Chemical Methods, Inc. Expands Programs that Help U.S. Manufacturers Compete in a Global Economy

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The United States has been losing factories to low cost labor countries such as China and Mexico for many years. The only way for U.S. factories to compete in the global economy is to work smarter, be more efficient and make use of technology. Chemical Methods’ unique process monitoring and control systems are supporting this effort.

The United States has been losing factories to low cost labor countries such as China and Mexico for many years. The only way for U.S. factories to compete in the global economy is to work smarter, be more efficient and make use of technology. Chemical Methods’ unique process monitoring and control systems are supporting this effort.

“Our customers compete in tough global markets including steel, aluminum, automotive, appliance, railroad, aerospace, oil services, and metal furniture. They need help to constantly increase productivity, increase quality and reduce costs in order to deal with low cost labor offshore competitors,” said Dan Richards President & CEO of Chemical Methods.

Chemical Methods’ laboratories develop specialty chemicals that are used in factories that make products out of metal. These custom chemicals fall into broad categories of metalworking fluids, cleaners, surface treatments, and corrosion inhibitors. In 2003 Chemical Methods brought the power of the web to the shop floor with the MyWasher® program designed for customers using specialty cleaner and surface treatment products. MyWasher is a unique service that marries electronic probes and Internet monitoring to provide 24 x 7 process control to wash lines. The program has been a great success to help customers increase product quality, decrease operating costs and increase profits.

This year Chemical Methods is expanding their 24 x 7 process control program to metalworking fluids. Using the same Embedded Sensor® technology linked to the Internet, the MyTubeMill® and MyCoolant® programs provide customers using specialty coolants/lubricants the benefits of higher quality, lower cost and increased profits.

“What we are doing with this program is taking the burden of maintaining the coolant chemistry off the shoulders of the customer so they can focus on their more important production challenges,” said Thomas Rogers, Business Development Manager for Chemical Methods.

“We launched this new program as MyTubeMill.net working with our customers who are making steel pipe and tube. Now we are taking the program further as MyCoolant.net to all customers that use specialty coolants and lubes. We are very proud to be part of the effort to keep a strong manufacturing base here in the United States,” commented Tom Fabek VP Sales & Marketing.

Now in its 35th year, Chemical Methods is a leader in developing and marketing innovative surface treatment chemicals, metalworking fluids and corrosion inhibitors. The company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. More information about the company and its capabilities is available at the web site http://www.chemicalmethods.com

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