Applied Minerals, Inc.
Applied Minerals, Inc. through its ownership of the historic Dragon Mine deposit, is the premiere global source of halloysite clay and related technology solutions. Marketed under the Dragonite™ tradename, our products address the global need for high performance, eco-friendly solutions for a range of industrial applications.
Our Dragonite products offer exceptional purity, unmatched quality and reliable consistency. Coupled with our superior technical know-how, our products assist our customers in achieving their desired objectives. We invite you to explore how our Dragonite™ line of products can improve your product formulation.
- Dragonite™ Halloysite Clay
- Amiron™ Natural Iron Oxides
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) is a market leader in natural-source, high-performance oils used for a broad range of industrial applications including lubricants, rubber, asphalt, oilfield, mining, personal care, polymers, coatings, adhesives and many others. Our modified oils use hydrogenation, polymerization and specialty blends to enhance individual oil performance. We offer both heat-polymerized and blown soybean, canola, and rapeseed oils with a wide range of viscosities. Our linseed oils, soybean oils and copolymer oils are key components in paints and coatings, printers’ inks, resins and candles.
Our linseed oil products are available in qualities ranging from raw and fully refined, to low acid-range (OKO™) and medium acid-range (Alinco™) heat-polymerized oils. Our soybean and other oils are available from fully refined to the highest quality and are also available in liquid and solid modified form.
Our linseed oils and soybean oils are used in a variety of high-quality inks and consumer products. Our linseed oils are also used in a variety of primers, paints and stains. We also offer copolymers with good solubility in petroleum-type thinners and solvents.
ADM has approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries and a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network.
BASF Kaolin is the world’s largest calcined kaolin producer. As a globally recognized leader, our broad product portfolio offers customers the most innovative and premium quality kaolins.
To produce our kaolin, BASF has manufacturing plants and numerous mines located throughout Georgia, USA. Industry leading Environmental, Health, Safety, and Quality practices are core to the foundation of the kaolin business. In fact, the state of Georgia has one of the most comprehensive reclamation acts in the nation, requiring that an acre of land be reclaimed for every acre mined. After kaolin deposits are extracted and mining is complete, mining companies must return the land to its natural state. Reclaimed land must once again produce renewable resources, including timber, agriculture, wildlife and fish as well as recreation areas for future generations. BASF Kaolin is committed to sustainable development. We believe that the environmental protection and social responsibility displayed through our land reclamation initiatives are prime examples of this commitment.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE. BASF has more than 18,200 employees in North America.
Brilliant Group, Inc.
Brilliant Group, Inc. was founded to serve the needs of industrial users of fluorescent pigment around the globe. We offer a world-class range of fluorescent pigments, soluble toners, and paint and ink concentrates
Our team is steeped in fluorescent pigment technology. It’s what our key members have been doing since the 1980’s. We know that these fluorescent colorants aren’t like other dyes or pigments, so we’re there to help our customers with formulating and use.
Our goal is to offer ‘best of breed’ fluorescent technology, provide local inventory and technical support through our international distribution network, all the while bringing exceptional value.
Our global headquarters, with corporate offices, R&D and manufacturing, is located in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, USA.
Cathay Industries USA
Cathay Pigments is a global company and a world leader in manufacturing synthetic iron oxide pigments. Cathay’s resources and technical expertise allows them to provide innovative pigment products with consistency and quality for the most demanding applications. Cathay Pigments has branch and sales offices throughout the world.
Cathay Pigments Industries USA, Inc. manufactures and sells Construction, Coatings, and Plastics grade Iron Oxide Pigments; including naturally occurring Umbers, Ochres, Siennas, and unique eco-friendly Transparent Iron Oxides. Cathay Pigments works to continuously expand their capabilities and focus on innovation, sustainability, and ability to provide the best value iron oxides to meet our customers many needs.
Chemours Titanium Technologies
Chemours Titanium Technologies is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of titanium dioxide products. We are dedicated to providing value for our customers, who subsequently supply the world with coatings, plastics, laminate and paper products. We deliver industry-leading innovation that addresses the growing worldwide demand for high quality titanium dioxide by working to create brighter, more efficient pigments. Even beyond the products we deliver, we also strive to be a partner that enables the development of sustainable solutions to customer challenges, further enhancing their business performance.
