Natural rubber, also called China rubber or caoutchouc, is an elastomer (an elastic hydrocarbon polymer) that was originally derived from latex, a milky colloid produced by some trees. The trees would be ‘tapped’, that is, an incision made into the bark of the tree and the sticky, milk colored latex sap collected and refined into a usable rubber. The original tapped latex contains 36% rubber hydrocarbon, 60% water, 1.8% acetone extract (natural anti- oxidant), 1.8% proteins and 0.4% minerals. The latex must be stabilized once retained from the tree as it otherwise will coagulate (solidify; sticking together) immediately (known as the Brownian movement). Stabilization of the retained latex will be done by adding ammonia or potassium hydroxide. Because the tapped latex contains so much water it would be a very expensive way to transport the material. There are several techniques to decrease the water content and higher the rubber content from the tapped and stabilized latex:
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In 2007 we decided to start ICG Specialty Chemicals selling specialty chemicals and additives under the tradename Omnistab.
Partners in Chemicals expanded its business in Middle East by setting up a branch office in Dubai in 2014.
Our Dubai office gives direct access to the Middle East and Africa. Having warehousing facility in the Dubai Free Zone makes it much easier to import, stock and re-export material to different destinations around the globe.
To serve the American market we have set up our Chicago branch office in 2009.
Deltachem (Qingdao) Co. Ltd. has been established in 2012 but general manager Mr. Mike Zou is already since 2007 a business partner for the Omnistab range.
Deltachem is the partner of Choice for Partners in Chemicals.
Besides being responsible for sourcing new products, supplychain and quality controle Deltachem is also managing the production facilities and handles the technical support.