Columbia Chemical.
Celebrating 40 years as a world leader in surface finishing additives, Columbia Chemical has patented hundreds of unique and environmentally friendly processes -- from pre-plate to post-plate, including cleaners and acid inhibitors to brighteners, chromates, topcoats and finishing aids.

Proud to be 100% employee-owned and ISO 9001:2008 approved, our 44,000-square-foot headquarters houses manufacturing, R&D, technical support and customer service under one roof.

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Columbia Chemical
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1000 Western Drive
Brunswick, OH 44212-4330
phone 330.225.3200
fax 330.225.1499



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Bossard Americas Supplier Quality Engineer Ryan Kelly recently visited Columbia Chemical Corporation for a plant tour.  Bossard is expanding its supply chain with Columbia Approved Resources (C.A.R.) in the Cleveland-area. C.A.R.-approved plating shops meet the level of quality that Bossard requires on their plated parts, which are distributed around the globe.


Columbia Chemical Receives

Employee Ownership Award



Amanda Beach is highlighted in Products Finishing magazine

Tech Tips from Columbia Chemical

The dissolution rate of zinc in a generator tank can be influenced by many different factors.  Past laboratory investigations have shown a dissolution rate ... Read more



Our existing European labeling platform allowed us to easily implement the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals. We can quickly provide customers with any information they need.


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Surface finishers worldwide depend on Columbia Chemical for pre-plate cleaners and acid inhibitors, high-performance brighteners and chromate processes, and post-plate topcoats and sealers.

Our research and technical specialists are expert at providing plating solutions, and meeting the latest requirements for corrosion resistance and environmental compliance. In Columbia Chemical’s 40-year history, many of our zinc finishing processes have become industry standards, including COLDIP® chromate conversion coatings, COLZINC® & EXCEL® alkaline zinc, COLSID® & EXTREME® acid chloride zinc, COLLOY zinc-alloys, and SpectraMATE® and TRIVECTA® trivalent chromates.

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