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Velsicol Chemical LLC is a specialty and commodity chemical company that manufactures, distributes and sells a diverse range of performance chemicals. Velsicol is a leading producer and marketer of benzoate plasticizers for various polymer additive applications with our Velsiflex – branded product line. We are also the world market leader in cyclopentadiene chemistry including Hex and Chlorendic Anhydride. This product portfolio serves a wide range of customers and end-use applications in unsaturated polyester resin market as well as the flame retardant, epoxy resins, adhesive, caulk, paint and coating, PVC and plastisol markets.

Velsicol has been in business since 1931, and through the years, we have shown that we will not compromise on our core values of Service, Quality and Product Stewardship. Together, these values define our day-to-day approach of working with our customers on a solutions-focused and value-added basis of doing business. We are a company that has a long history of partnering with our customers with many long-standing relationships that have lasted multiple decades.

Velsicol’s global corporate headquarters is in suburban Chicago near O’Hare International Airport. We also have strategic manufacturing, distribution, and sales and marketing offices located all over the world in support of a global and multinational customer base.

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Velsicol Chemical Launches Benzoic Acid Technical Grade in the Americas, Europe and Southeast Asia

Velsicol launches BENZOIC ACID TECHNICAL GRADE used in manufacture of many end products including alkyd resins. When used as a key ingredient in alkyd resins, it improves physical properties such as gloss, hardness and chemical resistance. Benzoic Acid Technical Grade… Read More


Velsicol Chemical LLC announces equity joint venture with ECOD Specialties in China

Velsicol Chemical LLC, a leading specialty chemical producer and marketer, today announced that it has completed its equity joint venture investment with ECOD Specialties Co., Ltd. The joint venture will be located in Wuhan, China, and will manufacture and market environmentally… Read More