Columbia Chemical.
Columbia Chemical is celebrating 40 years as a world leader in developing surface finishing additives. Proud to be 100% employee-owned, our innovative R&D, quality manufacturing, and industry-leading customer service and technical support have defined us for four decades.


Columbia Chemical
World Headquarters

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 for a plant tour.  Bossard is expanding its supply chain with Columbia Approved Resources.


Columbia Chemical ReceivesEmployee Ownership Award


Amanda Beach is highlighted in Products Finishing magazine

Tech Tips from Columbia Chemical

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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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We have developed 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.

Columbia is expanding its product line into the decorative finishing market this anniversary year

Our research and technical specialists are expert at providing solutions for meeting the latest requirements for corrosion resistance and environmental compliance. In Columbia Chemical’s 40-year history, many of our 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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