Estron Chemical was founded in 1976 by Dr. Stan Skora with the goal of developing products to support the emerging solvent-free coatings industry. Of particular interest was powder coatings technology, which was limited at the time by numerous technical impediments that Dr. Skora felt he could help the industry overcome.
Shortly thereafter, Estron introduced the first Resiflow™ product for powder coatings, which leapfrogged existing leveling technology and became an immediate commercial success, laying the foundation for Estron’s leadership in the area of flow and leveling agents. Today, the company has developed a deep portfolio of leveling agents that are widely used throughout the coatings industry on a worldwide basis.
In addition, Estron has leveraged its 40+ years of acrylic polymer design experience into building an extensive platform of high- performance binders, co-resins and crosslinkers for multiple sectors of the coatings industry, as well as segments of the adhesives and cosmetics markets.
Estron is based in Calvert City, KY, a centrally-located manufacturing hub that provides short transit times to most parts of the US with good connections to port facilities on all three coasts.
With a strong commitment to innovation that is deeply embedded in our corporate culture and an eye towards serving customers in all parts of the world, Estron is a truly global supplier that maintains the flexibility and responsiveness of a small and nimble organization.