Since 1920, Detrex has been dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of industry with a wide variety of products and services. Detrex is well positioned to maintain its competitive advantage with a philosophy that stresses quality products combined with exemplary service. Our hundreds of customers are proof that this philosophy is sound.

Our customers include manufacturers of lubricants, fuels, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals and other industrial products. Detrex is proud to maintain a tradition of supplying high-quality goods and services to industries which serve such a wide spectrum of end users.

The corporation is publicly held (DTRX.PK) and its shares are traded over the counter. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Detrex Corporation was founded as a manufacturer of alkaline cleaners. Today we have revenues of $50 million, employ 70 people and are comprised of the following operations:

The Elco Corporation - a manufacturer of high performance specialty chemicals serving three distinct business areas, namely additives for industrial lubricants, high purity hydrochloric acid for the semiconductor industry, and specialty chemicals including pyrroles.  Elco’s lubricant additives are used for enhancing the properties of hydraulic oils, metalworking fluids, gear oils, greases and fuels.  The Ultramax hydrochloric acid product line meets the most demanding semiconductor specifications and is also used in various applications such as pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Elco’s products are manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio and Ashtabula, Ohio and sold domestically through a direct sales force and globally through agents and distributors.