January 12, 2023

Novel Surfactants Featured at 2023 CRU Conference

Lucas Moore, VP of R&D at Colonial Chemical, is a featured speaker at the upcoming CRU Phosphates 2023 Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Moore presented at the 2022 CRU Phosphates Conference held in Tampa, Florida. His presentation is Tuesday, February 28 and titled, “Novel surfactants to enhance collectors for the direct flotation of apatite.” CRU offers unrivalled business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries through market analysis, price assessments, consultancy and events.

His presentation will be published later in its entirety on this website.

December 8, 2022

Vegan-Compliant Lab Scale Zein Testing

Dennis Abbeduto, Personal Care Business Manager for Colonial Chemical, Inc., presented a poster at the SCC 76th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase in December 2022. The poster showcases vegan-compliant lab scale zein testing conducted on over 60 individual surfactant ingredients and commercial cleansing products, covering traditional chemistry as well as new innovations in all major surfactant types: anionic, cationic, amphoteric, and nonionic. The results of the lab work are highlighted in a brochure version of the poster, found here.

October 18, 2022

Suga®Nate 160NC Gets OSPAR OCNS Gold Band for a 17 ½” section (lowest hazard)

Colonial Chemical is pleased to announce a recent regulatory update for one of its leading products. The Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme (OCNS) team has reviewed information about Suga®Nate 160NC for use as a lubricant, foaming agent, stabilizing agent, corrosion inhibitor and/or dispersant during offshore drilling operations involving 100% environmental discharge and in accordance with the Harmonised Offshore Chemical Notification Format (HOCNF). Suga®Nate 160NC received a Hazard Quotient between 0 and 1 for a 17 ½” section, also known as the OSPAR OCNS Gold Band (lowest hazard). Suga®Nate 160NC received a Hazard Quotient between 1 and 30 for 12 ¼” and 8 ½” sections, also known as the OSPAR OCNS Silver Band (second lowest hazard).

OSPAR is the mechanism by which 15 Governments and the EU cooperate to protect the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. To reduce the overall impact of offshore chemicals on the marine environment, OSPAR has adopted a harmonized mandatory control system (HMCS) for use and reduction of discharges of offshore chemicals by the offshore oil and gas industry. This system promotes the shift towards the use of less hazardous or preferably non-hazardous substances. The OCNS Team at Cefas registers chemicals used in offshore oil and gas applications for use in the UK and Netherlands waters.

More information may be found on The Definitive Ranked Lists of Registered Products on the OCNS section of the Cefas website (https://www.cefas.co.uk/data-and-publications/ocns/).

September 2, 2022

Colonial Institute Apprentice Program Announced with Chatt State

Colonial Chemical, Inc. announces that it is offering a formal apprenticeship program in collaboration with Chattanooga State Community College. Titled “Colonial Institute,” the program is open to adults 18 and older who are interested in completing coursework necessary for a Chemical Operator Technical Certificate (COTC) in only three semesters.

Those who are enrolled in the coursework and working toward completion of the COTC requirements may be eligible for supervised paid apprenticeships at the Colonial Chemical operations. Completion of the COTC coursework guarantees every applicant a thorough interview process with the potential to join the Colonial Chemical team. COTC coursework may be applied to being awarded an A.A.S. in Chemical Engineering Technology.

All classwork is performed at the Chatt State – Kimball, TN campus. Courses include:

  • Mathematics for Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives
  • Process Operations
  • Process Equipment

www.colonialchem.com/institute

September 1, 2022

Colonial Chemical Donates SCBA to Local Fire and Rescue Department

Colonial Chemical, Inc. donated two Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units to the New Hope Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. SCBA units are the primary tools that provide the greatest amount of airway protection from toxic gas and harmful chemicals. Each unit includes a cabinet and spare bottle. Department member Jimmy Haley accepted the units on behalf of the local department.

Speaking of the donations, Jerry Pittman, EHS&S Manager, Colonial Chemical, stated, “These units were originally secured to use for a purpose that’s now become unnecessary. Since they are redundant and we knew the local rescue service could make better use of these, we decided to pass them along. We sent them off to be completely retested and recertified by Southeast Rubber and Safety – which means they’re 100% ready when needed. I’m sure they’ll be very useful if the opportunity ever presents itself here or elsewhere.”

The New Hope Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department is an all-volunteer operation on call 24/7 and provides fire and rescue support for communities in Marion County. There are 22 trained members who serve in that department.

August 18, 2022

Colonial Chemical Wins 2022 Business Of The Year

Colonial Chemical was awarded the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s Large Business of the Year (100+ employees) for 2022. With continuing growth in market and workforce continuing throughout the worldwide company, but most notably at its corporate headquarters in New Hope, Tennessee, Colonial Chemical has also received numerous merit citations from multiple industry groups, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other civic groups. David Anderson Jr. spoke on behalf of the company stating that the community has continued to be welcoming and helpful throughout the facility’s thirty-five year history and said that Marion County will “always be the company’s home.”

