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In the specialty chemicals business, your distributor should fulfill more than your product order. As our customer, you can:

Make confident product choices.

Our technical expertise goes beyond an in-depth knowledge of raw materials to include your products and manufacturing processes. Utilize the research and development tools available through our laboratory and rely on us to help you select the best product for your specific application.

Expect personal attention.

Our staff of highly-trained professionals ensures you’ll consistently receive the support you need, when you need it.

Benefit from continuous improvement.

As an active member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), Raw Materials Corporation is committed to their Responsible Distribution program and is committed to achieving health, safety and security through continuous improvement in chemical storage, handling, transportation and disposal.

Contact us today and experience the way we’ve responsibly and effectively
served the industrial chemicals industry for more than 30 years.



Growth that's Grounded in Service.

   Raw Materials Corporation (RMC) was incorporated in 1985 and has since become a trusted distributor to the Specialty Chemicals Market. RMC services customers primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas through a network of suppliers of premium specialty chemicals designed for these markets. The product portfolio for this sector is robust and well-rounded to ensure delivery of best-in-class technologies to our customers.

   Our supplier base continues to grow and now represents more than 30 high-quality industrial and specialty chemicals suppliers in our target markets. Our current customer base is in North America and continues to grow annually. Through those customers, our products are positioned in international markets as well. Raw Material Corporation understands the unique business drivers of our network of suppliers and provides reputable specialty products, technical expertise and responsive service to the markets we serve.

Tapping Resources to Ensure Best Business Practices.

   By utilizing our networks and memberships in key associations, we understand, implement and adhere to best work practices and remain up-to-date on specific industry matters.


Year Established






Sales Achievement Awards


   Raw Materials Corporation was founded as a distributor initially serving the coatings and ink industries. Since our inception, we have expanded our distribution to include the various markets listed below. While our product line continues to grow and now represents more than 30 high-quality industrial and specialty chemicals suppliers, our commitment to delivering first-class service remains unchanged.


Paint & Coatings

Construction & Building Materials

Grease & Lubricants




Cleaning Products



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Oilfield Fluid Services


  • Polyanionic Cellulose (PAC) (available in regular or low viscosity grades, high purity or tech grades)

  • Carboxymethylated Cellulose (CMC) (available in tech grades only with extra high, high or low viscosity)


  • Carboxymethylated Starch (CM Starch)

Burgess Pigment Company

  • Flash Calcined Meta Kaolin (for cements)

EP Minerals

  • Loss Circulation Plugs

  • Anti-Caking Agents

  • Natural, Calcined and Flux Calcined Diatomaceous Earth

Epoch Resources

  • MgO pH Buffering Agent

  • Brucite

  • Mica and Other Minerals

  • Ceramic Proppants

Lhoist North America

  • Sized Calcium Carbonate (for completion and drill-in fluids)

Norac Additives

  • Aluminum Stearates

Organic Dyes & Pigments

  • Dyes for Downhole Fluids in Both Water-Based and Oil-Based Sytsems

R&F Industries

  • Amine-Based Polymeric Formulations (for shale inhibition for water-based muds)

  • Water-Based Lubricants

Tarak Chemicals Limited

  • 100% Sulphonated Asphalt (Soltex Replacement

  • Lignite Technologies

  • Acid Soluble Flake Calcium Carbonate

  • Zinc Carbonate 

  • H2S Scavenger


  • Partially Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide (PHPA) (for shale inhibition and solids control)

  • Low Molecular Weight Acrylic Polymers and Copolymer Deflocculants (for water-based muds, function at high temperatures and resistant to electrolytes)

  • Scale Inhibition, Acid Gellants and High Molecular Weight Sodium Polyacrylates (SPA)

  • High Temperature Polymers for filtration control of water-based muds

Tri-Iso: Tryline Group

  • Sized Hydrocarbon Resins (for filtration control in completion fluids)

  • Glass Beads (for water-based systems)

Tecno Industries

  • Calcium Carbonate

U.S. Aluminum

  • Aluminum, Bronze and Copper Flakes, Powders and Paste

Other Specialty Products

  • Sulfomethylated Tannin (to control the rheology of water-based muds)

  • Micaceous Acid Soluble Calcium Carbonate Bridging Agent

  • Xanthan Gum (Dispersible)

  • Citric Acid

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Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomerics

