Who We Are
The history of Reaxis Inc. dates back to 1965 when Pitt Processing and Manufacturing Company, later known as Pitt Metals and Chemicals, Inc. (PMC), purchased the current property. PMC initiated the manufacture of inorganic tin compounds in the 1970s.
In 1995 Th. Goldschmidt AG of Essen, Germany bought all of PMC's Property, Plant and Equipment and continued operations as Goldschmidt Industrial Chemical Corporation (GICC). GICC Parent, Th. Goldschmidt AG, was subsequently acquired by Viag AG and integrated with SKW Trostberg (now part of Evonik Industries AG) in 1997. In 2006, GICC became an independent company, fully owned by management. The company name was officially changed to Reaxis Inc. in 2008.
Headquartered in McDonald, PA, Reaxis manufactures an extensive range of products that are used in numerous industries including plastics, coatings (paints), elastomers, adhesives, sealants, personal care, hydrogen peroxide stabilization, oil/gas drilling applications, electronics and lubricants.
Reaxis supplies specialty chemicals to a large number of regional and global companies. Some of the larger customers include Arkema, BASF, Bayer, Bostik, Dow Chemical, Dow-Corning, Eastman Chemical, Evonik Industries, Henkel, KAO, L'Oreal, Momentive, NatureWorks, PPG, Sherwin Williams, and Wacker.
In order to meet the increasing demands of our customers and to further enhance our specialty chemical product portfolio, we have invested substantially in our R&D resources and expanded our capabilities by establishing a second manufacturing site and R&D lab at the University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center (U-PARC) industrial complex in the northeast section of Pittsburgh.
What We Do
Headquartered in McDonald, PA near Pittsburgh, Reaxis manufactures an extensive range of products that are used in numerous industries including plastics, coatings, elastomers, adhesives, sealants, personal care, hydrogen peroxide, oil/gas drilling additives, electronics and lubricants. Our standard and specialty products are applicable in a wide range of chemistries, including catalysis of esterification, transesterification, polyurethane and polysiloxane reactions, as well as surface finishing, complexation and redox chemistries.
In order to meet our customers’ increasing demands, we have established a second manufacturing site in the Pittsburgh area, which has expanded our capabilities to cover a wider range of products.
Quality is critical to the success of our business and the success of our customers. Our McDonald, PA location earned its first ISO 9001 registration in 1997 and added RC 14001 registration in 2006. We have been awarded several quality and environmental awards, most notably in 2003 the prestigious Governor’s (of Pennsylvania) Award for Environmental Excellence.
Our Technical Capabilities
The technical staff at Reaxis has extensive experience and versatility in developing a wide range of standard and specialty products based on inorganic and organometallic chemistries. Our broad capabilities include processes for handling raw materials and products with a wide range of chemical characteristics. All processes and activities are supported by the proven technical capabilities of our QA/QC and product development labs. Additionally, we have state-of-the-art R&D labs and pilot capabilities, ranging from 30 to 3,000 liters, supporting our product and process development. Our technical staff brings together a broad background of knowledge and expertise to reinforce existing operations and foster opportunities for further growth.