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Baerlocher USA Price Increase

10 February 2021
Baerlocher USA, LLC
5890 Highland Ridge Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45232
Subject: Price Increase Various Baerlocher Product Families Effective March 9, 2021
Dear Valued Customer,
Baerlocher USA is announcing price increases across several of our product lines due to a sustained and continued escalation of raw material costs associated with the fats and oils markets perpetuated by the Renewable Diesel market. Global freight pressures as well as select tariffs have contributed to cost pressures.
The following increases will be effective March 9, 2021 or as contracts allow:

 

  • All Tallow Based Metallic Stearates will increase by $0.10/LB.

  • All BAEROSTAB/BAEROPAN solid mixed metal heat stabilizers will increase by $0.06/LB.

  • All BAEROLUB lubricant products will increase by $0.05/LB.

 

We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve your needs. Our focus is to always earn and keep your business by providing you with the highest quality products and the best service in our industry.
Your Account Manager will be in touch with you to review the specific details that apply to you.
Yours Truly,
Roberto E. Castañeda
North American Sales Director
Special Additives

 

 

Baerlocher USA & COVID-19

13 March 2020

 

Baerlocher USA, LLC

5890 Highland Ridge Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45232

 

Subject: Baerlocher USA COVID-19 Update

 

Dear Valued Customer,

 

Given the current level of concern surrounding COVID-19, I wanted to take a moment to update you on our preparedness and reassure you about our stability of supply.  You should know that:

 

  • We continue to service our customer base without disruption. 

  • We are monitoring COVID-19 and its effects to determine if there are any potential impacts on supply.  At this time, we still have no reason to believe our supply chains will be disrupted. 

  • We have taken a safety stock position on some materials regardless.

  • We have executed our crisis management plan which allows us greater flexibility to both protect our employees and ensure stability of supply.

  • We are restricting face-to-face customer meetings in some regions especially hard hit by COVID-19 and will expand or reduce those restrictions based on CDC guidelines.  Be assured that we remain committed to you even if communication is limited to electronic means for a brief period.

 

Our priorities are the health and safety of our employees, doing our part to protect society, and the continuation of commerce.

 

The situation remains fluid and the length and magnitude of this sad crisis is uncertain, but at this moment it’s business as usual from a supply perspective. We have in place many contingencies to keep the supply chain going and remain ready to manage through the COVID-19 crisis as your partner.

 

Yours Truly,   

 

Edward Hall                   

President & CEO

 

Baerlocher USA

Phone 253-315-4653

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Baerlocher USA to Expand Metal Soap Production Capacity by 50% to Meet Fast-Growing Industry Demand, Drive Innovation

Cincinnati – January 25, 2017 – Baerlocher USA, part of Baerlocher Group, a leading global supplier of plastics additives, today announced it will add a third reactor for the production of calcium, zinc, sodium and other metal soaps at its facility, located here. This major capital investment will increase capacity by 50 percent and further position the industry leader to meet steadily accelerating demand from the North American polyolefin and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industries. It will also support the development of advanced Baerlocher innovations such as the company’s Baeropol® RST, polyolefin resin stabilization technology and solid calcium-based PVC stabilizers. These applications are expected to grow as the industry looks to reduce the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and heavy metal stabilizers.

 

The new reactor is expected to be fully operational in June 2017. It will occupy space within the company’s Highland Ridge Drive facility, previously earmarked for this and other future production expansions. The additional reactor will create at least six new jobs at Baerlocher USA, which has steadily increased its workforce over the past several years.

 

“Baerlocher is bullish on the North American plastics industry, so we are continuing to invest in new capacity and innovative additive solutions for our customers,” said Edward Hall, president and chief executive officer, Baerlocher USA. “The new reactor is the latest enhancement to our global business growth strategy, and is specifically targeted at market opportunities that we have carefully analyzed and are actively pursuing.”


Metal Soaps in Demand
Several trends are driving industry demand for metal soaps, which are used in plastics applications such as acid scavengers, stabilizers, internal and external lubricants, water repellents and mold release agents. The expanding U.S. oil and gas industry, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations, is lowering the cost of raw materials used in polyolefins such as polyethylene (PE), thereby encouraging plastics manufacturers to heavily invest in new polymer production capacity. In the PVC sector, additive manufacturers are consolidating and scaling back, opening up new opportunities for companies like Baerlocher.

Another trend in metal soaps – traditionally a commodity industry – is the drive for differentiated products that address new requirements, such as calcium and zinc metal soaps to replace tin-based stabilizers. Tin usage has been targeted by the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation for environmental and safety reasons, and tin supplies are subject to high volatility. Many PVC processors in North America are following this trend for environmental reasons, even though they are not required to do so by regulation.

 

About Baerlocher: 
The Baerlocher Group is a leading manufacturer of additives for the plastics industry. Its portfolio includes a broad range of stabilizers and other additives suitable for all polymer applications.

 

Baerlocher has a strong focus on customer and employee needs and is highly committed to innovation and sustainability. Its pioneering and proactive role is underlined by the support provided to the PVC industry during the transition from lead- to calcium-based stabilizers and by its innovative lubricant systems for wood plastic composites.

 

Baerlocher embraces the principles of responsible care. It operates an ISO 9001-certified quality management system and an environmental management system compliant with ISO 14001. Baerlocher plays a positive role in both the business community and society as a whole. This includes work within industry associations, and the provision of training opportunities in a variety of disciplines.

 

The Baerlocher Group has production plants around the globe and operates a sales network serving all major countries.

 

Baeropan, Baerostab, Baeropol, Baerolub, Baerocin and Baerocid are registered trademarks of Baerlocher.

 

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513-482-6300
Hall.Edward@baerlocher.com
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