In 1990, our founder, Dr. Bernard Gordon III, PhD, was working as a professor of polymer science at Penn State University. He saw an opportunity to capitalize on a niche market by developing a novel process of producing poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline), later trade named Aquazol®, while remaining cost effective for customers. This entrepreneurial ambition paved the way for the company we are today. 30 years later, PCI is still the only commercial manufacturer of Aquazol® (PEtOx) and has expanded into other specialty materials – each synthesized through innovative processes known and developed exclusively by PCI’s chemists.