History

1946

  • Palmer Products founded in Worcester, Pennsylvania

1955

  • Palmer Products incorporates

1960

  • Palmer develops non-skid coating for the US Navy

1960s

  • Palmer develops leading friction particle line based on Cashew Nutshell liquid

1969

  • Palmer moves to its current manufacturing location in Skippack, Pennsylvania

1982

  • Palmer (UK) founded in Hartlepool, UK

1984

  • Changed name to Palmer International, Inc.

1990

  • Palmer develops “ACT” to dampen brake noise for lining manufacturers
  • Palmer signs license agreement with the Cashew Company of Japan

1996

  • Palmer achieves certification on the ISO 9001 standard

1997

  • Palmer builds CNSL distillation facility

1998

  • Palmer acquires Colloid Chemical of Cedar Knolls, New Jersey

2009

  • Palmer signs joint venture agreement with Royce International

2011

  • Palmer expands facility in Skippack to accommodate coatings growth
  • Palmer opens sales office in Kashiwa City, Japan

2012

  • Opened new R&D Center

2013

  • Expanded reactor capacity to meet growing demand