18
Jan

Bercen Leads the Specialty Chemical Industry with Innovative Chemical Solutions

The specialty chemicals market in North America is continuing to expand despite the uncertainty presented by the volatility of oil and gas prices. According to the North American Specialty Chemicals Industry, Forecast to 2020 by Frost & Sullivan, the market is expected to grow by one to three percent between 2016 and 2018, with the lion’s share of the revenue

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11
Jan

On-Demand Expertise: The Bercen Analytical Group

Constant innovation is necessary in today’s world. Whether it is finding new chemical solutions or improving our existing ones, Bercen is proud to stay on the forefront of design and manufacturing in our industry. Our position as a driving force would not be possible without the skills and expertise of our Analytical Group. This team of experts not only supports

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19
Dec

Bercen’s BER-Brand Specialty Paper Chemicals Set the Standard for the Industry

Exciting new developments in the global specialty pulp and paper chemicals market have led to improved products, and manufacturing process improvements that are more efficient and environmentally friendly. These improvements are fueling the global expansion of the industry, with market expectations set to exceed $31 billion USD by 2024, according to a recent report by Global Market Insights Inc. Functional

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9
Dec

Why We Take Pride in Being Certified

It may sound absurd to an outside observer when we at Bercen get excited over a certification. Especially when that certification has a title like ISO 9001:2008. While on the surface, it doesn’t seem that exciting, it actually carries a lot of weight and ensures our customers that we are a business that is focused entirely on their needs. To

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12
Nov

Fire at Refinery in Baton Rouge is a Sobering Reminder of Industry Hazards

All too frequently we are reminded, in sobering fashion, of the dangers that accompany the petrochemical industry. Day in and day out, the workers at petrochemical facilities are surrounded by combustible liquids and gases, often stored and transported under tremendous pressure. The consequences of what could appear to be a small mistake can cascade into a catastrophic accident. Because of

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3
Nov

Helping Cars Run Longer: Texalene Enhances Oil and Fuel Performance While Reducing the Creation of Harmful Derivatives

All common engine oils come with a variety of additives already incorporated in the base oil. These additives are sold to consumers as necessary ingredients to enhance oil performance and protect engine life. More specifically, these additives claim to remove sludge, contaminants, and other impurities from metal surfaces, neutralize acids produced in the engine to prevent corrosion, and of course,

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10
Oct

Changing Compliance Regulations in the U.S. Chemical Industry

October marks a major event in the fight against global warming. The chemical industry, in collaboration with numerous countries, has come to an agreement to gradually phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a greenhouse gas common in cooling units, starting in 2019. This landmark announcement, known as the Kigali deal, aims to lower global warming predictions by 0.5 degree

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1
Oct

Bercen’s Food-Safe EcoArmour RC Coating as a Functional Silicone Alternative

Silicone has gained notoriety in the culinary world for its nonstick properties and resistance to deformation and degradation under both high and low temperatures. As such, it is used for many products including cooking utensils, pot holders, and all sorts of bakeware. These silicone products are made through a process that requires physical molds and curing time, but what if

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18
Sep

Bercen Prioritizes Consumer Safety

Paper is everywhere. We use it for everything from books to food containers. In fact, the average American uses approximately 750 pounds of paper each year, according to the American Forest and Paper Association. It is so common we seldom stop to think about how it is made or how it obtains its properties. Paper products vary widely to accomplish

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7
Sep

Striving for Success in Order Management and Logistics

A recent study conducted by Peerless Research Group indicates that half of manufacturers report involvement in an acquisition during the past three years. Meanwhile, 45% of all companies are using multiple channels to demand orders. These trends indicate that businesses across the board are experiencing problems with order fulfillment and logistics management, which have become an increasingly complicated facet of

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