About Us

Company Overview & History

Rheogistics is an innovative industry-leading supplier of exceptional polymer additives to the rigid PVC industry. We operate a modern US-based manufacturing plant designed around our unique proprietary production process. Devised specifically for the large-scale production of lubricants for rigid PVC, our one-of-a-kind production process requires little labor. Coupled with our streamlined and highly-focused management, our entire company is operated by 30 people. This efficiency allows us to invest—more than our competitors—in high-quality, consistent raw materials from the very best sources on the planet. These raw materials are essential to delivering the finest, most dependable lubricants with performance characteristics our customers have come to expect and rely on year after year.

Devised specifically for the large-scale production of lubricants for rigid PVC, our one-of-a-kind production process requires little labor.

Of equal importance, a reliable plant operation can only be built with dedicated, hard-working employees. At Rheogistics, we are proud of our employees and their commitment to our company and the surrounding community of Picayune, Mississippi. As many of our employees are Picayune natives, they take great pride in being part of a grassroots American manufacturing company built in their hometown. Built in Picayune on a green field site, many of these same employees literally watched Rheogistics grow—from the ground up—into a major supplier of lubricants for rigid PVC. 

Founded on July 4, 2000, Rheogistics was privately financed by its management.  The plant started production in mid-2003 with one production line in an 8,000-square-foot facility on five acres.  Earnings have been reinvested to support incremental growth, and today, Rheogistics operates three production lines in a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on ten acres.  We have sufficient production capacity to supply half the North American needs for our type of products.

We have sufficient production capacity to supply half the North American needs for our type of products.

Rheogistics’ management has a long history of involvement in the wax and PVC lubricants industries. Hank Renken, president and COO of Rheogistics, was co-founder and president of Ter Chemicals in Pass Christian, Mississippi from 1980 to 1997. Ter Chemicals manufactured waxes and PVC lubricants sold under the Hoechst, Clariant, and Ter labels. Rheogistics CEO & Technical Director Tom Pedersen was founder and president of Rheochem, a Columbia, Missouri manufacturer of PVC lubricants now owned and operated by Honeywell. 

Corporate Mission

Corporate Mission

Rheogistics has a simple mission: To make rigid PVC products better.

Our exclusive focus is the science of rigid PVC processing and lubrication. Our innovative approach to research and development has allowed us to advance the understanding and control of  how PVC behaves during processing. As a result, our imagination and commitment is making rigid PVC stronger, greener, and of higher quality while positively impacting the efficiency of the PVC industry and our clients’ bottom line.   

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