About the Company

Company Background

R.T. Vanderbilt Company had a modest start in 1916, with Robert Thurlow Vanderbilt selling clay to paper mills from offices in New York City. Clay for paper led to clay for rubber, which led to the development of uniquely functional minerals and chemicals. This allowed the company to direct its entrepreneurial and innovative talents toward American industry at large. As a result, the company grew into a global provider of more than sixty categories of minerals and chemicals, made up of over 800 products, to twelve industries: rubber, plastics, petroleum, paint, paper, pharmaceutical, agricultural, ceramics, adhesives, wire and cable, cosmetics, and household products.

In 2013, R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc. refined its corporate structure into a holding company and several subsidiaries. At that time, Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC was formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary of R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc. Vanderbilt Minerals is a proudly American company with all mining and manufacturing facilities located in the United States, including in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona, and California. Our smectite clays, under the trade names VEEGUM® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, VAN GEL® Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, and VANATURAL® Bentonite Clay, are the premier ingredients for natural rheology control, emulsion stabilization, and suspension stabilization for pharmaceutical, personal care, animal care, agricultural, and industrial applications. VANSIL® Wollastonite, PYRAX® Pyrophyllite, and our kaolin clays are well suited for industrial applications including ceramics, coatings, construction, and plastics. Our VANSIL products are the only OMRI certified wollastonite mined and milled in the United States and can be used as soil amendments. In addition to our mineral offerings, Vanderbilt Minerals also supplies chemical products including VANZAN® Xanthan Gum, a thickener for life science and industrial applications; DARVAN® Dispersing Agents, for industrial applications; ACTIV-8® Drier Stabilizer and Accelerator, for coatings applications; and VANCIDE® Industrial Preservative.

We are committed to providing the highest quality ingredients and expert technical support to make your products successful.

Vanderbilt Minerals is an ISO 9001 company and participates in the Responsible Care Management System®. Our smectite clay excipients are processed in an ISO 9001 and GMP certified facility.

And so the Company has grown from year to year. Today we sell more than sixty categories of minerals and chemicals, made up of over 800 products, to twelve different industries: rubber, plastics, petroleum, paint, paper, pharmaceutical, agricultural, ceramics, adhesives, wire and cable, cosmetics, and household products.

The Company now has seven wholly-owned subsidiaries operating chemical manufacturing plants in Connecticut and Kentucky, and mining and minerals processing facilities in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona, California and Kentucky.

Our Mission

To develop compelling customer loyalty by providing unequaled value in our products and services.

Our Mission

To develop compelling customer loyalty by providing unequaled value in our products and services.

Our Vision

To be recognized globally as a leading supplier of mineral and chemical products while continually meeting customer expectations and remaining sensitive to employees, shareholders, and the environment.

Our Vision

To be recognized globally as a leading supplier of mineral and chemical products while continually meeting customer expectations and remaining sensitive to employees, shareholders, and the environment.