Company Timeline

2016
April 19

Acquired Akcros Chemicals

Acquired Akcros, gaining manufacturing and increased market presence in Europe and India.
2015
December 1

Akcros grows via acquisition

Akcros acquired the Mixed Metal Heat Stabilizer business of the Lamberti Group
2014
December 1

Formation of Valtris Specialty Chemicals

In December 2014, Ferro Corporation sold its Polymer Additives Division to H.I.G. Capital. The new company was named Valtris Specialty Chemicals.
2012
January 1

Platinum Plasticizers

Developed Platinum plasticizers to meet customer needs in a changing regulatory environment.
2005
January 1

Expansion

Expanded into new geographic markets and optimized sales infrastructure.
January 1

Improved ESO

Increased capacity and improved operating efficiency and production quality for ESO.
2002
January 1

PAD Laboratory

Built PAD technical applications laboratory, expanding product development and quality assurance capabilities.
2001
January 1

Fused Calcium Stearate

Expanded fused calcium stearate capacity in Fort Worth.
2000
January 1

Acquired Bridgeport and Newport Facilities

Acquired Bridgeport and Newport facilities to diversify product portfolio and add polymer modifiers capabilities.
1995
January 1

Acquired Fort Worth and Cleveland Facilities

Purchased Fort Worth and Cleveland facilities to expand into the lubricants market.
1990
January 1

Tank Farms and High Pressure Units

Added liquid tank farm, Fine Organics tank farm and high pressure units at Walton Hills facility.
1970
January 1

ESO and Fine Organics

Added Epoxidized Soybean Oil (“ESO”) and Fine Organics capabilities at Walton Hills facility.
1950
January 1

Polymer Additives

Added polymer additives capabilities at Walton Hills facility.
1940
January 1

Acquired Walton Hills

Acquired Walton Hills facility.