BCS exhibited and presented at the SOCMA Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show in Nashville this March. The show was very well-attended and the networking was spectacular. Thank you to everyone that visited the booth and attended Luke's presentation - see you in Nashville 2024! Until then - reach out for information on our dispersants, scale control polymers, biocides, and tolling capabilities!
Booth space at the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Shows is smaller by design - so we took full advantage and filled our booth with blue and green!
Polyacrylates are a type of polymer that are widely used in various industries, including as dispersants in many applications. A dispersant is a substance that is added to a mixture to help keep the components of the mixture evenly distributed.
In the case of polyacrylates used as dispersants, the polymer is designed to have a high affinity for both the dispersant medium and the particles that need to be dispersed. When added to a mixture, the polyacrylate dispersant molecules adsorb onto the surface of the particles, creating a steric barrier that prevents the particles from agglomerating or settling out.
The polyacrylate dispersant also creates repulsive forces between the particles, which further helps to keep them evenly distributed in the dispersant medium. This is particularly useful in applications where the particles are prone to settling out or clumping together, such as in paints, coatings, and inks.
Polyacrylate dispersants are generally highly water-soluble and can be easily incorporated into aqueous systems. They are also compatible with a wide range of other materials and can be used in combination with other dispersants or additives to achieve specific performance characteristics.
Overall, the use of polyacrylates as dispersants is an effective way to maintain a stable and homogeneous mixture, and is widely used in many industrial and commercial applications.
BCS Sponsors Local Athletics
BCS is proud to support local teams, and we love to cheer them on in their BCS gear! From dispersants and biocides to baseballs and footballs, we're on your team!
Merry Christmas from BCS
The BCS Customer Service team - Jessica Beggs and Endia Thigpen - hosted a Christmas breakfast at the Sandersville plant.
BCS had a great time in Vancouver at the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) 2022 Convention and Expo. Turnout for the show was pleasantly increased from the Covid years, and it was good to see everyone again in person! The Vancouver convention center was a beautiful setting, right on the harbour - a fitting backdrop of water. BCS presented our offerings of biocides, along with scale control and corrosion inhibiting technologies such as AA/AMPS copolymers, polyacrylic homopolymers, phosphinocarboxylic acid polymer (PCA), sulfonated phosphinocarboxylic acid polymer (S-PCA).
Come see us next year at the AWT convention, October 4-7, 2023 in Grand Rapids, MI!
L to R: Jonathan Denis, VP - Operations; Luke Damian, Product Manager; Melissa McWilliams, Marketing Manager
For several years, BCS has enjoyed attending the Specialty Chemicals America show in Charleston. It has been an opportunity to connect with our suppliers, customers, and partners in the chemical industry in a more intimate setting. This year, BCS had our own booth in the lobby of the show! We hope to exhibit again at the show in Savannah in June 2023 to meet more contacts in the industry that may benefit from our polymer dispersant or biocide product lines, or our custom manufacturing, blending, storage, or packaging services.
BCS has been granted a patent from the Republic of Brazil's National Institute of Industrial Property for our method of biocide treatment for industrial applications, namely, mineral slurries and oil field applications. This international patent covers the method of treating mineral slurries to inhibit bacterial growth by adding an effective amount of sodium N-methyldithiocarbamate (a.k.a. metam) or methylammonium monomethyldithiocarbamate (MDTCMA). These chemistries offer more versatility in the biocide treatment package of slurries by addressing changing slurry formulations, regulatory constraints, slurry interactions, efficacy, odor, etc. The mineral slurry can be any type typically treated with biocides, including but not limited to the following slurries containing water: kaolin, starch, clays, calcium carbonate, or titanium dioxide. The patent also covers the improvement in methods of treating adhesives, coatings, and high viscosity suspensions to inhibit bacterial growth.
Contact BCS at email@example.com for more information on our biocide packages!
Corporate office move
The Georgia Mining Association Board of Directors recognized one of their own, BCS' President Seth Spurlock, as Associate Member of the Year at the 2021 GMA Convention in Ponte Vedra, FL. Seth is a member of the GMA Board and a leader in the Committee for Good Government. In addition to his company providing solutions for chemical needs in the mining industry, he has donated significant portions of his time, expertise, and financial support to the Association and Scholarship Foundation.
BCS recognized for safety record
The Georgia Mining Association recognized BCS for our safety record at the 2021 GMA Convention. BCS worked 11 years, 11 months between 01/2009 and 12/2020 without a lost-time injury. This achievement in safety is a representation of the impact and focus of the BCS Safety Program. As a chemical manufacturer, safety is of utmost importance and the program strives to maintain this record in the manufacture of biocides and polyacrylates at our plant in Sandersville, GA. New tolled products or contract manufacturing projects are thoroughly vetted and all new chemistries and processes evaluated before implementation. We take this approach to product stewardship to our customers as well; our sales team completes training on proper application of biocides and dispersants - developing in depth understanding of applications like water treatment, preservation of paints, coatings, slurries, construction materials, mineral slurry dispersion. BCS is honored by the recognition of these efforts.
BCS' Vice President of Operations, Jonathan Denis, received the award.
Find updates on BCS' activities and achievements here.