Feeling Uneasy About Your DCHA Supply?

Posted by Matthew Mapus on Oct 16, 2017 2:24:00 PM

ANGUS and Sea-Land Can Help! 

CORRGUARD® EXT is an ideal alternative to DCHA. And with us, you get a partner committed to safely delivering a consistent, reliable supply of the chemistries you need to make your metalworking fluids perform better. 


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Topics: Lubricants

Thoughts on Leadership and Teamwork

Posted by Joseph Clayton on Oct 11, 2017 9:18:12 AM

Being my own worst critic makes writing this newsletter even harder.

A true leader eats last, they make sure everyone else is fed first. There is a picture on the internet showing a pack of wolves and the designation of everyone’s role within the pack. At the rear is the leader, supporting the group.

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Topics: Newsletter

Extended Metalworking Fluid Life with Improved Formulating Capability

Posted by Ted McClure on Sep 27, 2017 1:13:54 PM


Environmental, health and safety (EH&S) regulations, new processes and equipment, and new materials, together with increased end-user focus on improving the cost efficiency and productivity of their operations, has significantly increased the complexity of the global metalworking fluids market.

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Topics: Lubricants, Technical Corner

Versatic™ Acid 10

Posted by Ted McClure on Sep 12, 2017 2:09:47 PM

Versatic™ Acid 10, known chemically as neodecanoic acid, is a versatile, multi-functional saturated carboxylic acid, useful in a variety of applications due to its unique structure. Versatic acid 10 is used widely in metalworking fluids, and as a corrosion inhibitor in other aqueous recirculating systems. Salts of Versatic acid 10 are also used in paint driers, PVC stabilizers, wood preservatives, metal extraction agents, and to improve the adhesion between rubber and the brass plating on steel belts in tires. Versatic acid 10 has replaced naphthenic acid in many applications.

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Topics: Technical Corner

Sasol NACOL® Ethers

Posted by Ted McClure on Sep 12, 2017 1:46:05 PM

Are you frustrated by the instability of d-limonene supply and pricing? Are the markets available to you limited by d-limonene’s low flash point, high VOC levels and sensitization potential? Sea-Land Chemical Company is now marketing the Nacol® brand of dialkyl ethers from Sasol Performance Chemicals. Sasol employs over 30,000 people in 33 countries and currently building a large manufacturing complex in Lake Charles, LA. 

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Topics: HI&I, Technical Corner

Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Posted by Joseph Clayton on Jul 31, 2017 2:40:36 PM

We all draw on inspiration from different resources. Religion, people, experiences and literature are just a few. Over time I have looked at ifferent sayings and quotes to keep me going. For years, I carried a small plastic card in my wallet I had purchased as a college student. Printed on it was the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Very simple. To the point. When our lives are going along smoothly, that’s easy, but when we are handed unwanted issues or fruit like lemons, we need to make lemonade. Oops, another one of those sayings…

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Topics: Newsletter

Breox® 60 D PAG Series Lubricant Base Stocks

Posted by Ted McClure on Jul 6, 2017 11:31:21 AM

Sea-Land Chemical Company is proud to highlight a recent addition to our portfolio of outstanding polyalkylene glycol lubricant base stocks, the BASF Breox® 60 D series. These products are diol initiated water soluble PAGs that combine high performance with a superior health and safety profile. Breox® 60 D is nontoxic and GHS label-free at all viscosities. Registration with NSF as an HX-1 ingredient for use in H1 lubricants, approved for incidental food contact, is pending.

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Topics: Lubricants

Join Us at STLE 2017

Posted by Matthew Mapus on May 1, 2017 12:27:06 PM

The STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the lubricant industry’s top destination for professional development, networking opportunities, information on best practices, and education on the newest technologies. Once again, Sea-Land Chemical will be there as a sponsor, exhibitor, and contributor. Be sure to visit us in Atlanta from May 21-25, 2017 at booth 406/408!

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Topics: Trade Shows, STLE, Lubricants