Hydrite Chemical Co.

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Technical Support & Service

Hydrite offers technical services and has expertise in formulating Architectural Paints and Coatings, Industrial and Household Paints and Coatings, Packaging, Graphic Arts, Adhesives, and Wood Coatings.


Foam Control

Hydrite offers advanced foam control technology that can help lower overall operating costs while improving quality and processing.


Graphic Arts

Customer-oriented supplier of styrene/acrylic emulsion polymers and solutions to the water-based ink and coating markets.


Product SOlutions

We design practical, creative strategies using a consultative problem-solving approach to optimize chemistry and reduce overall costs.



Hydrite provides a full line of products and customized programs for wastewater treatment and process water treatment in the paints and coatings industry.



Waste management programs and recycling services that help collect and dispose, and recycle and reuse industrial waste.



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Technical Support & Service

Our staff of scientists and chemists have over 150 years of combined industry experience with PhD, MS, and BS in chemistry, biochemistry, biomolecular engineering, analytical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. 

Combined Areas of Expertise: Product development, technical services, field technical support, analytical characterization, competitive analysis, benchmarking, root cause analysis, analytical method development, statistical analysis and design of experiments.

Leverage our vast defoamer knowledge to help resolve defects, satisfy regulatory requirements, custom formulate, and achieve optimal performance.


Antifoams, Defoamers and Specialty Chemicals

Hydrite is a leading provider and manufacturer of antifoams, defoamers and other specialty chemicals for the Paints, Coatings, Inks, and Adhesives Industries. We work closely with our customers to provide solutions to their processing needs.  Our full line of defoamers, antifoams and air release agents are designed to help both small market and multi-national producers.

Our foam control line is designed to work in solvent-borne, water-reducible, water based and 100% active systems. Our products work in paint and coatings based on starting materials such as acrylics, alkyds, epoxy, polyurethane, PVOH, SBR and terpolymers. We also offer free in-lab testing of our product line to help determine the optimum product for your system. 

Suppressor is our flagship product line used for many of our foam control agents. A household named that delivers excellent suppression of foam in your desired application.

Patcote is a product line that was added through an acquisition strengthening our portfolio and adding additional technologies for our team. It continues to benefit many industries today.


Hydrite’s Philosophy and Capabilities

Hydrite believes in custom tailoring products for our customer’s specific systems. Through our knowledge of foam control chemistries and intensive on-site testing, we find the best defoamer formulation for your system. Through defoamer testing, we custom formulate and then bench test our products so our customers get the optimal performance. We offer our customers custom formulas free of harmful VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Learn more.


PCIA Solutions

Hydrite offers a number of defoamer/antifoamer products to assist in the manufacturing process of different paints and coatings. We offer two additional types: grinding stage and let-down stage. We also offer exterior and interior paint solutions for flat/matte, eggshell satin, semi-gloss, and high gloss. Alongside coating solutions for acrylic, alkyd, epoxy, polyurethane, polyester, VAE, and microfoam.

Mineral oil, synthetics, siloxane, and solvents each have distinct properties and benefits when used as base technologies for paints, coatings, inks, & adhesives. 


Mineral Oil Benefits:

  • Low cost: Mineral oil is often cost-effective compared to some alternative base technologies.
  • Good Wetting Properties: It can enhance the wetting of pigments and improve the application properties of coatings.
  • Compatibility: Mineral oil is compatible with a wide range of other materials.

Synthetic Benefits:

  • Versatility: Synthetic base technologies can be designed with specific properties, allowing for a broad range of applications. 
  • Customization: Tailoring the chemical structure allows for customization of physical and chemical properties. 
  • Perfomance: Synthetics can provide enhanced performance characteristics like durability, weather resistance, and adhesion. 

Siloxane Benefits:

  • Water Repellency: Siloxane-based coatings often exhibit excellent water repellency and resistance to weathering.
  • Thermal Stability: Siloxanes can withstand a wide range of temperatures, providing thermal stability to coatings.
  • Chemical Inertness: Siloxanes are chemically inert, contributing to the longevity of the coated surface.

Solvent Benefits:

  • Viscosity Control: Solvents help control the viscosity of the coating, facilitating application and ensuring uniform coverage. 
  • Quick Drying: Solvents can promote fast drying of coatings, reducing application time. 
  • Compatibility: Solvents are often compatible with various resins and additives, making them versatile in formulations.


Its important to note that the choice of base technology depends on the specific requirements of the application, such as desired performance characteristics, enviornmental considerations, and cost constraints. Additionally, advancements in technology and growing environmental awareness may influence the selection of these base chemistries in the industry. Contact us to speak with one of our knowledgeable and experienced representatives to help you select the best product for your application. 

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