01/30/2013–RBP Chemical Technology Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of high performance chemicals and consumable supplies, announced today its asset acquisition of RD Chemical Company, Mountain View, California-based RD Chemical has been supplying application-specific process chemicals for the printed circuit board, chemical milling, medical implant device, and semiconductor packaging and test equipment industries for more than 30 years.
“We have been collaborating with RD Chemical over the past year and are really excited to bring their product development expertise into RBP, where we can leverage our global production and distribution capabilities to the benefit of our customers in the printing, electronics, medical, mining and many other sectors,” says Mark Kannenberg, president, RBP Chemical Technology.
To maintain its essential Silicon Valley presence, RBP will retain RD Chemical’s office and research space in Mountain View, and manufacturing and warehousing in Oakland, California. Rudy Sedlak, founder of RD Chemical, will join RBP as Director of Applied Technology.
“RBP participates in many of the business areas that RD Chemical is involved in, and will bring a whole new level of customer service and technical support to RD’s customer base,” adds Sedlak.
Sedlak and the RD Chemical team will join RBP’s surface chemistry innovation group. Together they will combine problem-solving on the front lines with breakthrough new product development behind the scenes, bringing a new level of customer service and technical support to the industries RBP serves.
Founded in 1954, RBP Chemical Technology is a world class supplier of proprietary chemicals and delivery devices for the printing and electronics manufacturing industries. RBP’s printing chemicals and printed circuit board (PCB) products are manufactured in an ISO 90001:2008 certified facility in Milwaukee, Wis., in a wholly-owned blending facility near Mumbai, India and by approved blenders in the U.S., South Korea and Thailand. RBP offers specialty chemical development, analytical services, custom manufacturing, toll blending and private label manufacturing and packaging. Visit rbpchemical.com to explore each of our products in more detail. Or, contact RBP’s corporate headquarters for additional information.