23 Chemical Processes Your Contract Manufacturer Should Be An Expert In

    23 Chemical Processes Your Contract Manufacturer Should Be An Expert In

    When you’re choosing a contract or toll manufacturer for your specialty chemical needs, you want peace of mind that they can handle your mission-critical projects.

    At SantoLubes, we take pride in synthesizing and blending specialty chemicals for industries including food, agriculture, electronics, automotive, aviation, lubricants, and more. We have an investment in employee training, quality control, research, and equipment so we can provide our customers with the definitive solution for contract and toll manufacturing projects.

    Want to learn why you need an expert contract manufacturer in your arsenal? The right manufacturer will be able to help you minimize capital expenditures and save time in bringing your projects to commercialization. Keep reading to discover 23 chemical manufacturing processes SantoLubes offers as part of its value-driven services.

    1. Blending/Dispersing – This is the process of mixing two of more chemical substances to create a uniform powder mixture or dispersion.
    2. Distillation – This is the process of purifying a liquid through successive evaporation and condensation cycles.
    3. Spray Drying (non-flammable) – This is a process of creating a dry powder from a liquid or slurry by quickly drying with a hot gas.
    4. High Pressure Reactions – These reactions are carried out above atmospheric pressure. Some examples include catalytic hydrogenation and chain-growth polymerizations.
    5. Solvent Recovery – This is the process of extracting useful materials from waste or by-product solvent produced during manufacturing.
    6. xHigh Temperature Reactions – High temperatures increase reaction rates because of the increase in the number of high energy collisions. Collision is where reacting particles collide with one another.
    7. Emulsification – This is the process of mixing two immiscible liquids to create a stable dispersion.
    8. Homogenization – This is the process of reducing a substance to extremely small particles and distributing it uniformly throughout a fluid.
    9. Grinding – This is the mechanical process of reducing the particle size of a solid.
    10. Esterification – This reaction occurs when a carboxylic acid reacts with an alcohol in the presence of an acid catalyst and heat.
    11. Transesterification – Also known as an ester interchange, this reaction occurs between an alcohol in the presence of an acid or base catalyst and heat.
    12. Hydrogenation – This is a chemical reaction between hydrogen and another compound or element, often in the presence of a catalyst such as nickel, palladium, or platinum
    13. Methylation – These reactions add a methyl group to a molecule. This is often done using a methyl halide.
    14. Quaternization – This process converts a tertiary amine into a quaternary ammonium salt by reaction with an alkyl halide.
    15. Reductive Amination –Also known as reductive alkylation, this reaction converts a carbonyl group to an amine through an imine intermediate.
    16. Amidation – This is a reaction for making fatty acid-based amide polyols.
    17. Alkylation – This is the transfer of an alkyl group from one molecule to another. The alkyl group may be transferred as an alkyl carbocation, a free radical, a carbanion or a carbene.
    18. Alkoxylation (Williamson-Ether Synthesis) – This reaction is carried out between an alkoxide and alkyl halide producing ethers.
    19. Epichlorohydrin reactions – Some examples include reactions with alcohols forming chlorohydrins and reactions with amines forming polyamide-amines (PAAEs).
    20. Chloromethylation – This is the introduction of a chloromethyl group into a compound, most often through using formaldehyde and hydrogen chloride.
    21. Diazotization – This reaction occurs between a primary aromatic amine and nitrous acid to give a diazo compound.
    22. Nitrations – This is the introduction of a nitro group into an organic compound.
    23. Polymerization – These reactions proceed through a chain-growth (free radical) or a step-growth (condensation) process depending on the reactants and conditions.

    When it comes to choosing a contract or toll manufacturer, you need a partner you can trust.

    SantoLubes’ manufacturing division offers chemical manufacturing for contract tolling, and our lubricants business offers patented Polyphenyl Ethers (PPEs), traction fluids, and our ultra-high efficiency lubricants, UHEs.

    Our experience and expertise has only grown stronger since 1967, when we patented the first and only lubricant to transform from a liquid to solid state under extreme pressures.

    To learn more about SantoLubes’ contract and toll manufacturing services, visit SantOtolling.com.


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