Kent, Ohio – CCR Specialty Chemicals has developed a new additive to help make oriented strand board (OSB) made with MDI binders more waterproof, CEO Phil Johnson told Urethanes Technology International in a telephone interview.
CCR Specialty Chemicals adds new OSB additive
CCR has two plants, one in Kent, Ohio, and the other in Oklahoma City. The company employs 50 people, 20 of whom work in technical service and development roles. Palo Duro, a private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas formed the company in 2018. It merged Crowley Chemicals, which specialises in aromatic oils, and Rusmar, an aqueous foam products company.
Johnson said his company is small, but its senior management are all chemists. This enables the company to react quickly to changing product demands.
He added that, as well as aromatic oils for OSB, his company's range includes products that are suitable for use in polyurethane tyre fill, waterproof coatings and bridge coatings. Rebonded foam carpet underlay with polyurethane is another market.