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Chattem Chemicals most recent Drug Master Files include:  Fentanyl, Methylphenidate HCL and Methylphenidate Base, as well as its most recent DMF, Benzphetamine.  We are licensed by the DEA to manufacture schedule 1-5 controlled substances and are inspected regularly by the FDA for compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices. CCI has deep roots in the pharmaceutical industry. From beginnings in novel aluminum chemistries for antacids to the current production of controlled substances, CCI has the breadth of experience to meet a variety of needs and applications.

The core aluminum alkoxide technology that was responsible for Chattem Chemicals’ early history was also found to be useful in other applications. For almost 40 years, Chattem Chemicals, Inc. has been producing aluminum performance additives for the Ink, Paint, Grease and Petroleum industries to control the viscoelastic properties of different systems. Key Benefits of our products include; increased molecular weight, increased gloss, and increased ink film hardness. Our key products include Cyco-Gel ,Tri-XLtm, OAO, OAO-EF, Ketalin III, , Ketalin V and our newest addition , Ultra-Geltm,.  In addition to aluminum alkoxide catalysts used in named oxidation-reduction reactions, e.g.; Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley, Oppenauer and Tischenko, Chattem Chemicals produces other aluminum compounds that are excellent sources of high purity aluminum used in the coatings, electronics & pharmaceutical industries. Our Halogard product line is as acid scavenging and chemical foaming agents in the plastics industry.

In 2004, Chattem recognized an unmet market need in the Surfactants area.  The Dow Chemical Company had made the decision to shut down its Nashua, NH Operations that housed their Hamposyltm product lines and proprietary production process.  Chattem Chemicals entered into negotiations with Dow and eventually bought the equipment and technical package and re-built the plant in Chattanooga.  The facility opened again in April of 2005.  It has been on a steady upward growth path since then and has become an all-important fourth business unit for the company.

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