Agilis Commerce Inc; Wanhua Chemical | October 12, 2022
Wanhua Chemical has partnered with Agilis, a U.S.-based provider of digital commerce solutions for the chemical industry, to launch a branded commerce portal for its TPU product portfolio.
"Wanhua has an extensive portfolio of TPU products. With Agilis, our customers from around the globe can easily find the products they need, research the right formulations, select the specs that are best suited for their applications, and instantly connect with our sales teams to get quotes, samples, and more."
Dr. Tao Yu, Technical Director, Wanhua Chemical
Wanhua has always been at the forefront of innovation. Driven by the pursuit of operational excellence and superior customer service, Wanhua strives to offer their customers the best quality products and the most optimal purchasing experience.
"Agilis helps us increase the visibility of our TPU portfolio," continues Dr. Tao Yu. "We fully understand the value of having a modern digital channel offering our customers the flexibility to search and learn about our products, request samples and quotes, and track orders anytime, from anywhere. We are working with Agilis to ensure scalability, security, and continuous improvement. Agilis offers a full array of features, such as search engine optimization and advanced analytics, that help us take digital commerce to the next level."
"We are excited to partner with Wanhua Chemical, a fast-growing and innovative global producer," says Jay Bhatia, CEO and Founder of Agilis Commerce. "We help global producers launch and scale their digital channels with minimum disruption and upfront investment. With our deep industry experience, we are able to design and deploy solutions that solve their business problems. Our solutions are elegant and intuitive and are liked not only by our customers but also by their customers."
Wanhua Chemical has moved the majority of their TPU products to the portal and is looking to expand the portal use to other product lines in the near future.
About Wanhua Chemical
Wanhua Chemical is among the leading global suppliers of innovative chemical products. Relying on continuous innovation, commercialized facilities, and efficient operation, the company provides customers with more competitive products and solutions.
About Agilis Commerce
Agilis is a technology company focused on driving digitalization of commerce processes in the chemical industry. With Agilis, global chemical producers and distributors can launch their own cloud-based digital commerce channels, fully optimized and equipped with modern marketing tools and analytics. Agilis offers chemical suppliers an easy and cost-effective way to attract and engage customers via secure digital sales and marketing channels. Headquartered in Newark, NJ, Agilis combines industry experience and technology expertise in building advanced, scalable technology solutions.
The Chemours Company | November 18, 2022
The Chemours Company a global chemical company with market-leading positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, announced an alliance with Bohn de Mexico, a leading commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment technology and manufacturing company with a presence in the Latin American region. As part of the alliance, Bohn de Mexico will adopt the non-ozone depleting and low global warming potential refrigerants, Opteon™ XL20 Opteon™ XL40 and Opteon™ XL10 for its new line of BOHN Ecoflex condensing units.
"Today, users in the refrigeration industry demand efficient and affordable solutions that comply with current environmental regulations and support them in meeting their sustainability goals. The transition to the use of low GWP refrigerants is one of the trends that will define the present and future sustainability of the HVACR industry in Mexico and the world. We are excited to provide Bohn de Mexico with our Opteon™ XL refrigerant solutions for their new line of Ecoflex refrigeration systems."
Miguel Escamilla, Chemours' Opteon™ Refrigerants Development Leader for Mexico CAC and the Andean region
The Opteon™ XL refrigerant line offers very low GWP solutions that fit perfectly with Bohn de Mexico's new generation of Ecoflex equipment that provide cutting-edge technological innovations for optimal energy efficiency of refrigeration systems, as well as help the company meet its sustainability goals. This new equipment will enable an easier transition to sustainable technologies by reducing the need for high investment, operating costs for conversion, and adjustment to all store sizes and refrigeration requirements.
"BOHN is a leader in innovation, quality, service, and customer focus. Every day we innovate using state-of-the-art refrigeration technology, such as the adoption of Chemours' Opteon™ XL refrigerants. At the same time, we support the world to enjoy the benefit of cold in a sustainable way," commented Eloy Espinosa, Director of Engineering and Quality at BOHN.
The frozen food chain also needs an extensive and reliable spare parts supply network. The failure of a component or refrigerant for a few hours can lead to huge losses. The partnership between BOHN and Chemours will also ensure the availability of replacement products at the various locations where the systems will be installed, leveraging Chemours' network of authorized distributors that already supply traditional fluids.
In addition, Chemours continues to invest in the expansion of its Opteon™ production capacity to help meet growing cold chain demand. When Chemours opened its Corpus Christi, Texas facility in June 2019, it more than tripled the company's Opteon™ capacity, making it one of the largest HFO-1234yf production facilities in the world, a distinction it will maintain with its recently announced expansion project. The investment, along with ongoing debottlenecking projects, will further increase Opteon™ capacity by approximately 40%.
From transportation to food vending to air conditioning, Opteon™ refrigerants offer the optimal balance of performance, environmental sustainability, safety, and cost in many downstream industries and applications. These products were developed to meet stringent global environmental regulations while maintaining or improving performance compared to the current products they replace. A recognized leader in the manufacture and supply of sustainable, low GWP hydrofluoroolefins Chemours continues to invest in and meet the needs of its customers as they continue to transition to low GWP refrigerants.
About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, and oil and gas. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™. The company has approximately 6,400 employees and 29 manufacturing sites serving approximately 3,200 customers in approximately 120 countries.
Sumitomo Chemical and Valent BioSciences | October 04, 2022
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. parent company of Valent U.S.A. and Valent Biosciences, announced a new entity called Valent North America that will provide enterprise business services across the Valent group of companies.
Valent North America brings together the Finance, Legal, Environmental, Health & Safety, Information Technology and Human Resources functions to drive strong governance and enhanced service delivery practices more broadly across the Valent group of companies -- Valent U.S.A., Valent BioSciences, Pace International and Mycorrhizal Applications.
“This new operational structure will support our goals of business excellence and growth across North America. I’m confident this new entity will further help the Valent group deliver sustainable, profitable solutions to meet the challenges of food production, and the future needs of the environment and society.”
Tadashi Katayama, associate officer and general manager, AgroSolutions Division – International, Sumitomo Chemical
This new platform is based on Sumitomo Chemical’s well-instituted corporate functions model designed to enable consistent, standard policies and best practices, especially with safety and compliance across SCC.
As previously announced, Andy Lee will serve as president and CEO of the newly created entity. Lee has served in the agriculture industry his entire career and has led diverse teams and complex enterprise integration initiatives across the Valent group since he became president and CEO in 2014.
About Valent U.S.A.
Valent U.S.A. LLC, headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., develops and markets products in the United States and Canada that advance sustainable agriculture, protect crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment, and safeguard public health. Valent products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, fungicide, and plant growth regulator products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Valent is a leader in marketing and sales of both traditional chemical products and biorational products developed by its affiliate, Valent BioSciences LLC.
About Valent BioSciences LLC
Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, Valent BioSciences is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., and is the worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of biorational products with sales in 95 countries around the world. Valent BioSciences is an ISO 9001 Certified Company.
About Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sumitomo Chemical is one of Japan’s leading chemical companies. It offers a diverse range of products globally in the fields of petrochemicals, energy and functional materials, IT-related chemicals and materials, health and crop science products, and pharmaceuticals.