In addition to being known as a leader in safety and ethics within the TiO2 industry for over 80 years, Chemours Titanium Technologies is a technological innovator. Since the invention and implementation of the chloride manufacturing process in the 1950’s, consistent advancement in Ti-Pure™ TiO2 pigment design has expanded its quality and utility across the numerous applications in which it is a component. Fostering innovation to improve the quality of our customers’ experience as well as our products has always been a critical component of our success and will continue to do so as we build upon our 80+ years of expertise.
Chemours has been a pioneer in titanium dioxide technology for the coatings industry and leads titanium dioxide manufacturers in product quality, customer service, and production capacity.
Since the 1950’s Chemours Titanium Technologies has been dedicated to providing the plastics industry with products and services that solve your color, opacity and weatherability design issues.
The Chemours titanium dioxide business is dedicated to creating greater, more rewarding value for the paper industry through our total offering of industry-leading service and product.
Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
As a leading manufacturer of color pigments, Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd. has made contributions to the society by producing fine chemicals. Colors are an essential part of everyday lives of human beings.
Promptly focusing attention on the technical innovation in the world has enabled us to devise new technologies and various products, and thanks to which we have succeeded in building the history over 80 years since foundation in 1931.
Pigment-focused chemical synthetic technology, pigmentation technology and such give beautiful colors to different kinds of materials. While rapid breakthroughs in information technology appliances, including liquid crystal monitors and ink jet printers, have brought prominent changes to the 21st century, we have continued to challenge the innovation of chromatic technology and remained committed to the culture of color-related information technology.
Global competition increasingly intensifying, our mission as a company is to take the responsibility of considering environment, health, safety and other issues furthermore. We are trying best to continue aiming at corporate management that optimizes youthfulness and chromatic technologies accumulated ever since.
Dianal America, Inc.
Dianal began operations in 1992 at its 10-acre manufacturing facility in Pasadena, Texas and currently produces over 70 standard commercial and custom specialty product grades. Dianal produces coatings resins that add value to the inherent properties of objects made from metals, plastics and paper. Dianal products are based on acrylic, methacrylic and styrenic monomers. Dianal coating materials have taken the largest market share in automotive topcoats and repair finishes, which require excellent appearance, durability, and resistance to chipping and acid rain. Increasingly, Dianal resins are being used in hot melt, reactive hot melt and anaerobic adhesives. Dianal resins are also used to improve gloss and adhesion in inks and lacquers.
DIANAL LP-series resins, an environment-friendly acrylic powder used to replace PVC in plastisol products, is growing rapidly in automotive applications such as undercoats and body sealers because it not only imposes a smaller environment load than comparable materials, but it also can form films at low temperatures.
Gabriel Performance Products, LLC
Founded in 1955, Gabriel Performance Products, LLC is the premier, industry-leading specialty chemical manufacturer that delivers state-of-the-art, scalable, ready-made or customized chemical solutions with exceptional customer service and care. Our heritage includes such well-known companies as Union Carbide, Westinghouse, Oxychem, and Cognis.
Gabriel’s product line, Ranbar® delivers a broad range of short, medium, and long oil alkyds, as well as a complete range of specialty and modified alkyds for a variety of applications including industrial & civil coatings, primers, temporary protective coatings, traffic marking paints, electrical varnishes, and packaging. While we offer offsets to the most common grades, our specialty is in formulating and producing custom resin solutions that are tailored to your specific needs. We have several options for low/Zero VOC resins, green solvents and low-cost water reducible technology.
Harcros Chemicals Inc.
Harcros Chemicals Inc. is a major distributor and manufacturer of industrial and specialty chemicals. Privately held since 2001, the company has a long-standing history in the chemical industry. Harcros began business in 1917 as Thompson, Munro and Robins, and changed its name to Thompson-Hayward Chemical Company (THCC) in 1923. North American Philips acquired THCC in 1961, and in 1981, the company again changed hands when Harrisons and Crosfield plc purchased the bulk of the business from North American Philips. The company name was changed to Harcros Chemicals, Inc. in 1988. In 2001 a management buyout resulted in the privatization of Harcros. It remains a privately held corporation today and is employee owned effective January 2014 through the creation of an ESOP.
Harcros operates twenty-nine distribution locations in nineteen states and provides excellent geographic coverage throughout much of the United States. The Harcros Manufacturing Division headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas, with a secondary facility in Dalton, Georgia, is a niche producer of surfactants, emulsifiers, defoamers, and a myriad of specialty products, custom blends, and reaction chemistries.
The roots of the family company stretch back to the 14th century. In the beginning the Heubachs first manufactured decorative glassware, then porcelain. In 1806 they founded the Goslarer Farbenfabrik facility and became one of the first ever manufacturers of pigments. Since then, Heubach GmbH has developed into one of the leading producers of high-quality organic and inorganic pigments and pigment preparations. The addition of Heubach’s American facility (Heucotech, Ltd.) in the 1980’s made it the largest independent producer of printing ink preparations in the USA. In the 90’s, production facilities for organic pigments saw considerable investment. Further expansion was driven by increased capacity in India. Today, Heubach is a leader in the production of phthalocyanine products and is the only backwardly integrated manufacturer of indanthrone pigment.
Product innovation has also led Heubach to become the market leader in anti-corrosive pigments. They demonstrated this commitment to the anticorrosive pigment market by constructing a production facility at its US location near Philadelphia in 2018. This step substantially strengthens Heubach’s position, not only in North America, but globally as well as part of the planned growth strategy. Heubach is the largest manufacturer of anticorrosives and the global leader in the development and marketing of these specialty pigments.
IGM Resins commenced supply of raw materials to the European Ink and Coatings industry in the late nineties. Since that time, the IGM product portfolio has developed significantly in response to the technical demands from our customers. Today, IGM is recognized globally as a specialist in the development, manufacturing and supply of products and technical services to the global UV Ink & Coating industry. IGM’s product portfolio consists of the highest quality UV monomers, oligomers, photoinitiators, and additives.
IGM is the only supplier that is 100% dedicated to the energy / energy curing coatings industry—and they are investing to grow with it. They are expanding their capabilities in R&D, product development and manufacturing to better serve customers and partner with them in developing next generation photoinitiators and other UV materials.
J. Rettenmaier USA LP
At J. Rettenmaier USA LP, a member of the J. RETTENMAIER & Söhne Group, we have dedicated our business to the research, development and processing of high quality organic fibers derived from sustainable, vegetable raw materials. These include products made of wood fibers which are processed into microfibers, compacts, granules, mixtures or special dosage forms as needed. Our team of dedicated professionals are ready to assist you with your product formulations.
Kemira Chemicals, Inc.
At Kemira, we use our chemistry to improve your everyday. We add optimal quality, functionality and strength to paper and board products, we ensure safety and hygiene of water and food packaging, and we maximize yield from energy resources.
Our areas of expertise are pulp & paper, water intensive industries & municipal water treatment, and oil & gas. Through our global network of dedicated experts, production facilities and R&D centers, we serve customers around the world and improve their product quality, resource efficiency and sustainability.
Lily Group Co., Ltd
Lily Group Co., Ltd was founded in 1989 and is one of China’s largest producers of azo organic pigments, high-performance organic pigments, and related intermediate products. Through acquisition in May 2018, we now own the production base of high-quality pearlescent pigments.
Listed on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange in December 2016 (SH: 603823), Lily Group successfully became the first public company of China’s organic pigment industry. At present, our group has more than 1,200 employees and approx. 400,200 square meters of land. Lily has committed to continuing investment in waste water treatment, solvent recycling, and effluent pre-treatment.
Lily Group Co., Ltd. is a national high-tech enterprise, with the only national-level technology center in China’s organic pigment industry and a national post-doctoral workstation. We have invested in state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for paint, ink, and plastics applications that meet the global standard of test methods for all applications.
Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Lubrizol is a market-driven innovator of specialty chemicals that solve today’s challenges in the paints and coatings, printing and packaging, paper and textiles, plastics and composites, and digital print markets. More than just a supplier, we are a collaborator with extensive experience in surface protection, dispersion, adhesion, and barrier properties that enables us to enhance the performance, simplicity, and sustainability benefits of our customers’ products. With a commitment to collaboration, applied science, and demonstrated value, our team of experts is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations for both the simplest and toughest requirements. Count on Lubrizol to make the difference.
