Make IGI Your Wax Partner
3 Quick Facts About IGI
- IGI is the World’s only dedicated paraffin and microcrystalline wax producer utilizing internally sourced materials
- 75 Years of Wax Expertise
- ISO-9001 Quality Assurance
IGI is the strategic partner of choice for companies who want value across the entire supply chain. From production, to quality control, to innovation and research, IGI is dedicated to supplying its customers with the right product at the right time, for every application.
The International Group, Inc. (IGI) has been in the wax business for over 70 years. The organization, originally known as International Waxes Limited, was founded in Toronto, Ontario by William Reucassel in 1943 and incorporated in 1945.
William Reucassel was responsible for building Canada’s first solvent de-oiling petroleum wax refinery on a 3 acre piece of property that he purchased in Agincourt, Canada in 1945. It was at this refinery that an oily by-product of lube oil manufacture called slack wax was converted into what we now refer to as fully refined paraffin wax.
In 1949 the refinery came online with 100 sq. ft. of filtering capacity and hand slabbing capability at the rate of 2,000 lbs every 6 hours. Total refinery output was 5 million lbs per year.
Today IGI owns and operates a fully integrated supply chain including unique US waxy feedstocks, refining, blending and terminal facilities. Its core competence is interacting and servicing customers with formulated solutions.
IGI’s SUCCESS FACTORS
- Profitable Growth (margin per pound of wax sold)
- Partnerships with Customers/Suppliers
- Technical Expertise
- Innovative and Proactive
- Competitive and Cost Effective
From Wax Blending and Supply to Product Development Partner and Wax Educator
We custom blend a wide array of wax formulations for dozens of industries and hundreds of products. Our wax experts can help identify performance goals and tailor blends to achieve specific properties.
IGI is an integral part of numerous supply chains for products that range from packaging and industrial products to cosmetics, health and foods.
On any given day, IGI is partnering with manufacturers, engineers, product developers, compliance professionals regarding best practices and innovations in wax science.
IGI contributes its expertise for educational purposes throughout the year. The company and its workforce sponsor, volunteer and support STEM education and wax science innovation.
At IGI Our Customers Define Quality
Our customers tell us that they want the right product at the right time, all of the time, and IGI is committed to supplying it. From our exceptional R&D facilities, experienced Sales and Customer Service Group, advanced manufacturing facilities and dedicated logistics, IGI has the ability to deliver on its promises.
ISO 9001:2008 The New Standard of Performance
IGI’s ISO 9001:2008 registered Quality Assurance system is based upon
- Setting aggressive service and product objectives, and continually renewing them through our customers’ voices
- Measuring and monitoring these objectives (including third party audits) to ensure that they are met
- Maintaining formal, accurate, controlled processes to ensure that our quality commitment is delivered.
IGI Quality Policy
IGI’s goal is to be the preferred supplier in the markets served by maximizing customer satisfaction through value-added products and services. We will build value by focusing on leadership, teamwork, innovation, technical support and our quality system.