3M and ChemPoint are excited to work with you for the distribution of Novec™ products. As a valued partner, we look forward to providing you Novec™ products with shorter lead times, steady supply, and a broad portfolio of additional products you can purchase through ChemPoint. To help make this transition as seamless as possible, we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ChemPoint, and what this agreement means for your business.
Here is a Welcome Packet that provides information about ChemPoint, and how to get set-up in our system.
Below FAQs are for your review to learn more and for details on how to contact ChemPoint with any additional questions.
ChemPoint is the leader in the sales, marketing, and distribution of specialty and fine chemicals in North America and EMEA, engaging in exclusive product line relationships with premier manufacturers. Under its umbrella are 90 supplier partners representing more than 200 global product lines. Learn More
Beginning on January 1, 2018, ChemPoint will assist 3M in distribution of Novec™ packaged products in North America. You can also begin purchasing through ChemPoint now. As a 3M customer, you will see a decrease in lead times for made-to-stock products and an increase in service levels. As a valued customer , we want to ensure this is a seamless transition.
The ChemPoint team will work directly with each customer to ensure any change in order process is implemented smoothly. Moving forward, please list ChemPoint as the vendor when placing POs with us. This will ensure your orders are processed as quickly as possible. Please see the links below for our W9 and Remit To address. Learn More
If your company is tax exempt, please submit your tax exemption certificates to taxcert@ChemPoint.com. The Uniform Sales & Use Tax Exemption/Resale Certificate – Multijurisdiction does not include IN, NY, MA and WV. Please be advised ChemPoint has nexus in these states. If you are tax exempt in these states, please complete the necessary documentation to claim exemption. Learn More
Yes. ChemPoint is a wholly owned subsidiary of Univar, and Univar is a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors.
ChemPoint will be stocking the Novec™ material at our warehouse in Rockford, IL.
Lead times and availability are a function of the product and your specific needs. ChemPoint will create a stocking strategy to best meet your needs. Please contact a member of the ChemPoint team to discuss your specific requirements or leave a request using ChemPoint’s contact form. We are happy to provide you more information on the service and support standards you can expect from us.
The 3M Novec™ team at ChemPoint has the technical knowledge and capabilities to provide technical assistance. Ask a question or contact ChemPoint for technical support at:
No, 3M will continue to manufacture products in the same locations and will continue to ensure the same standard packaging and accompanying documentation.
ChemPoint’s Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale are available at www.chempoint.com/commercial-terms-and-conditions/north-america
Yes, ChemPoint is ready to service your needs.
Absolutely! ChemPoint offers customers a competitive freight service while also allowing customers flexibility to utilize their own freight carrier. Please contact ChemPoint to discuss the best way to service your account. Learn more about ChemPoint’s freight service.
Once you are set up as a customer with ChemPoint, orders can be placed by email, phone or fax:
ChemPoint offers a variety of payment options including payment by check, wire transfer, EFT and ACH. For further information or to discuss your specific needs please contact ChemPoint.
Depending on your procurement system, the set-up process varies. ChemPoint will be happy to provide you with the necessary information to complete this process. Please contact the ChemPoint team:
It’s easy. Simply complete a credit application and provide your contact information (contact name, shipping address and billing address) by contacting the ChemPoint credit team:
If you're in North America, please call us at 1.800.485.9165 or email us at Novec@chempoint.com.