LUBRICANTS AND CHEMICALS WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED

Like many of the businesses that emerged in the 50’s and 60’s throughout the Peace Country, Northern Metalic responded to the various demands that a resource rich region tended to create. As the economy evolved, the demands grew. Mining, forestry, agriculture, transportation, oil and gas, and institutional growth all presented unique supply chain opportunities. Recognizing those opportunities became a hallmark of Northern Metalic’s brand to the extent that most of the Side Group sister companies spent an incubation period inside Northern Metalic Sales. In the late 60’s mining company Dennison Mines was purchasing industrial supplies through Northern Metalic

Spotlight

Custom Chemical Services

Custom Chemical Services is a distribution partner focused on specialty chemicals and innovative ingredients. Utilizing our distribution network we supply chemicals to the agriculture, food & beverage, nutraceutical, personal care and pharmaceutical industries.

OTHER ARTICLES
Chemical Technology

Boom in petrochemicals demand guaranteed but we must grow sustainably

Article | July 20, 2022

ONE OF THE GREATEST achievements of the last 30 years has been the fall in the number of people living in extreme poverty.In 1999, 1.9bn of the world’s population were living on less than $1.90, the Word Bank’s definition of extreme poverty. Despite setbacks caused by the pandemic, this had fallen to 698m by October 2020. Income levels alone are not enough to escape the life-threatening agony of extreme poverty. There is no point in having money if the essential goods and services to spend your money on are not available. Critical to poverty alleviation has been sufficient supply of all the things that people in the rich world take for granted. The raw materials to make the vast majority of manufactured goods include petrochemicals and polymers. Nearly all the major manufacturing chains would not have been able to function without petrochemicals. Think of medical equipment, syringes, blood bags, hospital gowns, face masks, pill bottles and medicine blister packs. None of the above could have been produced without petrochemicals. As people emerged out of extreme poverty and as economies became wealthier, modern-day medical services became more widely available.

Read More
Chemical Technology

IoT in Chemical market trends you Can’t miss in 2020: Here’s What Will Happen in the near future?

Article | July 14, 2022

Global IoT in Chemical market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends. It allows you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability. The IoT in Chemical industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the game-changing strategic analysis of the key factors driving the market. The report includes the forecasts by 2020-2028, analysis by 2014-2019, and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share predictions and profiles of the top IoT in Chemical industry players.

Read More
Chemical Technology

Demographics are reshaping petrochemicals trade flows, investment patterns and demand

Article | June 6, 2022

TEN YEARS AGO, fellowblogger Paul Hodgesand Ifirst highlighted the leading rolethat changing demographics would play in reshaping petrochemicals supply and demand. We have been emphasising the importance of demographics ever since. Demographics have, of course, always been a critical shaper of economies throughout human history. But during the last 70 years, there have been such major changes in demographics that the study of demographics must be at the very heart of your company’s strategy. The Babyboomer generation in the West led to a surge in demand as the rapid increase in babies born in the 1950s and early 1960s joined the workforce from the 1970s onwards. This helps explain high levels of inflation during that decade because too much demand was chasing too little supply. Another driver of inflation was the Middle East embargos against oil exports to the West because of the West’s support for Israel. Then came the 1990s and first the integration of Eastern Europe into the global economy. This helped dampen inflationary pressures because of the plentiful supply of workers in the east willing to work for low wages in export-focused factories. This reduced the cost of finished goods in the West. Next came Deng Xiaoping’s critically important“southern tour”in the early 1990s and China’s gradual integration into the global economy. China increasingly leveraged its very youthful population to again make cheap goods to export to the West. Hundreds of millions of young people were willing to migrate from the countryside to China’s coastal cities to work in export-focused manufacturing plants. The world began to talk about the “China price” and how it was further depressing global inflation.

Read More
Chemical Technology

We can solve the plastic waste crisis but we don’t have much time

Article | May 27, 2021

IN 2015, a global agreement was reached that 8m tonnes a year of plastic waste entering the oceans was unacceptable, according to this September 2020 article in The Conversation. This was the amount of plastic that was estimated to have ended up in the oceans in 2010. “Several international platforms emerged to address the crisis, including Our Ocean, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the G7 Ocean Plastic Charter, among others,” continued the article. But in 2020, an estimated 24m-34m tonnes of plastic waste was forecast to enter our lakes, rivers and oceans. This could reach as much as 90m tonnes in 2030 if the current trajectory continued, said The Conversation. This is the type of information out there, free to view on the internet and accessible via a very quick Google search, representing a major challenges for our industry. I cannot of course verify the numbers. But they are out there. Also out there is a May 2019 article by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which provided a good summary of research into what experts believed was the scale of the waste problem in the developing world.

