CPS Performance Materials

About Us

CPS is a rapidly growing specialty chemicals company with 3 business units – GEO Specialty Chemicals, FAR Chemical and RutgersSC.  Our companies are leaders in their fields, stemming from strong technology capability to produce high value materials and devices.  We focus on end markets where performance counts – including specialty coatings, eyecare materials, pharmaceutical intermediates, animal and human nutrition ingredients, and specialty additives used in a wide range of construction applications.  We pride ourselves on working with our business partners to take on tough challenges and deliver innovative solutions.  

We also own a minority interest in USALCO, one of North America’s leading water treatment chemical producers with 27 sites extending from California to Puerto Rico.  Our minority ownership stake began in October 2021 when we merged our majority owed subsidiary, G2O Technologies, with USALCO. G2O Technologies was created in March 2020 when we combined the former GEO and Gulbrandsen water treatment businesses.

CPS Business Units

Our GEO Specialty Chemicals division has a diverse product range operating out of 3 facilities in the US & UK.  GEO is a leading supplier of specialty ingredients for eye-care and nutrition end-uses.  GEO partners with customers to supply silicone, methacrylate and other targeted chemistries for use as key ingredients for contact lens manufacture.  In nutrition, GEO is the largest North American supplier of glycine, a key amino acid used in numerous end-uses including human supplements and pet food.  From our site in the UK, GEO is a supplier of a broad range of specialty methacrylate monomers and functional additives used in a wide range of coating, adhesive and sealant applications.  In addition, leveraging our strength in alkoxylation, GEO is a leading supplier of specialty Polyalkylene Glycols (PAGs) used in end-markets including specialty lubricants, foam control, metal working fluids and other industrial end-uses.

Our FAR Chemical division specializes in challenging chemistries primarily serving the pharma, coatings, advanced composites and flavor and fragrance markets.  FAR partners with customers supplying both proprietary products and custom manufacturing services. We pride ourselves on our ability to scale up new processes requiring highly reactive materials, enabling us to be a go-to-partner for companies looking for a reliable North American supplier.  Our Palm Bay, FL facility specializes in multi-step synthesis from lab scale to hundreds of metric tons. Our Bound Brook, NJ facility is a cGMP, FDA approved manufacturer of intermediates and API’s for the pharmaceutical industry.

Our RutgersSC (RSC) division is a leading supplier of specialty dispersants and surfactants. RSC products are employed in a wide range of end markets including building, agricultural, oilfield & mining, coating & colorant, and a variety of other industrial, electronic and personal care end uses. RSC is a global supplier of naphthalene-, acrylic- melamine-, fatty alcohol-based chemicals and polymers, and is the largest producer of naphthalene sulfonates in the Americas.  Our integrated technology and manufacturing complex in Candiac, Quebec is purpose-built for the development, scale-up and production of a range of dispersant products.   Our facility in Cedartown, GA was designed to scale and manufacture an array of functional chemicals, specialty dispersants, surfactants and blends and offers batch alkylation, esterification, sulfonation, emulsification and homogenization capabilities. Outfitted with modern polymer and applications development laboratories, as well as kilo-/pilot-scale and semi-works capabilities, our facilities are designed to provide our target markets and customers with innovative development support and testing capabilities to ensure our products meet the required performance, regulatory and registration requirements.