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Address: 2424 Fourth Street
Berkeley
CA, 94710
United States
Phone: 510-549-3535
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Primary: Steve Shaffer
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Product Information

Below is a list of our chemicals and ingredients that will compliment your winemaking product needs.

For more immediate information about our winemaking products, please call our corporate office at 510-549-3535 or call the appropriate Sales Rep from the Contact Us page..You may also request information by sending us an email through our Contact Us page.

Winemaking Chemicals & Ingredients

Acidulants & Acid/pH Control Products -Citric Acid (import & domestic), Fumaric Acid, Malic Acid, Potassium Carbonate, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Citrate & Tartaric Acid

Cleaning Materials & Related Products -Caustic Potash Flake, Caustic Potash Liquid, Caustic Soda Beads, Caustic Soda Liquid, Chlorinated Trisodium Phosphate, Hydrochloric Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide, Peracetic Acid, Soda Ash, Sodium Hypochlorite, Sodium Percarbonate, Sterox & Sterox K, Trisodium Phosphate, Wise Solutions "Green Products", & various additional options

Enzymes -various options (dry & liquid) produced by AB Enzymes (Rohavin & Rohapect brands)

Filtration Products -Diatomaceous Earth (Dicalite Minerals), Pre-Coat Cellulose Fibers, & Filter Sheets & Filter Modules (Filtrox)

Fining & Clarifying Products- Bentonite (Vitiben - BPM), Calcium Carbonate, De-Colorizing & De-Odorizing Carbon (CECA Carbon),  Cream of Tartar, & Potassium Caseinate

Wine Yeast & Nurients - nutrients & wide range of yeast options produced by AB Mauri Yeast (Maurivin brand)

Additional Products -Ascorbic Acid, Diammonium Phosphate, Gum Arabic, Potassium Metabisulfite, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Inhibited, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Metabisulfite, & Tannins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Company History

Pacific Coast Chemicals Company was founded in 1948 as a regional specialty  and commodity chemical distributor. Today, our Sales Representatives cover the thirteen western states serving a wide range of industries including food and beverage, paint and coatings, personal care, oil and gas, agriculture, and metal finishing. Pacific Coast has been heavily involved.distributing products to the wine industry since 2001, and have built solid partnerships distributing for numerous domestic and global manufacturers of winemaking items. 

The company is family owned. Our President, Dominic Stull, and our Chief Financial Officer, Dierdre Stull, are second generation owners dedicated to providing quality products and service to all customers we are fortunate in having the opportunity of doing business with.  

We are deeply committed to environmental, health and safety programs and take great pride in the responsibility to meet the stringent standards that we have set for ourselves. As a founding member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), we continue to support this organization's program of Responsible Distribution which has set equally as high standards on environmental, health and safety issues. Our staff works to administer these programs and ensure that the entire company remains in total compliance.

Pacific Coast's Corporate offices are located in Berkeley, California. Warehouse locations include Berkeley,  Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland and Seattle.

Pacific Coast Chemicals prides itself  in providing distribution, logistics, technical sales, and personal customer service. We specialize in inventory management and just in time delivery programs. Whether it be replenishing your existing product needs or working to solve future needs, let us help you with your requirements large or small.

 


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Overview of PCC management approach to industry

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Filtration Sheets


News Archive
Chlorine Free Cleaning Power
03 July, 2014



For years, wine producers have been using various cleaning and disinfecting products in several cleaning applications in the wineries.

The wine industry places great importance and sensitivity of anything that might affect the taste or aroma of the wine. Some wineries fear the reaction of chlorine or other chemicals with the corks and other wine equipment that may leave undesirable taste. There is also growing concern about chlorine content in the effluent of many wine regions around the world.

Cleaning products based on Soda Caustic or acids are hazardous and require special storage conditions and training for workers.

For these reasons, Sterokem’s Sterox has become increasingly popular. It is a multipurpose cleaning powder which is relatively safe and not classified as a hazardous chemical, unlike other more aggressive cleaning chemicals. The product has been developed and formulated taking into consideration both operator and plant safety. It cleans, bleaches and deodorizes, whereas it takes several different alternative products to accomplish all these functions. Microbiological data available upon request.

