FCI Technology offers specialty and commodity chemicals for Personal Care, Textiles, Metal Lubricants, HI&I, and many other markets. FCI Technology has supply and technical alliances with major domestic / foreign custom and toll manufacturers of synthetic esters, alkoxylates, amine derivatives, phosphate esters, sulfates, etc. to service FCI Technology’s growing customer base.
FCI Technology has a dedicated manufacturing facility in Ware Shoals, SC. We have reactors (steam), bulk tank farm, and pilot reactors for scale up. FCI Technology has a semi-automated drumming line for 3-7 gallon pails as well as one for drums and totes. Our QC laboratory is capable of assuring the Quality of our products as needed. In an effort to adhere to strict quality parameters, FCI Technology strives to works with those manufacturers and suppliers who adhere to our same strict Quality and Environmental standards.
In 2007 FCI Technology became part of Mount Vernon Chemicals, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mount Vernon Mills, which has been in business for over 165 years. Mount Vernon Chemicals, LLC includes Apollo Chemical and PhilChem. Apollo specializes in textile formulated chemicals and custom manufacturing including high temperature reactions and high pressure homogenization from 75 gallons up to 5,000 gallons. Philchem is a dry blend operation with capabilities of blending 200 pounds up to bulk tankers. Apollo and PhilChem are ISO certified operations with state of the art manufacturing capabilities. You can review the capabilities of both sister companies on their respective web sites:
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Dr. KOLB, Switzerland. FCI Technology buys and represents Dr. KOLB specialty products in the USA especially the linear alcohol ethoxylates.
Dr. KOLB is based in Hedingen, Switzerland and is a major player in the manufacturing and distribution of surfactants, emulsifiers, proprietaries, etc for Textiles, Food, Personal Care, Paper, Metal Working, and HI&I in Europe with more than 180,000 tons of esters and alkoxylates capacity. This KOLB-FCI Technologies partnership expands our capabilities to better serve your needs.
Founded in January 1997, FCI Technology was purchased by Mount Vernon Mills in 2007. Our team has years of experience in multiple areas including development, sales marketing and custom / toll manufacturing of specialty and commodity chemicals for textiles, personal care, paper, metal working, etc.
With the addition of the Ware Shoals facility, which has been in continuous operation since 1950, FCI Technology has the ability to manufacture detergent blends, amides, low temperature esters, phosphate esters, trans-esters, neutralizations, wax dispersions, starch solutions, PVA solutions, salt solutions, etc.
On site we have nine production vessels ranging from 250 gallons to 6,000 gallons. We have bulk storage in excess of 210,000 gallons serviced by two locations for loading and unloading tank trucks to maximize efficiencies. We have a drumming line that allows us to pack out drums or totes directly from a manufacturing vessel or from tank trucks.
A 10,000 square foot laboratory allows us to evaluate and Quality Control products by FTIR. We have the ability to quantify products by being able to measure pH, viscosity, hydroxyl, saponification, amine, acid, Iodine, melt points, etc. We can measure activity and moisture by forced air and convection ovens, IR moisture balances as well as Karl Fisher.
We are adept at creating strategic supply and technical alliances with domestic and foreign manufacturers of synthetic esters, alkoxylates, amine derivatives, etc. to service our growing customer base.
Within the Mount Vernon Chemical Group, we have Hot Oil and Steam Reactor capability, high pressure homogenization and additional bulk storage for both liquids and dry products. In the dry blending area, we can unload from rail car to bags, blend powders and powders, then pack them back out into rail cars, carboys, drums, down to 25 pound bags. Bagging is done through valved bags or the use of an open top bagger.
Mount Vernon Chemical, LLC is fortunate to have as employees several PhD Chemists and individuals considered experts in their respective fields. We can warehouse in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, California, and Honduras for the convenience of our customers.
FCI Technology strives to provide the quality products and service to assist our customers in being successful. We do this with an emphasis on being good stewards and observing environmental propriety as well as adhering to government regulations. FCI Technology deals primarily with ISO 9001 certified suppliers and/or custom and toll manufacturers of our products. While we are not ISO 9001 certified, FCI is ISO 9000 compliant and an approved supplier to our valued customers.
March 30, 2017: COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce honored South Carolina Companies who had a successful safety record in 2016. FCI Technology, Ware Shoals site and Philchem, Greer site accepted their awards at a luncheon at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia. The program is designed to recognize companies and their employees who have had a commendable Lost Workday Case Rate during the 2016 calendar.
State Chamber of Commerce President Ted Pitts released the following statement announcing the Chamber’s 2016 annual Safety Awards winners: “A safe workplace allows employees to grow and succeed, and we are proud to announce this year’s Safety Award winners who have taken that to heart. We are pleased to honor those companies who have made safety a top priority over the last year and to recognize them among peers at our annual Safety Awards event.”
SCMA Annual Safety Award
March 16, 2017: FCI Technology, Ware Shoals site and Philchem, Greer site were recognized at the 2017 South Carolina Safety Summit at The Marriott in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 16.
“Manufacturers are held to high standards when it comes to achieving the Annual Safety Award,” said Lewis Gossett, President and CEO of South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. “South Carolina manufacturers have continued to demonstrate their commitment to safety each day. We are proud to present these awards to our members because it demonstrates our efforts to ensure the overall well-being of our associates."