MALVERN, PA – PQ Corp., Malvern, Pennsylvania, announced that effective Sept. 1, 2018, Fitz Chem LLC, Itasca, Illinois, will expand distribution of PQ’s Gasil® and Silcron® silica gels to southern Indiana and Kentucky. The expanded agreement further strengthens the long-term relationship between Fitz Chem and PQ Corp., according to Tony Nock, Global Director of Silcas and Adsorbents for PQ Corp.

With this territory expansion, Fitz Chem will represent the Gasil and Silcron product lines across 18 states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (Upper Peninsula), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. Fitz Chem has represented these two product lines in the Midwest and Central states for over 20 years.

“We’re pleased to expand this distribution relationship with Fitz Chem, which has a leading position in the specialty chemicals industry, and we look forward to expanding our reach in key markets,” said Nock.

Gasil and Silcron silica gels are highly porous materials with tight particle size control, ideally suited to surface coating applications, including paints, lacquers, plastics and paper products.

“We are very pleased to continue our representation of this important PQ product offering in our now expanded territory,” said Robert Milano, Director of Supplier Sales for Fitz Chem. “We expect to further strengthen our longstanding partnership of two decades by continuing to deliver high-quality service and technical expertise.”

Fitz Chem has a broad product portfolio that serves the adhesives, construction, graphic arts, home and personal care, institutional and industrial cleaning, paint and coatings, plastics, and rubber industries. Fitz Chem will provide all support services including technical marketing, account management, application development, customer service, warehousing and logistics.