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About Borchers

Borchers is a coatings additives and specialty catalysts solutions provider.  We solve problems with and make improvements to coatings systems across the spectrum of chemistries, applications and end markets.

We impact the world around you every day.   We strive to make that impact more profound with each new product we develop, every project on which we collaborate and every personal relationship we nurture.

You might not notice these effects, but it is why our people and company exist.  We take our role in improving the world seriously because what we do matters.  The products and services we offer make the world safer, more colorful and perform better every day.

We have a wide range of products touching many parts of your life, our environmentally friendly alternatives to toxic metals improve the performance and non-yellowing of alkyd coatings.  Our cobalt-based promoters for radial tires help protect you and the most important people in your life.  We provide barrier coatings which prevent the degradation or spoiling of food in flexible or rigid packaging.  We make the catalysts that help create the insulation protecting your home keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer and the coatings additives that bring out the best color and performance in your coatings to beautify and protect your home or car.


Our Story

Our easily accessible geographic locations around the globe enhance our ability to quickly respond and collaborate with customers on various coatings, flexible packaging, printing ink, and adhesives solutions.  We pride ourselves on building strong customer relationships through our fast response times and ability to effectively collaborate on producing specialty solutions to fit their needs.

We also work closely with other raw material suppliers to better understand future technologies and market needs which inevitably require new product solutions.  We will collaborate with you to develop solutions to the problems you face when formulating your high performance coatings.

Borchers began as a chemical business over two centuries ago, in 1807—making us one of the oldest operating specialty chemical companies in the world.  Previous owners of our business included companies such as H.C. Starck, Bayer and Lanxess, each of whom had tremendous influence on the product offerings, technology and development of our company.  Our rich heritage in metal carboxylates began in 1946 as a small, privately held business originating in Cleveland, Ohio making siccatives for newspaper inks.

Through organic growth and acquisitions, we have developed into a global coatings additives and specialty catalysts solutions provider.  We are a leading supplier of performance additives for the coatings, inks and adhesives markets by offering a comprehensive range of Dispersants, Rheology Modifiers, Flow & Leveling Agents and Defoamers.  Our unique technology-driven portfolio helps formulators meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations and specific customer and market needs.

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