Baddley Chemicals Inc. has been an innovator and key supplier to the sugar industry since 1998. After recognizing a new solution was needed to replace sugar reagents that contained toxic Lead Subacetate, Dr. Bill Baddley embarked on finding a suitable solution for safely clarifying sugar cane and beet juices. After 10 years of research and testing Dr. Baddley came to a formulation that performed as well or better than the current toxic sugar reagents but no longer contained any lead. Thus, the introduction of Octapol® a proprietary, lead-free, biodegradable non-toxic product. This new product was named OCTAPOL®, based on the proprietary formulation consisting of a mixture of eight chemicals (OCTA-) and also for its use in clarification prior to polarimeter (-POL) measurement of sugar cane and beet juices.
For the past 24 years Baddley and Octapol® have served the sugar industry well by providing a high quality, safe, and effective reagent for clarifying sugar cane and beet juices. One of the most innovative and foundational improvements in sugar cane and beet juice measurement for total sugar concentration ever made.
About Baddley Chemical: Baddley Chemical is a family-owned and operated chemical company located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. They celebrated their 42nd year of continuous operation since incorporation in 1980. As of March 30th 2022, Baddley Chemical and Octapol® will be owned by and manufactured by Rudolph Research Analytical.
About: Bill & Gwyn Baddley – Owners/Founders
Baddley Chemicals, Inc was started by Dr. William H Baddley (Bill) and his wife of 59 years, Gwyn Morgan Baddley. Bill and Gwyn have lived in Baton Rouge for over 50 years and have three children and eight grandchildren.