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101 Best Ohio Chemical Companies and Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Ohio based Chemical companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Chemical industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Ohio Chemical Startups

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PureCycle Technologies

PureCycle Technologies

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PureCycle Technologies offers the only recycled polypropylene with properties equal to virgin polymer.

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The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products.

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Sirrus

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Sirrus develops innovative monomer platforms

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Satelytics

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Satelytics is a big data SaaS that allows companies to monitor their assets on the ground and alerts them to critical issues.

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Biteback Insect

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Biteback Insect manufactures a nutrient-dense and sustainable alternative for palm oil made of edible insect.

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The Lubrizol Corp

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A Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company

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Alterra Energy

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Alterra Energy is an innovative chemical recycling technology company.

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Hexion

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Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (Hexion) is the global leader in thermoset resins.

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Chemed Corporation

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Chemed Corporation (Chemed) purchases, operates and divests subsidiaries engaged in diverse business activities.

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DuBois

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DuBois is an industry leader in using innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers

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OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.

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OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., a global provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces.

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Michelman, Inc

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Michelman, Inc is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry.

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Plaskolite

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Plaskolite is a leading manufacturer of innovative thermoplastic solutions.

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Emerald Performance Materials

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Emerald Performance Materials produces and markets technologically advanced specialty chemicals.

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Chromaflo Technologies

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Chromaflo Technologies is suppliers of chemical and pigment dispersions to the thermoset composites and architectural & industrial paint.

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Valtris Specialty Chemicals

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Valtris Specialty Chemicals is a provider of specialty chemicals, serving industries as diverse as building and construction, packaging.

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Gabriel Performance Products

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Gabriel Performance Products is a specialty chemicals company.

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Akrochem

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Akrochem manufactures and distributes rubber chemicals, materials and compounding products.

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Americhem Inc.

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Americhem is a chemicals firm that offers color and additive masterbatches to synthetic fibers and plastics industries.

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ChromaScape

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A specialty chemicals manufacturer of pigments, colorants and additives for applications in paper, printing and landscape materials.

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NSL Analytical Services

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NSL Analytical Services is a chemicals firm that provides testing services for chemical, metallurgical, and powder materials.

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Dayton Superior

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Dayton Superior is the leading, American-owned provider of concrete accessories, chemicals, forming and paving product.

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ABITEC Corp.

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ABITEC Corporation develops, manufactures, and supplies lipids and specialty ingredients.

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Hydro Systems

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The World Leader in Chemical Dispensing Equipment

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Zephyr Solutions

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Zephyr provides compressed gases, including helium, propane, CO2, and nitrogen to retail chain stores and industrial bulk accounts.

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ColorMatrix Group, Inc.

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ColorMatrix Group, Inc is a maker of liquid colors and dosing equipment, colorants and additives.

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Borchers

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Borchers is a coatings additives and specialty catalysts solutions provider.

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The Shepherd Chemical Company

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Shepherd is manufacturing and suppling specialty metal based chemicals for customers.

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The Euclid Chemical Co.

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The Euclid Chemical Co. is a supplier of quality products and services for the concrete masonry industry.

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Hygenic

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The Hygenic Corporation is a chemicals firm that manufactures vulcanized rubber dentures.

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Peter Cremer North America

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Peter Cremer North America coordinates manufacturing, sourcing, storage, processing, packaging, shipping, and delivery.

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Chemical Associates, Inc.

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Chemical Associates, Inc s a marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of oleochemicals, including tall oil fatty acids, oleic acids.

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Kost USA

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Kost USA is a manufacturer of coolant/antifreeze in the United States.

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Columbia Chemical Corp.

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Columbia is a leader in surface finishing additives.

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Noveon

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Noveon is a leading global producer of advanced specialty chemicals for a broad range of consumer and industrial applications.

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American Colors

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American Colors is a manufacturer of high quality liquid pigment systems and intermediates.

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Nachurs Alpine Solutions

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Nachurs Alpine Solutions manufacture and supplies liquid fertilizers, farmers starter, foliar and micronutrient products.

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Western Reserve Chemical

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Western Reserve Chemical is a premier distributor of specialty chemicals and industrial intermediates to compounders and formulators.

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Detrex Corp.

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Detrex Corp, a maker of high performance specialty chemicals.

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Polymer Solutions Group

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PSG is a manufacturer of specialty polymers and additives for the rubber, wood, consumer, construction, and medical industries.

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Aexcel Corporation

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Aexcel Corporation is a chemicals company that specializes in paints and coatings development.

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Scherzinger Pest Control

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Scherzinger Pest Control provides termite and pest control services.

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Choice Adhesives

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Choice Adhesives manufactures and supplies custom formulated industrial adhesives.

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Zume Search

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Zume Search is a national recruiting service provider.

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AlChem

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AlChem is a manufacturer of high-quality specialty chemicals.

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McGean-Rohco

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McGean is a chemical company specializes in chemical technology for aviation maintenance, specialty chemicals & batch custom manufacturing.

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ICL Specialty Fertilizers

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ICL Specialty Fertilizers is one of the world’s leading fertilizer and specialty chemicals companies.

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Calvary Industries

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Calvary Industries is a chemical compounding supplier and manufacturer.

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The M.F. Cachat Co.

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The M.F. Cachat Co. operates as a specialty chemicals distributor.

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Struktol Company of America

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Struktol Company of America is a providing Intelligent Additive Solutions & Struktol products located in Stow.

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Hycomp

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Hycomp manufacturer of advanced proprietary components for the aerospace and industrial markets.

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Akron Polymer Systems

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APS a goal of developing and commercializing high performance polymer products.

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Chemical Solvents

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CSI markets a full array of specialty products, custom formulated to meet specific customer needs.

