As the needs of our clientele for water-based chemical specialties have grown and changed, Paradigm Labs has responded with significant new capabilities at both its manufacturing plants.
At Pine Grove, PA, three new reactors produce batches from 300 to 3,000 gallons, under full vacuum or under pressure. For other orders, the plant relies on eight atmospheric tanks with volumes from 500 to 3,300 gallons.
At St. Gabriel, LA, we now operate three atmospheric tanks with volumes of 300, 2,200 and 6,500 gallons, the largest one capable of blending a full tank-truck load.
Both locations use high-speed dispersion tanks which allow them to mix high viscosity materials and high solids up to 200,000 centipoise.
The “Labs” in our name is the real thing, too. We maintain sophisticated laboratory capabilities. Our gas chromatograph enables us to accurately determine volatile components in solvents. We perform Karl Fischer titrations to measure trace amounts of water in samples, manual titrations on the reagents that go into a formulation, viscometer tests for sample thickness, and pH testing.
It all adds up to a system that helps our customers choose the formulation that works best for them — and receive accurate, consistent product deliveries, batch after batch.