MALVERN, PA – PQ Corp., a provider of specialty catalysts, materials, chemicals and services, has named Toronto-based Dempsey Corp., a leading international distributor of specialty products, as an authorized distributor of PQ’s specialty silica products for the Canadian region, effective March 17, 2019.

Dempsey Corp., which specializes in coatings, plastics and cosmetics, will distribute PQ’s specialty silicas for coatings, personal care and flow aid applications in Canada.

"We’re pleased to establish this distribution relationship with Dempsey Corporation, which is a leading distributor in the specialty chemicals industry in Canada," said Tony Nock, Global Director of Silicas and Adsorbents for PQ. "We look forward to expanding our reach to provide our quality products to customers in this key region."

For coatings applications, Dempsey will distribute PQ’s GASIL® and SILCRON® silica gels, which are highly porous materials with tight particle size control, making them ideally suited to surface coating applications, including paints, lacquers, plastics and paper products.

"We’re excited to expand our relationship with PQ and look forward to increasing our portfolio options for our customers in Canada," said Benjamin Dempsey, President of Dempsey Corp. "We see strong opportunities for these materials in the coatings and personal care applications in select Canadian regions."

Dempsey Corp. has a broad product portfolio that serves the coatings, adhesives, plastics, building and construction, and personal care industries and is well established throughout Canada. Dempsey will provide all support services including technical marketing, account management, application development, customer service, warehousing and logistics.