Reliable Polyols since 1972

Founded in 1948, Carpenter Co. began making flexible urethane foam in 1956. The company grew through an unwavering commitment to quality and cost-effective manufacturing processes. We constantly strive to improve our products, services, and processes by asking ourselves, “Why?” and being willing to change in the name of progress. In this way, we challenge ourselves to improve with the goal of being recognized as world class in the markets where we participate.

In 1972, Carpenter Co. took the unique step of adding the capability to manufacture polyether polyols, one of the key components in flexible foam. Thus began the production of polyols at our plant in Pasadena, Texas, located on the outskirts of Houston. Approaching its 50 year anniversary, our Roger W. Powell plant has grown to become one of the largest single sites in the world for polyol production and has expanded to produce polyester polyols and specialty alkoxylates for a variety of
applications.

Carpenter Co. CARPOL® Polyols are used to make products as rigid as surfboards, as soft as bedding, as resilient as car seats, and as durable as coatings, adhesives, and sealants.

Carpenter has added a new line of nonionic surfactants called CARPOL® NIONIC ™. This new product line makes use of our expertise in alkoxylation providing a range of EO/PO block copolymers serving a variety of markets where defoaming, wetting, and emulsifying are critical.

The Carpenter Co. Chemical Systems Division operates four high-technology chemical blending facilities, located in Texas, Virginia, Indiana, and the United Kingdom, housing chemical blenders and reactors. These locations produce reliable, ready-to-use polyurethane chemical systems for a wide variety of applications.

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