2022 marks the fifth time since 2014 that Colonial Chemical has been awarded Business of the Year by the Marion County Chamber.

August 16, 2022

Capacity Expansion for Ether Carboxylates

Colonial Chemical has recently expanded its production capacity of ether carboxylates and is prepared to address customers’ additive needs for metalworking fluids, hydraulic fluids, personal care, HI&I, oil and gas, and other industrial sectors.

Cola®Carb Ether Carboxylates

  • Combined nonionic and anionic emulsifiers
  • Structure and performance customizable
  • Multifunctional
    • Emulsification, lime soap dispersing, wetting, corrosion protection, lubrication, detergency
  • Stabilize emulsions against electrolyte and hard water
    • Increased lifetime of water-miscible metalworking fluids
  • Biodegradability
  • Low to medium foaming tendency

Cola®Carb Ether Carboxylates from Colonial Chemical

Cola®Carb B2CShort alkyl chain and short EO chain ether carboxylic acid
Cola®Carb BEASodium hydroxide neutralized Cola®Carb B2C
Cola®Carb TDCBranched, medium alkyl chain and medium EO chain carboxylic acid
Cola®Carb TDC-HBranched, medium alkyl chain and medium EO chain carboxylic acid
Cola®Carb M7CBranched, medium alkyl chain and medium EO chain carboxylic acid
Cola®Carb O2CLong alkyl chain and short EO chain carboxylic acid
Cola®Carb O5CLong alkyl chain and medium EO chain carboxylic acid
Cola®Carb OXCLong alkyl chain and long EO chain carboxylic acid

More products coming soon!

July 6, 2022

Suga®Fax D10NC Gets OSPAR OCNS Gold Band (lowest hazard)

Colonial Chemical is pleased to announce a recent regulatory update for one of its leading products. The Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme (OCNS) team has reviewed information about Suga®Fax D10NC for use as a lubricant, foaming agent, stabilizing agent, corrosion inhibitor and/or dispersant during offshore drilling operations involving 100% environmental discharge and in accordance with the Harmonised Offshore Chemical Notification Format (HOCNF). Suga®Fax D10NC received a Hazard Quotient between 0 and 1 , also known as the OSPAR OCNS Gold Band (lowest hazard).

OSPAR is the mechanism by which 15 Governments and the EU cooperate to protect the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. To reduce the overall impact of offshore chemicals on the marine environment, OSPAR has adopted a harmonized mandatory control system (HMCS) for use and reduction of discharges of offshore chemicals by the offshore oil and gas industry. This system promotes the shift towards the use of less hazardous or preferably non-hazardous substances. The OCNS Team at Cefas registers chemicals used in offshore oil and gas applications for use in the UK and Netherlands waters.

More information may be found on The Definitive Ranked Lists of Registered Products on the OCNS section of the Cefas website (https://www.cefas.co.uk/data-and-publications/ocns/).

April 20, 2022

Colonial Chemical Receives COSMOS Approval for Multiple Ingredients

Colonial Chemical, Inc. announces that ten ingredients in its portfolio are now COSMOS approved. This includes the recent addition of Suga®Citrate L1C-C, the latest innovation in APG-based surfactant chemistry. Additionally, Cola®Det OKC-40, a chemically processed ago-ingredient using organic feedstocks, is now COSMOS Certified. The COSMOS approvals and certification allow Colonial Chemical’s natural cosmetics ingredients to be recognized globally for their use of sustainable feedstocks and processes. This approval was granted following Colonial Chemical’s completion of rigorous documentation audit processes for its ingredients by Ecocert Greenlife according to the COSMOS v3 Standard.

Speaking of the development, Dennis Abbeduto, Personal Care Business Manager, Colonial Chemical, stated, “…The increased demand for green chemistry and sustainable products indicates that consumers are aware of the importance of clean labels. Customers are seeking assurance that the products contain genuine natural ingredients used in personal care formulations. We are working to make sure that our products conform to global sustainability standards.”

COSMOS is an international non-profit organization and is responsible for setting standards for organic and/or natural ingredients used in the cosmetic industry. The standards are developed by BDIH (Germany), COSMEBIO and ECOCERT (France), ICEA (Italy) and the SOIL ASSOCIATION (UK) at European and international levels.

August 17, 2021

Construction on New Rail Spur for Colonial Starts 4th Qtr. 2021

Colonial Chemical, Inc. announces that construction will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021 on a rail spur to serve their facility in South Pittsburg, TN.  This is the culmination of several years of work and public/private cooperation between a number of entities, including Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), Southeast Tennessee Development District, Marion County, TN, Marion Natural Gas, Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooperative, and CSX Corporation at a cost of over $3.4 million. The spur will expand Colonial’s supply chain flexibility, reduce raw materials costs, and provide a key element for the company’s growth in its present location. It has the added benefit of providing rail access to other sites important for economic development in Marion County. This type of rail access is consistent with the infrastructure requirements of a manufacturing operation of this scale, TDOT officials said, and will connect the Colonial facility directly to CSX lines.