Coral Chemical Co.

1915 Industrial Ave.
Zion, IL 60099 US


Company Profile

For 60 years, Coral Chemical Company has been providing complete process efficiency solutions to the metal finishing industry. Utilizing our specialty chemical products, Coral’s team of general industrial, metal working and wastewater treatment experts will partner with you to improve your processes. In the lab or in the field, our comprehensive technical support, persistent problem-solving capabilities and cost-effective products result in superior parts performance and quality. Our fast turnaround on process resolutions and product delivery help our customers stay competitive and profitable. Simply put… Coral has just the right chemistry for results.

Coral Chemical Products

Coral Chemical's full line of specialty industrial chemicals falls into three categories:

  • General Industrial
  • Metalworking Fluids
  • Process Water Treatment

General Industrial

Coral’s General Industrial chemicals include a full line of metal pretreatment products. From cleaning to conversion coatings to final rinses, Coral can supply everything needed to prepare metal and plastic products for the application of an organic coating.

Coral Eco-Treat® metal pretreatment products provide an ecological and economical alternative to phosphate pretreatments. Uniquely-formulated low and no-phosphate Coral Eco-Treat® products reduce wastewater concerns for a “green” solution to pretreatment processes.

Metal Working Fluids

Coral’s Metal Working Fluids division provides high-quality machining fluids, metal forming lubricants and rust preventatives. Whether your process is cutting, grinding, roll-forming, blanking, forming or protecting processed parts; Coral can provide the best solution for your unique challenges. Our team of process experts will work with you to maximize efficiencies and operational costs.

Process Water Treatment

Coral's total management concept for the metal finishing industry includes an extensive line of process water treatment chemicals. Coral’s products can be tailored to meet your specific environmental needs. From precipitating heavy metals to reducing phosphates, our water treatment chemicals minimize sludge and clarify wastewater.

Technical Expertise

Coral Chemical has a fully-staffed technical department consisting of six functional areas:

  • Product Development/Applications
  • Analytical Services
  • Field Technical Service
  • Engineering Services
  • Quality Control
  • Environmental & Physical Testing

Our lab technicians operate with one goal in mind ― to utilize the latest technologies to provide our customers’ with the highest quality products that deliver results. Our fast turn-around on analytical results reduces downtime and increases profitability.

Learn more about Coral's Technical Services

Contact Us Today

Our team of process and technical experts are available to consult with you to provide a fast, cost-effective solution to your unique challenges. Contact Coral Chemical today to schedule a free evaluation of your processes.

A Message from Coral Chemical Co.

The Element of Support

Chemistry is more than compounds and formulas.

As Seen In Products Finishing

How to Clean Parts Properly Before Powder Coating
Ken Kaluzny, from Coral Chemical, says that if mill oil is not removed from parts, you would observe pin holes and craters in the cured powder paint.

parts coming out of pretreatment

Architectural Coatings Help Minnesota Shop Grow Finishing Operation
Twin City Powder Coating now boasts 36,000 square feet, two 40-foot ovens with matching coating booths, one 8-foot oven and coating booth, and six manual coating systems.

What's Causing Increased Usage of Alkaline Spray Cleaner?
Coral Chemical’s Ken Kaluzny says there are several situations related to solution loss or chemical neutralization to investigate when cleaner usage changes dramatically.

Ron Lum, Coral Chemical sales manager and CCAI president

A Conversation with Ron Lum, Coral Chemical
Ron Lum is a sales manager at Coral Chemical and president of the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) and its Southern California chapter.

A Conversation with…Peter Dority, Coral Chemical
Dority is a fun-loving South Carolinian who spends his time rooting for Clemson University.

powder coating parts

A New Dawn for Sunset Industrial Applications
Large coating facility goes online after significant market research.

GAME Changers
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CCAI SoCal Chapter Partners with Marines on 'Toys for Tots' Event
Nearly 190 toys collected to help disadvantaged kids

Chrysler Grants Supplier Approval To Coral Chemical
Auto maker grants PS-508 specification approval to Coral Chemical and Chemische Werke Kluthe

Price is Finally Getting It Right With Coral Chemicals
How one company changed chemical baths and saw improved products and cost savings.

Frequent line stoppages

Going Low-Temp
What to Consider when choosing ambient-temperature metal pretreatments

Pretreatments: The Next Generation
Emerging technologies can save energy, ease environmental concerns

Annual energy savings

Vanadate Conversion Coatings: Alternative to Phosphate?
Emerging pretreatment technology can reduce energy consumption and environmental concerns.  

Employees respond to alarms

Profiting from Control—The (Up)Right Way
In today's world, information is king, even for finishers. UpRight, Inc. is using information it gathers through a control system on its pretreatment system and powder coating and painting lines to better understand its process and increase corrosion resistance. The ultimate result is a boost in the company's profits...

Product Categories of Coral Chemical Co.

Aluminum Etchants and Deoxidizers
Blackening Processes, solutions
Bright Dips
Burnishing Compounds
Chromate Conversion Coatings
Chrome-Free Final Rinses (for paint pretreatment)
Cleaning & Pretreatment Chemicals
Cleaning Chemicals, aqueous
Coatings, dry-film or solid-film lubricant
Coatings, strippable-plastic
Descaling Chemicals
Inhibitors, acid pickling
Lubricants, dry-film or solid-film
Lubricants, polishing
Mass-Finishing Compounds
Paint Strippers, chemical
Phosphate Coating Chemicals
Pollution Control Chemicals, chromium reduction
Pollution Control Chemicals, heavy-metal removal
Rinse Aids
Rust Removers
Rust-Preventive Chemicals and Oils
Smut Removers, aluminum
Solvents, degreasing
Spray Booth Cleaning Materials
Spray Booth Coatings
Spray Booth Compounds, water wash
Steam Cleaning Compounds
Tarnish-Preventive Treatments