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