstery to fashion, we directly find the influence of Sebacoyl Chloride, as once polymerized with the organic compound Hexamethylenetetramine we find the creation of nylon (-6,10). Nylon and other synthetic polymers like it are universally used in all forms of industry, appearing as everything from infusions into low to moderate stress components in machine assembly to hair combed, tents, ropes and even carpeting.

Hexamethylenetetramine we find the creation of nylon (-6,10). Nylon and other synthetic polymers like it are universally used in all forms of industry, appearing as everything from infusions into low to moderate stress components in machine assembly to hair combed, tents, ropes and even carpeting.
Recognizing the importance of compounds like Sebacoyl Chloride in the creation of new materials, we can’t forget the applications others like it can have in beneficially altering preexisting materials. In very few fields is this capacity to alter the basic structure of beneficial compounds more crucial than in modern medicine. As many life-saving drugs might otherwise have a tendency to adhere to water molecules within the body and not be easily retained, they can be modified to a fat soluble state, drastically increasing efficiency.
No matter whether you’re on the road, at home, or at the office, chances are, if you’re not sleeping, you’re on the go. A stack of paperwork, a packed street on a late night, cooking up a nice meal, in any scenario, you need lighting not only to provide visibility, but also to help keep you alert; inadequate light strains the eyes and signals the brain to settle down for the evening. When this simply won’t cut it, we’ve got pseudhalogens to thank once again, providing vibrant, long-lasting lighting whenever and wherever we need it most.
Citing the many business and residential needs for employees and families alike that can be better met with the help of these essential chemicals, Far Chemicals brings the Sunshine State the convenience of scientific marvels with the customer’s safety and satisfaction as top priorities. Proudly serving Brevard County and beyond with experience and dedication to the highest standards.

0
Written by Web Master

Cyanogen Bromide

So what exactly is Cyanogen Bromide, and why is it important to our everyday lives? First, we must understand the category of compound in which Cyanogen Bromide is classified; as what is known as a pseudo halogen, these compounds are analogous substitutes for true, naturally occurring halogens (meaning ‘salt producing’). Hailing directly from the periodic table of elements, the organic minerals or salts which comprise are Fluorine, Bromine, Chlorine, Iodine and Astatine. By synthesizing inorganic compounds nearly identical to their natural counterparts, the numerous home and industrial applications simplified with the use of halogens can be provided to the public safely and at a tremendous savings.
Applications for Pseudohalogens include:
Environmentally Friendly Lighting
More and more, green living is growing in importance and popularity. In order to further this trend, scientists have learned how to safely incorporate pseudohalogens into making incandescent light bulbs better than ever before. The presence of these compounds in a gaseous state allows for more compact and efficient light sources able to provide a better quality of light for much longer than ordinary bulbs.
Modern Medicine
With the many potential ailments we face and the need for affordable and absorbable medications to help alleviate them, once again, pseudohalogens are indispensable. A great many medications are hydrophilic, or water-soluble, meaning that they can easily be excreted to an extent through urination. Since it is important that blood serum levels of these often life-saving medicines remain fairly consistent, science has come to find that by incorporating pseudohalogens into these compounds, they become lipophilic, or fat soluble. This allows for a much greater retention and utilization of medicinal compounds.
Cleaning
Since we know that bad bacteria and viruses spawn from and thrive in unclean environments, it is of course crucial to maintain high standards of sanitization, whether at home, in food service and especially in the field of medicine.  Fortunately for us, with pseudohalogens, the sterilization of everything from our clothing to simple cuts, dishes, utensils, bath tubs and kitchen counters.
Having a basic, working knowledge of what these compounds can do, it comes as no surprise to note that Cyanogen Bromide plays an integral role in the structural modification of organic compounds, such as the proteins we all need for sustenance, and making them more bioavailable to our bodies. Lastly, knowing not only the inexpensive and essential nature of pseudohalogens in our lives but that they’re being produced in our own back yard here in Brevard County, we can take further pride in supporting local, American-made work and the mutual benefits this provides to our community.

