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About PICO Chemical

PICO Chemical Corporation is a privately held, family-owned and operated formulator and manufacturer of specialty chemicals and lubricants to clean, condition, lubricate, protect, and provide total value for a variety of manufacturing and service-related industrial processes since 1976.


PICO products primarily focus on manufacturers of paints, inks, resins, adhesives, coatings, etc.; metal working, metal forming, steel producing, steel processing, metal service centers, and their related industrial applications worldwide.


In addition, PICO manufactures specialty adhesion promoter resins for formulators of automotive PVC and acrylic plastisols and other specific adhesive and protective coatings.


PICO technologies and support services provide environmentally friendly, performance-proven solutions to help improve performance, production and quality; extend service life; reduce the use, treatment, disposal; and improve profitability to the industries we serve.


PICO's laboratory is consistent in performing product research and development, quality control and analytical testing of both incoming raw materials and finished product manufacture, product performance evaluations, and providing technical assistance and customer support.


PICO provides complimentary fluid analysis (CFA), reporting, and support of all PICO fluids to customers with their regular, continued use of our products.


PICO is ISO 9001 certified and registered through DQS Inc.


PICO headquarters and manufacturing is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA, a historic suburb 30 miles directly south of downtown Chicago at the crossroads of Interstate Highways 80, 94 and 294.

Excellence and Professionalism

PICO's manufacturing plant and headquarters are located near Chicago, Illinois USA.  Our staff, laboratory facilities and production practices each contribute to our industry reputation for quality and consistency.  Whether pail, drum, tote or bulk packaging, PICO delivers for customers worldwide.

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Personalized Appeal
Thorough knowledge of customer applications helps ensure the selection of the most suitable product to meet the customers' performance goals – whether the product is on-shelf or custom-formulated.

"PICO not only solved my initial reactor cleaning problem, but we got “bonus benefits” such as reduced consumption and waste disposal costs.  Because of the reliability of their products and responsive support services, they’ve earned my confidence.  We now use PICO for all of our in-plant chemical needs."   Production Manager, acrylic resin manufacturer.

Safety & Environment

We place top priorities on safety and health, accident prevention, and environmental compliance for our employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities served.

Ethics & Fairness

We stress and maintain to act fairly with high ethical standards, responsibility, and transparency. 


Customer Focus

We provide all customers globally with premium quality, value added, and innovative solutions and services to mutually develop trust and achieve sustainable growth and reputation.

Emphasis to Human Resources

We promote and provide an environment for employees to find value, growth, and opportunities in their work to continue to build positive relationships in the company.

Quality Policy

To provide products and services that meet and exceed our customers' expectations and to continually improve the effectiveness of our quality system.

ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified and Registered Through DQS Inc.

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