Our Pine Chemicals group benefits from a natural synergy between tall oil production and resin manufacturing. Companies around the world rely on our distinctive chemistries and technologies to transform the characteristics of their end products.
We provide a wide variety of functional and intermediate chemicals based on crude tall oil (CTO), which is derived from the sulphate pulping of softwood in papermaking.
Our full suite of products provide reliable performance for a variety of industries. We refine CTO into two major product lines: tall oil rosins used in inks, paper size, rubber and adhesives; and tall oil fatty acids (TOFA) used in asphalt emulsifiers, soaps, paper size, inks adhesives, alkyd resins, cleaners, lubricants, dimer acids, surfactants, oil field chemicals and ore flotation reagents.
MWV processes tall oil at our Charleston, South Carolina Chemical Plant and our DeRidder, Louisiana Chemical Plant. Our impressive combined capacity at these two locations ensures our position as a long-term strategic supplier to our customers around the world.
Did you know?
Our catalytically stabilized fatty acids are excellent alternatives to animal oleic acids in specialty soap applications.
Our tall oil based chemicals are used in the world's most recognized brand name industrial and household cleaners.