Why Toll / Contract?

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  • Capacity Constraint—your own facilities are running at full capacity or your current product mix does not allow you to produce a product you need to satisfy current customers / markets / commitments.
  • Growth—you have potential new products but before you commit capital to the purchase and installation of new equipment you want to introduce the product to the market while limiting your financial commitment.
  • Alternate products—you have development plans for alternate products in your current facilities but you want to continue to supply and satisfy the customers of your existing products.
  • Avoid flammable solvent—you have the ability to produce a product but you would prefer not to have to deal with the safety and regulatory complications associated with the solvent required.
  • Avoid solids handling / combustible dusts and their associated safety and regulatory requirements.

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  • Equipment limitation—your current facilities and equipment are stretched to the limits and beyond of their capabilities.
  • Cost savings—alignment of production volumes to match market demands results in inefficient use of your current facilities.
  • Not a core competency—you want to continue as a supplier of a product without making the commitment in time, effort and expense to refine the technology.
  • Outside the scope of your expertise—you have market opportunities that you are unable to capitalize on without significant investment for the necessary production capability.

Why Sofix?

  • Discipline of multiple 3rd party registrations.
  • Framework for organization excellence using the Baldrige Criteria.
  • 25 years of campaign / product switchover operation.

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  • Title V, “Hazardous Air Pollutants Permit: Part 70 Permit No. 47-065-5345.
  • Wastewater permit Number 0027 to discharge to the Moccasin Bend POTW.
  • Stormwater PERMIT NO. TNR050374.
  • U.S. Foreign Trade Zone.
  • Air emissions controlled by a high efficiency refrigerated VOC recovery system coupled with carbon adsorption beds.
  • Wastewater controlled by a filtration system for solids and an air stripping system for VOC. All wastewater goes to Chattanooga’s Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) under permit.
  • Zero Stormwater Discharge: Stormwater is contained in a Bio-Retention Area where it evaporates or seeps into the earth to form a wildlife habitat.

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  • Access to R&D labs and pilot plant at Nagase’s Fukui Yamada Chemical Co., Ltd. and Nagase’s other R&D and testing centers throughout Asia.

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