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Regent Street facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Technology for a Greener Chemical Industry

Tech for a Greener Chemical Industry

The chemical industry is experiencing a remarkable shift, propelled by technology and a strong commitment to sustainability. Let’s break down some of the key innovations in areas like distribution, warehousing, logistics, blending, and packaging. Data-Driven Distribution Data is a game-changer across many industries, and it’s making waves in the chemical distribution sector too. Simplified, data […]

Opportunities and Challenges in the Chemical Industry

Opportunities and Challenges in the Chemical Industry

In today’s world, the concept of circular economy is gaining significant momentum, promising to transform how industries operate and the way we approach our planet’s resources. The chemical industry—central to almost all sectors of the economy—plays a crucial role in making this transition. While offering myriad opportunities, a circular economy also comes with its fair […]

Complex network of industrial pipes at a chemical manufacturing plant with safety railings and scaffolding. Customer Success Story: Ethylene Glycol Recycling.

Customer Success Story: Ethylene Glycol Recycling

Industry experience and sustainability are vital for success in chemical distribution. This was demonstrated in the successful collaboration between Superior and a leading specialty pharmaceutical company. This partnership thrived on our joint commitment to sustainability and the management practices of the National Association of Chemical Distributors. The Challenge The pharmaceutical company’s ethylene glycol system began […]


Going Green is Going Good

What is Sustainability?  Ask 10 people and you might get 10 answers.  While the definition can be elusive, the question of what we are doing about it? is being asked more and more.  Customers, suppliers, partners, associations, communities, and government agencies want to know.  It is a tremendously important question and one we have long […]


“Superior” Support for Heat Transfer Fluids

When Superior deepened our investment in our heat transfer fluid (HTF) business earlier this year, we promoted Kevin Spitler as HTF’s dedicated business manager. Spitler’s innate understanding of this market made him a natural at assisting and training our sales team to support mechanical contractors and HTF customers. Spitler has found success in the HTF market by […]

Heat exchanger. Air separation unit. Cryogenic industrial plant. Liquid oxygen factory. Tube and vessel.

Superior’s Winning Formula for Heat Transfer Fluids

Superior’s HTF services and support offer many benefits that include:  Responsiveness and the ability to work quickly to solve problems.  Our own fleet of trucks, which helps avoid freight concerns. We can deliver a 55-gallon drum or a full tanker load on our trucks to your job site.  Free lab services so your glycol doesn’t go acidic. With our inhibited glycol, we offer an annual fluids check at no charge to ensure corrosion protection […]

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Be Safe… But Why

BY ASHLEY LORYSafety Compliance Manager Be careful! Watch out! Pay attention! Make good choices! We say some form of “Be Safe” to the ones we love multiple times a day. But do you tell yourself to make good choices when you get in the car or arrive at work? Often, the answer is, “No. I don’t”. […]


Superior University Brings Big Returns to Our Employees and Customers

When Superior implemented company-wide electronic learning in 2019, it was a game-changer for our business in our efforts to meet and comply with environmental, health and safety, and regulatory issues. By switching to Superior University, an online, interactive, self-paced eLearning tool, our employees stay up-to-date on training and procedure updates and their results are automatically […]

Scrap metal recycling facility.

Can Aluminum be Phosphatized?

The answer is no. And you don’t really need it to phosphatize. The purpose of an iron phosphate is to increase the surface profile on steel, so it offers corrosion protection and more surface area for paint to adhere. Let’s look closer at the process. The Science Behind Phosphatizing The reason you can’t phosphatize aluminum […]

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