Our Members

Advachem

Advachem is located in Hautrage, in Belgium, 70 km from Brussels, 240 km from Paris. This strategic position of the factory near the highway enables Advachem to reach a 700 km range and even more to export its production. Our company currently produces formaldehyde-based polymers for the wood panel industry. Our main markets are Belgium and Luxembourg, the northern half of France, the western part of Germany and the Netherlands. We are 40 people. The capacity is 220 thousands metric tons of formaldehyde-based resins and 110 thousands metric tons of UFC. Our range of resins – called glues or polymers – includes more than 20 products, for particle board panels, MDF and plywood.

Alder

Alder provides advanced formaldehyde and derivates technology. Since 1967 Alder is engaged in selling the license, know-how and basic engineering of its own proprietary processes for the production of formaldehyde, paraformaldehyde and pentaerythritol.

Ashland

Ashland Inc. is a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets. Through our four commercial units – Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets – we use good chemistry to make great things happen for customers in more than 100 countries. 

BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility.

Caldic

Caldic Chemie B.V. has its own producing facility and is situated in the center of the port area. The new site offers an opportunity to start integrated downstream production of Formaldehyde derivatives. The location of the site and its modern infrastructure allows direct access routes to Europe and other parts of the world by sea, rail and motorway. Within our production businesses, Caldic Chemie B.V. operates in a various range of market segments. Caldic Chemie B.V. have up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of various sectors and industries. Caldic Chemie B.V. offers a broad range of high-quality chemical products and is able to meet the specific requirements of customers within Europe.

Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world.

ChemCom Industries B.V.

ChemCom stands for Chemical Competence, Competence to Perform. We are proficient when it comes to chemistry or running chemical companies. This competence is the base for our performance which is also reflected in our new product name: PerformTM. ChemCom Industries produces resins for the green wood processing industry and intermediate products for the chemical industry. ChemCom Industries also focuses on new partnerships and a larger and greener product portfolio.

Chemisol

Chemisol Italia produces melamine powder resins: Hiperesin MF for the automotive and wood industries, for moulding compounds and the impregnation of paper; as well as, Hiperadd additives, for paper impregnation and board production. Flexible and customer oriented with tailor made solutions and skilled technical assistance.

Chimica Pomponesco

Chimica Pomponesco S.p.A, based in Pomponesco (MN), has produced formaldehyde and derivative resins for the particleboard, plywood, furniture, etc industry for over 30 years. An integral part of Frati Group, Chimica Pomponesco S.p.A, has developed in-depth experience in the use of different plants for production of raw and melamine particleboard, plywood, MDF, using multi and mono-opening, through-feed and bending presses.

DuPont

Rooted in science, driven by engineering, and united by purpose, DuPont exists to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. We are a science company with an extraordinary range of materials science, chemistry, biological science and engineering capabilities, and a corresponding breadth of products. Today, we drive progress by blending our deep customer knowledge and unrivaled expertise in applied science and engineering to meet the global challenges created by a rising population, a growing global middle class, and increasing demands on our planet’s resources.

Dynea AS

Dynea AS is the successor of Dynea Group focusing on the specialty wood adhesives market in Europe. We are a leader in the European market with a broad portfolio of adhesives for the wood processing industries. We have a broad chemistry basis, ranging from formaldehyde based resins to PU, EPI, PVAc, additives and hot melts. In addition to our own sites in Norway, Denmark and Hungary, we have toll production in Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Austria and Italy.

Eastman

Eastman’s chemicals, fibers and plastics are used as key ingredients in everyday items.  Approx. 10,000 Eastman employees around the world blend technical expertise and innovation to deliver practical solutions. The company is committed to finding sustainable business opportunities within the markets and geographies it serves.  Headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. Eastman had 2010 sales of $5.8 billion.

EMPA

EMPA is the European Melamine Producers Association, a Sector Group of Cefic, representing the key European producers of melamine. Currently there are three members, all of which are large chemicals companies operating throughout Europe.

Ercros

Ercros was founded in 1989. The company’s capital share is 30.19 million Euros and its shares are listed on the Spanish stock exchange market. Ercros is one of the largest producers of formaldehyde and derivatives in the world. Ercros has a workforce over 1,600 people and the turnover in 2010 was 610 million Euros.

EuroResinas

Euroresinas-Chemical SA is a unit of Sonae Arauco Group for the manufacture and marketing of synthetic resins and formaldehyde. Sonae Arauco is a new company resulting from a strategic partnership between Sonae Indústria and Arauco. This 50/50 partnership involves the existing European and South African wood based panels and related operations of Sonae Indústria, namely all its production facilities of wood based panels, chemicals and paper impregnation, but excludes Sonae Indústria’s operations in North America and the laminates and components business, which will continue to be fully owned by Sonae Indústria. With a total of 13 plants located in 4 countries on 2 continents and with more than 2700 employees worldwide, Sonae Arauco is one of the largest wood-based panel producers in the world.

Fantoni

Fantoni group is leader in the production of Mdf and chipboard panels, melamine papers, laminates, office furniture, melamine flooring and sound-absorption panels. A turnover of 320 million euros and more than 1,100 employees in the seven companies of the group are the result of more than one hundred years’ experience in wood processing, where the system companies support Fantoni itself in the constitution of an independent production system that starts from wood as raw material to the finished product.

FAR

Polioli was been established in 1980 and incorporated into FAR in 2007, expanding the production commercial section whilst maintaining same activity and products. Polioli produces Trimethylolpropane and Sodium formate, then Neopentylglycol, Pentaerythritol, Formic acid and Sodium Sulphate, Formaldehyde, Trimethylolpropane Diallylether and Maleic Anhydride and in 2006 Polioli began to sell the Biodiesel.

FORESA

FORESA is the chemical business of FINSA Group, with production facilities in Spain, Portugal and France, manufacturing formaldehyde, resins, adhesives, additives and emulsions for several industrial sectors, and strongly focused on technical service, R&D and environmental care.

Hexion

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (Hexion) is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. As a global manufacturer operating approximately 60 industrial facilities around the world, Hexion supplies customers through its Epoxy, Phenolic and Coating Resins Division, and its Forest Products Division.

INEOS Melamines

INEOS Melamines is a proven leader in the field of Melamine resins serving globally applications such as the coatings, paper, textile, tire, rubber and woodfinishing industries.

INEOS Paraform

INEOS Paraform is a leading European manufacturer of aqueous Formaldehyde, Paraformaldehyde (Granuform), and Hexamethylene tetramine.

Johnson Matthey Formox

Johnson Matthey Formox (JM Formox) is a leading global provider of plants, catalysts and licenses for the manufacture of formaldehyde. From the development in 1959 in Perstorp, Sweden, there has been continuous evolving of the FORMOX™ process, technology and catalysts. The FORMOX™ process has been sold to more than 150 plants in 35 countries. In 2013 we became part of Johnson Matthey; a leader in sustainable technologies with operations in over 30 countries and employing around 12,000 people.

Lanxess

Lanxess is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.9 billion in 2015 and about 16,200 employees in 29 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of Lanxess is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LERG

Lerg is a manufacturer and an exporter of synthetic resins: polyester, phenolic and amino resins , as well as putties, gelcoats and formalin.  Based on long-standing tradition Lerg effectively implements innovative products, satisfying even the most demanding customers.

MetaDynea

Metadynea serves and supplies wood based panels industries (particle board, MDF, OSB, Plywood), mineral wool insulation producers and chosen areas in automotive and engineering industries. MetaDynea works today mostly with customers in Central-Europe and Russia, supplying from two sites in Russia and in Austria.

Metafrax

JSC Metafrax is a dynamic Russian chemical company, the largest producer of methanol and its derivatives. Over the past 20 years Metafrax has transformed from a mono-production enterprise to a multi-industry group of companies with assets in the Urals Region and far beyond it, with annual turnover exceeding 20 billion rubles and total number of employees of more than 3,000.

Methanex

Methanex is the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and South America.

Michelin

Michelin is one of the largest tire manufacturer in the world.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Europe

MGC is developing a wide range of operations in four companies in the major fields of natural gas chemicals (methanol and ammonia derivatives), aromatic chemicals (meta-xylene derivatives), specialty chemicals (inorganic specialties and engineering plastics), and information & advanced materials.

OXEA

OXEA is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Oxo Intermediates and Oxo Derivatives. Our experience, our know-how and our reliability have made us an international market leader for Aldehydes, Acetates, Alcohols, Amines and Carboxylic Acids. Apart from these product groups we are also the sole manufacturer of some special Aldehydes, Diols, Specialty Esters and Olefin Derivatives.

Perstorp

The Perstorp Group is the world leader in several sectors of the specialty chemicals market for a wide variety of industries and applications. Perstorp has approximately 2,200 employees and manufacturing units in eleven countries in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales amounts to SEK 14.5 billion.

Sadepan

Sadepan Chimica was founded in Italy in 1973 due to demand from the Mauro Saviola Group for upstream integration of the panel production process. The Company has a range of products in continuous evolution, ranging from formaldehyde to liquid and powdered urea glues, from modified melamine and urea resins for decorative papers impregnation to phenolic resins and phenolic Kraft papers, from cationic amide resins to slow release nitrogen fertilizers.

Synthite / BIP

Synthite Ltd has a long history as a chemicals manufacturer of Formaldehyde, Alcofoms®, Paraform, Biocides and oilfield chemicals. The company is based in North Wales, UK, and has an excellent reputation for quality and reliability from many years service to leading chemical companies.