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COVID-19 Update


Updated March 25, 2020 

Updated: April 28, 2020


During these challenging and uncertain times, we wanted to provide clarity on Porocel’s operating status. Firstly, in addition to monitoring guidance from local, national, and global health organizations, we have a comprehensive health & safety plan to minimize risks associated with COVID-19. We also want to provide confidence that we have implemented business procedures to continue supplying our valued customers with high-quality products and services.

As of this date, all 3 of our North American operations (Little Rock, Lafayette and Medicine Hat) are fully operational, without any interruptions in product or service availability related to COVID-19. Our European operation (Luxembourg) is also operating without disruption. Our operations in Asia (Singapore and JV-operated China site) have been impacted slightly, but we continue to operate both of these facilities near its capacity to meet the business demand of our customers. Our dedicated management team is proactively executing steps to mitigate possible interruptions in operations.


Updated April 28th, 2020:


Our thoughts are with all those impacted by COVID-19 and the health professionals working to care for them. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy, and we wish everyone well as we collectively navigate this unprecedented situation. The health and well-being of all our employees remain priority #1 for Porocel, while taking all possible measures to provide uninterrupted service to our clients.


 Our operating facilities in N. America, Europe and Singapore remain essentially fully operational. Our inert bed support manufacturing facility in India is being impacted due to the recent Prime Minister decree requesting a lockdown for the whole country until Sunday, May 3rd.  


 Our Houston Business office is temporarily closed until Harris County’s “Stay at Home” order is lifted on Thursday, April 30th, or until government officials say otherwise. However, our sales team and professional staff continue to work seamlessly as they are working remotely. 



Specific questions about product availability and other order-related questions should be directed to your sales representative. Alternatively, you can always reach out to us thru our website: Contact Us. This update, as with future updates on the COVID-19 matter, will be posted on both our Website and thru LinkedIn.


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As of November 3, 2020 Porocel is part of Evonik.
  • Evonik successfully completes acquisition of Porocel
  • All Porocel's products and services will be integrated into the Evonik Catalysts portfolio
  • Porocel sales channels will remain in place for the time being

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.