Chemence® is a global company with diversified expertise in multiple market shares that seem sporadic but share a single commonality: polymerizable technology. In simple terms, Chemence® has become experts in liquids that “polymerize” (cure or harden) into solids. Our Story is an interesting one – read more about how Chemence came to be. See where we are going – Our Core Values and Locations provide insight into our corporate methodology and expansive global reach.
OUR CORE VALUES
- Honestly Engage
We build relationships based on trust, transparency, and authenticity – always inviting and speaking the truth – from and to our employees, clients, and partners.
- Intentionally Enable
Just as our products are engineered to intentionally enable an end use, we are considered and thoughtful in how we engage, develop, and nurture our teams, clients, & partners.
- Flawlessly Execute
We are relentless and demanding in our pursuit of flawless execution and excellence in all that we do.
- Proactively Serve
We don’t react; we are out front, anticipating and passionately providing world-class service to those around us – setting the right ambience for our employees, clients, & partners.
- Fearlessly Pioneer
We are innovators, pushing the boundaries into terrain unexplored, looking beyond the horizon and identifying opportunities the market has yet to see.
Pushing Boundaries in Adhesive Innovation
ChemenceⓇ introduces the ExofinⓇ Precision Pen, a new medical device for wound closure that gives medical providers greater versatility and precision in closing wounds.
Improving Patient Care
ChemenceⓇ launches a redesigned Exofin FusionⓇ skin closure system with a curved mesh design that enhances wound closure and healing and improves patient outcomes.
Chemence® further focuses on high end manufacturing by acquiring Supreme Resources’ electronics adhesive business.
Chemence Inc. and Ltd. upgrade to ISO9001:2015 quality standards.
FDA Clearance on Groundbreaking Products
ChemenceⓇ receives FDA approval for ExofinⓇ High Viscosity Tissue Adhesive, a topical skin adhesive with the highest viscosity formulation in the industry.
Chemence® relaunches KRYLEX® adhesive line for industrial manufacturing focusing on specialty markets such as electronics, medical devices and electric vehicles.
INTRODUCING NEW PRODUCTS
Chemence® introduces KRYLEX®, its own formulation based on Ritelok developed in-house and later sold to 3M.
EXTENDING OUR REACH
CMPI adds in-house molding capabilities further maintaining the integrity of our internally manufactured adhesives and packaging.
ESTABLISHING A GLOBAL PRESENCE
Chemence® purchases platemaking shops across Europe, including MediaFlex in Spain, VW Graphics and Outline Imaging in the UK. A strategic partnership with Smurt Kappas’ European trade shops is formed.
SPREADING INTO MORE AREAS
Chemence® purchases Indiana Clearstamp, relocates the facility to Dalton, GA, and opens a photopolymer platemaking facility for the craft and hobby industry, one of only a few of its kind in the US, under the name “Clearstamp by Crati.”
ADDING EVEN MORE INDUSTRIAL FIREPOWER
Chemence® acquires Polybron’s liquid photopolymer business.
TAKING INNOVATION TO NEW LEVELS
Chemence® Inc. becomes QS-9000 compliant and a key supplier to Tier 1 and 2 OEMs.
BREAKING NEW GROUND… AND SAVING LIVES
CMPI creates and develops a patented variant of superglue used to repair inoperable aneurysms in the brain.
EXPANDING INTO NEW FIELDS
Chemence Medical Products® Inc. is formed, and manufactures its own product line of medical adhesives, as well as those of other medical companies, to this day.
NEW HOME, BIGGER FACILITY, BRIGHTER FUTURE
Chemence® Inc. relocates to a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Georgia, and becomes the only manufacturer of cyanoacrylate in the continental United States.
Branching out to America
Chemence® Inc. was formed in Ohio, with the intent of becoming a distributor for companies based in the United States.
A COMPANY IS FORMED, AND AN INNOVATOR ARRIVES
Founder Hugh V. Cooke established Chemence® Ltd. in the United Kingdom, as a specialty manufacturer of industrial adhesives and sealants.