CPS Performance Materials

About Us

CPS is a rapidly growing specialty chemicals company with 3 business units – GEO Specialty Chemicals, FAR Chemicals and Cyalume Chemical Light.  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, medical devices, eyecare materials, pharmaceutical intermediates, nutrition and water treatment.  We pride ourselves on working with our business partners to take on tough challenges and deliver innovative solutions.  


CPS Business Units

Our GEO Specialty Chemicals division has grown over the past 30 years from a niche specialty chemicals supplier to a leader in coatings additives, water treatment chemicals and specialty additives. GEO has a broad product range operating from 19 facilities in the US and UK. GEO specializes in value added chemistries including specialty methacrylates for coatings and adhesives, specialty silicones for contact lenses as well as specialty coagulants for industrial and municipal water treatment. GEO is also the largest North American producer of glycine, a key amino acid used in human and animal nutrition and personal care products. Other major offerings are dispersants, surfactants, and other additives for the concrete admixtures, synthetic rubber polymerization, gypsum processing and oil well drilling markets.



Our FAR Specialty Chemicals 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 manufacturer 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. For customers in the pharmaceutical industry, we provide support throughout the value chain from critical building block chemicals to advanced intermediates to actives. 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. Particular strengths are in bromination, pyrophoric materials, metal organics, cryogenic reactions as well as long chain polymers that are used in a wide array of final applications ranging from the F35 Joint Strike Fighter to implantable medical devices. 


Our Cyalume Chemical Light division is the world leader in chemical light solutions providing light sticks, marking materials, chemi-luminescent ammunition and infra-red devices to the US and NATO military forces as well as devices used in law enforcement and consumer applications. In addition, we leverage our chemical light technology in markets where disposable, safe sources of light that don’t require an external power source provide advantages.  Markets such as medical devices and safety/emergency response benefit from this unique capability.  We support our customers with facilities in the US and France.