2019 NEWS


Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Adds New Talent to Support Custom Manufacturing and Catalog Businesses

Galena, Kansas, USA September 10, 2019 – Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation announces the hiring of two key personnel for its expanding business:

Dr. Kevin Allegre, Research Chemist II

Kevin will develop new production processes, support continuous process improvement and troubleshoot production issues for Jayhawk’s custom manufacturing business. He joins the company after recently completing his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Kansas.

Kevin adds: “After having been a Jayhawk in Lawrence since 2010, I’m excited to continue being a Jayhawk in Galena.” Dr. Jeff Dimmit, VP Technology, strongly endorses Kevin: “His resume and doctoral work speak for themselves in terms of his qualifications, but it is his passion for chemistry and his connection to the Midwest that really shined through during the interviews. I believe he’ll be a great addition to the team.”

Dr. Vinay Mishra, Technical Development Manager

This new position is part of Jayhawk’s continuing commitment to applied technology for its catalog of made-to-order fine chemicals. Vinay will provide technical support for customers, develop new business, represent Jayhawk at industry events and educate the marketplace on the benefits of the company’s portfolio, including BTDA, the flagship dianhydride.

Vinay holds a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from Lehigh University. His 20+ years of technical experience covers a wide variety of polymers including epoxies, polyurethanes, acrylics and vinyl esters.

Vinay is known throughout the industry and academia as a strong leader and communicator who welcomes collaboration. Borys Schafran, VP Sales & Marketing, adds: “I’ve known Vinay for over 15 years and had the recent pleasure of working with him on an accelerator study for epoxy-anhydride cure systems. He was a very effective contributor to our webinars and video series. As soon as we heard he was available, I knew he would be a perfect fit for Jayhawk.”

About Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation

Jayhawk Fine Chemical Corporation empowers customers with fine chemical and custom manufacturing sourcing solutions. Jayhawk was recently acquired by Permira, owner of the CABB Group, a leading global manufacturer of chemical intermediates and finished products.


Jayhawk Fine Chemicals and ChemPacific Collaborate on Supply Chain Security for Specialty Anhydrides

Galena, Kansas, USA July 10, 2019 – Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation and ChemPacific Corporation announce a new supply chain collaboration for specialty anhydrides essential to epoxy and polyimide applications. The pairing combines Jayhawk’s expertise in dianhydride synthesis with ChemPacific’s core competencies and knowledge of the complex Chinese supply chain. Under the collaboration, ChemPacific will manufacture select products exclusively for Jayhawk. Recent events in China and in the global economy have called into question the accessibility of critical raw materials and intermediates from manufacturers subject to greater safety and environmental examinations. “The Chinese supply chain has been shaken to its core,” says Borys Schafran, VP Sales & Marketing at Jayhawk. “Any manufacturer, regardless of their proximity to affected districts, is now subject to heightened scrutiny, especially for products critical to distant markets.” Tony Liang, VP of Operations and Co-Founder of ChemPacific, adds, “We want to assure our customers that recent events in China have not impacted our production or supply chain capabilities, nor do we anticipate any such disruption in the near future. ChemPacific, being a US company with assets in Southern China, is in compliance with all applicable Chinese provincial and countrywide regulations. The collaboration with Jayhawk enables us to extend this assurance to other critical supply chains.” Through their combined efforts, Jayhawk and ChemPacific intend to minimize risks and create a reliable one-stop shop for specialty anhydrides essential to the expanding requirements of global customers.

About Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation

Jayhawk Fine Chemical Corporation empowers customers with fine chemical and custom manufacturing sourcing solutions. Jayhawk was recently acquired by Permira, owner of the CABB Group, a leading global manufacturer of chemical intermediates and finished products.

About ChemPacific Corporation

ChemPacific Corporation has labs, plants and personnel distributed between the US and China, positioning the company to uniquely satisfy customer needs. Knowledge of the complex Chinese marketplace makes ChemPacific an extremely valuable sourcing partner.


2019 EVENTS

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NJ SAMPE – Bridgewater, New Jersey – first Thursday of every month

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) encompasses all fields of industry in materials science, providing a forum for engineers, academics, and scientists. These monthly dinner meetings at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, New Jersey, feature guest speaker presentations as well as wine tasting and an opportunity to network. Hope to see you there!


High Temple – Hilton Head, South Carolina – February 4-7, 2019

The High Temple Workshop provides opportunities for the high temperature composites community to learn, evaluate and review current advances in technology.  Look for the JAYHAWK team at the workshop and learn about our newest fine chemical products and services.


Specialty and Custom Chemicals America – Fort Worth, Texas – February 11-14, 2019

Specialty & Custom Chemicals America will focus on the chemical products and technologies that have applications across a diverse range of specialty chemical end-uses.  Meet representatives from JAYHAWK and our affiliate CABB to learn about our fine chemical custom manufacturing products and services.


JEC World – Paris, France – March 12-14, 2019

Bringing together members of the global composite industry, JEC World, will be located in Paris, France this March. There will be networking and an exchange of the newest trends in the industry, where users can find an array of composite solutions, processes, and new materials. Did we mention it would be in Paris? Come say bonjour and meet the JAYHAWK team.


TRFA – Charleston, South Carolina – April 7-11, 2019

The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) is the only organization dedicated to serving the needs and interests of all thermoset formulators.   The annual meetings offers appropriate technical papers and presentations along with other industry-specific programming.


OTC2019 – Houston, Texas – May 6-9, 2019

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.  Celebrating 50 years since 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) in Houston.


SAMPE 2019, Charlotte, North Carolina – May 20-23, 2019

With a dedication to advanced materials and processes, the SAMPE 2019 conference will bring together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of customers in the materials industry. Meet the JAYHAWK team at the Charlotte Convention Center.


Chemspec Europe 2019 – Basel, Switzerland – June 26-29, 2019

Chemspec Europe 2019 unites an impressive array of experts, scientists, managers and thought-leaders and provides a powerful and well-known industry platform to discuss the latest market trends, technical innovations, business opportunities and regulatory issues in the rapidly changing fine and specialty chemicals market.  Meet representatives from JAYHAWK and our affiliate CABB to learn about our fine chemical custom manufacturing product and service offerings.


Specialty and Agro Chemicals America – Charleston, South Carolina – September 4-6, 2019

Specialty & Agro Chemicals America will focus on the chemical products and technologies that have specific applications for the agrochemical and specialty chemical manufacturing markets. Meet representatives from JAYHAWK and our affiliate CABB to learn about our fine chemical custom manufacturing products and services.


CAMX – Anaheim, California – September 24-26, 2019

Created by ACMA and SAMPE to connect and advance all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities, CAMX is an all-encompassing event. Regardless of the application — transportation, aerospace, marine, wind energy, software, construction and infrastructure, medical, academics, sports and leisure – CAMX is the must-attend event for products, solutions, networking, and advanced industry thinking. Meet the JAYHAWK team at the Anaheim Convention Center.