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StanChem Polymers

Chemistries For the Future of Infrastructure

StanChem is an industry leading manufacturer of proprietary specialty chemical formulations empowering a future defined by safety, security, and sustainability.


For over 50 years, StanChem’s dedication to R&D, sustainability, and customer satisfaction has cemented its position as the preferred provider of high performance emulsion polymer formulations. Industrial, Architectural, and Commercial customers rely on StanChem’s products for pressure sensitive performance, water & UV resistance, harsh-environmental durability, and other specifications in their coating, adhesive, sealants, and epoxy applications.

Investment Date: 08/2017

Status: Exited

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Headquarters: Berlin, CT

Founded In: 1968

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Demonstrating the success of Artemis’ strategic growth capability, StanChem completed the construction of its 4th chemical reactor in 2020 to allow the greater satisfaction and acquisition of customers.

In early 2021, StanChem announced the acquisition of Dux Paint by its subsidiary, Albi Protective Coatings. This thesis driven acquisition enhanced Albi’s intumescent and fire-retardant product lines into broader industrial protective coatings applications. 

Artemis and StanChem have built a culture of sustainability within the company leading to multiple industry sustainability recognitions designed to support the healthy ecosystem surrounding StanChem’s manufacturing facilities.

Jose Planas

Team Member Spotlight

Meet Jose Planas | Operations Manager

For almost two decades with StanChem, Jose has developed into a hands-on safety champion leading the company’s equipment training and maintenance efforts. Since day one, Jose has consistently demonstrated a commitment to continuous learning and improvement, leading by example, and bolstering StanChem’s reputation as a trusted supplier and partner.

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The StanChem specialty chemicals platform has, over the past 5 years, become a truly remarkable example of the industry-level change enabled by Artemis' differentiated operating philosophy. This business has become a real technological leader within its niche while demonstrating that profitability, environmental responsibility, and community impact are not mutually exclusive.

James Ward, Managing Director, Artemis


Be sure to stay tuned for the many exciting updates to come, interact with the In Focus content below to learn more about StanChem’s impressive technologies and team, and follow the Artemis and StanChem LinkedIn. Onwards!

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