27 November 2019
Founded in 1868, the American company in the early 21st century, seeing the opportunity to expand its silicon carbide products, acquired The Exolon Company. In 2003, it further expanded its silicon carbide capacity with the acquisition of Orkla Exolon in Norway in 2004, adding another source of crude silicon carbide, with advanced microgrit technology as well as new production capacity. In 2006, Washington Mills completed the construction of a state-of-the-art microgrit processing plant in Norway. Equipped with the most modern equipment and technologies, the new plant has the advanced ability to produce high quality micro-granules and sub-micron powders.
Washington Mills has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings: today it employs approximately 600 employees, serves thousands of customers worldwide and represents one of the largest producers of molten minerals in the world. Thanks to its commitment in the sector and its objectives of internal growth and strategic acquisitions, Washington Mills offers – states the company – the widest selection of electro-cast abrasives and special minerals available on the market today.