0
Written by Web Master

FAR will be exhibiting at ChemSpec Europe

FAR will be exhibiting at ChemSpec Europe May 31 – June 1, 2017 in Munich, Germany.  Contact us to schedule a meeting or come see us in the SOCMA member pavilion.

0
Written by Web Master

Press Release

FAR Chemical and Edgewater Capital Partners announce acquisition of Acetylacetonates Product Line of MacKenzie Chemicals Cleveland, OH and Palm Bay, FL. Edgewater Capital Partners, LLC (“Edgewater”) is pleased to Announce


FAR Chemical Acquires Acetylacetonates Product Line

Cleveland, OH and Palm Bay, FL. Edgewater Capital Partners, LLC (“Edgewater”) is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, FAR Chemical, Inc. (“FAR”), has completed the acquisition of the acetylacetonates product line and related assets of MacKenzie Chemical, LLC (“MacKenzie”). Financial terms were not disclosed.

Based near New Orleans, Louisiana, MacKenzie is a manufacturer of metal acetylacetonates utilized as catalysts, cross linkers, curing agents and stabilizers, primarily for use in adhesives and urethane applications. Operating in Louisiana since 1977, MacKenzie is one of the few domestic manufacturers of metal acetylacetonates due to their high purity and demanding specification requirements.

“For Edgewater, the acquisition marks an important step in executing our strategic focus in organometallic chemistries and the addition of a proprietary product platform at FAR. Additionally, the AcAc products enjoy a diverse application and end market portfolio and act as a critical component of each customers’ end product,” commented Bob Girton, Principal of Edgewater and Member of the Board of Directors at FAR.

“MacKenzie has earned a strong reputation as a provider of quality metal acetylacetonates, and we are excited at the opportunities this partnership will create for both companies and our valued customers,” said Joe Beatty, CEO of FAR.

“I feel FAR Chemical is an excellent successor to MacKenzie. Their broad manufacturing experience in custom chemicals and dedicated customer focus will serve Mackenzie’s customers very well. In addition the support from Edgewater Capital Partners will allow our current customers even more opportunities to collaborate and enhance the long and deep relationships that already exist,” said Martin Lapari. President of MacKenzie Co.

*****
About FAR Chemical
FAR is a leading manufacturer of fine and specialty chemical products sold to a variety of industries and applications, including pharmaceutical reagents and intermediates, advanced polymers, organometallics, silane & bromine chemistries, and structural composites. FAR prides itself in its diverse and versatile production assets, its ability to handle difficult and hazardous chemistries with the utmost safety, and its technical capabilities, which enables us to be a valuable partner to our customers’ product or process development.

About MacKenzie Chemical
Mackenzie was founded by the late Mr. Ian Mackenzie shortly after World War II and has been a leading manufacturer of metal acetylacetonates ever since. In addition to this product line of chemicals, Mackenzie has worked with many large and small companies to help develop new technologies in the areas of nutraceuticals, electron-transfer polymers, resins and nanomaterials.

About Edgewater Capital Partners
Edgewater Capital Partners, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is a sector focused private equity firm investing in lower, middle-market performance materials businesses. Edgewater has extensive experience and expertise in niche manufacturers of specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and engineered substances. Twenty years of industry specific investing has allowed the Firm to develop a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances common to these businesses. Edgewater is strategic, patient capital looking for opportunities to partner with owner-operators, management teams, and employees in developing, enhancing, and growing market leading businesses. For more information on Edgewater Capital Partners, visit www.edgewatercapital.com

0
Written by Web Master

Informex Trade Show 2017

We will be  exhibiting at CPHI North America / INFORMEX at Informex USA in Philadelphia, May 16-18, 2017. Please visit us. Contact Joseph Beatty at [email protected] or by telephone at 321-723-6160 to schedule a meeting or come see us at booth 1234.

0
1 2