When Raf Van Gorp founded Ravago in 1961, he was given the opportunity to buy the premises of a dynamite company in Arendonk, Belgium. This enabled him to work out the luminous idea he had: recycling production waste from the plastics producing petrochemical companies.
From there, the company grew into a successful service provider to the petrochemical industry as a distributor and reseller of plastic resins. Diversification towards production and distribution of building products guaranteed a second revenue line in Europe. Distribution and trading of chemicals is the most recent activity of the Group.
Today, the Ravago Group is the number one service provider in the global market of plastics, rubber and chemicals.
TH Hilson joined the Ravago family in March of 2016. They were founded in 1973 and headquartered in the Chicagoland area with satellite sales and distribution centers strategically located throughout the Midwest region. TH Hilson has expanded its expertise from the Coating and Ink Markets, into Metalworking Lubricants, Consumer Care, Adhesives, Building Trades, and Plastics.
Pacific Coast Chemicals joined the Ravago family in December of 2016. They were founded in 1969 as a small firm in Berkeley, California that mainly sold chemical raw materials to the CASE, ink, and plastics industry. They began by selling into 11 states west of the Rocky Mountains attracting major national and international chemical companies as principals. Pacific Coast Chemicals has continued growing into other markets and expanding their product portfolio into Food, Nutrition and Beverage, Wine & Beer, HI&I/Compounding, Cosmetic and Personal Care, Water Treatment, Environmental and Waste Treatment, Pharmaceutical, Agricultural, Rubber, Building Materials, and Oil and Gas.
TMC Materials joined the Ravago family in February of 2017. They were founded in 1999 and have grown to be a leading east coast regional chemical distributor of raw materials and containers servicing the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast region. Their key growth markets have been Adhesives, Coatings, Inks, Paper, Elastomeric, Plastics, Polymer Manufactures, Rubber and Textiles. TMC is in the initial phase of establishing a presence in the life science market.