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Industrial Chemicals

Distributor of Industrial Chemicals, Thinners, Solvents and Cleaners

What Are Chemicals?

First thing to remember is that industrial chemicals are everywhere! In fact, in daily life they are in our cleaning products, clothing, cosmetics, fragrances, pharmaceuticals and paints. Overall, everyday objects require the use of chemicals in their manufacturing process to attain the correct finish. In the same fashion, chemicals are used to manufacture other chemicals, thinners, solvents and cleaners. Another key point is their usage to create energy, gas, biofuel and other chemicals. In any case, handling chemicals can be very dangerous and lead to fatality. Because of the severity of these substances, processes are handled by experts with educational backgrounds in chemistry or engineering.

How Are Workers Protected?

Firstly, OSHA has workers safety at the top of the priority list. For that reason OSHA holds employers responsible to provide a safe workplace meeting health and safety requirements. Together with proper safety gear, procedures and training; employers can educate employees on workplace safety. Sooner or later everyone gets an audit! Even if you think you are in compliance, it’s smart to get a second opinion. After all, shutdowns are costly to every business no matter how big or small. To point out safety requirements, here are the most common industrial protective gear and procedures:

Safety Gear

  • Hard Hats
  • Steel Toed Boots
  • Eye Protection
  • Ear Plugs
  • Respirators
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Proximity Suits

Safety Procedures

  • Hold OSHA Training Classes
  • Wear Appropriate Gear
  • Plan For Emergency Evacuations
  • Keep Workplace Area Clean
  • Label/Color Code Materials
  • Distribute Safety Data Sheets
  • Properly Store Materials

In the event of an audit, OSHA will examine workplace conditions and check to see if the employer is following the regulations correctly. Most importantly they will ensure that the workplace has safe conditions and protocols in place. To explain these regulations, please visit: OSHA.gov

Why Are Chemicals Hazardous?

In order for manufacturers to make the everyday products we love, they must use chemicals in the manufacturing process. Given that chemicals are toxic and can be fatal, it makes sense why there are warning signs on product labels. To put it another way, it is common to see a skull and crossbones on anything that is hazardous or toxic. For fear that a child will accidentally swallow bleach, anything with toxins has a special label on it. Given these points, chemical handling should be left in the hands of trained experts. Chemists and engineers are educated in the handling, safety and use of these substances. Since chemicals are also permitted for use in the workplace OSHA implements regulations to protect from exposure. Every business that uses chemicals needs to meet OSHA compliance to protect against:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid Function
  • Reproductive Failure
  • Neurotoxicity

Additionally, you can learn more about effects at: ChemSec

What Industries Use Chemicals?

In truth, every industry uses some type of chemical. Due to the many different applications there is always a need for some sort of chemical. For example, if you are cleaning a floor or using a paint adhesive; chemicals are definitely present.

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Cosmetics
  • Energy & Gas
  • General Manufacturing
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Plastics
  • Military
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Metals
  • Tires & Rubber

What Products Do We Carry?

Since there are thousands of chemicals in the world, we carry a handful of popular chemical products for industrial applications. As a Tarr distributor our product offering can expand to fit your specific needs. In reality there are many uses for chemicals and it is crucial to seek expert advice when making a decision. Together with our partners we can recommend or provide additional data on materials. At this time, the most popular products we carry include:

  • Acetone
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Lacquer Thinner
  • MEK
  • Methanol
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Odorless Mineral Spirits
  • Paint Thinner
  • Solvent 140F
  • Tarsol E-190
  • Thinner 225
  • Thinner 380
  • Toluene
  • Xylene

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