Custom Manufacturing

As a specialty chemical company, StarChem LLC strives to provide customers with value added solutions. Our product line is a result of 50+ years of manufacturing and market expertise enabling StarChem to develop a wide variety of chemistries and technologies to better service our customers’ needs. Our philosophy is to deliver quality products, innovative solutions, and reliable service to all our customers.

Manufacturing Capabilities

StarChem capabilities include a variety of reaction chemistries and processing technologies which allow us to better serve our customer needs.

Reaction

  • Condensation
  • Quaternization
  • Hydrophobization
  • Emulsion Polymerization
  • Amination
  • Esterification
  • Phosphonation

Processing

  • Emulsification
  • Hazardous Material Handling
  • High Viscosity Compounding
  • Wet Grinding
  • High Pressure Homogenization
  • Flaking
  • Solids Handling

Environmental Compliance

AirTitle V, conditional major, air permit covering all emissions effective October 2012
WaterDischarge permit for process waste water to the Town of Lyman POTW on site biological pretreatment (WWTP)
NPDES general permit for storm-water discharges
WasteSmall quantity hazardous waste generator
OtherRisk Management Planning (RMP facility)
SARA 311, 312, 313 / TSCA / Active Process Safety Management (PSM) Program
EPA ID Number: SCD0798057031

Facility and Operations

Formulations
Plant (9,100 sq. ft.)
10 vessels ranging in size from 250 to 5,000 gallon
Reaction Plant (12,000 sq. ft.)16 vessels, pilot plant, and flaking ranging in size from 150 to 6,000 gallons
Distillation and solid flaking capabilities
LaboratoryExtensive analytical and quality control capabilities
HPLC, GC, MS, FT-IR, AA, UV, and capillary rheometry
Numerous wet chemistry techniques
Storage TanksThe Wellford facility has approximately 100 bulk liquid storage tanks ranging in size from 2,000 to
20,000 gallons. The tanks are made of steel, stainless steel, aluminum and FRP. Some are equipped
to store high melting point liquids.
Equipment FeaturesGlass-lined and stainless steel reactors ranging in size to 4,000 gallons
Stainless steel drum flaker
Complete pilot plant facilities
Liquid blending equipment (ranging from 250 gallons to 6,000 gallons)
Homogenization up to 10,000 psi
Flare for NH3 off-gas
Hot oil capabilities
ProcessesAmination, Distillation, Esterification (up to 280°C), Flaking, Phosphonation, Polymerizations (Solution, Condensation, Emulsion), and Quaternization
Bulk/Special MaterialsBenzyl chloride, Epichlorohydrin, Ethylene diamine, Formaldehyde, Trimethyl amine, Polydimethyl
siloxane, Anthraquinone, and Titanium dioxide