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shocked.gif posted on 8-8-2019 at 04:25
Buying chemicals in Poland "OTC"


So I am in Poland visiting the family of my girlfriend and was hoping to may get some nice chemicals in my hands wich are either too expensive or hard to aquire in Germany. I had no idea how it will turn out and didn´t expect anything as I never tried to find a supplier in Poland. But I thought there have to be chemicals like KNO3 wich should be OTC because there has to be a reason why I like to call polish firecrackers "flying fingers".


It tourned out they are not OTC, they are off the pallet.
I asked for 3 or 4 kg´s of KNO3 and I expected an answer like in Germany (too dangerous, they don´t sell, etc) but the answer was "Too less, we only have 25kg bags for 170 Zloty (40 Eur)". Of course I bought it and it turned out to be ACS/Ph.Eur. grade stuff. There were no questions asked, wich was totally unbelievable for me, maybe I am too "german".
They had everything I could think about at the moment and more in the stock!
It was amazing, I think I have to marry my girlfriend ;)

The only drawbacks are that you need to take quite big amounts like 25kg+ but they are cheap, and you can´t trust them with the ACS grade. The guy who helped me finding the KNO3 didn´t had a clue about chemistry and while looking around, he put his hand in an open bag with Cr(III) and Cr (VI). I dont even know why they where open. And you need somebody who speaks polish or the substance translated in polish written down.

I myself will never ever order expensive chemicals in Germany again. I found my supplier where I can buy lifetime stocks of chemicals or low! Chemia Bielsko, where I have been

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[*] posted on 8-8-2019 at 08:13


Marry her and take the hands in ASC grade chems for granted ;)
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[*] posted on 8-8-2019 at 11:03


I think I will, just waiting to get two tiny pieces of the rocks they brought with the apollo missions for the rings ;) .
Nevermind, somebody of you has a good idea for the rings? I really dislike diamonds. Rh, Pt and a nice stone are the way to go IMHO.
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[*] posted on 8-8-2019 at 11:44


I'm from Poland and i can recommend you companies such as:
http://hadronscientific.pl/en/ - cheap, useful chemicals ;
http://chemik.aip.pl/ - variety of chemicals, very vast assortiment even some exotic ones, cheap;
https://pol-aura.pl/ - good quality stuff,
http://www.odczynnikichemiczne.sklepna5.pl - there you can buy little quantities just to test reaction, also vast assortiment and some exotic stuff, you can also order bigger quantities but you have to text the owner.
https://www.sklep.archem.com.pl/ - there you can buy lots of acids, for just about nothing, for example 20l of sulfuric acid costs just about 90zł (20eur) + shipping to Poland like 150zł (35eur)
welcome to Poland paradise for amateur chems
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[*] posted on 8-8-2019 at 12:39


You guys sound very lucky! I wish I lived in Poland.

Tell me something bad about living in Poland to keep me from up and moving there.




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[*] posted on 8-8-2019 at 13:19


Quote: Originally posted by mackolol  

welcome to Poland paradise for amateur chems


Yes it is! Thanks for your recommendations, they are really helpful! I really love the mentality of poland. They are not feared about new or unknown stuff. They are amazed if you know stuff.

Quote: Originally posted by Loptr  
You guys sound very lucky! I wish I lived in Poland.

Tell me something bad about living in Poland to keep me from up and moving there.


Well, the woman are beautiful, stuff is pretty cheap if you exchange from another currency and if you buy a pallet of beer on a festival with a million visitors, it´s cold!
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[*] posted on 8-8-2019 at 19:55


Quote: Originally posted by DrScrabs  
I think I will, just waiting to get two tiny pieces of the rocks they brought with the apollo missions for the rings ;) .
Nevermind, somebody of you has a good idea for the rings? I really dislike diamonds. Rh, Pt and a nice stone are the way to go IMHO.


If I had a choice I would go for rhodium... but you will need a very skilled craftsman to make a durable ring out of rhodium; won't be cheap! But hey! If you want to marry her, go for it.
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[*] posted on 8-8-2019 at 22:49


Quote: Originally posted by mackolol  
I'm from Poland and i can recommend you companies such as:
http://hadronscientific.pl/en/ - cheap, useful chemicals ;
http://chemik.aip.pl/ - variety of chemicals, very vast assortiment even some exotic ones, cheap;
https://pol-aura.pl/ - good quality stuff,
http://www.odczynnikichemiczne.sklepna5.pl - there you can buy little quantities just to test reaction, also vast assortiment and some exotic stuff, you can also order bigger quantities but you have to text the owner.
https://www.sklep.archem.com.pl/ - there you can buy lots of acids, for just about nothing, for example 20l of sulfuric acid costs just about 90zł (20eur) + shipping to Poland like 150zł (35eur)
welcome to Poland paradise for amateur chems



OMG, the prices, the assortment, so envious!




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[*] posted on 9-8-2019 at 00:42


I've had a bad experience last year with https://keten.com.pl/
Never sent the goods, plays dumb and plays dead most of the time.

