We forged our entrepreneurial spirit more than a century ago – refusing to accept the status quo. Rather than seeing the by-products created in our paper-making process as waste, we saw them as opportunities. Over time, we transformed by-products into special chemical solutions that help purify, protect and enhance our world.
Ellis, Chaflin & Co. is founded. Later becomes Mead Paper Company.
Piedmont Pulp & Paper Co. founded. Later becomes Westvaco.
Carbon production begins in Tyrone, Pennsylvania.
Tall oil distillation begins in Covington, Virginia.
Pine chemicals production moves to Charleston, South Carolina.
Formal incorporation of SCD businesses.
The DeRidder, Louisiana plant opens.
St. Johns Chemical is added to the operations base.
Commercial Applications Center opens in Shanghai, China.
The Wickliffe, Kentucky carbon plant is added to the operations base.
Mead & Westvaco merge to form MeadWestvaco. Purification Cellutions (Waynesboro, GA carbon honeycomb plant).
Rebranded as MWV in 2008.
Purification Materials Wujiang, (PMW) China carbon plant is added to the operations base.
MWV Brazil added to the operations base. DRT Alliance formed.
MWV Merges with RockTenn becoming WestRock; MWV Specialty Chemicals becomes Ingevity.
Ingevity begins operations as a standalone, publicly traded company (NGVT).
December: Ingevity begins production at new extrusion plant in Changshu.
Ingevity completes acquisition of Capa® caprolactone business.
October: Ingevity completes acquisition of pavement marking materials provider, Ozark Materials.