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American Appraisal provides valuation and consulting services to some of the world’s leading chemical processing firms.

Who We Serve
American Appraisal serves US and international companies operating in all niches of the chemical processing industry, including:

  • Commodity chemicals
  • Basic chemicals
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Life science and pharmaceutical chemicals
  • Performance chemicals
  • Petrochemicals
  • Plastics manufacturing

We've applied our chemicals industry experience in the following and other markets:

Acetone Columbium Pentachloride MEK Plasticizers
Acetylene Desulfurization Methanol Polybutylene
Adhesive Polymers Detergent Alcohols MTBE Polyethylenes
Alcohol Ethoxylate Surfactants EGE Nitric Acid Polyvinyl Chloride
Alpha Olefins Ethylene Nitroform Propylene
Aluminum Sulfide Ethylene Glycol Odorless Mineral Spirits Propylene Oxide
Ammonia Ethylene Oxide Olefins PTT Resins
Aromatics Ferric Sulfate Oriented Polypropylene Film Secondary Butyl Alcohol
Bisphenol A Formaldehyde PDO Sulfuric Acid
BTX HDPE PEN Sunflower Oil
Butadiene Herbicides Pentaerythritol Synthetic Lubricants
Carbon Isopropyl Alcohol PET Titanium Trichloride
Carbon Bisulfide LDPE Phenols Urea
Catalysts Lubricants Phosphate Fertilizers Vinyl Chloride Monomer


What We Do
We provide expertise in valuing all classifications of tangible and intangible assets, including:

Tangible Assets Intangible Assets 
Land Trademarks and trade names
Land improvements Customer/distributor relationships
Buildings Patents and patent applications
Personal property including: IPR&D
Battery limits Contracts
Off-sites Operating procedures and manuals
Leasehold improvements Operating software
Construction in progress Permits/licenses
  Leasehold interests
  Engineering drawings
  Emission allowances/credits
  Noncompete agreements
  Royalty agreements
  FDA approvals

Our valuation and consulting services for clients in the chemicals industry encompass:

Our global chemicals industry valuation consultants have extensive experience with litigation support and expert witness testimony.

Recent Experience
American Appraisal’s recent experience includes assisting dominant US and global chemical companies with:

  • Purchase price allocation services for a major acquisition involving real and personal property as well as numerous intangible assets
  • Property tax, collateral financing, income tax and financial reporting valuations
  • Property insurance appraisals for US and international facilities of a chemical, fiber and plastics manufacturer
  • Valuation services related to fresh start accounting

Why American Appraisal?
American Appraisal is a leader in the valuation of intangible assets, making us well prepared to serve the chemicals industry and its many associated intangibles such as IPR&D, patents and patent applications. In addition, we have specialized experience in valuing operating chemical plants and their associated real and personal property and intangible assets. Our global valuation team is well positioned for US and international valuation engagements.



Client Quotes

"The process was very smooth.  I worked primarily with a consultant in the Milwaukee office and he was very knowledgable and responsive.  I would definitely recommend working with American Appraisal again in the future."

Public Chemical Manufacturing Company
Sales > $1B

"I was very impressed with the quality work I received.  I will definitely use American Appraisal in the future."

Whitford Corporation





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Purchase Price Allocation
Corporate Tax Valuation Services
IRC §409A and Stock Valuation
Gift & Estate Tax

Cost Segregation

Transfer Pricing

§861 Interest Expense

Property Tax

Property Insurance
Appraisal &

Building Insurance Appraisal
& Inspection

Equipment/Personal Property Insurance Appraisal & Inventory

Property Insurance
Appraisal Update

Web-Based Reporting

Fixed Asset Management

Fixed Asset Inventory & Reconciliation

Fixed Asset

IT Asset Inventory

Property Record
Outsourcing Services


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Solvency Opinions

Asset Purchase,
Sale or Lease

Asset Financing



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Appraisal Reviews

Intellectual Property Valuation

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

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Portfolio Valuation

Right of Way Appraisal Services






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