commodity vs speciality chemicals

Understanding Commodity vs Specialty Chemicals

Chemicals and solvents are used in all industries for production, cleaning, and additive ingredients for everyday products, but what is the difference when comparing commodity vs specialty chemicals? Commodity chemicals are simply common chemicals such as acetone or alcohol, that are multi purpose and can be used by many different businesses and industries. These chemicals are typically produced in bulk and are not exclusive to just one brand. 

Speciality chemicals on the other hand, are used for very specific purposes, and oftentimes have brand specific licensing or patents that do not allow for them to be purchased by just anyone. A specialty chemical could be a prescription antibiotic that has a privately owned patent and is licensed for exclusive use with a particular brand. Other specialty chemicals could be products like adhesives or pesticides with similar licensing requirements. Another difference worth noting when comparing commodity vs specialty chemicals is that specialty chemicals are produced in smaller volumes since there is no need to keep up public demand.

If you are in need of bulk commodity chemicals for industrial or manufacturing purposes, Ecolink can help you.

Benefits of Ecolink’s Commodity Chemicals

  • Variety – Ecolink offers a wide selection of chemicals, solvents, degreasers, parts cleaners, surfactants, and even eco-friendly chemical alternatives. Whatever your particular needs are, Ecolink has you covered. 
  • Bulk Supply – Ecolink offers bulk sizing of all their chemical products. This includes both 5 gallon buckets and 55 gallon drums to ensure you have enough of the chemicals you need on hand. 
  • Expert Advice – Ecolink and their team of chemists and experts have over 30 years of experience in supplying high quality bulk chemicals. Ecolink will work with you to answer your questions and provide you with the best chemicals for your particular applications. 

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