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Specialty Chemicals

Expertise in Custom Chemical Manufacturing and Tolling. US based.

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KODAK Specialty Chemicals is a U.S.-based facility with decades of experience in custom synthesis with high-quality production serving diverse markets and a long, trusted history of providing scale to innovation, particularly with heterocycles and specialty polymers.

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  • 250+ scientists, technical and production specialists
  • Proprietary databases of over 100,000 molecules
  • From process development to full scale commercial manufacturing
  • Statistical tools for process development and control
  • Production from kg scale to 250 MT/year output
  • 500+ different final chemicals manufactured annually
  • 30,000+ patents
  • ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 certification



  • 88 G/L and SS Reactors
  • Distributed controls
  • 100 to 3800 L
  • Small Scale Production Lab, 1 to 72 L


  • Tray
  • Double-cone rotary

Collection, grinding and Blending

  • Centrifuge
  • Filter Press
  • Membrane Press
  • 500 kg grinder/blender with Liquid N2 capability
  • 6000 kg grinder/blender with Liquid N2 capability

Special Capabilities

  • Agitator Dryer
  • Filter Dryer
  • Hi-vac distillation
  • Autoclaves 1 – 100 L
  • Wiped film evaporator
  • Ultrafiltration
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Analytical Instrumentation

KODAK Specialty Chemicals' extensive analytical instrumentation capabilities give us a competitive advantage in meeting and exceeding demanding quality specifications for custom and toll chemical manufacturing.

  • Atomic absorption spectroscopy
  • Conductivity
  • Density
  • Differential scanning colorimetry
  • Emission spectroscopy
  • FT Infrared spectroscopy
  • Gas chromatography
  • Gravimetry
  • High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Inductively coupled plasma-emission spectroscopy
  • Ion chromatography
  • GC mass spectroscopy
  • LC mass spectroscopy
  • Mass spectroscopy
  • Microscopy
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Particle size characterization
  • Potentiometry
  • Refractive index
  • Size exclusion chromatography
  • Surface tension analysis
  • Thermogravimetry
  • Turbidimetry
  • Ultraviolet, visible and NIR spectroscopy
  • Viscosity
  • X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy

Operational Excellence

From pilot scale-up of "new to the world" custom organic molecules to Contract Manufacturing of several metric tons, Kodak Specialty Chemicals has a long and trusted history of providing scale to innovation.

  • Change Management
  • Statistical Process Control Tools
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • ISO 9001-2015 certified

Extensive stage-gate commercialization process expertise

Focus on DoE as required. Extensive experimentation and testing.

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On-site Analytics

KODAK Specialty Chemicals' world class Statistical Process System features a secure online portal enabling customers to access and monitor each step of the process in real time from their own desktops.

Kodak Specialty Chemicals embraces a rigorous quality system that has supplied products to FDA regulated businesses as well as consumer and electronics markets—all of which have their own unique, separate and sophisticated sets of requirements. The team uses web-based analytics dashboards and lean methodologies to optimize supply chain efficiency.

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Real-time Quality control

Kodak has a long history of utilizing statistical tools for process design and operation. Process verification software enables real-time tracking of key quality parameters including generating control/trend charts and process capability indices. Customers can log in remotely to monitor their processes using the same tools as Kodak’s technical staff. Few companies offer this level of transparency.

Chemistry Specialties

Markets Served

KODAK Specialty Chemicals has addressed the custom manufacturing and tolling needs of clients worldwide of all sizes from a wide variety of industries and applications over many decades.

  • Contract Manufacturing (CMO)
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Industrial Specialties
  • Personal Care
  • Electronics
  • Graphics/Security
  • Emerging energy technologies
  • Green technologies

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