Info - News
March 5, 2007
Digital downloads have been extended to 30 days before expiring. This means that after 30 days is up the request for another downloading key is needed. The method is still the same - "purchasing" the digital download (MSDS) with a purchase order. Individual MSDS's are still free, but we require the purchase order method for information purposes.
Please note that more than 5 MSDS's per purchase order may cause an error when trying to retrieve them. If more than 5 are needed please use a separate purchase order or send us and email with what ones you need and we will send them in a compressed file.
October 9, 2006
Glass Erlenmeyer flasks have been removed from the website for purchasing. Phone and fax orders are only accepted for these products for businesses or schools that provide the required information including our purchasing ID form. We understand the inconvenience but glass Erlenmeyer flasks are a monitored product much like the List II chemicals.
Also, 2.5L containers of all chemicals have been removed from the website. These may be available by phone or fax until supplies run out.
May 6, 2006
Today we updated the pricing of our online catalog. Due to increased costs across the industry we have had to implement this change, especially many solvents that come from petroleum.
December 16, 2005
We added quantity options to the baker's ammonia on the Grandma Gertie's Cooking Supplies page. They now come in single units (1 bottle), 4, 8 and 12 bottle packs. Other products may also get some pack quantities depending on customer demand.
November 17, 2005
In the past couple months there has been some pricing updates, a few discontinued products, and cost adjustments to shipping for some products. We also fixed a few broken page links and updated the FAQ page.
Also, "cooking season" is nearly upon us. Be sure to view our Grandma Gertie's page for all your baking needs. Baker's ammonia, glycerine, acacia, and lump alum are among our customers' favorite items.
August 8, 2005
Recently a biodiesel hobbyist page was added to our site. This page is intended to help our customers find the products they need more quickly. We are considering offering a kit based on customer input and purchase patterns. If you'd like to see something added to our site, the biodiesel page, or something included in the kit please let us know as we value customer feedback and input for new products. The page can be found listed on the Reagents page by clicking "Reagents" on the navigation bar on the left side of the screen.
July 27, 2005
We have two new announcements to make regarding the shipping section of our website.
First, we have changed the sales tax portion of the calculation from a shopper-selective menu option to an automatic ZIP code calculated one. This will eliminate any confusion as to what sales tax option to choose.
Secondly, we are very pleased to announce that UPS Ground service is now available to our customers in Hawaii and Alaska. Please note that although it says Ground service it may still take a considerable length of time for your order to arrive due to ocean travel for Hawaii and Customs through Canada for Alaska. However, the shipping cost should be considerably less than Air service previously provided.
June 23, 2005
In the past several months great changes have taken place to our database. Some of our updates include:
- updated the shipping information for many product categories and added a few new sections.
- some obsolete, regulated, and no longer stocked (due to availability or lack of demand) products have been removed
- as we receive customer feedback we are trying to implement suggestions as our software capabilities allow us.
- included additional packaging information (such as glass or plastic bottles for liquids) to several products
- improved product weight accuracies as new data comes in
As we continue to make changes we will be sure to post additional updates.
October 19, 2004
Over the past couple months we've updated our site tremendously. Chemical products are now searchable by CAS number, alternative chemical names, formula, etc. This advanced new searching will increase searching capabilities for our visitors.
Also, we've added several new chemical products such as aniline, anisole, bromobutane, etc. We're currently upgrading the lab equipment and lab furniture sections. As we add new products visitors will notice a "NEW" image next to those items and categories. We will make more announcements soon.
August 5, 2004
We've added many new chemical products, some in drum container quantities. Most can be accessed in the "New Products" link on the home page but some were additions to existing product listings.
A solvents page has been introduced to the home page as well. It contains many of the new and previously existing product listings for easy navigation. Drum quantities are also available for many of these solvents.
Please compare our pricing! We are very competitively priced against other suppliers.
July 27, 2004
Recently we have moved from one hosting company to another due to server problems that the first hosting company could not resolve. We apologize for the interruption of service for the time our site was down in between migration.
We are currently making additions to our solvents products. As they are completed they will appear in the "New Products" section found on the home page and within the link on the "Favorites" page. Some of these products are in bulk sizes as we've received inquiries for large quantities of solvents, etc.
May 20, 2004
Monsel's paste is no longer available. It is still available in solution, though.
May 10, 2004
In the past few months we've added hundreds of products including plastic labware, pH paper, baking supplies, etc. Last summer our site went through a major overhaul and improved shopping cart as ChemAssociates provided a separate program for our inventory.
Along with the new products, we've added most of our MSDS collection as digital downloads for your convenience. They add into the cart just like a regular product and they're free!
There's also a "Favorites" section for some of the most popular items we offer. This category makes it easier for our repeat buyers to quickly get what they need.
Come back soon as we will have another update in the near future!