Current Chemicals is a specialty materials manufacturer that performs chemical manufacturing, piloting, research and development work for customers' formulations in diverse markets. We offer wet precipitation and solid-state chemical processing from lab scale through scale-up to specialty and bulk production.


Our Goal is Simple

Helping Customers Bring New Tech to Market

Our expertise

We specialize in luminescent and rare earth materials.


Our markets

We commonly serve the Display, Lighting, Electronics, Battery/SOFC, Ceramics and Petrochemical industries.


Our products

In addition to custom materials and formulations, we offer:

LED Phosphors | Persistent Phosphors | Security Phosphors | Rare Earth Oxides | Rare Earth Fluorides | Rare Earth Chlorides | Alkaline Rare Earths | Scintillators | Thermionics | Catalysts | Polysilazanes | Electrolytes

Specialty coatingsSpecialty coatings

Specialty Paints and Coatings

Suspension used in a variety of demanding applications


TriGrain® Potassium Fluorosilicate (PFS/KFS)

Phosphor in display and lighting LEDs, providing premium color and efficiency.

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Thermionic EmittersThermionic Emitters

Thermionic Emitters

Cathode coating for electron emissive surfaces in electron devices.

Representative Capabilities


Glass-lined steam-jacketed reactors, mixers and powder blending equipment

High-temperature batch and pusher furnace (both air and reducing atmospheres) as well as vacuum furnaces

Vertical and horizontal centrifuges

Ceramic ball mills for aqueous and solvent systems

Kady mills and Cowles dissolvers for making highly dispersed coatings

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) powder coater


X-ray fluorescence (XRF)

X-ray diffraction (XRD)

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Particle Size Distribution (PSD)

Luminescence Characterization

Fourier-Transform IR Spectroscopy (FTIR)


TGA/DTA Material Analysis


Representative Products

Neodymium Oxide (Nd2O3) | Neodymium Fluoride (NdF3) | Neodymium Chloride (NdCl3) | Yttrium Oxide (Y2O3) | Yttrium Oxysulfide (Y2O2S) | Yttrium Fluoride (YF3) | Yttrium Chloride (YCl3) | Praseodymium Fluoride (PrF3) | Erbium Fluoride (ErF3) | Barium Strontium Calcium Carbonate ((Ba,Sr,Ca)CO3) | Triphosphorus Pentanitride (P3N5) | Gadolinium TMHD (Gd(TMHD)3) | Barium TMHD Phenanthroline (Ba(TMHD)2)(Phenanthroline)2)


Why we're unique

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250,000 ft2 facility with ISO 9001-2015 Certification.

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In-house analytical capabilities for quality measurements.

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H3-rated spaces for Class 1 Div 1 & Class 1 Div 2 flammable processing spaces.

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Domestic (DOT) and international (IATA/MDG) shipping capabilities.

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We handle and ship hazardous materials including toxic, flammable and corrosive.

Why partner with Current Chemicals?

Why Current Chemicals

With over 70 years of operation and expertise, Current Chemicals is uniquely positioned to overcome your technical challenges. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure, equipment and knowledge base help you commercialize quickly and cost effectively


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