Roach Family Sponsors BLMA Fundraising Event, June 15 at The Dunes Club

On June 15, 2017, the Roach Family is sponsoring a cocktail party for The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association, as part of their 2017 Matching Gift Capital Campaign. The party will be held at The Dunes Club in Narragansett, RI. The Association has an outside donor willing to match up to $500,000 in donations collected during 2017. As of 5/16/17, the association has raised $160,000. The donations and matched capital will be placed in an endowment for the association to use annually for building maintenance and upkeep.

Although it has been rebuilt, repaired and even moved, a lighthouse has sat at the current location since 1749, on the southern-most tip of Jamestown, Rhode Island. The association oversees the lighthouse and museum’s maintenance and function.

For more information about Beavertail Lighthouse or the fundraising event, click the invitation below, or contact Ben Sawicki, Digital Marketing Coordinator for The Chemical Company.

The Chemical Company Sponsors The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

National Nonprofit Organization Organizes The You Be The Chemist Challenge®, a State and Nationwide Competition Engaging Fifth Through Eight Grade Students in STEM Subjects

Jamestown, RI–The Chemical Company (TCC) is partnering with the Chemical Educational Foundation® to sponsor the Rhode Island You Be The Chemist (YBTC) Challenge and serve as a CEF President’s Club member.

CEF’s most visible program, the YBTC Challenge, is an interactive academic competition that encourages students in fifth through eighth grade to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. More than 60,000 students are participating in the Challenge program nationwide, with the series of competitions culminating at the National Challenge in Washington D.C. this coming June.

The Rhode Island Challenge will be held on April 25, 2017, at Park View Middle School in Cranston, RI at 7pm. The student who wins the title of Rhode Island State Challenge Champion will move on to compete at the National Challenge on June 19, 2017. As the Rhode Island State Challenge Sponsor, representatives from TCC will be on hand to attend and participate in the event ceremonies.

About The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)
The Chemical Educational Foundation is a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit organization committed to enhancing science education among every generation, beginning with youth.

The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF), a national 501(c) nonprofit organization, created the You Be The Chemist Challenge competition in 2004. The program is designed to engage fifth through eighth-grade students in the STEM subjects at an earlier age to create a better-informed general public and increase the number of students who are prepared to pursue STEM-related careers. Challenge competitions are held at the local, state, and national levels, and are sponsored by companies in the chemical industry and community organizations. For more information, visit

About The Chemical Company
The Chemical Company is an international chemical distributor founded and based in Jamestown, Rhode Island. TCC works closely with business partners across the globe to source, plan, and deliver high-quality products with excellent customer service. For more information on TCC, or to inquire about specific products, visit


Media Contact: Ben Sawicki
The Chemical Company
Marketing Coordinator

Press Release: The Chemical Company Announces Product Expansion with INVISTA’s Adi-pure® Adipic Acid

The Chemical Company (TCC), a global chemical distributor and INVISTA S.à r.l., one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers, have entered into an agreement that will enhance TCC’s sales and marketing efforts for Packaged/Merchant Adi-pure® adipic acid.

Jamestown, RI: The Chemical Company and INVISTA have entered a multi-year agreement for packaging and resale of Adi-pure® adipic acid. The Chemical Company will resell Adi-pure® adipic acid to a majority of packaged customers.  TCC packages will include 25 kg and 50 lb. small bags, as well as 500 kg and 1,000 kg sacks of both Type B and Type D Anti-Static.

“The Chemical Company and INVISTA have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship for the resale of Adi-pure® adipic acid. TCC has the assets, manpower, and sales and marketing expertise to better serve certain segments of the package Adi-pure® adipic acid marketplace,” stated Kevin Kenaley, global product manager for INVISTA’s Adi-pure® adipic acid.  “INVISTA will focus on the production of Adi-pure® adipic acid and sales to a select group of customers, including sales in railcars, bulk trucks and big bags.”



The Chemical Company offers customers and potential new clients a reputation built on integrity and outstanding customer service to strengthen and sustain their packaged Adi-pure® adipic acid supply.

About The Chemical Company
The Chemical Company is an international chemical distribution firm based in Jamestown, Rhode Island with worldwide regional offices and warehouses. TCC’s foundation of ethical business practices was designed to foster steady growth supported by a vested and dedicated long-term work force. TCC has consistently provided clients with high- quality products and superior service in the chemical industry for close to 30 years. For more information, visit, 

Adi-Pure® Adipic Acid Sales Contact:
Ray Altenburger
The Chemical Company
Direct: 401-360-2855
Cell: 201-602-5092
Customer Service Contact:
Ingrid Hannon
The Chemical Company
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With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has approximately 10,000 employees. For more information, visit as well as

TCC Recently Sponsored Project Scientist’s Charlotte Excursion

The Chemical Company (TCC) recently sponsored 45 young Scientists from Project Scientist on their STEM expedition in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our Marketing Manager, Jessica Baker, volunteered during the event, working with the project members during activities and chaperoning their fossil hunt through the city.image1 TCC joined forces with Project Scientist, a non-profit organization working to change to the worldview of ‘who’ a scientist is and ‘what’ a scientist does. The founder of Project Scientist, Sandy Marshall, is also the Executive Director and Founder of The NASCAR Foundation. While facing years of gender stereotyping and a lack of role models, she learned of the disadvantages women experience in STEM careers. During the years that followed, Marshall developed Project Scientist to promote and reinforce young girls and women’s interests in STEM.

