Corporate Overview

PQ Corporation is a leading worldwide producer of specialty inorganic performance chemicals and catalysts. PQ traces its beginnings to a family soap and candle business started in Philadelphia by Joseph Elkinton in 1831. The company began producing and selling "silicate of soda" or sodium silicate in 1861 to replace rosin in soap formulations. Today, PQ is the world's largest producer of soluble silicates.
Green Initiatives

New Product

ADVERA® Ti is a high performance product for the partial replacement of TiO₂, exclusive to PQ Corporation.
Recent Tradeshow

PQ Corporation recently exhibited at the annual American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) in Houston, TX.
Product Spotlight

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Performance Materials and Chemicals

The Performance Materials and Chemicals Group provides products and services for important end uses ranging from personal care to transportation safety, using products made from silicate, glass, and engineered material processes. It includes the performance chemicals business and Potters Industries. 

Environmental Catalysts and Services

The Environmental Catalysts and Services Group provides products and services to the refining and petrochemical markets, for the improvement of both Alkylation and HCC catalytic technologies, for reducing sulfur in fuels and emissions, and for the energy efficient conversion of various feedstocks to polymers and monomers used in the plastics industry. It includes Eco Services, the Silica Catalysts Business, and Zeolyst International.

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