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We typically will review an SDS and sample of the material. If it is a familiar chemical, we can buy based on the sample and SDS review. If it is unfamiliar or considered a hazardous chemical we can still work on it, possibly brokering the chemical. Our range of chemicals is broad.

Yes, we have a dual tanker bay with loading and unloading capabilities.

Typically 8AM to Noon and 1PM to 3:45 PM Tue. To Fri. Monday we begin at 10AM.

We do own 90,000 square feet at our main location and we lease an overflow warehouse of another 100,000 square feet used for our de-packaging process for packaged, cased goods.

Our company has been in business for 22 years, having started in 1997.

We have a professionally staffed EHS department headed up by a masters EHS degreed professional. In addition, we have two degreed chemists and one chemical engineer to assist with technical knowledge. We belong to the Local Area Planning Commission (LEPC) for continued learning and shared practices as well as the South Carolina Manufacturers Association (SCMA).

Call us at 864-277-5516 and we will walk you through the process.

We typically do have a COA from the manufacturer.  If one is not available, we recertify the COA in our own laboratory.

Most of our tests are oriented towards quality rather than analytical. In house we can test percentage active solids, pH, color, bacteria, etc. For analytical work, it is a case by case basis utilizing an outside laboratory

Each of our kettles is 3100 gallons. They are stationed in series, such that we can make larger quantity batches and typical would be a truckload quantity in either totes or in bulk tankers.

We operate on Christian values and typically support ministries that are evangelical in nature and that have some kind of relationship with New Life employees.

We are not iso-certified since we deal in the surplus chemical business where each opportunity is unique.

Call us for details. Typically the reason a material is available as surplus is age. Most larger chemical companies manage their inventory by financial reasons rather than chemistry reasons. Half of the value is written off the books at six months and the full amount in one year. The chemical shelf life may still have years to it, but financially any future amount of working capital that can be recovered goes directly to the bottom line and waste disposal costs are avoided.

Greenville, SC area.

We can blend and repackage both liquid and powder materials into a wide variety of package types and sizes.

We have a sales office in Atlanta.

We do have bulk tanks for storage but typically we are not using them for chemical products. These are used for process water or staging for detergent or fabric softener production.

The white sticky stuff is latex emulsion polymers in various chemistries for paint, coatings, adhesives, construction and dust control markets.

Our key markets are medium to small custom chemical producers such as regional paint manufacturers or other chemical blenders.

Every product has a different story, but most often the story is age. Many times the product is prime and is on the surplus market due to reformulation, lost customers, technology change, plant closure or similar circumstances.

Call for an estimate. We routinely check rates on a daily basis for most of our frequent traffic lanes.

Yes, but like anything else, it has a handling cost associated with the transfer. Call for details.

Yes we actively toll blend liquid and powder products and are seeking new opportunities for this market.

Yes, we ship to many different countries around the world, usually from Charleston or Savannah ports.

The container codes are as follows:
CHS        closed head steel drum
OHS       open head steel drum
CHP        closed head poly drum
OHP       open head poly drum
OHF       open head fiber drum
Tote       275 gallon IBC (equal to about 5 drums of material)
Pail         5 gallon bucket
SS           Super Sack (fiber bag on pallet)
BAG       55 or 50 lbs. bags

Either 15 North Kings Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or 300 South Main Street, Mauldin, SC 29662.

Pricing is typically issued as per lb. FOB Greenville, SC. We have a conversion tool on our website product page.

Samples are available and preferred. We want our customers to fully approve of the material in their process and encourage a sample approval prior to shipment. All of our products are sold based upon sample approval.

We try to keep the minimum order at one tote or 4 drums since that is equivalent to one pallet space and is more cost efficient for freight.

Most prime material prices are reported for large bulk quantities on an FOB basis at the point of production or at the port. For many petrochemicals, that means the Gulf of Mexico States. There are always unaccounted for logistics costs; labor costs for loading, unloading and packaging; and the cost of packaging and storage for the material. Typically, a full truck load of material will be priced at a lower price than a few drums order. Pricing differentials on prime material along with these other associated costs need to be considered in comparison.

Typically a tote is 275 gallons in capacity. We fill detergent totes to 2100 lbs. or approximately 260 gallons. This allows for over 50 five gallon pails per tote (actual is 52). It is a good, basic quantity for customers to understand the marketing concept behind a full tote being in excess of 50 five gallon pails.

Price is a relative term to the quality of product you receive. Our product is standardized at a higher solids level than other detergents on purpose. It sets an industry standard for quality as compared to a diluted down, colored water. Our typical activity in a laundry detergent is 15-17% compared to many products on the market at less than 10% detergent, or 90% water.

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