The Project Scientist mission follows our TCC Love Chemistry campaign focused on promoting chemistry and science to younger generations. We teamed with this non-profit to enable groups of young ladies to continue to pursue their interests in STEM.

On October 3, 2016, TCC sponsored the Project Scientist Charlotte City Expedition, which included exploration of the city and an inside look at the trading floor of a major financial services company.

City Discovery Walk

img_1633The day began and ended with a discovery walk of stones and fossils spread throughout the city. Scientists were intrigued by the incorporation of reclaimed stones featuring trace fossils that were used to construct new buildings. Also along the walk were several stops including the Ritz Carlton and the Arena Plaza, which highlighted stone ranging from 460 million to one billion years old.

Life On The Trading Floor

img_1631Mid-day, the group of young scientists arrived at the Duke Energy Building in Uptown to hear recounts from several female senior executives. These financial service representatives discussed their paths and experiences that led them to their current positions. Following presentations, each scientist received ten mock one hundred dollar bills that they used to purchase candy bar stocks. They explored the concepts of supply and demand as well as grasped the in-depth details of the strategy of ‘buying low and selling high.’





img_1610Once these concepts were studied, the group explored the building and spent a large chunk of time on the actual trading floor. This was their opportunity to experience the fast-paced, information-filled environment by walking the rows and speaking with sales as well as purchasing members.

The day concluded with time on the playground to release some final energy from the day before leaving with their parent or guardian to recap the day’s events on their way home.


The Future Of TCC’s Love Chemistry campaign

“It was an eye-opening day to see such enthusiasm from children as young as five-years-old asking women on the trading floor about their experience and day-to-day activities” reflected Jessica Baker, TCC Marketing Manager. “This group of girls re-ignited my passion for STEM. These young scientists took careful notes to recap the day to their parents and to reference details in the future. I plan to continue to volunteer for Project Scientist in any way I can; its emphasis on molding a better future for the next generation is precisely the passion that fueled our team at TCC to start our Love Chemistry campaign.”


Love Chemistry and Project Scientist

The Chemical Company (TCC) has joined forces with Project Scientist, an impactful organization promoting change to the world’s view of ‘who’ a scientist is and ‘what’ a scientist does.

The Chemical Company was recommended to Project Scientist after word spread about the TCC Love Chemistry campaign. The TCC Love Chemistry campaign focuses on promoting future opportunities in the chemical industry to younger generations. Finding and joining in Project Scientist efforts directly align with TCC’s direction of the Love Chemistry campaign.

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This fall, TCC will be sponsoring an upcoming Project Scientist event. Our Marketing Manager, Jessica Baker, will be volunteering as a chaperone to work alongside the girls in attendance and help with the event.

TCC will be sponsoring the event on Monday, October 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Attendees will travel to a local trading floor to interact with women on their team and discuss sustainability followed by a geology walking tour of uptown Charlotte.

Project Scientist – Their Story

What our team at TCC loves most about Project Scientist is the founder, Sandy Marshall. Her background is established and incredible. As a woman in an industry dominated by men, Sandy Marshall is the Executive Director and founder of The NASCAR Foundation. In this role she learned obstacles and limitations girls and women encounter in the course of their STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers.

Staggering numbers represent Marshall’s findings. The Project Scientist website reports that “78% of school-aged girls have an interest in STEM, yet women only make up 25% of the STEM workforce”. Throughout the course of their schooling and careers, we are losing women pursuing STEM.

Marshall recognized a need to develop Project Scientist in an effort to change society’s perception of women learning and working in STEM. Since its inception in 2011, Project Scientist has grown from serving 95 girls to over 500 in multiple locations and age groups. They also continue to expand topics covered as well as offer day trips and weeklong expeditions.

We look forward to our upcoming day with Project Scientist and hope to continue working with them to promote involvement in STEM for young girls and women.

Meet Some Of The Girls Impacted by Project Scientist (video section)




24th Annual Gemini Golf Tournament

The Chemical Company attended the 24th Annual Gemini Golf Tournament on September 11, 2016. Our Regional Marketing Manager, Cory Mullins, was proud to represent TCC and brought Titleist golf balls as well as TCC markers and golf tees as gifts to the tournament players. The Gemini Coatings ‘family’ holds this event each year as a way to unwind, enjoy each other’s company, and celebrate another successful year.

Cory had the opportunity to spend time with the Gemini Coatings team as well as team members from Keystone Aniline Corp, a supplier of dyes and pigments to the paints/coatings industry.

