Company Timeline

2016
Apr 19

Acquired Akcros Chemicals

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

2015
Dec 01

Akcros grows via acquisition

Akcros acquired the Mixed Metal Heat Stabilizer business of the Lamberti Group

2014
Dec 01

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
Jan 01

Platinum Plasticizers

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

2005
Jan 01

Expansion

Expanded into new geographic markets and optimized sales infrastructure.

Jan 01

Improved ESO

Increased capacity and improved operating efficiency and production quality for ESO.

2002
Jan 01

PAD Laboratory

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

2001
Jan 01

Fused Calcium Stearate

Expanded fused calcium stearate capacity in Fort Worth.

2000
Jan 01

Acquired Bridgeport and Newport Facilities

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

1995
Jan 01

Acquired Fort Worth and Cleveland Facilities

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

1990
Jan 01

Tank Farms and High Pressure Units

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

1970
Jan 01

ESO and Fine Organics

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

1950
Jan 01

Polymer Additives

Added polymer additives capabilities at Walton Hills facility.

1940
Jan 01

Acquired Walton Hills

Acquired Walton Hills facility.