Fine & Specialty Chemicals

Fillers, Additives & Property enhancers


Fine & Specialty Chemicals

Fine and specialty chemicals is a broad category that covers materials that perform a wide variety of functions depending on the industry or applications in which they are used. As an expert with more than 20 years of experience in fine and specialty chemicals, our customers trust CAPLINQ to supply high grade chemicals. As more and more of these specialty chemistries find larger markets, they gradually evolve into commodities.

CAPLINQ continues to push the innovation boundaries with its specialty chemical portfolio, yet still offers some commodity-type chemicals for niche applications. CAPLINQ defines its specialty chemicals portfolio on the basis of function, application and industry

Fine and Specialty Chemicals by Function

Separated by function, specialty chemicals have features and benefits that allow them to offer materials special properties or features. Examples of these functions include:

  • Hydrophopic (or hydrophilic)
  • Oleophobic (or oleophilic)

The list goes on and on.

Fine and Specialty Chemicals by Application

Specialty Chemicals are also used in a variety of applications. A short list of applications could include:

  • Ingredient thickeners
  • Adhesion Enhancers
  • Hardeners

Fine and Speciality Chemicals by Industry

Finally, there is a whole list of industries where specialty chemicals are used. CAPLINQ focuses primarily on the engineering manufacturing industry, which includes large industrial customers such as GE, Siemens, Emerson, Honeywell and other large multinationals. Other industries where CAPLINQ participates is in pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, agrichemicals, food, life sciences & humanities, cosmetics and textiles.