Specialty Chemicals and Materials Manufacturing

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Who We Are.

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, our inorganic materials manufacturing facility is ISO 9001:2015 Certified with over 70 years of plant operations as a global Center of Excellence for the Lighting Industry.

What We Can Do.

Wet precipitation and solid-state chemical processes for contract research and development, piloting, and specialty and bulk production.

What We Make.

  • Phosphors
  • Fluorides
  • Alkaline Rare Earths
  • Rare Earth Oxides
  • Other Rare Earth Materials
  • Other Specialty Materials

Markets We Serve.

  • Lighting
  • Electronics
  • Medical Supplies
  • Display
  • Petrochemical Industry

Why We Are Unique.

  • Ship and handle Hazardous Materials including toxic, flammable, and corrosive
    • H3-rated spaces for Class I Div 1 & Class I Div 2
    • Shipping domestic (DOT) & international (IATA/IMDG)

How We Can Serve You.

  • Contract chemical manufacturing, toll manufacturing, custom materials and formulations, and packaging
  • Facility and knowledge-basis are well suited for many challenging applications, including the following:
    • Scintillators Materials
    • Persistent Phosphors
    • Battery Materials
    • IR Emission Phosphors
    • Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Materials
    • Alcohol & Solvent Solutions
 

 

Representative Products

 

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Specialty Paints & Coatings
Suspensions used in a variety of demanding applications
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TriGain® Potassium Fluorosilicate (PFS/KSF)
Phosphor in display and lighting LEDs providing premium color and efficiency
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Thermionic Emitters
Cathode coating for electron emissive surfaces in electron devices

Other Products Include: Inks, Soldering fluxes, Lacquers, Cermet materials, Phosphors, Getters, Catalysts

 

Representative Capabilities

 
Processing
  • Glass-lined steam-jacketed reactors, mixers, and powder blending equipment
  • High-temperature batch and pusher furnaces (both air and reducing atmospheres) as well as vacuum furnaces
  • Vertical and horizontal centrifuges
  • Ceramic ball mills for aqueous and solvent systems
  • Kady mills and Cowles dissolvers for making highly dispersed coatings
Analytical
  • X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Particle Size Distribution (PSD)
  • Luminescence Characterization
  • Fourier-Transform IR Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Viscosity
  • TGA/DTA Material Analysis