Basically a thief.

My only bad experience with a Polish supplier.

I of course strongly recommend Mario from this forum and Onyx Met (elements candy store)




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[*] posted on 9-8-2019 at 08:04


Also the very interesting stuff with supliers in Poland is that many of them sell a lot of suspicious but still legal chemicals. Such as methylamine hydrochloride with photo of barrel written "Breaking bad" on it and they dont give a shit. You can also buy p2np, formamide, methylformamide, substituted acetophenones, but I'm pretty sure that if you order p2np or such, you can be checked by police, because however chemicals more dangerous are monitored and p2np's use is only one.
And of course things doesn't go so well if it's matter of local chemical shops. You must sign yourself in, when you buy acids or such and if you dont have company youre not gonna get lot of things and of course you must be an adult to even buy a salt from shop (in comparison to internet buying I, as not adult person can get everything by myself).
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[*] posted on 7-5-2020 at 10:18


Anyone know what's up with Hadron Scientific? I sent an email inquiring about ordering a bunch of stuff over a month ago, but haven't heard back from them. All emails are going unanswered. :(
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[*] posted on 7-5-2020 at 23:57


Hadron scientific is quite good company, I order from them from time to time, but unfortunately now, due to problems with shipping from China, because of epidemy, they're nit available.
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[*] posted on 8-5-2020 at 02:21


Quote: Originally posted by DrScrabs  

I myself will never ever order expensive chemicals in Germany again. I found my supplier where I can buy lifetime stocks of chemicals or low! Chemia Bielsko, where I have been


Bielsko is close to me, just accross the CZ/PL border. It's good to know about supplier which is that close to me. Maybe in future I'll look at this store. But for now I have few good CZ suppliers and can get lot's of interesting chemicals from my friend. Thank you for info!




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Quote: Originally posted by mackolol  
Hadron scientific is quite good company, I order from them from time to time, but unfortunately now, due to problems with shipping from China, because of epidemy, they're nit available.


No problems here. Ordering via Amazon or ebay works normally. Today I got an order (electronics) ordered 2 weeks ago.
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Quote: Originally posted by metalresearcher  
Quote: Originally posted by mackolol  
Hadron scientific is quite good company, I order from them from time to time, but unfortunately now, due to problems with shipping from China, because of epidemy, they're nit available.


No problems here. Ordering via Amazon or ebay works normally. Today I got an order (electronics) ordered 2 weeks ago.


That's interesting. Can you give me the link? I can't find them at these websites, neither do they sell electronics.

Last time, when I phonecalled company service to ask about some chemicals, they told me that due to such problems these reagents are finished.
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[*] posted on 8-5-2020 at 19:02


I think that was a general comment on shipping out of China.
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Quote: Originally posted by DavidJR  
I think that was a general comment on shipping out of China.


For what I have understood, they just take their reagents from China and now their source is limited, as it is company in Poland.
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Quote: Originally posted by mackolol  
I'm from Poland and i can recommend you companies such as:
http://hadronscientific.pl/en/ - cheap, useful chemicals ;
http://chemik.aip.pl/ - variety of chemicals, very vast assortiment even some exotic ones, cheap;
https://pol-aura.pl/ - good quality stuff,
http://www.odczynnikichemiczne.sklepna5.pl - there you can buy little quantities just to test reaction, also vast assortiment and some exotic stuff, you can also order bigger quantities but you have to text the owner.
https://www.sklep.archem.com.pl/ - there you can buy lots of acids, for just about nothing, for example 20l of sulfuric acid costs just about 90zł (20eur) + shipping to Poland like 150zł (35eur)
welcome to Poland paradise for amateur chems


Do any of these companies ship internationally?
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[*] posted on 12-5-2020 at 20:19


Quote: Originally posted by DavidJR  


Do any of these companies ship internationally?


Hadron does.

Edit: see above in this thread, it appears they are having stocking issues ATM.

[Edited on 13-5-2020 by B(a)P]
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[*] posted on 13-5-2020 at 06:00


At least a couple of them will do domestic PL shipping only.
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[*] posted on 13-5-2020 at 06:43


I believe that Pol Aura does, they even have english version of the site, but I don't know how is it now during the epidemy. It used to be one of the biggest chemical companies in Poland since very long. They have list of manufacturers on their site.

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[*] posted on 13-5-2020 at 09:22


Okay, thank you. I will report back if successful.
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[*] posted on 13-5-2020 at 09:27


Regarding Pol-Aura - I'm not so sure.
In conditions, they included information that only domestic delivery is available.
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[*] posted on 13-5-2020 at 09:45


Do any of these companies accept payment via Transferwise or Paypal?



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Quote: Originally posted by outer_limits  
Regarding Pol-Aura - I'm not so sure.
In conditions, they included information that only domestic delivery is available.


It seems that is correct. On the basket you have to select the country, and although United Kingdom is in the list (which is not just the standard list of every country, it's shorter than that) it just says there's no available shipping/payment methods. If I select Poland then that changes.
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