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Specialty Equipment for Specialty Chemical Manufacturing

A chemical manufacturer’s ability to produce specialty products is only as strong as its tools. At Seatex, when we say we can deliver/perform…

…it’s because of our cutting-edge specialty equipment.

Here’s a closer look at some of the resources that help make us THE one-stop shop for all your specialty chemical manufacturing needs.

High-Shear Blending Vessels

Emulsions. Dispersions. Suspensions. Slurries. All of these and more are possible with our high-shear blenders at our Pasadena facility that use mechanical and hydraulic shear to rapidly blend even the most immiscible ingredients. Products that require high-shear mixing at some point in their manufacturing journey include both liquids and soft solids, such as:

Reaction Vessels

With seven 6,000-gallon stainless steel reaction vessels at our disposal, we can large-batch manufacture products involving even the most complex specialty chemistry.   We closely monitor pressure and temperature, utilizing up to 150-psi steam and our 100-ton chilling system when required to keep reactions at specific temperature control points.

Examples of some of the reactions we handle include:

Jacketed Vessels and Tanks

When a manufacturing process calls for extreme temperatures or the need to maintain a temperature throughout, our jacketed vessels and tanks fit the bill.

The added layer of insulation in the jacketed tank allows it to withstand atmospheric reactions up to 400 degrees, as well as the addition of media such as tempered  water, steam, and glycol.

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Seatex reaction vessels

Equipment for Flammable Blending

Our blending facilities allow us to safely and cost-effectively handle BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene) and other hazardous materials.

From our 150-psi boiler to our 7,200-gallon stainless steel blend/reactor vessel to our dedicated cooling water system, our new flammable manufacturing facility can churn out products containing ethanol, acetone, methanol, or other material with a flash point under 100 degrees.

Pilot Reactors

When you’re developing a new chemical product, you need to know that your manufacturing process has been followed to the “T” so that your decision-making process isn’t muddled by bad data. That’s where our pilot reactors come in.

As part of our Development and Scale-Up equipment, which also includes a gas chromotograph, FTIR spectrometer, HPLC and UHPLC, and more–our pilot reactors of up to 100 gal. allow you to customize your process for almost any chemical reaction application. They can be paired with any of our many drive units and impellers to achieve the specifications you’ve outlined. 

Let Seatex Handle Your Specialty Chemical Projects

We believe you won’t find a chemical manufacturer with better capabilities than Seatex across our four locations in South Texas. 

This includes delivering the highest quality products for over 55 years to our customers, which is a testament to our longevity and superior customer service –we can help you take full advantage of this fast-growing segment of the chemical market.

Turnkey Chemical Services

We bring our expertise to bear at every stage of your molecule’s life, simplifying your supply chain and giving you one point of contact. Everything we touch is backed by our dedication to our customers and our commitment to operating with integrity at all times.

R&D Initial Manufacturing Product Development & Scale up Reactions Turnkey Chemical Services Custom Manufacturing Liquid Blending Dry Blending Grinding & Milling CORE SERVICES Quality Control & Assurance Custom Packaging Customer Service Shipment/Logistics F l e x i b i l i t y A d v a n c e d R e a c t i o n s a n d P r o c e s s e s S e a m l e s s T h i r d - p a r t y M a n a g e m e n t o f Y o u r C h e m i c a l B l e n d i n g N e e d s

Core Services

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Seatex can handle your atmospheric reactions including Endothermic, Exothermic, Ammonization, Condensation, and many others.

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Custom Manufacturing

Seatex’s custom formulation and manufacturing processes utilize a diverse set of equipment, configured in such a way that we can customize a manufacturing process to fit your requirements.

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Liquid Blending

From Hazardous to Non-Haz, from simple to highly complex, Seatex has the capability to handle more than 100,000 gallons a day of custom blends, dispersions, suspensions, and packaging.

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Dry Blending

With rigid standards and unmatched flexibility, Seatex offers precise dry blends with package sizes from pouches to bulk rail.

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Industries We Serve

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Specialty Chemical

Seatex boasts the physical assets and mechanical capabilities to handle the toughest R&D and manufacturing challenges industrial companies face.

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Headquartered in the heart of energy country, we are seasoned producers of fluids and additives for drilling and completion tasks.

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We’ve handled virtually all household cleaning products, from hand care to floor care, laundry to restroom cleaners and everything in between.

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Our formulations are employed by farmers and food producers in their nutritional, crop protection, and specialty applications.

Rigorous QA and QC Protocols at Every Stage

Seatex’s Quality Assurance and Quality Control protocols ensure accuracy and reproducibility in your products, help you meet or exceed regulatory standards, and protect your brand. We are ISO 911:2015 certified with a full-time Quality Specialist on staff.

For us, QA and QC are the nuts and bolts of how we deliver excellent products, each and every time, just as we promised, with the data and reports to back it up.

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Trade Association Memberships

  • ISSA
  • Specialty & Agro
  • Inform Ex
  • ACIT
  • AADE


  • GMP
  • ISO 9001-2015
  • 50 Years
  • Problend