We are grateful to these companies for sponsoring the 2016 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®!

Diamond You Be The Chemist® Sponsor

DowThe Dow Chemical Company
The Dow Chemical Company, headquartered in Midland, MI, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. The company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 19 sites in 36 countries across the globe.


Platinum Sponsors

BASF – The Chemical Company
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, NJ, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF’s portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. Their products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life.


Brenntag Brenntag North America, Inc.
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio, operating with 14,000 employees in more than 530 locations across 74 countries. In 2015, the company generated sales of USD 11.5 billion. Brenntag connects chemical manufacturers and chemical users. For more information about Brenntag’s North American operations headquartered in Reading, PA, visit www.brenntagnorthamerica.com.


Colgate-Palmolive Company

Bio coming soon!



ICLICL Performance Products LP
ICL Performance Products LP, headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is a manufacturer of phosphates, phosphoric acid, and phosphorus chemicals. ICL provides a complete line of multifunctional products for food, pharmaceutical, industrial, and high-tech applications and products ICL manufactures are used in diverse markets and applications from baking and beverages, to cleaning products and water treatment, to asphalt and semiconductors.


LyondellBasell is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (www.lyb.com) manufactures products at 57 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

ShellShell Chemical Company
Shell Chemical Company,  headquartered in Houston, TX, is a petrochemical manufacturer founded in 1929. Shell Chemical companies manufacture and deliver petrochemical building blocks to large industrial customers in all parts of the world. Shell Chemical Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies.


Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC, headquartered in Youngstown, OH, creates instructional, assessment delivery and data collection solutions designed to enhance all learning environments. TurningPoint Cloud offers seamless polling with PowerPoint®, over any application or self-paced tests. Available for Mac or PC, conduct real-time assessments to track progress, instantly view results and collect valuable data. Gather detailed reports with ResponseCard clickers or with ResponseWare via any web-enabled device. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.TurningTechnologies.com.


Gold Sponsors

Horn, headquartered in La Mirada, CA, is a North American distributor of specialty ingredients, raw materials and chemicals for use in a wide variety of industries. These encompass coatings, composites, resins, building materials, elastomers, adhesives, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products, food ingredients, cleaning products and animal wellness products.


MonumentMonument Chemical
Monument Chemical, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, is a privately held, family owned business with over 100 years of combined history, the families have invested extensively in the development of technical expertise and high-productivity solutions for the specialty hydrocarbons business.


Science BuddiesScience Buddies
Science Buddies, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science, from physics to food science and music to microbiology.



T&KThames & Kosmos
Thames & Kosmos (T&K), headquartered in Portsmouth, RI, was founded in 2001 and operates as the North American distributor for the science kit line of their partner company – the 180-year-old, German-based publishing house Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH. The T&K mission is to improve informal science education by publishing science- and technology-related educational products for children of all ages. Emphasis is placed on teaching concepts and skills through hands-on modeling of real world devices and processes, and by offering comprehensive reading materials.


Silver Sponsors

NACDNational Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)
National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), headquartered in Arlington, VA, is an international association of chemical distributor companies that purchase and take title to chemical products from manufacturers. NACD and its nearly 440 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. They make a delivery every six seconds while maintaining a safety record that is more than twice as good as all manufacturing combined. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of NACD Responsible Distribution®. For more information, visit the association’s website at www.nacd.com.




PVS Chemicals, Inc.
PVS Chemicals, Inc., headquartered in Detroit, MI, is a Midwest chemical distributor with its primary focus in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. The company’s supply partnerships offer product lines from world class manufacturers such as Olin, Dow, Stepan, BASF, PPG, ICL, Clariant, and Solvay along with many other domestic and international suppliers. Our unparalleled commitment to safety and dedication to customer service makes us the supplier of choice for industries such as Household and Industrial Cleaners, Food and Pharma, Plating, Fertilizer Blending, Water Treatment, Metal Working Fluids, BioFuels, and more. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.pvschemicals.com/.



Univar, headquartered in Redmond, WA and founded in 1924, is a leading global distributor of specialty and basic chemicals from a global network of premier suppliers. Univar operates one of the most extensive distribution networks in the world with more than 700 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, supported by a global network of sales and technical professionals. With a broad portfolio of products and innovative services, and deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive distribution networks in the world. Univar is Chemistry DeliveredSM. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.univar.com.

Bronze Sponsors

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Apex Distribution Consulting

Bio coming soon!




Chemical Distribution Network
The Chemical Distribution Network (CDN) is a group of independent distributors with a proven track record of service excellence and stewardship in chemical distribution. CDN members provide established channels of distribution with a network of 22 companies across the United States with 51 stocking locations. The marketing alliance is designed to position distributors to better service customers in the rapidly changing chemical distribution industry and evolving e-commerce market. For more information, visit the network’s website at www.chemdisnet.com

R.E. Carroll, Inc. R.E. Carroll, Inc., headquartered in Trenton, NJ, is a distributor and repackaging company started in 1925. The company provides various industries, including the rubber industry, with quality raw materials, fillers, extenders, and petroleum products. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.recarroll.com.


superior squareSuperior Oil Company
 Superior Oil Company, Inc. is an 84 year old employee owned full line chemical supplier offering value added service through the distribution of solvents and chemicals, fiberglass, and the manufacturing of cleaners and heat transfer fluids. Innovation, quality, and service supply the foundation of Superior Oil’s relationships, all done with an uncompromising dedication to the safety of their employee owners, customers, and the communities in which they serve.