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After decades of supporting our Irish customers from a base within the United Kingdom, we established Carst & Walker (Ireland) in 2018 to bring the sales and marketing team geographically closer. Based in County Cork, our team support clients from the Agrochemical, Personal Care, Coating, Adhesive, Polymer, Pharmaceutical and Food Ingredient industries.

Being a member of Hobart Enterprises enables Carst & Walker to access specialty portfolios from group companies globally. To view the Hobart Group’s family of companies, click below:

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Goold’s Hill House
Old Cork Road
Co. Cork
P51 FK70

T: +353 [0] 22 34149

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Market Segments

Carst & Walker services five specific markets in Ireland, bringing quality products and a local expertise to each.

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Our sub-segments include Cement Additives, Pressure Sensitive, Hot Melt, Flooring and Contact Adhesives.


Segments supported include Decorative, Wood Coatings, Automotive Coatings, Can & Coil Coatings, Industrial Coatings, Marine Coatings and Powder Coatings.


Our products find application in Digital, Inkjet, Liquid, Paste, UV (Ultraviolet), Water- and Solvent-Based Inks.

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Originally supplying the Irish market from the United Kingdom since 1983, our products are now supplied through Carst & Walker and are UFAS registered:

  • Cobalt Salts
  • Copper Salts
  • Manganese Salts
  • Potassium Salts
  • Selenium Salts (Sodium Selenate, Sodium Selenite, Selenium Premix)
  • Sodium Molydbate
  • Zinc Salts (Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulphate)
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Carst & Walker is a specialist ingredients supplier for Personal Care, Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical products into Ireland. We are dedicated to working with our customers to find the best natural and synthetic ingredients for their unique product formulations. Our diverse range of the highest quality raw materials and ingredients for cosmetics and personal care enhance and optimise your product formulations.

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Located in Mallow, we are suppliers of quality ingredients to the Food Industry, supplying probiotics, oleoresins, herb & spice extracts, citrus oils, essential oils, natural flavours, speciality fats, hydrocolloids, emulsifiers, cocoa and chocolate couverture and other products on request to the Irish food industry.

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We have a range of products that are manufactured at our South African facility, Anchor Chemicals, since 1985:

Adhesives (Ecorrlok and Ty-Ply) for bonding rubber to metal and other rigid substrates.

Coated Powders (proprietary and custom made) blends with or without dust suppression.

Process Aids to facilitate the dispersion of fillers within rubber compounds and ensure smooth processing.

Release Agents are widely used in the batch off process as a surface treatment for green rubber layers to assist with processability. It gives temporary tack insulation between the plied sheets and is compatible with most types of rubber compounds.


Our sub-segments include Cement Additives, Pressure Sensitive, Hot Melt, Flooring and Contact Adhesives. The portfolio includes Antioxidants, Hydrocarbons Resin, Monomers, Rosin Esters, Rubber Elastomers, Water Based Dispersions and Waxes (Micro, Paraffin, Polyethylene).

Coatings & Inks

Segments supported include Decorative, Wood Coatings, Automotive Coatings, Can & Coil Coatings, Industrial Coatings, Marine Coatings, Powder Coatings and Paste, Liquid, Inkjet, Digital, UV (Ultraviolet), Water- and Solvent-Based Inks with raw materials such as:

Flame Retardants (Antimony Oxides, Brominated, Phosphates, Chlorinated Paraffin, Melamine, Zinc Borate), Gum Rosin, Hydrocarbon Resins, Organic Phosphates (TCEP, TBP, CDP, APP, TCPP, TDCPP, Melamine Polyphosphate), Nitrocellulose Resins, Dispersing agents, Pigments (Titanium Dioxide, Cuprous Oxide, Ultramarine Blue / Violets, Iron Oxides, Chrome Oxide, Anticorrosive, Daylight fluorescent, Security and Special effect, Phosphorescent, Thermochromic, Photochromic, UV / IR Invisibles), Tall Oil, Oligomers, Monomers and Photoinitiators, and Wax Dispersions & Emulsions (Amide, PTFE and Polyethylene).

Our technically supported products are FEMAS certified and registered under the Feed Hygiene Regulations include:
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Salts (Cobalt Acetate, Cobalt Carbonate, Cobalt Sulphate), Copper Salts (Copper Carbonate, Copper Hydroxide, Copper Oxychloride, Copper Oxide, Copper Sulphate), Manganese Salts (Manganese Oxide, Manganese Sulphate), Potassium Salts (Potassium Iodide, Potassium Iodate), Selenium Salts (Selenium Sodium Selenate, Sodium Selenite, Selenium Premix), Sodium Molybdate and Zinc Salts (Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulphate).

We offer a carefully selected range to meet the exacting requirements of the glass manufacturing industry. BHT is the go-to antioxidant and our range of organic acids, organic acid salts and preservatives provides the wood preservation industry with many formulation options to replace more traditional technologies. For Resin Production, we offer a portfolio of process aids and intermediates including heat transfer fluids, antioxidants, catalysts and monomers.

The raw material schedule includes:
Acids (Polyphosphoric, Hypophosphorous, 2 EH, C8C10, Phosphorous and Isobutyric), Antimony (Trioxide, Pentoxide), Derivatives (MEG, PEGs, Ethanolamines, Castor Oil), Sodium Acetate Anhydrous, Sodium Bromate, Sodium Butyrate, Sodium Hypophosphite, Potassium (Iodide, Bromate) and Triphenyl Phosphine.

Our innovative ingredients and solutions for Personal Care, Home Care, Institutional Cleaning, and Pharmaceutical applications. We have established ourselves over the past 90 years as a significant distributor into the Homecare market with Forest Chemicals: Pine Oil, Gum Turpentine derivatives, Terpenes and associated products. In addition, we source Coal Tar, Iodoform Compound and Chlorocresol in small and large packing, as well as difficult to find ingredients for all pharmaceutical products.

Anti-ageing Actives
Controlled Substances
FD&C Colourants
Film Formers
Herbal Extracts
Organic Acids
Plant Extracts
Special Effect Pigments
Surface-treated Pigments
Texturing Agents

The Polymers group services the Elastomers and Plastics sectors with key product ranges:
Antioxidants, Flame Retardants (Antimony Trioxide, Pentoxide, Decabromodiphenyl Oxide, Ethane, Zinc Borate, Ammonium Bromide, Melamine Cyanurate, TCPP / Ammonium Polyphosphate, Hexabromocyclododecane, BDDP), Pigments, Rubbers (SBS, SEBS, SIS), Rubber Chemicals – Accelerators, Antioxidants [6PPD, CBS, TBBS, DPG], Crosslinking Agents (Monomers, Zinc Oxide), Waxes.

Anchor Chemicals

Our Polymers team distribute on behalf of group company, Anchor Chemicals, an ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited manufacturer of speciality products that service the Rubber, Plastics and Adhesives industries:

Bonding Adhesives for rubber to metal and other rigid substrates (Ecorrlok)
Release Agents including Bantac
Coated Powders and Process Aids
Which includes Anchorlube and Factice TPR, TPE and Black Masterbatch compounds.


Desserts with citrus and tropical flavours combined are revitalizing and refreshing

Tropical flavours add a refreshing taste and evoke a sense of escapism. We delve into the combinations and trends in tropical flavours in food and beverage production.

Woman using self-tanning product

Self-tanning, the process of altering skin colour without sun exposure, encompasses various methods, including oral agents like Canthaxanthin and topical applications such as creams, lotions or sprays.

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