The ChemQuest Group Newsletter - Spring 2023
A common question we hear when meeting new industry partners is, “What exactly does ChemQuest do?” The answer is actually quite simple: We help our clients make decisions that enable profitable growth. A sample of just a few of our Q1 2022 projects include:       
  • Developing and executing M&A strategies, including targeting and vetting acquisition candidates 
  • Performing market assessments that will help establish strategic growth platforms 
  • Executing due diligence projects, including SKU rationalization and facility integration 
  • Formulating adhesives, coatings, and sealants using novel raw materials to propel commercialization 
  • Troubleshooting existing product issues in our powder and liquid coating labs 
The ChemQuest commitment to the global specialty chemical community is stronger than ever as we develop new resources and add team members to support growth around the world. For instance, our recently launched Coatings TraQr™ 2.0 interactive dashboard and forecasting tool now provides subscribers with access to a full suite of global economic indicators. What’s more, users can target individual countries and major regions in their strategic planning initiatives to discover growth-generating trends and drivers. 
I am pleased to say that we are investing in additional personnel in key regions to facilitate client support and development on an even broader scale. For example, we have new team members located in Europe and Brazil to focus on business development in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and South America regions, respectively. 
Whether you are looking to grow through acquisition, expand market share by identifying new target sectors or unmet technology needs, or maximize the efficiency of your operations, we have the expertise and resources to help you achieve success. So the real question is, “What can ChemQuest do for you?”

Daniel Murad, CEO, The ChemQuest Group, Inc.

Expand Your Knowledge
Mark your calendars and join ChemQuest experts as they share their expertise during two informative webinars this month.
Material Considerations Affecting the Future of Wind Energy | April 19
Jean-Luc Guillaume, Director

Exclusively for members of the Thermoset Resin Formulation Association, this webinar will detail state-of-the-art wind energy technologies, as well as various options being contemplated by the global wind industry as potential solutions for key challenges.

Drive Data-Driven Decision Making with TraQr™ 2.0 | April 27
Michael Rezai, Senior Consultant

Attendees of this American Coatings Association webinar will discover strategies to enhance their market intelligence activities, including the many benefits of data-driven decision making and the latest updates to the Coatings TraQr™ interactive dashboard and forecasting platform.

Publications by Industry Thought Leaders
ChemQuest experts continue to author in-depth feature articles and informative columns to help readers understand key industries, technologies, and strategies.
U.S. Economy and Coatings Industry Trends
by Michael Rezai

2022 was a challenging year, with ongoing supply chain-related issues, global conflicts, and inflation posing major obstacles. Is there cause for optimism in 2023?

Ask Joe Powder
by Kevin Biller

Can a second touchup coat of wrinkle powder coating be applied after the first has cured? What is the best way to calculate powder density? Our resident powder coating expert answers these questions and more.

Success through Data-Driven Decision Making
by Michael Rezai

Utilizing data to to optimize decision making is something that every contemporary company should emphasize and place at the core of its culture. How can you get started?

Spring Event Highlights
Our team is looking forward to meeting colleagues and sharing their insights during numerous key industry events over the next several months.
Atlantic City | May 16-18

George Pilcher, Ph.D., director, will participate in a panel discussion focused on Where Do We Go from Here – The Future of the Coatings Industry.
Niagara-on-the-Lake | May 24-25

Edye Fox Abrams, VP of Business Development & Marketing, will discuss Tales from the Trenches: Business Observations from the Post-pandemic Coatings Industry Value Chain.
Cleveland | June 26-28
Victoria Scarborough, Ph.D., VP of Collaborative Innovation, will deliver a plenary presentation focusing on A Heat Map of New Technology in a Post-Pandemic World.

Kevin Biller, director, and Nathan Biller, VP of ChemQuest Powder Coating Research, are presenting a short course on Low-Temperature-Cure Powder Coatings.
We also hope to see you at these upcoming events:
Upcoming Educational Opportunities
Looking to expand your technical expertise or train your team? Attend one of our upcoming classes.
PC Kitchen: Intro to Powder Coating Formulation
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
May 9-10, 2023

Fraunhofer IFAM European Adhesive Specialist (EAS)
ChemQuest is the exclusive cooperation partner of Fraunhofer IFAM for European Adhesive Bonder and European Adhesive Specialist Courses in North America. Following completion of the blended online and in-person EAS course, participants will be able to take on supervisory functions, prepare work instructions, and contribute to quality assurance aspects of bonding technology.

ChemQuest Technology Institute, South Boston, VA

Fraunhofer IFAM European Adhesive Bonder (EAB)
The week-long EAB course gives participants a fundamental understanding of adhesive bonding. This knowledge of the technical aspects and importance of their particular work procedures will enable them to carry out bonding work independently and professionally.

ChemQuest Technology Institute, South Boston, VA
September 18-22, 2023

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 Team Members
Montaha Hidefi
Color Consultant

Philip Marsh
Business Development Director, EMEA

Carla McBain

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