The ChemQuest Group Newsletter - Q3 2022

While the industry has seen significant hurdles in the first three quarters of 2022, there have also been significant developments this year for increasing innovation and resilience, acquisitions and divestments, and operational excellence. ChemQuest has seen this reflected in the engagement with our clients and partners—where we wear the hats of collaborative innovators, M&A advisors, strategy facilitators, and lean coaches (sometimes more than one at a time). 

ChemQuest has also been expanding our horizons to meet the needs of our clientele. For example, we have noted that our clients have more needs than previous years for digital solutions, deeper market intelligence, and ESG support, so we are building those needs into our service pillars. We are also deepening our participation in certain market segments (including polymers, household and institutional care, personal care, and fragrance), while continuing to serve our core markets. For example, a new expansion at our CQ Technology Institute in Virginia is nearly complete, and we recently joined the Household and Commercial Products Association.

ChemQuest will continue to grow and evolve to serve the value chain for specialty chemicals and materials. We look forward to working with all of you as we prepare to exit 2022 and begin a fruitful, productive new year.

Daniel Murad, CEO, The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
Publications from Industry Experts
The State of the U.S. Coatings Industry 2022
by George R. Pilcher

The Confluence of High Demand, Restricted Supply, Rising Inflation, Labor Shortages, and Cash Flow Issues

Coatings and Low-carbon Cement Technology
by Victoria Scarborough, Ph.D.
Innovative construction materials are being designed as carbon sinks to reduce greenhouse gases — but what challenges does that create for the coatings used on modified substrates?
The Latest Market Intelligence
New Fermium Market Report — Chemicals Industry Update for Paints, Coatings & Adhesives

Fermium Research recently hosted Dan Murad on their 23rd annual Paints, Coatings, and Adhesives presentation to the Investment Community, where he provided insights about market conditions, trends, and forecasts for the chemicals industry.

New ACA Webinar — Stronger, Data-Driven Decision Making with TraQr™ Market Insight

Our team presented a webinar to discuss the critical role that dynamic, comprehensive analytics and forecasting play in building organizational resilience and agility. View the recording to learn how TraQr™ can transform your capabilities for coatings market insights.

Back to Business Travel
The ChemQuest team had a busy third quarter, with a return to a full calendar of industry conferences and meetings to bring an end to summer. In addition to meeting with many of our clients and partners, we recently attended events across multiple continents organized by FEICA, the American Coatings Association, Paints & Coatings Industry, European Coatings, and more.
Edye Fox Abrams, VP – Business Development & Marketing, recently presented on “Change Management: Business Development in Challenging Times” at the European Coatings Leading Women’s Forum near Dublin. 
ChemQuest Powder Coatings Research led many topics at the Powder Coating Summit, including the keynote by Robert Duan, shown above, who presented “Expanding the Universe of Low-Cure Powder Coating”. 
Next up, Dan Murad, CEO, will deliver a keynote address, Coatings in the Gulf Region: Trends and perspectives,” at The Gulf Coatings Show in Sharjah, Oct. 17 – 19.
We hope to see you at our upcoming events for Q4, including:
Upcoming Education Opportunities
Looking to expand your technical expertise or train your team? Attend one of our upcoming courses.
Fraunhofer IFAM: European Adhesive Bonder (EAB) Class
This course provides a fundamental knowledge of adhesive bonding, allowing the special aspects of adhesive bonding processes to be understood and considered in production. ChemQuest is the exclusive Fraunhofer IFAM partner for this course in N.A.

ChemQuest Technology Institute, South Boston, VA
November 7 – 11, 2022

PC Kitchen: Intro to Powder Coating Formulations Class
This hands-on course is taught in a working powder coating lab and instructs attendees in the fundamentals of creating a powder coating from the ground up. Only a few limited spaces remain in this popular course.

ChemQuest Powder Coating Research, Columbus, OH
November 15 – 16, 2022

ChemQuest also organizes custom courses for in-house training needs. Please contact us at to learn more about our educational offerings.
Welcome to ChemQuest's Newest Director
Welcome to Dr. Jean Luc Guillaume, Director
A leading expert in polymer chemistry, Jean Luc brings a wealth of expertise in composites, coatings, energy, infrastructure, and related chemistries to our team.

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