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At Focus Chemical, our products, service, and technical support are second to none. From polymerized esters and PIBSA chemistry to emulsifiers and other metalworking additives, our formulations meet the specific needs of our customers. We develop custom additives and additive packages that are specifically tailored to a customer's needs, and we continuously develop new chemistries to fulfill the future requirements of the metalworking industry. Thanks to our size and our capabilities, we respond quickly to your needs and fulfill your project's requirements.


Our metalworking additives are some of the finest in the industry. We offer a wide-range of additives to suit the exacting requirements of a variety of formulations and other projects.

Custom Formulations

Don't see exactly what you need here? To discuss your custom formulation requirements, please contact our laboratory at (866) 801-1201.


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Our state-of-the-art lab in the new CU-ICAR Center for Emerging Technologies - a vibrant satellite campus of Clemson University located in Greenville, South Carolina – increases our ability to provide you with the metalworking additives you need to complete your formulations.

Don’t see what you need in our product listing?  Call us. We can work with you to develop a custom solution for your application.


Focus Chemical is your source for the metalworking additives that you need for your formulations. Our product offering includes corrosion inhibitors, lubricity additives, emulsifiers, performance boosters, extreme pressure additives and anti-wear agents.

If you can't find one to match your specifications, contact us at We can work with you to create a metalworking additive that is exactly what you need.

About Us

Founded in 2009 by two veterans of the metalworking industry, Focus Chemical, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Palmer Holland, Inc., a distributor of specialty chemicals for the CASE and lubricant markets. Metalworking additives are the core foundation of Focus Chemical's business. Located in the new CU-ICAR Center for Emerging Technologies - a vibrant satellite campus of Clemson University located in Greenville, South Carolina - Focus is positioned to stay on the cutting edge of emerging technologies catering to the manufacturers of metalworking fluids.

Focus Chemical is large enough to enjoy relationships with prominent raw material suppliers around the world, yet flexible enough to address specific metalworking needs customer by customer.

Contact Us

3 Research Drive, Suite 130
Greenville, SC 29607
(866) 801-1201

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