July 15 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of Chemsultants International, a leader in the research, development and testing of novel polymer-based products and technologies. Started in 1986 as a one-man pressure sensitive adhesive consultancy by Richard P. Muny, the company has developed to become a premier product and service provider to industries worldwide. From modest beginnings in a 550 square foot rented office space in Painesville, OH, USA, Chemsultants has grown to now include two companies, Chemsultants International and ChemInstruments, both focused on the areas of adhesives, specialty coatings, polymers and materials.
Now based in Mentor, OH, Chemsultants International provides a variety of services to industry, including physical and analytical testing, product development, contract research, consulting, education and training, process development and optimization, specialty pilot coating and small scale manufacturing of web-coated materials. A 10-acre technology campus serves as the corporate headquarters, and includes the research facility and coating production operations. ChemInstruments, in Fairfield, OH, manufactures an extensive line of pressure sensitive adhesive test equipment, materials characterization equipment and lab sample preparation equipment for product development in the PSA industry.
Chemsultants, family owned and operated, has realized double digit sales growth each year for 25 years through the expansion of core company product lines and services, penetration of new markets including energy, electronics and medical devices, and through strategic acquisitions. The company acquired and absorbed Adhesive Consultants in 2003, and ChemInstruments acquired the Tantec line of contact angle meters in 2004.
Chemsultants International has been recognized for its business growth and success four separate times in the past eight years by the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Business.
“We are proud to have reached this milestone in our company history,” says Gary Avalon, COO. “While Dick Muny has retired from day-to-day activity in the business, all of us who are part of Chemsultants and ChemInstruments are carrying on the entrepreneurial spirit that was the basis for the founding of the company and is the basis for our continuing success.”