Friendlier products for a cleaner, safer world

PQ is a leading global provider of silicates, silicas and derivative products. PQ’s products are used in a wide variety of industrial processes and many customer products, from decorative paints to green cement, from clean drinking water to green tires and from toothpaste to biofuels and beer.

Our Products & Markets

PQ’s products are crucial ingredients in a diverse set of industrial and consumer applications. Our performance chemicals act as cleaning and whitening agents in toothpaste, create a “matted” finish on surface coatings and remove impurities from beer and edible oils. PQ has capabilities to provide silicates, silicas and derivate products in multiple forms. Our long legacy and market leadership is seen with brands like Gasil ® and Sorbosil ®

We are at the forefront of safety and sustainability

For over 200 years, PQ has envisioned the future of performance chemicals through collaborative innovation, making products that touch all of us, every day.


We are a leading global supplier of silicates, silicas and derivative products that serve as environmentally friendly substitutes for materials used in a variety of applications.

Building on a global footprint that spans across 13 countries, our talented and dedicated employees come from a diverse population with more than half of our 1,500 employees being located outside the United States.

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We firmly believe that success is achieved through the intellect and commitment of our people, so we employ a long-term human capital program to attract, retain, and develop talent for the future.

Working with us

Our corporate culture is built on five core values: Integrity, Safety, People, Customer Focus and Sustainability. Our business must comply with the laws of over 100 countries.

Our core values

Our rigorous Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) process enables our team to evaluate and address operational and compliance risks that we face in our businesses.

Ethics and governance

Latest News

PQ Announces Acquisition of vanBaerle

Malvern, PA – January 10, 2024 – PQ (, a leading global producer of silicates, silicas and derivative products, today announced that it has acquired the specialty silicate business of the vanBaerle Group. Headquartered in Münchenstein, Switzerland, vanBaerle is a leading manufacturer of high-grade silicates, serving customers across Europe, America, Africa, and Asia. For over… View Article

PQ Announces Plan for New Silicate Furnace at its Georgia, USA Manufacturing Facility

Expansion Will Help Meet Growing Demand for Silicates in Southeastern United States The new, high-efficiency furnace will significantly increase PQ’s production capabilities in the Southeastern United States as well as enhance its broader silicate supply network. The furnace will incorporate technological and engineering enhancements that support PQ’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and deliver… View Article

PQ Announces Expansion in Indonesia

The expansion includes the addition of a new micronizer and will enhance the company’s capabilities in the paints and coatings, personal care, and pharmaceutical end markets. Once completed, the new equipment can support a wide variety of silica products to meet customers’ needs.

2021 Sustainability Report

PQ publishes 2021 Sustainability Report. PQ’s inaugural Sustainability Report, as a standalone company focused on silicates, silicas and derivative products, embodies our core value of Sustainability. This report outlines our progress through early 2022, highlights our positive handprint impacts, sets 2022 as our benchmark year and formalizes our goals to be achieved by 2028.

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