Additional event highlights:

  • TCC was recognized as a valuable supplier and sponsor for the tournament.
  • TCC golf tees and ball markers were also a welcome gift to participants.
  • The TCC Titleist golf balls were provided to the top winning teams in both A flight and B flight.
  • TCC was recognized with a sponsorship sign on the top of the 8th hole.
  • The TCC team took 2nd place in A flight.
Four friends golfers walking on golf course at sunny day
Four friends golfers walking on golf course at sunny day


The Chemical Company Is Spreading The Love Of Chemistry

Beginning in 2016, The Chemical Company (TCC) team launched a mission to bring back a love of chemistry to our business relationships and to our communities. On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the Science Club from Jamestown School organized by teacher, Jim Kaczynski visited The Chemical Company headquarters for the first annual “Kids Be The Chemists Day”.

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 9.02.20 AM“Kids Be The Chemists Day” is an event designed to present new opportunities that are available for younger generations that have an interest in finance, trade, and chemistry. It is part of a larger initiative spearheaded by TCC, a campaign known as “Love Chemistry” with an overall mission to volunteer in communities and participate in activities to promote the love of chemistry to future generations.

The “Kids Be The Chemists Day” event began with TCC President, Robb Roach leading a guided tour of the TCC headquarters while explaining the inner workings and responsibilities required to function as a successful global chemical distributor. Following the tour, TCC digital marketing manager, Jessica Baker, and marketing & sales support coordinator, Kaitlyn Hagan safely performed chemical experiments while sharing their experiences working in the chemical industry.

The event concluded with snacks and an open forum for the attendees to ask the TCC sales team, also known as chemists enthusiasts, questions about their experience and their road to joining the TCC team.

Experiment: Crystal Art – Testing the solubility of substances

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Experiment: Elephant Toothpaste – Chemical Reactions!Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 9.00.48 AM


Office tours while discussing travel opportunities within the chemical industry with TCC Digital Marketing Manager, Jessica Baker & Product Manager, Thomas Guadagno.
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TCC At The American Coatings Show Booth #1947

Visit The Chemical Company at Booth #1947 during the ACS Show 2016, April 12 – 14, 2016.

The Chemical Company is a family owned and operated international chemical distribution firm founded by CEO Nicholas Roach in 1988. We are built on a foundation of integrity and ethical business practices designed to foster steady growth supported by a dedicated long-term work force.

Our mission is to continually strengthen our business relationships through sound business practices and strategies enhanced by transparent communication. We are in the trenches every day forging bonds and assessing the integrity of potential suppliers to best serve our customers. After three decades of hard work, our most valuable asset as a company is the ethos that inspires our customers, suppliers, and employees to depend on us and spend their entire careers working with TCC.

The Chemical Company will highlight several product lines at the American Coatings Show such as Plasticizers, Intermediates, Solvents, Silanes and Flame Retardants. A few of our product lines for ACS have been highlighted below:

About Our Plasticizers

 We offer one of the most comprehensive lines of plasticizers in the market. Recently, we expanded our line of plasticizers to include the Emerald Kalama current K-FLEX® dibenzoate product line: K-FLEX® 850S, K-FLEX® 850P, K-FLEX® 500, K-FLEX® 500P, K-FLEX® 975P, K-FLEX® PG, and K-FLEX® DP. The K-FLEX® plasticizer line is an excellent phthalate free solution for formulators looking to satisfy environmentally friendly, non-SVHC, low VOC plasticizers and coalescents.

Product Highlight: Esters 

The Chemical Company esters line covers niche to specialty applications. Over the decades TCC has grown its line of ChemFlexx and NatureFlexx esters to include: specialty and commoditized linear and branched phthalates; non-phthalates; linear and branched trimellitates; linear and branched adipates; benzoates; citrates; glycol based esters; succinates, sebacates, linseed oil based, as well as soy based primary and secondary plasticizers.

The Chemical Company is proud to produce the majority of ChemFlexx Ester offerings domestically and in Europe. TCC forges partnerships with the most integrated manufacturers in the industry who are committed to fulfilling the needs of the marketplace with the highest quality products. Whether an order is less than a full truckload of drums or totes, compartmentalized split truckloads of multiple esters, bulk tank trucks, or rail, the TCC ChemFlexx line is available to serve your needs.

About Our Silanes

Silanes are a broad category of chemical compounds of silicon and other atoms such as carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen. Silanes can greatly improve wetting properties, compression strength, shear strength, mechanical properties and wet electric properties when used in thermoplastic and thermosetting resin such as phenol aldehyde, polyester, epoxy, PST, and polyamide.

The Chemical Company carries a full line of silanes that can be used in a wide range of applications to improve polymer crosslinking, dispersion, mechanical properties and increased adhesion between organic and inorganic phases.

TCC’s Silanes are available for shipping throughout the continental United States with one (1) week lead time packed in bulk, totes (IBC tanks) and drums.

To discuss our other product lines, such as our Intermediates, Solvents and Flame Retardants meet us at booth #1947. See you at the show!