About TH Hilson

About Us

Founded in 1973, TH Hilson Company is a mid-sized, progressive specialty chemical distributor. We are headquartered in the Chicagoland area, with satellite sales and distribution centers strategically located throughout the region so we are never out of reach.



We bring together resources from a diverse chain of partner suppliers to satisfy the aims and needs of manufacturers across most major chemical markets. Combined with our expertise within these markets, we provide our customers the very best blend of value, technology and support to bring their product ideas to market.



Being deeply involved in the supply, distribution and production processes specific to our key markets, TH Hilson Company is ideally positioned to help you understand and develop your differential advantage and affiliate you with the best resources for your project.


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TH Hilson is your connection to formulating success. With decades of experience, technical expertise, extensive market knowledge and our long-standing innovative partnerships…we can help source the specialty additive you’re looking for.

Hilson Highlights:

Looking for Superior Corrosion Resistance?

EPS 2535 & 2540 Offer Outstanding Performance in Water-Based Industrial Coatings

For ferrous & non-ferrous metal, wood and plastic substrates, EPS 2535 & 2540 acrylic emulsion polymers yield superior coatings:

  • Superior corrosion resistance
  • Excellent gloss development & retention
  • Excellent early water resistance
  • Excellent adhesion to ferrous & non-ferrous metal substrates
  • Broad solvent compatibility

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Need more info or a sample? Give TH Hilson a call today:
(630) 665-3085

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Enabling Strong Color & Superior Processability

Cabot’s EMPEROR® 1200 & EMPEROR® 1600 specialty carbon blacks for coatings deliver deep, jet black color and superior processability compared to competitive products, enabling up to a 50% reduction in dispersant loading. They can be used in a variety of coatings-related applications, including automotive refinish and basecoats, as well as decorative, wood, furniture & electronic coatings.  See how these products compare to the competition below:

TH Hilson Offers High Quality Steel Pails


• 2 ½ to 7 ½ Gallon Sizes
• 29, 28, 26, gauge Pails
• 29, 26, 24 gauge Lids
• Lined & Unlined
• Plain & Flexspout Fittings Available
• U.N. Certified Pails Available
• 7-fold bottom seam gives better durability
• Narrow smooth side seam is higher quality
• New state-of-the-art U.S. manufacturing facility

New Amphoteric Surfactants:

SCT - Southern Chemical & Textiles

New Techmine 280 and Sopalex 340 Amphoteric Surfactants

Techmine 280 – Octyldimethylamine Oxide, 40% active clear liquid, Prop 65 compliant
Sopalex 340 – Octyl Betaine, 40% active clear liquid

  • Hypochlorite Bleach & Peroxide Stable
  • Stable at pH 1-12
  • Low Foaming
  • Streak-Free Shine
  • Surface Wetting
  • Lime Soap Dispersing
  • Hydrotroping/Coupling Agent

Applications: window & glass, bathroom, grill & oven and all purpose cleaners; dilutable concentrate cleaners; acid & alkaline cleaners, heavy duty degreasers.
Recommended Concentration: 1-5% Actives

Call TH Hilson today for samples or more information.

With decades of experience, technical expertise, extensive market knowledge and our long-standing innovative partnerships, TH Hilson can source the specialty additive you’re looking for.

Your Trusted Partner for Chemical Solutions…for Over 40 Years!

TH Hilson BrochureTH Hilson Company is a preferred distributor of specialty chemical raw materials to leaders in the CASE, Inks/Graphic Arts, MWF/Lubricant, HI&I, Personal Care, Plastics, Food and Pharma markets, providing quality service and innovative solutions to our customers since 1973. The company is privately-held, operates in 17 states, and has a history of consistent growth. TH Hilson is proud to be listed on the “Top 100 Chemical Distributors in the USA.”

TH Hilson Company is located in suburban Chicago, Illinois. We have been a National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) member for over 30 years and have implemented all guidelines set forth by the Responsible Distribution process.

Our success is based on the strong relationships we have built with our customers and principals, the technical expertise of our sales team, and our commitment to service excellence for our customers.

Markets We Serve: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers & Inks • Food • Household Industrial & Institutional • Metalworking Fluids & Lubricants • Personal Care & Cosmetics • Pharma • Plastics