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The Hill and Griffith Company

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The Hill and Griffith Company provides a complete line of green sand, foundry, die casting release agents, partings, lubricants & core oils.

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ALCO-Chem

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Alco-Chem is an Akron based manufacturer of institutional cleaning, dietary, laundry, floor care and disinfecting products.

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Cambridge Research Biochemicals

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Cambridge Research Biochemicals is a leading independent producer of custom-made peptide and antibody tools.

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ASHTA Chemicals

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ASHTA is a leading manufacturer of potassium hydroxide (KOH), sometimes referred to as caustic potash.

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Chemlock Nutrition

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Chemlock Nutrition is a manufacturer and supplier of vitamins and minerals that improve the health and wellness of people and animals.

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Molecular Research Center

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Molecular Research Center develops and manufactures complex products for DNA & RNA analysis.

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RAK Industrial Services

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RAK Industrial Services deals with corrosion control, leak repairs and coatings in water tanks and pipes for the steel industry and others.

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Zaclon

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Zaclon is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and the largest producer/seller of galvanizing fluxes in the world

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Blair Rubber Company

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Blair Rubber Company is the only company that manufactures its rubber liners in its own factory, enabling it all the benefits of production.

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Nilodor

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Nilodor is a product design company that specializes in non-toxic odor neutralizer and odor control products.

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F&M Scientific Corporation

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F&M Scientific began as a part-time basement operation by an employee of U.S chemical giant DuPont.

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Quanex IG Systems

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Quanex IG Systems is manufactures spacers for the fenestration industry.

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Harwick Standard

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Harwick Standard is a highly responsive, premier supplier to the rubber and plastics industry.

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Ricerca Biosciences – CRO and CDMO

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CRO is supporting the development and manufacturer.

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MetaMateria Technologies

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MetaMateria Technologies uses Nano-Materials to innovate, develop, manufacture, and market water and air purification and solutions.

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Network Polymers

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Network Polymers manufactures and delivers thermoplastic resins and alloys.

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Innotech Products

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Innotech Products engages in the research, development, manufacturing, packaging, and marketing of portable electrochemical heaters.

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Jones-Hamilton

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Jones-Hamilton specializes in producing, packaging and distributing chemicals and compounds.

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Precision Custom Products

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Precision Custom Products is a manufacturing company in ohio.

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BICO Steel Service Centers

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BICO Steel Service Centers is a chemical company located in Mogadore.

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V. O. Baker

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V.O. Baker provides specialty products and chemicals like adhesives, plastic coating, NDT, CAT, and offers personalized packaging services.

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Lohre & Associates

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Lohre & Associates is a ull service advertising agency specializing in mechanical, chemical and sustainable building technologies.

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Hexion Performance Adhesives & Coatings

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Hexion Performance Adhesives & Coatings develops, manufactures, and markets dispersions, additives, powder coatings.

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Synthetic Products Company (Synpro)

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Synthetic Products Company (Synpro) is a producer of polymer additive product lines, including lubricants, heat stabilizers and dispersions.

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Aerodyne Alloys

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Aerodyne Alloys is a chemical and precious metals company located in Hamilton.

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Chem Technologies

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Chem Technologies is a manufacturing company that designs and produces chemical dispersions, custom mixing and blends.

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Turf Care Supply

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Turf Care Supply is a lawn care products manufacturing company.

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Zyvex Technologies

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Zyvex Technologies is an aerospace company located in Columbus.

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NONA Composites

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NONA Composites provides composite manufacturing solutions, including resin, tooling, and process engineering services.

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Orchem Corporation

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Orchem Corporation manufactures chemical products including cleaning, disinfectant and sanitation solutions for industrial and commercial.

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Akron Dispersions

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Akron Dispersions is a chemicals company based out of United States.

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BleachTech

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BleachTech LLC is a privately-owned company based in Cleveland, Ohio

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FRx

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FRx expertise in the field of applying hydraulic fracturing technology with industrial services for environmental remediation purposes.

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Polychem Dispersions

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Polychem Dispersions improve the materials you handle every day, modifies compounds to make them work harder, Faster, more efficiently.

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Ecosil Technologies

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ECOSIL provides products and research to government and industry and environmentally safe surface treatment chemicals & coatings.

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Olon Ricerca Bioscience

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Olon Ricerca Bioscience is a US-based CRO supporting the development and manufacture of APIs and performance materials.

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Chrometech

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Chrometech is an advisory firm focused on technology disruption.

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ASB Industries

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ASB Industries is a mining technology company located in Barberton.

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H.C. Starck-catalyst business

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H.C. Starck develops, produces, and markets metallic and ceramic powders, and fabricated products.

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CAM-LEM

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CAM-LEM, Inc. develops and employs manufacturing technologies that lower the barriers to development of complex metal and ceramic parts.

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Maverick Industries

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Maverick Industries is a leading supplier of Industrial, Commercial, Construction and Military products.

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Ohio Valley Specialty

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Ohio Valley Specialty is a liquid phases manufacturing company.

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Anatrace

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Anatrace specializes in developing and supplying detergents and lipids.

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Polymerics

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Polymerics serves customers around the world and is globally recognized as a premier custom rubber mixing company.

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CSM group

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CSM group, a manufacturer of molybdenum and tungsten mill products.

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Chemviron Midwest

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Chemviron Midwest offers professional services, technical assistance, field support & related services in a broad spectrum of environments.

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Collins Inkjet Corp.

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Collins Inkjet Corp is develops, manufactures and sells of inkjet ink and related equipment.

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Emerald Hilton Davis

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Emerald Hilton Davis is a supplier of color pigments, dyes, and dispersions.

Written by Mark Smith

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