PQ Corporation

We are a leading global provider of specialty catalysts, materials, chemicals, and services that enable environmental improvements, enhance consumer products, and increase personal safety. Our Environmental Catalysts and Services business segment provides products and solutions which help our customers produce vehicles with improved fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions. We produce highly engineered materials that make highways and airports safer for drivers and pilots. We hold market leadership positions in each of our major product groups. We believe our products deliver significant value to our customers, as demonstrated by our profit margins. Our products, which are mostly additives, catalysts, and services, typically constitute a small portion of our customers� overall end-product costs, yet are critical to product performance. With our value-added products, we seek to address global issues that are often either the subject of significant regulations or are driven by consumer preferences, which we believe fuels our growth. Since our products are predominantly inorganic and carbon-free, we believe we contribute to improving the sustainability of our planet. Our products and solutions help companies produce vehicles with improved fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions. We produce highly engineered materials that make highways and airports safer for drivers and pilots. In personal care applications, we have collaborated with leading consumer products companies over a number of years to develop a family of gentle silica-based dentifrice abrasives that produce more effective cleaning toothpastes. Through a collaborative innovation process, we have developed zeolite-based catalysts that are an effective and efficient method to reduce pollutants in diesel engines and enable our customers to meet increasingly stringent vehicle emission standards worldwide.