|Promoting health, safety and well-being through our active ingredients for industrial and consumer products is the focus of our Biocides Products business segment.
Our portfolio includes HTH®, POOLIFE®, BAQUACIL®
and BAQUASpa® residential water products, Pulsar® commercial pool products, industrial biocides, wood treatment products and services and personal care active ingredients and other intermediates.
Our industrial biocides are chemicals used to control the growth of microorganisms in paints, architectural coatings and metal working fluids. We also provide environmentally preferable Arch biocides that are replacing tributyl tins in marine paint applications. Learn more about our Industrial Biocide Products.
Personal Care Products
Our personal care products represent an exciting growth business driven by consumer demand for value-added products that relate to hair and skin care, especially those that counter the effects of aging among the "Baby Boomer" generation and protect the skin against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Arch's Personal Care Products combines technology and marketing to create the leading edge in Cosmetic Ingredients & Ideas® for all producers of cosmetic finished products, including skin care, hair care and makeup. Learn more about our Personal Care Products.
Through our affiliates we are also a global market leader in wood treatment, with operations worldwide in the United States, Europe, South Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Our leading brands of industrial wood preservatives and fire retardants—Wolmanized, Thompsonized, Tanalised and Dricon—can be found in home improvement and construction supply stores around the world. From leisure and landscaping projects to long-lasting utility poles and marina docks and pilings, Arch Wood Treatment products stand the test of time. It's an area in which we have a long track record of product and marketing innovation, such as our development of multifunctional products that combine wood preservation and water repellant characteristics. Learn more about our Wood Treatment Products.
Water Treatment Products
We are a world leader in water sanitization through our HTH Water Products business. From municipal drinking water and food processing industries to commercial and residential swimming pools, you’ll find our products keeping our water clean and safe. Including both chlorine-based and chlorine-free chemistries, our pool chemical products are sold primarily under the widely-recognized HTH® brand name, the POOLIFE® brand name, the BAQUACIL® and BAQUASpa® product offerings, and the LeisureTime® and GLB® product families. Learn more about our HTH Water Products.
Arch greatly broadened its water treatment offerings in late 2008 when it acquired Advantis Technologies' water treatment chemical businesses. These former Advantis businesses offer eight branded lines of swimming pool and spa sanitizers and related treatment products. Information about the line-up can be obtained at their "flagship" website, PoolSpaCare.com. Among others, the brands include the 50-plus-year-old GLB® family of products (GLB.com) and LeisureTime® (LeisureTimeSpa.com), one of the most popular spa brands in America. This Arch business also offers the AquaSilk® line of biguanide-based treatment products, Ultima® multi-tasking pool products, and Applied Biochemists® (“The Brand the Pros Use” -- for pool and spa service professionals).
Advantis has a separate Surface Water Treatment business that supplies both treatment chemicals and application services for use in combating nuisance, unwanted aquatic vegetation in drinking water reservoirs, private ponds and lakes, golf course water hazards, irrigation systems and wastewater systems. To learn more about this business, you can either visit its main website www.appliedbiochemists.com or, for the service/application side of the business, go to Marine Biochemists, www.marinebiochemists.com.
Already a leader in treating residential swimming pool water, Arch Chemicals is on track to grow sales in the huge commercial swimming pool market through our patented Pulsar® feeder systems. Designed to work optimally with our Pulsar® briquettes, which contain a patented scale inhibitor, there is a substantially large installed base of Pulsar feeders in commercial swimming pools in North America and Europe. We have developed new versions of our feeder system for smaller hotel and motel pools and for large water parks.
We believe that our simple, reliable feeders and proven chlorinating chemicals also provide the keys to unlocking a growth market – drinking water sanitization in smaller municipalities and in developing nations. Application of our water treatment expertise to potable water could significantly reduce the 10,000 deaths a day the World Health Organization attributes to waterborne illnesses.
A testament to our innovation in water chemistry is the pool shock treatment category, which we created single handedly through our innovative J3® technology. Our Sock It® and Super Sock It® products offer the highest level of free available chlorine in the industry, making them ideal for “shocking” a stressed pool back into sound health.
As we continue to innovate, one thing will never change – our focus on our customers, service and superior products.