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  • Castor Oil Derivatives

  • Aluminum Pastes

Eagle Specialty Products

  • Color Dispersions

  • Defoamers and Dispersants

  • Oils 

EP Minerals

  • Diatomaceous Earth

  • Perlite

Hoover Color

  • Natural Iron Oxide Pigments​

  • Bone Black

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Cobalt Blue

  • Custom Dry-Pigment Blending


  • Calcium Aluminate

Kolon Industries

  • Hydrocarbon Resins (C5 & C9)


  • Engineered Mineral Fibers

Lhoist North America

  • Calcium Carbonate


  • Metallic Stearates (Calcium, Zinc and Aluminum)

  • Ca/Zn Heat Stabilizers

Onichem Specialties

  • Organofunctional Silates

Organic Dyes & Pigments

  • Specially Formulated for Coatings, Plastics, and Inks Applications


  • Superplasticizers

  • Other Concrete Additives

Rehrig Pacific

  • Plastic Pails (2 gallons to 20 L)

Rhino Container

  • Tinplate Cans (Pints to 1 Gallon)

Tecno Industries

  • White Calcium Carbonate


  • Domestic Titanium Dioxide

  • Sino American Titanium Dioxide

  • Hydrocarbon Resins (C5 and C9)

  • Hydrogenated Resins (C5)

  • SIS and SBS Resins

U.S. Aluminum

  • Aluminum Powders and Pastes (Leafing & Non-Leafing)

  • Stainless Steel Flake


  • Zinc Dust

  • Zinc Oxide


  • Alkyd Emulsions

  • Additives (Anti-corrosion, flow & leveling, wetting, etc.)

  • Adhesion Promoters

American eChem

  • Defoamers, Surfactants, Wetting & Dispersing Agents

  • Wax Dispersions

  • Plasticizers

Ayers International Corporation

  • VAE Redispersable Powder

Burgess Pigment Company

  • Kaolin Clay (Calcined, Water Washed & Surface Treated)

BWay Corporation

  • Metal Pails (2.5 to 6 gallons)

Cathay Industries

  • Iron Oxides

  • Zinc Ferrites


  • Polyethylene Waxes (Non-polar & Oxidized)

  • Wax Absorbent

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BWAY Corporation

  • Metal Pails

Cathay Industries

  • Iron Oxides

  • Zinc Ferrites

Eagle Specialty Products

  • Dispersants

  • Defoamers

  • Solvent and Water-Borne Color Dispersions

Hoover Color

  • Natural Iron Oxide Pigments​

  • Bone Black

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Cobalt Blue

  • Custom Dry-Pigment Blending

ITP International

  • Fumed Silica (Treated and Untreated)

Lapinus Fibres

  • Roxul (engineered mineral fibers)

Lhoist North America

  • Calcium Carbonate


  • Metallic Stearates (Calcium, Zinc and Aluminum)

  • Ca/Zn Heat Stabilizers

Tri-Iso: TryLine Group

  • Hydrocarbon Resins (C5 and C9)

  • Hydrogenated Resins (C5)

  • SIS and SBS Resins


  • Zinc Dust

  • Zinc Oxide


Houston Location:

40,000 Sq. Ft.

Flammables & Corrosive Storage

Coatings & Fluids Services Lab

Corporate Offices

Long Term Leased

Privately Operated

DFW Location:

20,000 Sq. Ft.

Flammables & Corrosive Storage

Long Term Leased

Privately Operated

Your Partner in Research and Development.

Unique resources and tools are available to you, in partnership with your facilities. Please contact us with your needs.

Formulation and Chemistry Development

  • Technical assistance for new applications

  • Troubleshooting existing formulations

With more than 30 years of experience in the coatings industry, our experienced staff works with your Raw Materials Corporation sales representative to define and implement your laboratory project.

Personal Library of Clive Hare

To aid your research, access the entire volume of work of Mr. Hare, the definitive voice of the coatings industry.

  • Books

  • Journal articles


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Corporate Headquarters & Warehouse
3860 W. 11th Street
Houston, TX 77055
Phone: 1-800-259-9172 or (713) 861-2800
Fax: (713) 863-7113

DFW Metroplex Office & Warehouse
2729 W. Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062
Phone: 1-800-283-8086 or (972) 256-1010
Fax: (972) 256-1313