About us

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years
experience for the scale reduction in potable waters
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years
expertise in water based surface treatment solutions for metal surfaces
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million m³
of water treated every year with our Pugh Micromet® and Tubilite® devices
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million m²
of metal surfaces treated yearly with Kelate® or Actan®
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countries
covered by our network of exclusive agents and customers

1947

The company is created by Mr Mr Malcolm Pugh to distribute chemical specialities sourced from the UK on the Belgian market.

1976

Launch of the production in Belgium of our Pugh Micromet® scale reducers.

1980

Acquisition of the Tubilite® water softeners from Fabelta Tubize.

1983

International expansion in surface treatment markets with the Kelate® range : reactive rust conversion coat for steel.

1990

In 1990 PUGH & Co. International introduced ACTAN®GS, the first launch in a family of environmentally friendly water borne surface treatment/wash primer products designed for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

1992

We move into our new offices and facilities at the Arsenal.

1995

Start-up of the filling line for ACTAN® et KELATE® : from 100ml to 5L.

2005

First ISO 9001 certification.

2006

Introduction of waterborne epoxy curing agents ACTAN®DU for metal protection are new advances in waterborne coating technology with low environmental impact. Combined with liquid and solid epoxy resins, they offer outstanding advantages such as wet adhesion to metallic substrates.

2016

We launch our first eshop (www.PughShop.be) for Pugh Micromet®.

2017

Development of our range of Tubilite® industrial water softeners.

Pugh & Co International, founded in 1947, is a privately-owned company for production and service to industry, operating in three divisions working on base of ISO 9001 quality management system.

Respecting the environment is a priority target within our three development segments:

  1. The protection of metallic surfaces by means of surface treatments and coatings, which are free of volatile organic compounds (VOC). This is a new technology using only water as solvent.Kelate® and Actan® are high performance products used for the passivation and the improvement of adhesion on metallic surfaces with difficult characteristics, such as galvanised steel.The surface treatments and coatings, that we develop and produce, have a very low content of volatile organic compound in relation with the existing regulations. The characteristics of our products are allowing removing the constraints related to the VOC control. When reducing to zero the risks for the user, we participate to the protection of the operator and the environment.
  2. Water treatment against scale and corrosionThe production of the Tubilite® range of appliances for water softening is an extension of our long experience with polyphosphates and the PUGH scale reducers. This activity has grown up with addition of the ion exchange technology.
  3. The distribution in partnership with renowned producers of natural extracts and chemical specialties for industry.

ISO 9001 Certification

Pugh & Co International has received ISO 9001 certification since 2005 for its activities related to the production and distribution of fine chemicals.

ISO Certificate
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