In response to the significant growth trajectory anticipated in the 
global polyisobutylene (PIB) market, ChemSpec Ltd.
 (Uniontown, OH), a member of the Safic-Alcan Group family of companies, continues to expand its portfolio, to a range of over 150 product series offerings. This growth is reflected in ongoing exclusive distributorship relationships in North America with Shandong Hongrui Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Pingyin, China) and Elastomer Trading, Ltd. (Essex, UK), for medium and high molecular weight PIB specialty polymers respectively. Estimated at US $4.33-billion in 2015, the PIB market’s growth is rising due to demand from end-users in many industries, including adhesives and sealants, medical, pharmaceutical, automotive, fuel, lubricant/grease and chewing gum, amongst others. A management-owned distributor of specialty chemical additives and specialty elastomers for many polymer industrial and cosmetics compounding markets, ChemSpec’s broad, eco-friendly and FDA compliant medium, and high molecular weight PIB portfolio offerings enable formulators to benefit from inherent property benefits such as superior impermeability, oxidation resistance, ozone resistance, weather resistance, and improved physical stability. Shandong Hongrui Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (HRD) has the largest base in China for the continuous R&D and production of medium molecular weight polyisobutylene. The company also possesses modern petrochemical unit operation facilities and production equipment, advanced automatic control systems, testing instruments, and sophisticated devices for product inspection and quality control. Additionally, it operates in compliance with ISO9000, ISO1400, GB/T 28001, and ISO22000 management systems. In conjunction with HRD, ChemSpec has focused its attention for medium molecular weight PIB on key markets that include adhesives and sealants, such as caulking for windows, doors, and roofs.