Specialty Chemical Suppliers: Tips for Choosing the Right Supplier

If you do a Google search using the term “specialty chemical suppliers”, you are likely to find hundreds of options for acquiring the chemicals you need. How do you separate specialty chemical suppliers that would meet your needs from ones that would not?

In this entry, we help answer this question by presenting four tips for choosing the right specialty chemical supplier: define your area of need, consider custom solutions, consider solvent profiles, and investigate the business history of any supplier you consider doing business with.

Define Your Area of Need
Before you choose a supplier, it is important to know your area of need. For example, do you need a solvent for degreasing operations, cleaning electrical parts, or simply cleaning up non-toxic spills in areas where customers or workers congregate. Defining your area of need will help you choose a specialty chemical supplier that specializes in providing the type of solution you need, and help to prevent you from ordering the wrong type of specialty cleaning solvent.

Consider Custom Solutions
You may not need a custom solvent right now, but it is a good idea to work with a supplier that creates custom chemicals, in case you need a custom solution in the future. When the end user has a novel application that requires custom chemicals, it should not settle for the next best solution to one that is custom made. Instead, it should have a solvent created that suits the application. Ecolink can create custom chemicals that are formulated for your solvent needs.

Consider Solvent Profiles
At a time when the green movement is in full swing, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proactively phasing out hazardous chemicals in commercial and industrial environments, it only makes sense to buy specialty chemicals from a supplier whose products have an eco friendly formulation. Otherwise, you could end up having to phase out your solvent on relatively short notice — a situation that can significantly hinder solvent-based cleaning tasks.

Investigate Business History
Last but certainly not least, you should investigate the business history of specialty chemical suppliers from which you are considering buying chemicals. In addition to speaking with several of a supplier’s custom references, it helps to check the company’s record at the Better Business Bureau (BBB). If a company has unresolved customer complaints on its record, consider that the next unresolved complaint could be your own, and choose a different chemical supplier.

Contact Ecolink Today
At Ecolink, we know that you have many options when it comes to choosing specialty chemical suppliers. That is why we formulate our products to provide the greatest competitive advantage. In addition to having better safety profiles than many specialty chemicals, our specialty chemicals are designed to offer efficacy that is equal or greater than the effectiveness of the conventional specialty chemicals that your company or organization may be using currently.

For assistance choosing the right solvent solutions for your needs, call us today at (800) 563-1305, or refer to the contact page on our website. We look forward to assisting you!