Porocel is a well-known company with a long history. Originally established in 1937 as a joint venture between Atlantic Richfield and Standard Oil of New Jersey, Porocel was later acquired by the Attapulgus Clay Co., which was, in turn, acquired by Engelhard in 1967. In 1996, Porocel was purchased from Engelhard by a group of independent investors. Up until the time of its purchase from Engelhard, Porocelís primary business was the production of activated bauxites for various refining applications. Beginning in 1996, the new ownership undertook an aggressive program of new capital investment, resulting in state-of-the-art facilities for the manufacture of activated aluminas and related adsorbents. Included in that capital investment were facilities designed specifically to enhance Porocelís capabilities for toll processing.
"Porocel currently manufactures a full line of activated alumina products for virtually every established industrial application for the materials. Since the commissioning of Porocelís first activated alumina production line in early 1998, aggressive development efforts have continued to result in new products, patents, and improvements in product performance. Product excellence, combined with Porocelís dedication to outstanding customer service and its unparalleled, comprehensive technical support, has made Porocel a major force in activated aluminas world-wide."