August 2, 2021

Jessie Folmar
Corporate Communications Specialist

Pilot Chemical Company Increasing Production Capacity

Cincinnati, OH – Pilot Chemical Company is taking steps to increase production capacity of its differentiated product lines to allow for future demand increases. To do this, the company is undertaking a multi-phase expansion of its proprietary ice-cold sulfonation technology at its production site in Middletown, Ohio. The entire project is due to be completed by the second half of 2023.

Beyond these efforts, Pilot Chemical is evaluating additional expansion in alkylation and ice-cold sulfonation.

“This is in direct support of our business strategy to continually invest in growth and innovation to meet our customers’ needs,” said Richard Rehg, Vice President – Commercial, Pilot Chemical Company. “This is a significant investment in a core technology for Pilot that supports the short- and long-term needs of our customers and the business.”

Pilot Chemical operates the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in North America. This technology is uniquely effective for working with high molecular weight feedstocks and producing higher assay products with lighter colors.

About Pilot Chemical Corp.
Pilot Chemical Corp. is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing high-quality products and services to the disinfecting, sanitizing and cleaning; metalworking and lubricants; oil field and emulsion polymerization industries. Its proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation and a number of other specialty operations, including the production of biocidal quats, tertiary amine derivatives and organometallic fuel additives. Pilot, an industry leader in chemical innovation and safety, owns the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in North America, is a leader in quaternary ammonium compounds, and is the world’s largest manufacturer of disulfonates. Pilot is certified under both ISO 9001:2015 and the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with locations throughout the U.S. and Mexico. For more information, visit

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