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Q: "Finding a chemical product" ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: "Finding a chemical product"
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: herminio-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 27 Oct 2003 20:29 PST
Expires: 26 Nov 2003 20:29 PST
Question ID: 270316
I live in Mexico and I am interested in buying
formaldheyde-melamine-sodium bisulfate copolymer. What`s the best way
to get it ?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 28 Oct 2003 14:21 PST
Is there a CAS number for this material?

Clarification of Question by herminio-ga on 29 Oct 2003 09:05 PST
Yes. CAS 64787-97-9

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 29 Oct 2003 11:14 PST
Thanks for the CAS number.  

I have some queries out to suppliers, and I'll let you know when I hear back.


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 29 Oct 2003 12:16 PST

I have found only one distributor of this product so far, located in
Chicago.  They can ship to Mexico, but they generally sell their
products to professional contractors (such as specialty concrete
supply companies, ready mix concrete producers, etc.), and they
generally sell in bulk quantities.

I can post their contact information and product information as an
answer to your question, if you'd like.  But please understand that
they apparently restrict their sales to professional contractors in
concrete formulation and related businesses.

Let me know how you would like me to proceed on this.



Clarification of Question by herminio-ga on 29 Oct 2003 19:24 PST
To: pafalafa-ga
  If you can give the product infomation.
  The contact information(name, telephone, fax, e-mail and a
salesperson of that distribiutor).

   Finally, if they a company in Mexico which represents them I will
be completely satisfied.
Subject: Re: "Finding a chemical product"
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 29 Oct 2003 19:54 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hola Herminio-ga,

Thanks for getting back to me on this.  

The substance you are seeking is a bit obscure, in that there are not
a great many suppliers that I could find.  However, there is one
company that does ship to Mexico to customers who meet the criteria I
mentioned earlier.

The company is Specco Industries near Chicago, Illinois, and their
website is:

The product you are looking for is Specco's W-30MF, with a CAS number
of 64787-97-9.  It is characterized by Specco as a "Sulfonated
Melamine-Formaldehyde Polycondensate", used as a concrete admixture. 
It is available in both liquid and powder form.

A description of the powder product can be seen here:

"Specco W-30 Superplasticizer powders are high range water reducing
admixtures formulated to produce flowable concrete with extra
workability at minimum water/cement ratios. W-30 increases early and
ultimate compressive strengths, durability and improves the finish of
precast concrete by minimizing honeycombs and segregation."

and the liquid version (with much the same product description) is

Note that the powder is sold in 50# bags or 200# fiber drums, while
the liquid comes in either 5 or 55 gallon drums.


Although Specco may well have distributors in Mexico, they do not
distribute the product you need...W-30MF is available only directly
from the company in Illinois.

The contact at Specco who can handle your query is:

Thomas Hamilton
Specco Industries
Lemont, Illinois 60439
Phone: 630 257 5060
Fax: (630)257-9006

Specco also has a toll free number -- (800)441-6646 -- but I suspect
it may not work if you are calling from Mexico.

Note that you can also click on the "Product Inquiry" button at the
company's web site to send them a query directly through the web.

I hope this is the information you need to get your material, but if
anything here is not clear, or if you need more information, just let
me know by posting a Request for Clarification, and I'll be happy to
assist you further.


search strategy:  Google search on:  64787-97-9
herminio-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $50.00

Subject: Re: "Finding a chemical product"
From: pafalafa-ga on 30 Oct 2003 06:55 PST
Thank you so much for your kind rating and very generous tip...both
are much appreciated.

Best of luck with your efforts.


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