With a passion for collaboration and customer intimacy, Lubrizol helps customers achieve success with performance coatings by providing innovative technology, technical support, product reliability, outstanding customer experiences, and security of supply.
Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc. (MCP)
Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc. (MCP) is dedicated to meeting customer needs with a growing line of synthetic emulsion polymers and unparalleled customer focus. MCP offers a diverse line of water-based emulsions including styrene butadiene, acrylic, styrene acrylic, and other specialty latexes to both domestic and international customers from the MCP facility in Charlotte, North Carolina and from its network of collaborative manufacturing partners. The customer is at the center of everything MCP does. MCP’s focus is having the right product, in the right package, in the right place, at the right time to meet customer needs rather than being driven by internal optimization.
MCP is a privately held specialty chemical company dedicated to innovation, quality, service, and sustainability with products for the adhesives, nonwovens, paint & coatings, graphic arts, printing & packaging, textiles, carpet, sealants, construction, oil services, and paper. MCP prides itself in working closely with customers to develop customized solutions for unique niche applications. MCP has built a knowledgeable, dedicated, and creative team of people from across the industries and markets.
Nobel NC Company Ltd.
Nobel NC Company Ltd. is the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial nitrocellulose, a film forming resin used in the inks and coatings market. It is a high quality, supremely flexible material that demonstrates outstanding functionality, excellent value for money and high standards of safety. It delivers genuine competitive advantages.
The unique granular format gives Nobel NC nitrocellulose superb flow characteristics. It is easy to handle and virtually dust-free, displaying minimal solvent migration during transport and storage. Above all, it creates end-products of unrivalled clarity and consistency, that meet and surpass increasingly demanding industry standards.
Nobel NC extensive nitrocellulose product range is designed to meet current and future application requirements. The company maintains its position at the forefront of the industry by substantial investment in product development and support to our customers.
Specialty Minerals, Inc. (SMI)
Specialty Minerals, Inc. (SMI) is an international producer of high-performance minerals: talc, precipitated calcium carbonate, ground calcium carbonate, lime, and dolomite. Among the wide variety of applications for our products are paper, plastics, adhesives and sealants, paint, ink, pharmaceuticals, food fortification, nutritional supplements, specialty ceramics, inks, building products, agriculture, and many others.
We’ve been active in the mining and manufacture of minerals for over 150 years – our Adams, Massachusetts, and U.S. operation began mining limestone in 1853. Specialty Minerals is the world’s largest manufacturer of precipitated calcium carbonates (PCCs), with an output of over 3.5 million tons of PCC each year. The company that is now our plant in the United Kingdom was the world’s first precipitated calcium carbonate manufacturer, with commercial PCC production starting in 1898. SMI PCC manufacturing in the U.S. began in 1936, and Nano PCCs have been produced for over 25 years. Specialty Minerals PCC plants are in 17 countries around the world.
New products and technology development have been key to our success, with Specialty Minerals having grown to over $US 662 million sales in 2012, of which $US 546 million were PCC and $US 116 million were processed minerals. SMI Research and Technology Centers are located in Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania in the U.S., and in Suzhou, China and are equipped with many types of advanced instruments and equipment. To support the industries we serve, our applications labs are staffed with industry experts. Among the fully equipped applications labs are those for paper filling and coating; plastic extrusion, injection molding and film blowing; sealants, and healthcare tableting and food development.
As a leading global supplier of latex binders for more than 60 years, Trinseo has a history of working closely with customers on diverse applications for adhesives, construction, functional nonwovens, paper and board, and textiles and carpet. Our product portfolio, based on styrene butadiene latex, styrene acrylic latex, and vinyl acrylic latex, continues to evolve with, and anticipate, market demand. Today, we develop binder solutions that deliver on performance, environmental and regulatory compliance, and processing efficiencies – while meeting individual customer needs.
Our highly collaborative approach to new product development builds on our commitment to long-term customer relationships, as well as industry experience and differentiating technologies. Customers also benefit from our strong manufacturing grid, R&D centers, and application facilities in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas.
From security of supply and consistent quality, to shorter lead times and reliable technical support, Trinseo offers global expertise on a local scale. Select from our available resources to learn more about our products and get in touch with us to see how we can work together.