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Our History

Nalco Champion’s rich history reaches back to 1920s Chicago. From sodium aluminate for steam locomotives to the innovation and chemistries at energy’s most challenging frontiers – read how Nalco Champion’s growth and evolution continue today.

1920s_1930s
1920's - 1930's

From Illinois to Texas and steam locomotives to drilling mud and water treatment.

1940s_1950s
1940's - 1950's

Nalco goes public and international. Champion Chemicals opens.

1960s_1970s
1960's - 1970's

Expansion: Canada, Australia, the Middle East and more.

1980s_1990s
1980's - 1990's

Innovation, acquisitions, and a trip into space.

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2000's - 2010's

Nalco merges with Ecolab; Ecolab acquires Champion; Nalco Champion is formed.