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Starting in 1970 and continuing today, the CBC Chemical Division works closely with our global partners to import and export chemicals, machinery, paints and coatings, and raw materials for many industrial applications.

Highlighted among these partners are Lao Silicon and Kuraray Co solvents.

Lao Silicon Co., Ltd

CBC AMERICA is proud to partner with LAO Silicon, a growing silicon metal refiner based in the People's Democratic Republic of Lao, for their Business Development in the United States.
With its abundance of environmentally friendly hydroelectric power and high-grade quartz feed, LAO Silicon is utilizing its Asia-based management team to expand its production capacity to 9 ovens and a projected production capacity of over 60,000 Metric Tons by the end of 2022.  This growing capacity will allow LAO Silicon to address the needs of new and existing customers in Asia and North America.



CBC AMERICA is proud to be the Exclusive Distributor for Kuraray 3-Methoxy-3-Methyl-1-butanol, MMB in North America, and has been successfully marketing and selling their unique multi-purpose solvent for many years.


Currently, some of the uses for MMB include Fragrances, Room Deodorizers, Reed Diffusers, Degreasers, Fountain Solutions, a Co-Solvent for Paints and Coatings, and Cleaners for Laundry, Carpets, Windows, Automotive, Wipes and Sanitizers, Pulp and Paper, Electronics, and Firearms.


Kuraray has also developed a sister product, IPD-AC.  While having many of the same features and benefits as MMB but, due to its low Vapor Pressure, IPD-AC does not have to be considered toward a formula VOC calculation for many end products.

KURARAY resources

MMB Data Sheet

MMB Presentation

MMB for Detergents

IPD-AC Datasheet

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