Valdes' Chemical Engineering expertise encompasses a very broad and diverse range of chemical products with an emphasis on the production of basic and specialty chemicals. This includes the full range of capabilities and expertise needed to take chemical plant engineering projects seamlessly from bench-scale testing and piloting to full commercial scale operation. We understand the special requirements needed for successful technology transfer, including scale-up, process modeling, and start-up and commissioning support. Engineering activities are skillfully accomplished enabling us to meet accelerated project schedules often demanded by owners, investors and boards of directors.

Whether you are expanding, consolidating, applying new or first-of-a-kind technology, upgrading existing processes and unit operations, or establishing new manufacturing assets, you can rely on Valdes' wealth of industry experience and expertise to consistently deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions to help you achieve your business objectives.


Email Frank Gryzik
Business Development Director - Chemical Sector
Territory: North & West of Chicago, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas
Or call 630.792.1886 ext. 1097

Email Jonathan Malakoff
Business Development Manager - Chemical Sector
Territory: South & East of Chicago, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and East Coast
Or call 630.792.1886 ext. 1141

Email Jim Fordonski
Business Development Manager - Chemical Sector
Territory: Joliet Area and Southern Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee
Or call 630.792.1886 ext. 1023


Valdes' Chemicals Sector expertise covers the full range of unit operations found in the chemical manufacturing industry. We can leverage this experience along with our broad base of engineering capabilities to provide cost effective solutions to your capital project needs.

  • Specialty & fine chemicals
  • Polymers
  • Petrochemicals
  • Fuels/biofuels
  • Lubricants
  • Additives
  • Feedstocks
  • Pigments/coatings
  • Catalysts
  • Organic & inorganic chemicals
  • Adhesives


  • An international specialty Chemicals Company was in the process of de-bottlenecking their Midwestern plant and requested the services of Valdes to help with the expansion of a particular unit.

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  • An international chemical company needed relief valve calculations for its refrigeration systems in order to meet OSHA mandated PSM requirements. Also, the client needed to add relief headers to vent the relief valves located inside the building to the outside.

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  • Valdes Engineering Company provided detail engineering services for an international corporation's $25 million plant expansion to increase production capacity. The plant produces vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) copolymer adhesives by means of a high pressure batch process utilizing vinyl acetate and cryogenic ethylene. The project included the addition of new process equipment within a new building to increase the facility's adhesive production by 50%.

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  • Valdes Engineering Company provided detail engineering services to replace and relocate an underground supply and return cooling water system.

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  • Valdes Engineering Company was selected to design a blowdown gas recovery system that had previously vented to the plant's flare system. The recovery system captures the blowdown gas, and then compresses and conditions the gas for use in the plant's fuel gas system. The project's objective was to reduce the plant's fuel consumption and obtain environmental credits.

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Many of the industry's top chemical companies to rely on Valdes for their project needs. We have rewarded their trust and confidence by consistently delivering superior results time and again, resulting in lasting client relationships. The vast majority of our work is repeat business from loyal clients, who depend on Valdes on a regular basis.

  • Afton Chemical
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Akzo Nobel 
  • Aux Sable 
  • Carus Chemical Company 
  • Cristal Metals
  • Dow Chemical Company 
  • DSM 
  • Flint Hills Resources
  • HB Fuller
  • Huntsman 
  • INEOS 
  • Koch Industries
  • LyondellBasell 
  • Sabic
  • Sun Chemical Corporation