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Industrial and Process Chemicals and Materials

Our high performance products are used in diverse applications, from helping tires roll with less resistance to improving the quality of municipal water supplies. And our cost-effective performance materials aid in electronic wafer polishing and serve as highly reliable abrasives for metal finishing processes.

Silicate Precursors for the Tire Industry

Our silicates are a critical ingredient for our customers' precipitated silicas and silanes, which are added to tires to replace carbon black. These “green tires” achieve up to an 8% savings in fuel consumption, helping automobiles to meet increasingly stringent fuel mileage and vehicle emissions standards. We have a global reach, with facilities in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Water Treatment Solutions

To help improve water quality and reduce lead in drinking water, we tailor a number of silicate product offerings for use in water treatment applications globally. Our Sulfuric Acid is used as an environmentally friendly buffer in managing pH for drinking water. We also offer advanced testing and technology resources, including loop testing.

Microspheres for Metal Finishing End Uses

Our Potters® brand glass microspheres are an industry leader in the metal finishing industry and are used for peening, cleaning and deburring metal surfaces. With more than 100 years of experience, we operate a manufacturing and distribution network with more than 25 facilities worldwide.

Oil Processing

SORBSIL® silica hydrogel is a free-flowing synthetic powder that biodiesel and edible oil refiners trust globally to remove a number of unwanted contaminants from triglyceride oils and fats during processing. Our silica helps refiners reduce operational costs while improving the final quality of their products.