Assorted laboratory glassware equipmentNorac entered the metallic stearate business in 1966 with the acquisition of The Mathe Company in Lodi, NJ, and shortly thereafter, developed the patented and highly efficient COAD® manufacturing process. Norac broke ground in 1981 on a new production facility in Helena, Arkansas. Metallic stearate production was moved there in 1990.

In 2004 Norac changed the division name to Norac Additives and embarked on a product development program to expand and build upon its core competence of metallic stearate chemistry. Significant investments have been made in both R&D technology as well as blending and production capacity. Today Norac Additives develops, manufactures and markets a variety of PVC Additives such as ester lubricant blends and calcium/zinc heat stabilizers, along with other proprietary blends for the thermoplastic and thermoset market.

As other chemical companies have reduced R&D and technical support, Norac Additives is filling the void with high value, customer focused processing solutions.