R. T. Vanderbilt Company opened its doors for business on 42nd Street in New York City in 1916. We are celebrating over 100 years as a supplier and partner to our customers around the globe. We sell more than sixty categories of minerals and chemicals, made up of over 800 products, to twelve different industries: rubber, plastics, petroleum, paint, paper, pharmaceutical, agricultural, ceramics, adhesives, wire and cable, cosmetics, and household products. The Company now has seven wholly-owned subsidiaries operating chemical manufacturing plants in Connecticut and Kentucky, and mining and minerals processing facilities in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona, California and Kentucky.
Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC has been supplying the petroleum industry with lubricant additives for over fifty years. We market a wide range of chemical products which improve or enhance the performance characteristics of finished lubricating oils and greases. Oxidation inhibitors, extreme pressure additives, antiwear agents, friction reducers, metal deactivators and rust inhibitors are examples of the types of additives we supply. These products are used in automotive, gasoline and diesel engine oils, automatic transmission fluids, turbine oils and many other industrial oil and grease applications.
Our Petroleum products’ trade names are MOLYVAN® Friction Reducers, VANLUBE® Lubricant Additives, CUVAN® and VANCHEM® Corrosion Inhibitors, Metal Deactivators and Intermediates.