ChemVM Blog

Meet Our Engineering Intern

4 min read time
March 30, 2021

We were thrilled to have our first engineering intern start with ChemVM this spring. I asked Sean to take a few minutes to introduce himself, what drew him to engineering and what he's contributing at ChemVM. 

RG: Tell us a little about yourself - where are you from, where do you go to school and why you took the year off with COVID?

SS: My name is Sean Scadden, and I am currently an intern at ChemVM. I am originally from Oregon but have recently moved to Utah. I will be starting my senior year at Stevens Institute of Technology. I would have been graduating this May of 2021; however, I took the year off. I decided that instead of earning an online degree I would use this year to further develop and learn more skills by interning at ChemVM. To me, this plan made the most sense as I have learned far more about the chemical engineering industry and business side than I would have in Zoom classes.

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What is a Best-Fit Chemical Customer?

15 min read time
March 3, 2021

At ChemVM, our mission is to find Best-Fit matches between customers and service providers for chemical processing projects. But what does “Best-Fit” mean, you may ask?

To us, Best-Fit means that a project helps you, the custom or toll chemical manufacturer, contract formulator or packager, realize your goals as a service provider to 

  • Maximize profits 
  • Develop strategic capabilities 
  • Increase stability and predictability of your sales pipeline and capacity utilization 

Let's dive into each of these and further explore why they are so important to help chemical service providers succeed in their business.

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Creating a B2I Experience for the Chemical Industry (Part 2)

3 min read time
January 19, 2021

In Part 1 of this article, I describe how our current system of buyer/supplier collaboration in the chemicals market has enormous inefficiencies and suggest we embrace a more efficient, data-driven B2I approach to serving customers in chemical market. Evolving to a B2I model allows the IDEAL chemical & service supplier to create superior value for their customer with reduced costs for all by serving each customer very specifically with precisely what they need and when they need it. In this second installment, I'll describe how we get there. You may not find it surprising to discover that it requires a digital-first approach. 

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Chemical Suppliers Get Started Here

7 min read time
January 4, 2021

Chemical processing services run the gamut from simple toll blending or repackaging of non-hazardous materials to complicated multi-step organic synthesis and separations with precise temperature and pressure control, subject to demanding quality and regulatory requirements. This is one of the many remarkable aspects of the chemical industry - the vast breadth and depth of expertise across services, chemistries, applications, equipment and the like.However, this wide variety of service offerings and expertise also poses a great challenge for both service providers and chemical buyers. For chemical buyers, it can be very difficult and time-consuming to find a service provider that has just the equipment and experience to meet their specific chemical project requirements.Likewise, suppliers have the challenge of getting found by the customers in their sweet spot.  

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