Elementis Chromium is a leading global producer of chromium chemicals.

Market Leadership

With over 80 years of experience, Elementis Chromium has become a market leader in the production, sales and customer support of a wide range of chromium chemical products. Our products are used worldwide in a variety of applications, including:

  • Chrome sulfate – used in tanning to produce high quality leathers for a wide range of end uses.
  • Chromic acid – used in metal and plastic coatings to produce a strong, tarnish-resistant, “chrome” finish for appliances, automobiles and many other applications. Also used as a wood preservative for marine pilings, telephone poles, landscape timbers and other industrial wood applications.
  • Chromic oxide – used as a pigment in paints, architectural coatings, plastics, roofing tiles and ceramic tiles. Also used in the construction of high temperature and abrasion resistant refractory brick for glass and fiberglass. And, used in production of super alloy metals for use in airplane and land-based turbines.
  • Sodium dichromate – used as a high temperature coating for automotive, appliance and industrial coils. And, used as pigment for industrial paints and road lines.
  • Chrome hydrate – used as a pigment in soaps, artist paints and cosmetics.
  • Sodium sulfate – used as an additive in making detergents, glass, paper and starch.

Growth Drivers

As the chromium market becomes more demanding, we will remain the industry's supplier of choice by focusing on three key areas of our business:

  • Health, safety and environment - we are committed to providing a high level of protection to the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers and neighbors.
  • Operational excellence – our commitment to continuous improvement in manufacturing, customer service and administration has been recognized by many awards, including ISO 9001 and Carolina Star Certifications.
  • Price/cost competitiveness - we strive to deliver the most cost-effective solution while maintaining the highest standards in service and product quality.

First Class Facilities

We have two main manufacturing sites: Castle Hayne in North Carolina and Corpus Christi in Texas, both in the US. These plants produce all of our chromium chemicals products, with the exception of chrome sulfate.

Production of liquid chrome sulphate occurs at our three Leather Tanning Products (LTP) sites in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Amarillo, Texas and Dakota City, Nebraska. Situated in the heart of US cattle country, these locations are ideally placed to serve the American leather tanning industry.