Sterox therefore is a safe, convenient and time and cost efficient alternative to other cleaning products.

Characteristics:

  • White, free flowing powder, non fragranced with no distinct odor
  • Multi-Action product: Cleaning , whitening & deodorizing in one action
  • Good solubility and non foaming
  • Removes fermentation residues
  • Long Shelf Life

Advantages:

  • Decreases cleaning and machine down time due to Sterox being a Multi Action product.
  • Energy/water efficient-no requirement for heating water and shorter cleaning cycle
  • Relatively safe for workers and environment compared to other cleaning chemical alternatives.

Applications:

Use STEROX at concentration between 0.5-2% depending on application for cleaning & disinfecting
(non foaming) of :

  • closed systems (CIP), tanks, chillers, piping, and stainless steel utensils.
  • Grape separator and decanter.
  • Wooden wine casks/barrels and stainless steel vats.
  • Cleaning of floors and walls in production area.


2014 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, January 29th & 30th, booth 841/843
15 January, 2014


The partnership of Pacific Coast Chemicals (PCC) and AB Mauri (Maurivin brand yeasts & nutrients) will be on full display at the 2014 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. This year, both companies have merged booth spaces to provide an open area for asking questions and gathering information. Joining us will be technical representatives from several of PCC’s  key global partners. Stop by booth # 841/843 to learn what’s new, or gain knowledge on products you’ve thought about using.

 


New Commercial Yeast Strain Available
05 August, 2013


Available this harvest Maurivin UOA Maxithiol

A new commercial strain of wine yeast has been bred at the University of Auckland and available this harvest. This yeast is designed for the production of Sauvignon Blanc wines with an enhanced "Marlborough Style".

Request more information contact:
Jason Mabbett Jason.Mabbett@abmaurila.com


The Blend

Rohavin L + Rohalase BXL used separately or blended to suit almost all applications required in winemaking. Maximize performance while minimizing cost.  Rohavin MX all around pectinase for both reds & white; Rohavin L advanced filtration/settling, flotation and thermovin/flash detente; Rohavin VR-C for reds, body and color enhancememnt.  Rohavin VR-BX for premium reds, body, color and accelerated sur-lie; increased filtration. Rohalase BXL a specialty enzyme for, cross-flow filter cleaning, accelerated sur-lie, botrytis grapes and extraction.

Enyzme Technical Support: David Kuenzi davidkuenzi@pcchem.com


Filtrox

The filtration of wine and juice has been a main focus of Filtrox since the beginning of the company in 1938.  Filtrox serves the wine industry with innovation and reliable solutions due to their vast experience and know how in different filtration technologies. Available is sheets and modules.

For technical support Corinne Luechinger cluechinger@filtercorp.com


PCC Welcomes David Kuenzi
15 March, 2013


PCC Welcomes David Kuenzi

 After working for AB Enzymes for 14 years, David Kuenzi has joined Pacific Coast Chemicals to offer technical support services for our customers on enzymes and related issues.

 David is a Food Science graduate of Oregon State University.

 Prior to AB Enzymes, he worked in the juice concentrates division of International Flavors and Fragrance.

 From his experience, David believes that PCC offers the best platform possible to provide local service that processors need together with the global resources of our partner AB Enzymes.

 The “best of both worlds” for customer support.

David would gladly receive your contact concerning enzymes and related issues at

davidkuenzi@pcchem.com , cell phone: (503) 559-1869.

 

 


New Active Dry Wine Yeast for White Wine
04 January, 2013


Mauri Yeast and Pacific Coast Chemicals would like to introduce a unique Active Dry Wine Yeast selected for its ability to enhance the aromas of white wines. Maurivin UOA MaxiThiol is a novel strain developed by the Wine Science Group at the University of Auckland. New Zealand and will be available in 2013. UOA MaxiThiol is a good fermenter at cooler temperatures (54-59 degrees F). This yeast is a moderate user of nitrogen and displays a good alcohol tolerance in the range 14-15% (v/v).

