Hallstar was formed in Chicago in 1986 by a team with extensive experience and proven leadership on both the scientific and business sides of the chemical industry. They established a strong research and development base focused on ester chemistry innovation for industrial applications.

In the early 2000s, Hallstar began expanding through strategic acquisitions of well-known, quality industrial brands. Seeing a natural extension of its ester chemistry expertise, Hallstar also began acquiring leading companies, significantly broadening its market focus. Hallstar also grew organically through internal innovation and advances in research, technology, regulatory expertise and a robust quality control process.

Hallstar continued to expand its global presence, increasing exports to Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and establishing facilities on nearly every continent. Today, Hallstar has an extensive portfolio of patented technology and remains an independent, agile company with an ownership-oriented culture and loyal customer relationships.

The Beginning

The Hallstar Company is formed in 1986 in Chicago, Illinois, by a group of business leaders and scientific experts. The formation of Hallstar transformed a long-time chemical distributor into a specialized industrial esters and plasticizers manufacturer.