INDSPEC is a leading manufacturer of resorcinol and selected grades of
sodium sulfite and sodium sulfate. INDSPEC chemicals are primarily used
by industrial manufacturing companies for producing commonly used commodities
including tire and rubber products, structural wood adhesives, pharmaceuticals,
agricultural chemicals, printing processes,
packaging, cosmetics and much more.
INDSPEC is one of the largest resorcinol producers in the world and the only North American resorcinol provider.
Resorcinol is commonly used in manufacturing tires and rubber products,
high performance wood adhesives, fire retardant plastic additives,
and UV light stabilizers. Resorcinol is also used as a chemical intermediate
in the manufacture of dyes and dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, agricultural
chemicals, plasticizers and polyurethane chain extenders.
INDSPEC produces a full line of PENACOLITE resins
for the tire and rubber industry. These resorcinol-based resins
combine resorcinol with formaldehyde and other materials to increase
rubber adhesion to steel, polyester, rayon, nylon, aramid and other fabric
cords. PENACOLITE resins reduce the
number of processing steps for tire and rubber manufacturers
while providing better material
processing and handling capabilities. PENACOLITE resins are available
as liquids and solids.
INDSPEC offers anhydrous sodium sulfite and sodium sulfate
produced as co-products from the manufacture of resorcinol. Anhydrous
sodium sulfite and sodium sulfate are commonly used to
lower costs in paper manufacturing. INDSPEC
also offers calcined sodium sulfate. Glass manufacturers find that
calcined sodium sulfate improves the quality of their refined glass
The disodium salt of 1,3-benzenedisulfonic acid (Disalt), an intermediate of the resorcinol sulfonation-fusion process, is useful as an additive in the electro-deposition of nickel.
BRA - Beta Resorcylic Acid
BRA (2,4-Dihydroxybenzoic Acid) is a useful starting material
for producing benzophenone UV light stabilizers, dyestuffs,
pharmaceuticals, reprographic chemicals, cosmetic preparations, and
fine organic chemicals.
INDSPEC produces resorcinol based aromatic diols
under the HER trademark. These products
are used in PET packaging materials to improve barrier quality,
improve thermal stability and toughness in polyurethane products, and
in chain extenders for urethane products to enhance tensile strength, hardness, compression
set, abrasion resistance and tear resistance.
ULTI-PRO® 100 Processing Aid
ULTI-PRO 100 additive significantly
lowers the uncured viscosity of difficult-to-process rubber compounds,
while increasing hardness and dynamic stiffness.