UOA MaxiThiol will bring significant fruity esters of "tropical fruit" and "passionfruit" to the finished wine. While recommended for Sauvignon Blanc, UOA MaxiThiol can also be used in other white grape varietals such as Colombard, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.


ENZYME OPTIONS FOR YOUR WINEMAKING NEEDS
11 April, 2011


While at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in Sacramento January 26th and 27th, come visit booth # 827. We'll be featuring AB Enzyme's line of both dry and liquid enzymes for varied use throughout the winemaking process. If you have settling and filtration problems with Muscats, Rohavin L may be the answer. Learn about the other Rohapect and Rohavin brand products as well.  


IT'S NICE TO HAVE OPTIONS
13 January, 2011


Receive your harvest quote from

Pacific Coast Chemicals

  • fair and competitive pricing
  • excellent service
  • outstanding product line

Get your product list

 e-mail susanjohnson@pcchem.com  or call Susan Johnson  @ 707-592-8322


Invest in a partner committed to the environment, health & safety.


Deeply committed to environmental, health and safety programs, Pacific Coast Chemicals takes great pride in the responsibility to meet the stringent standards that we have set for ourselves. As a founding member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), we continue to support this organization's program of Responsible Distribution which has set equally as high standards on environmental, health and safety issues. 

With various concerns on chemical safety and security of wine ingredients and hazardous materials, it is important to note that that every 4 years, Pacific Coast Chemicals undergoes a through independent third party audit that inspects the facility, reviews documentation, and confirms the PCC has followed all the appropriate processes for compliance. Our staff works to administer these programs and ensure that the entire company remains in total compliance.

From cellar & cleaning chemicals to yeasts & ensymes, Pacific Coast Chemicals is a strong viable option for wineries to secure quality products from a company invested in environmental responsibility.


Trade Show Booth # Information
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Please call or contact us for pricing. Our pricing is volume based for each specific order, so combining items helps reduce your cost.

Title Name Email Phone
Industry Manager Steve Shaffer steveshaffer@pcchem.com 510-549-3535
Sales Rep (Napa, N. San Joaquin Valley) Rae Crisp raecrisp@pcchem.com 707-373-0646
Sales Rep (Sonoma, Mendocino, Santa Rosa, Central Susan Johnson susanjohnson@pcchem.com 707-592-8322
Sales Rep (Central San Joaquin Valley) Ozzie Bates ozziebates@pcchem.com 559-978-9151
Sales Rep (Pacific Northwest) Martin Lysness martinlysness@pcchem.com 206-409-2002
Sales Rep (Southern CA) Jon Parsley jonparsley@pcchem.com 310-849-8883
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Non hazardous Chlorine Dioxide for decontamination


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Non hazardous Chlorine Dioxide for decontamination


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Wine yeast utilizes ammonia and alpha-amino nitrogen during fermentation, known collectively as yeast assimilable nitrogen (YAN).


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Next Generation Chart


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Winemakers globally are seeking tools to add complexity and mouth-feel to wine. There are different ways of acquiring these desired characters in wine, such as adding pressings back to the wine or aging on yeast lees


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The production of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) during grape juice fermentation is a negative attribute for wine quality.


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Chlorine Free Cleaning Powder for the Wine Industry


Pacific Coast Chemicals Co. distributes specialty chemicals to the eleven Western States from locations shown below:

Arizona
Phoenix
4802 West Polk
Phoenix, Arizona 85043
Phone: (800) 348-1579
California
San Francisco Bay Area Headquarters
2424 Fourth Street
Berkeley, California 94710
Phone: (510) 549-3535
Fax: (510) 549-0890
California
Los Angeles
5100 District Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90058
Phone: (323) 771-7700
Fax: (323) 771-0520
Oregon
Portland
2720 NW 35th
Portland, Oregon 97210
Phone: (800) 348-1579

Utah
Salt Lake City
1812 S. Empire Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84014
Phone: (800) 348-1579

Washington
Seattle Area
530 Andover Park West
Tukwilla, Washington 98188
Phone: (800) 348-1579


 

Washington
Central Washington Area
1620 W. Lewis St. #E
Pasco, Washington 99301
Phone: (800) 348-1579