Chemical Processing & Biotechnology

Providing talent and resources, Lee County, Iowa is well-positioned for success in the Chemical Processing industry, companies can lower their costs, take leaps in innovation and secure their business advantage.


Dupont –located in Fort Madison, Iowa, manufactures a diversified portfolio of products.  Most of the production is focused on inks for several different digital printing markets.  Included in these inks is the DuPont Artistri® inks produced for textile printing. Besides manufacturing inks, the Fort Madison plant also produces several semi-finished products that support other DuPont business such as Nomex®, Kevlar®, and Tedlar ®.  Tedlar® is a material used in the manufacturing of aircraft and solar panels.


Climax Molybdenum Ft. Madison Conversion Facilities – Climax Molybdenum Co., a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, is the world's leading molybdenum producer and supplier.  Its Ft. Madison Conversion Facilities are the world’s largest and highest quality producer of lubricant grade molybdenum disulfide, sublimed pure molybdic oxide, calcined pure molybdic oxide, ammonium dimolybdate, ammonium heptamolybdate, ammonium octamolybdate, and sodium molybdate.

Cryotech Deicing Technology – world leader in runway, aircraft, and commercial deicing technology. Cryotech manufactures and markets environmentally compatible low corrosion runway and aircraft deicers.


Axalta Coating Systems – only leading global coatings company dedicated solely to the development, manufacture and sale of liquid and powder coatings. Axalta serves customers in the automotive, transportation, general industrial and architectural and decorative sectors.

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