Read More

Spotlight

Custom Chemical Services

Custom Chemical Services is a distribution partner focused on specialty chemicals and innovative ingredients. Utilizing our distribution network we supply chemicals to the agriculture, food & beverage, nutraceutical, personal care and pharmaceutical industries.

Related News

Oil giants' chemical lifeline threatened by plastic-trash crisis

Engineering News | June 06, 2019

As the world strives to wean itself off fossil fuels, oil companies have been turning to plastic as the key to their future. Now even that’s looking overly optimistic. The global crackdown on plastic trash threatens to take a big chunk out of demand growth just as oil companies like Saudi Aramco sink billions into plastic and chemicals assets. Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Total and Exxon Mobil are all ramping up investments in the sector. Renewed emphasis on recycling and the spread of local bans on some kinds of plastic products could cut petrochemical demand growth to one-third of its historical pace, to about 1.5% a year, said Paul Bjacek, a principal director at consulting firm Accenture.

Read More

Nanoscale Chemicals Market Historical Development and Analysis for Huge Growth by 2025 with Evolved Players

Thetactical Marketing | June 06, 2019

Global Nanoscale Chemicals Market research report covers the analysis about business overview, market size, share, trends, gross margin, opportunities, challenges and risks factors concerning the market up to 2025. This research report categorizes the Nanoscale Chemicals industry analysis data by top players, key region, product type, and application for Chemicals and Materials industry. The report also analyzes the growth rate, future trends, sales channels, distributors with market historical development and Analysis for Huge Growth by 2025. Global Nanoscale Chemicals market research report offers high-quality insights and in-depth information of Nanoscale Chemicals Industry.

Read More

Storage Tank Explosion Rocks Arkansas Chemical Facility

Powder & Bulk Solids | June 03, 2019

A 6000-gal storage tank exploded at the Org Chem Group chemical processing plant in Hot Springs, AR in the early hours of Friday morning, the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reported. The blast at the Blacksnake Road site was reported at about 2 a.m., drawing a response from area firefighters and a HAZMAT team, Bo Robertson, the director of Garland County Department of Emergency Management, told the newspaper. A lawyer for the chemical company said in the Sentinel-Record’s coverage that the storage tank was holding about 3000 gal of a liquid composed of 80% water and 20% sodium hydroxide when the explosion occurred. No chemicals were released into the air or the area surrounding the plant and no injuries were logged. The newspaper said operations at the Org Chem Group facility were uninterrupted.

Read More

Oil giants' chemical lifeline threatened by plastic-trash crisis

Engineering News | June 06, 2019

As the world strives to wean itself off fossil fuels, oil companies have been turning to plastic as the key to their future. Now even that’s looking overly optimistic. The global crackdown on plastic trash threatens to take a big chunk out of demand growth just as oil companies like Saudi Aramco sink billions into plastic and chemicals assets. Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Total and Exxon Mobil are all ramping up investments in the sector. Renewed emphasis on recycling and the spread of local bans on some kinds of plastic products could cut petrochemical demand growth to one-third of its historical pace, to about 1.5% a year, said Paul Bjacek, a principal director at consulting firm Accenture.

Read More

Nanoscale Chemicals Market Historical Development and Analysis for Huge Growth by 2025 with Evolved Players

Thetactical Marketing | June 06, 2019

Global Nanoscale Chemicals Market research report covers the analysis about business overview, market size, share, trends, gross margin, opportunities, challenges and risks factors concerning the market up to 2025. This research report categorizes the Nanoscale Chemicals industry analysis data by top players, key region, product type, and application for Chemicals and Materials industry. The report also analyzes the growth rate, future trends, sales channels, distributors with market historical development and Analysis for Huge Growth by 2025. Global Nanoscale Chemicals market research report offers high-quality insights and in-depth information of Nanoscale Chemicals Industry.

Read More

Storage Tank Explosion Rocks Arkansas Chemical Facility

Powder & Bulk Solids | June 03, 2019

A 6000-gal storage tank exploded at the Org Chem Group chemical processing plant in Hot Springs, AR in the early hours of Friday morning, the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reported. The blast at the Blacksnake Road site was reported at about 2 a.m., drawing a response from area firefighters and a HAZMAT team, Bo Robertson, the director of Garland County Department of Emergency Management, told the newspaper. A lawyer for the chemical company said in the Sentinel-Record’s coverage that the storage tank was holding about 3000 gal of a liquid composed of 80% water and 20% sodium hydroxide when the explosion occurred. No chemicals were released into the air or the area surrounding the plant and no injuries were logged. The newspaper said operations at the Org Chem Group facility were uninterrupted.

Read More

Events