December 22, 2014 5:24 AM ET


Company Overview of MWV Specialty Chemicals

Company Overview

MWV Specialty Chemicals manufactures, markets, and distributes specialty chemicals derived from sawdust and other byproducts of the papermaking process in North America, South America, and Asia. The company offers activated carbon used in emission control systems for automobiles and trucks; and performance chemicals for use in printing inks and asphalt paving, as well as adhesives and lubricants for agricultural, paper, and petroleum industries. It serves automotive, drinking water, energy storage, and pulp and paper industries. The company was founded in 1964 and is based in North Charleston, South Carolina. MWV Specialty Chemicals operates as a subsidiary of MeadWestvaco Corporation.

5598 Virginia Avenue

North Charleston, SC 29406

United States

Founded in 1964

Key Executives for MWV Specialty Chemicals

Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

MWV Specialty Chemicals Key Developments

MWV Specialty Chemicals to Expand its Existing Operations in Charleston County

MWV Specialty Chemicals, a division of MeadWestvaco Corporation, will expand its existing operations in Charleston County. The $9.3 million investment in innovation is expected to support the division's local workforce and growing global business. MWV Specialty Chemicals will open a new technology center near its existing headquarters, located on Virginia Avenue in North Charleston. The new facility will serve as an innovation center for the company to expand its capabilities in automotive emissions control and sustainable chemicals in the oilfield, road construction and adhesives global markets. The center is expected to begin operations in early 2015. The new facility will enrich its technical innovation capabilities positioning its division to serve important global growth businesses in rapidly changing and competitive markets. The center will support its existing North Charleston operations as it continues to expand its product offerings around the world.

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