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Orvus Chemicals

ORVUS is a multi-national chemical producer and distributor. ORVUS is the owner of the ORVUS W.A. PASTE consumer brand. Orvus was founded in 1932 by The Procter & Gamble Company. Orvus operates in >50 countries with distribution in Asia, Europe, The Middle East and Latin America. Learn more about who we are today.


ORVUS operates in more than 50 countries with business units covering consumer, semiconductors, specialty chemicals and the oil & gas industries. ORVUS provides manufacturing, distribution, warehouse/storage and logistics services.


ORVUS is proud to contribute to the American renaissance of semiconductor manufacturing in the United States. With manufacturing and warehousing in Ohio, Orvus is centrally located to provide faster logistics and better pricing on Semiconductor chemicals for plants based in Ohio, Texas and Arizona. ORVUS supplies all major chemicals involved in the production of Semiconductors for the chemical treatment of solvents and acid-base etching of semiconductors. ORVUS specializes in domestic supply to semiconductor manufactures in the United States for trichloroethylene, acetone, isopropanol, denatured ethanol, semi-conductor grade ultra-pure hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, ammonium hydroxide, tetramethylammonium hydroxide, ammonium fluoride, hydrofluoric acid

Consumer Products

ORVUS is proud to be the inventor of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in 1932 by The Procter & Gamble Company. Orvus has a history and culture of innovation. By specializing in manufacturing and distribution worldwide of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Orvus has a 90+ year history of providing SLS as a base ingredient to customers worldwide for the manufacturing of Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Laundry Detergents, Spray Cleaners, Dishwasher Detergent and Lubricants. ORVUS also specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of specialty chemicals for the Consumer Products industry, including Detergent Additives, Enzymes, Surfactants, Sodium Hydrochloride, 2-EHA, EGDMA and 2-EHMA.


ORVUS is proud to be selected by the world’s most innovative manufacturers of rockets, satellites, defense products and aerospace products. ORVUS W.A. PASTE is the only cleaning agent trusted by aerospace companies to clean the delicate mirrors in satellite manufacturing. This is based on ORVUS W.A. PASTE trust, consistency and reliability for delicately cleaning surfaces. ORVUS distributes epoxy resins, lubricants, oils and silicones to the Aerospace industry.


ORVUS is proud to be selected by Professional Industrial Cleaning Companies everyday to clean thousands of offices and homes across the world. ORVUS provides specialty chemicals for Industrial product manufacturing and Industrial/Commercial Cleaning. ORVUS distributes ORVUS WA PASTE in 55-gallon drums, 1-gallon containers, tanker and rail car to Professional Cleaning Companies worldwide for the cleaning of Offices, Rugs, Heirlooms and Homes. ORVUS distributes specialty chemicals across Abrasives, Cleaning Agents, Lubricants, Dilutants, Stabilizers, Degreasers, Dispersing Agents and Defoamers.

Delicate Heirlooms

At Orvus Chemicals, we understand the profound sentimental and historical value associated with delicate heirlooms. Our specialized services extend to the preservation of these cherished items, ensuring they stand the test of time with utmost care and attention. Delicate heirlooms come in various forms and materials, each requiring a unique approach to preservation. Orvus Chemicals takes pride in offering customized solutions tailored to the specific needs of different materials, ensuring that your treasured heirlooms receive the specialized care they deserve. We understand the importance of maintaining the original beauty and craftsmanship of these items, and our processes reflect this commitment to quality.

Cemeteries & Monuments

ORVUS is proud to be endorsed by and selected by the Smithsonian Institution, the American Quilters Society, and The Royal School of Needlework for ORVUS’s trust to care for historical monuments and delicate heirlooms. Orvus was selected by renowned institutions that value excellence and precision in heritage conservation. We have earned the trust and recognition of esteemed organizations such as the Smithsonian Institution, the American Quilters Society, and The Royal School of Needlework.


Orvus is honored to have gained the confidence of these prestigious institutions, a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence in the preservation of historical monuments and delicate heirlooms. This endorsement and selection reinforce Orvus’s position as a trusted name in the field of heritage conservation, solidifying our dedication to maintaining the legacy and stories embedded in these precious artifacts.

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Consumer Brands

Orvus Paste Shampoo is a PH neutral, synthetic soap and wetting agent with excellent detergency, emulsifying and dispersing properties. Orvus WA Paste has many uses, from cleaning your fine textiles and quilts, to shampooing animals such as horses and dogs. Extremely gentle and effective, Orvus WA Paste Shampoo is a biodegradable detergent which contains no phosphate or harsh chemicals. If you own an entire farm, or simply want the most versatile detergent on hand, Orvus WA Paste is a must have for every household!


Sustainability is fundamental to how ORVUS operates. We seek to advance sustainability in society through our innovative products and processes, and we are committed to minimizing the negative impacts of our operations on people and planet. We strive to cause no harm to employees, local communities, and customers, and we work to achieve climate neutrality, circularity, and zero pollution in our value chains, while avoiding adverse impacts on water scarcity and biodiversity. We aim to meet or exceed all sustainability regulatory requirements.