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Looking back on 2020

While Ethox was impacted like all others to some degree, Covid has helped us in many ways to strategize to better our stability, direction, and focus. There is no doubt that events of 2020 will have a lasting impact for years to come and we are optimistic that stability and some sort of normalcy will return soon.

Ethox is unique in that we have been fiscally responsible since our inception and only growing when the need arises. Our customers can rest assured that we will continue to be able to provide high quality products for the foreseeable future. We also have taken the time to stay ahead of any regulatory changes that may arise by innovating and creating new environmentally safe processes and products.

Our R&D team had a busy 2020 continuing to work on developing new products. Ethox was granted the following patents during 2020:

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Process for recovering precious metals from clay-containing ores

This covers a new product for improving the recovery of gold and silver from clay-containing ores.


Natural oil based cleaners

A composition suitable for cleaning hard surfaces comprising a natural oil solvent and a natural oil thickener is provided.


Aqueous alkyd resin emulsions containing non-fugitive, reactive emulsifying surfactants

This invention provides a method for converting solventborne alkyd paint formulations into waterborne coatings by using surfactants that cure into the alkyd coating upon drying. These coatings are harder and more water repellent than those prepared with non-reactive surfactants.


Flow back aids

This invention discloses new surfactants that can be used to treat the proppant sand that is used in down-hole oil well fracturing so that both water and oil will flow faster through the porous structure and more oil will be recovered.


Early in 2020, supply chain problems were a big issue among many industries especially with multinational corporations. The supply chain of our raw materials had no major interruptions and is a testament to our team here at Ethox. Supply chain issues brought price increases for many companies but Ethox has been able to maintain a competitive and fair price even through these increases. The logistics of our products has also not seen any major interruptions due to the great job our logistics partners are able to provide.

Ethox is thankful for our committed employees and loyal customers. This commitment has continued to allow Ethox to give back to our community in a number of ways. Ethox supported monetarily and/or with volunteer hours with multiple organizations.

Since its formation in 1968, Ethox Chemicals has served the industry with quality products and service. The concept of specialized service to each customer has proven successful over the years, and that is what Ethox strives to maintain. Ethox is happy that the weird 2020 is over and looking forward to a great 2021.

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