Pinova partners with land owners and land managers to harvest the pine stumps of two specific and indigenous species, longleaf and slash pine trees, which have the richest rosin content. Stump harvesting defrays site prep costs, improves the productivity of the land, encourages natural reforestation and removes fuel from the forest floor during prescribed burns.
Sustainability is the basis of Pinova’s enduring value creation.
The use of renewable feedstocks is the foundation of our business and the basis of our long-term viability. We use natural, renewable by-products generated from other industries as our starting raw materials.
Sustainability is the basis of Pinova’s enduring value creation, and we strive to employ sustainable practices through the lifecycle of our products, from development and manufacturing to distribution. As a member of the American Chemistry Council, Pinova participates in the Responsible Care® Program, with a CEO level commitment to adhere to the Guiding Principles and uphold the program elements.
Pinova is a global leader with a proven history of innovation in process technology, product chemistry, and application development. We combine decades of industry experience with close attention to our customers’ needs to develop and deliver products that meet or exceed their expectations. The highly qualified technical team in the Pinova Product Development Laboratory has the experience and creativity to assist customers in optimizing their products by engineering unique chemistries specifically tailored to their applications and market requirements.
Customers can trust Pinova to deliver consistent products that meet regulatory and specification requirements. Our employees understand that attention to detail at every stage of the manufacturing process, from raw material procurement to manufacturing and packaging, contributes to a final high-quality product.
We strive to minimize variability in our production operations, and we drive continual improvement in all processes to ensure that finished products leaving the plants adhere to our customers’ requirements.
Exceptional customer service is based on stable and meaningful relationships with our customers.
Pinova works closely with customers to develop full-service solutions encompassing product quality, packaging, shipping, and end use applications. Our Sales Team travels the globe to facilitate communication with customers and ensure that their needs are understood.
Our Research and Development team works directly with customers to develop new solutions, while our Technical Service Representatives are always directly available to address questions regarding existing products. Our Customer Fulfillment Team is located on the manufacturing site, facilitating communication with production and ensuring customer demands are filled on-time.
At Pinova, we believe that exceptional customer service is based on stable and meaningful relationships with our customers, and we are proud of our long-standing history of helping our customers produce unique and differentiated products.
DRT (Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques)
As an independent family-owned business, DRT has experienced exponential growth thanks to its diversification, its international development and its commitment to innovation.
DRT (Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques) is headquartered in Southwestern France, at the heart of the “Landes” region. Created in 1932, DRT has since grown to extend beyond French borders; today, more than 80% of the company’s turnover is generated in foreign markets. DRT’s strategy for growth in all of its businesses is driven by ongoing investments in its three French production sites as well as in its different sites across the globe, including Pinova in Brunswick, GA, USA.
DRT purchases its supplies from around the world, from Scandinavia to South Africa, to Asia and the Americas. In an effort to secure a continuous supply, the company also operates a concession of several thousands of hectares of pine trees in Madagascar.