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Performance Materials and Chemicals

Our global manufacturing and logistics network features production on six continents worldwide and our high-value products help our customers achieve critical performance criteria. We deliver innovative and sustainable solutions in applications such as personal care, highway safety, cleaning products, food and beverage products and surface coatings. From cleaning granules that make skin softer to products that reduce lead and other heavy metals in drinking water, our solutions are designed to increase safety and sustainability.

Performance Chemicals

PQ Corporation’s performance chemicals are crucial ingredients in a diverse set of industrial and consumer products. 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.

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Performance Materials

Our Potters® brand microspheres are used in wide variety of transportation safety applications including engineered glass microspheres that increase brightness and visibility of highway and airport pavement markings. Our ThermoDropTM thermoplastic product is revolutionizing the process of applying stripes on highways and roadways. Additionally, we produce solid and hollow microspheres that increase the strength of resins while reducing their weight and metal coated particles that diminish electromagnetic interference in electronics.

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Technical Service

PQ Corporation takes pride in providing the highest quality technical service. Our Technical Service and Quality Assurance Group can help you address questions about our product lines, as well as the many applications in which they are used.

Should you require technical assistance with one of our products, contact our Technical Group.

To request a sample, please make a PQ Sample Request.