Calvert City

Calvert City

The Calvert City facility was built in 1957 as part of a larger chemical complex owned by BFGoodrich (BFG). The facility operated as BFG Chemical until 2001, at which time Noveon bought BFG’s Carbopol® polymers business (which is the Calvert City facility). In 2004, Noveon was purchased by The Lubrizol Corporation.

Calvert City is one of two Lubrizol plants that produce Carbopol.  Carbopol is a product used by a wide range of customers to thicken, preserve and suspend their products. 

Product Lines/Businesses

  • Carbopol® polymer powders

Key Markets and Applications

Pharmaceutical Applications

  • Transdermals
  • Gels
  • Cataplasm
  • Lotions
  • Tablets and capsules
  • Skin and eye creams

Personal Care and Home Care Applications

  • Cosmetics
  • Skin creams/lotions
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair shampoo
  • Hair gel
  • Hair styling aids
  • Bath/shower gels
  • Waterless hand cleaners
  • Dish detergents
  • Laundry liquids
  • Household cleaners
  • Polishes
  • Insecticides
  • Batteries
  • Adhesives

Health and Safety

We are committed to protecting the health, safety, environment and security of our employees, contractors, vendors and community. We achieve this with our Responsible Care® program, Lubrizol’s internal policies, environmental stewardship and innovative sustainable products.

Community Relations

Lubrizol’s Calvert City facility supports our surrounding community through various community relations activities:

  • Member of the Calvert Industrial Mutual Aid Program
  • Serve as the host facility for monthly Community Advisory Team meetings (these are update meetings for area businesses and community members)
  • Participant in the annual Calvert City Good Neighbor Night event
  • Participant in the annual Wally Wise Guy shelter in place training program at local schools
  • Supporter of various community outreach programs such as community kitchens, homeless/domestic violence shelters, enrichment programs through local schools and Toys for Tots 


  • ISO 9001:2015
  • EFfCI
  • RCMS
  • Kosher Certification for ethyl acetate platform
  • Halal certification

Calvert City Facts


2468 Industrial Parkway
Calvert City, KY 42029


Production began in 1958

Number of Employees

~ 77

Business Segment

Lubrizol Advanced Materials