FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF)
FutureFuel Corp., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells diversified chemical products, biofuels, and biobased specialty chemical products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Biofuels and Chemicals. The Biofuels segment produces and sells biodiesel. It also sells petrodiesel in blends; ships refined petroleum products on a common carrier pipeline; and buys and sells petroleum products. This segment markets its biodiesel products directly to customers through trucks, rail, and barges in the United States. The Chemicals segment manufactures and sells custom manufacturing products, including nonanoyloxybenzene-sulfonate, a bleach activator used in household detergents; a proprietary herbicide and intermediates for life sciences companies; chlorinated polyolefin adhesion promoters and antioxidant precursors; and a biocide intermediate for chemical companies. Its custom manufacturing product portfolio also includes products that are used in the agricultural chemical, coatings, chemical intermediates, industrial and consumer cleaning, oil and gas, and specialty polymers. In addition, this segment offers performance chemicals, such as a family of polymer modifiers, and various small-volume specialty chemicals and solvents for various applications; and a family of acetal based solvents, including diethoxymethane, dimethoxymethane, dibutoxymethane, glycerol formal, and phenol sulfonic acid. Its chemical products are used in various markets and end uses comprising detergent, agrochemical, automotive, photographic imaging, coatings, nutrition, and polymer additives. The company was formerly known as Viceroy Acquisition Corporation and changed its name to FutureFuel Corp. in October 2006. FutureFuel Corp. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.