Glycolic acid from Chemours™, produced in Belle West Virginia, is the most consistent product available on the market today. Chemours™ has the highest standards and capability for product stewardship, supply, and quality. Competitive producers can only promise these things; Chemours™ has delivered on them.
U.S. Based Operations
The full range of glycolic acid products from Chemours™ is completely manufactured in the United States.
Chemours™ production is not dependent upon Chinese-sourced materials in any way.
Chemours™ production of glycolic acid products is flexible and has sufficient capacity to meet full market demands.
Competitive glycolic acid is made by multiple, and generally very small, companies with limited resources and experience. Most competitive technical grade glycolic acid, particularly that manufactured in China, is made from monochloroacetic acid (MCA).
The primary market for MCA is agricultural chemicals. In times of tight supply, MCA producers will likely supply their customers that give them the most volume—agricultural chemical producers—thus making the supply chain even more volatile.
Chemours™ has a proven track record on meeting and exceeding customer needs for product supply for over 80 years.
MCA route manufacturers use a batch process and have very limited personnel and analytical capability, making it difficult to ensure product quality and consistency. Although the initial load or two may be acceptable, there is so much variability as to almost guarantee that product consistency will not be maintained over time.
Competitive producers also have hundreds of diverse MCA suppliers, whose product quality varies greatly—also directly impacting the glycolic acid quality.
Chemours™ operates a continuous process 24/7, producing consistent product day after day.
Why Glycolic Acid from Chemours™?
No chloroacetic acid - chloride free
Safe & easy to handle
Over 300 times less corrosive to aluminum
Over 14 times less corrosive to copper and almost 30 times less corrosive to stainless steel
16.8% less corrosive to carbon steel
Supply Chain Sustainability
Broad industry perspective
Specialized market knowledge
Made in USA
Independent from Chinese tariffs
Independent from Indian duties
Short lead time through multiple stocking locations
Stable pricing and availability
Household, industrial & institutional
Oil & gas
Building & construction
Robust R&D Support
Supplier partner Chemours™
ChemPoint in-house technical assistance
Expertise in wide range of applications and uses
Safe and Effective
Does not fume like other acids
Dissolves carbonate, oxide, and most casein scales readily resulting in water soluble salts that allow for good rinsing properties