Welcome to Ethox

The American Chemical Company®

Since its formation in 1968, Ethox Chemicals has served the industry with quality products and service. The concept of specialized service to each customer has proven successful over the years, and that is what Ethox strives to maintain.

As well as providing custom and toll manufacturing services, Ethox provides a broad range of surface-modifying products employing a wide range of chemistries including alkoxylation, esterification, phosphation, sulfation, and custom synthesis.

Ethox Chemicals is a privately held company with about 155 employees. It is part of the Piedmont Chemical group. We are located on a 45-acre site in Greenville, South Carolina. This location lends us strategic advantages including railroad access and close proximity to Interstate 85. Read more

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ETHOX Chemical Company

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Upcoming Conferences/Tradeshows

March 11, 2019

Western Coatings Show

Come see Ethox at Booth 208 October 20-23, 2019 • Paris Las Vegas Convention Center • Las Vegas WesternCoatings.org The WCS is a regional conference and trade […]
March 13, 2019

In-Cosmetics North America

Come see Ethox at Booth A62 October 23-24, 2019 • New York City https://northamerica.in-cosmetics.com/ Where personal care ingredients and creators come together The exhibition brings together a wide […]
July 2, 2019

US Biobased Coatings Summit

Chip Palmer will be a guest speaker November 13-14, 2019 • Dallas, TX US Biobased Coatings Summit Advancing the Transition Towards Biobased Materials in the Coatings Industry. Following […]

Markets & Industries

Agricultural Chemicals
With an ever-increasing global population, it has become more important than ever to maximize efficiency in growing crops. Ethox products are designed to boost productivity and maximize yields while being safe for the environment. We meet modern formulation necessities with high-grade solutions, aiding in the stability and biological performance of crop protection, green solvent, seed treatment, and fertilizer products. We have a large line of inert adjuvants that enhance the properties of a spray or pesticide.Read more
Coating Additives
Although used in very small quantities, additives can have a huge impact on coating and ink performance and application properties. Used in the right order, at the right time, and at the right levels, additives can help improve the appearance and durability of a coating, the flow of paints and inks, the efficiency of the manufacturing process, and even the sustainability of formulations. Read more
Metal Working Fluids
As in many our other fields of specialization, Ethox products can be used in either very particular or broad aspects of metalworking, depending on the chemical. One our most requested functions is lubrication, and we have numerous products that we can help pick for your specific application. Read more
Mining, Ore Floatation
Ethox supports a wide range of technologies designed specifically for the mining industry including activators, collectors, depressants, modifiers, frothers, and degreasers, many of which are effective over a broad range of flotation conditions and ore types. Read more
Oil & Gas Production
Ethox has unique oil field industry experience producing customized, affordable solutions by collaborating with clients to meet their specific requirements. Our production process involves working up small batches based on customer feedback of how effectively the product performs, followed by large batches in our reactors once the best formulation has cooperatively been established. Read more
Paper Processing
The paper processing industry requires very particular qualities for the different types of products produced, and Ethox is advantageously positioned to be able to provide a high degree of quality and specificity to the chemicals we offer at any stage. Read more
Personal Care
If you want to differentiate yourself in the personal care industry, you must supply a product that offers innovation and consistent performance. Through our years of experience in the field and a deep understanding of an ingredient’s possible uses, we guarantee added value to your application. Protection, performance, and safety are hallmarks of our personal care products which are manufactured and quality checked to the highest standards. Read more
Specialty Surfactants
Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between liquid to liquid, liquid to gas, and liquid to solid interfaces. Surfactants may act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, dispersants, and more. Read more
Textile Auxiliaries
The manufacturing process within the textile industry is long and has many chemical treatments. The procedure includes the pretreatment, dyeing, printing, and refinement of fabrics. Pretreatment chemicals include a host of different surfactants with many designed for specific uses. Read more
Chemical admixtures are the ingredients in concrete other than portland cement, water, and aggregate that are added to the mix immediately before or during mixing. Producers use admixtures primarily to reduce the cost of concrete construction; to modify the properties of hardened concrete; to ensure the quality of concrete during mixing, transporting, placing, and curing; and to overcome certain emergencies during concrete operations. Read more


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    It is hot here in Greenville, SC. To get away from the hot weather, Ethox is travelling to a few tradeshows all over the country. Be sure to come and say hello to us at our booths!

  • High Performing Waterborne Alkyd Coating Recipes

    The E-Sperse® RX Series are reactive emulsifiers which make stable, high solids waterborne emulsions from existing solvent-based alkyds. The RX Series products cure into the alkyd upon drying giving improved coating hardness and adhesion compared to competitive surfactants. They do not add to VOC, are APE-free, and often lower the surfactant usage rate compared to other surfactants. The RX Series products eliminate the need to design new alkyds especially for waterborne formulations.

  • Exploring the Agricultural Market with our President, Chuck Hinton


    Ethox Chemicals is a proud member of SOCMA, which is the only U.S.-based trade association representing the specialty manufacturing sector. Recently, SOCMA interviewed our President, Chuck Hinton, on his thoughts of the challenges in the agricultural market and trends.

    Chuck began his career in the chemical industry in 1973 at Celanese/FII as an R&D chemist. He joined Ethox in 1975, where he worked in technical sales. After 15 years, Chuck became Vice President and in 2008 he took the reigns as President. He has been active in SOCMA since 1989 and served on the Board of Governors from 2008-2015. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from West Georgia College in 1969 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Clemson University in 1973.