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With roots going back to the 1920s and bringing together the combined raw material distribution experience of AV Pound & Co Ltd, Chemox Ltd, Medical Export Co (Medex) Ltd and Capricorn Chemicals, Carst and Walker serves the chemical industry in the United Kingdom across its 5 Industry Group platforms: Adhesives & Coatings, Polymers, Consumer Specialties, Chemicals and Agricultural Chemicals. Operating from our own modern, centrally located warehouse facility, Carst & Walker is ideally located to store and distribute our extensive product range, sourced from our diverse supplier base, including some of the world’s finest chemical raw material producers.

Carst & Walker is part of Hobart Enterprises, the holding company of specialty distribution, supply chain and processing companies worldwide. Click on our logo below to view Hobart’s group of companies.

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Unit 1 iO Centre, Swift Valley, Rugby
CV21 1TW, United Kingdom
T: +44 [0] 1858 575065

How can we help you?

    Market Segments

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



    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.


    Bioplastics are the biogradable alternative to microplastic

    In June 2004 the journal ‘Science’ published a paper highlighting the frightening quantity of plastic that has, over a period of decades, accumulated in our oceans. For several years now, our teams in South Africa, Australia and the UK have been promoting biodegradable, technical alternatives to these plastics.

    Crude Tall oil, also known as ‘tallolor‘ liquid resin’ is a commercially imported by-product of the Kraft paper making process. It is a by-product from the pulping of coniferous trees and several products can be obtained, such as Tall Oil Fatty Acids, Distilled Tall Oil and Tall Oil Rosin.

    Our Certifications: