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Hardy Industrial Technologies (HIT) specializes in uniquely refining plant and animal-based fats and oils for the innovative manufacturing of natural products. HIT is the front end of our diverse production facility, which is located on 25 acres in Painesville Township, Ohio.

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The products we refine include a wide variety of domestic and tropical vegetable oils, cooking greases, animal fats and other renewable raw materials. We source these products from the most sophisticated, expansive supply chain network in the industry.

HIT creates base products that are central to our line of finished goods. Our end products range from natural animal feed ingredients and natural industrial and consumer waxes for a variety of applications to customized fatty acids, biodiesel fuel feedstocks, dust control agents and other specialty chemicals.

Our operation is equipped to receive inbound materials in tank trucks, rail cars and as packaged goods. Because of our considerable experience in working with a vast array of products, we are able to accept and refine fats, oils and greases that vary widely in their composition. This is another critical capability that distinguishes Hardy Industrial Technologies from others in the business.

There is no precedent for our exact type of refining and manufacturing technologies. The foundational products HIT designs enable us to build groundbreaking products that partner us with some of the world’s best food industry, animal nutrition and consumer products organizations.

Using proprietary refining, hydrogenation, distillation, acidulation and saponification techniques, we’re rethinking oleochemicals in the pioneering way we use materials into high quality products. Our versatile plant is capable of running both stand-alone and integrated processes, which allows us to generate the highest-value products

Raw materials that enter the Hardy Industrial Technologies refinery are subject to stringent quality controls during every step of the conversion process. They must first pass our rigorous tests are remanufactured into either high-quality animal feed ingredients or top-quality industrial and consumer products.

Also uncommon for the industry, our state-of-the-art, on-site lab creates benchtop experiences that duplicate our production methods and outcomes. With a better understanding of anticipated results, we can prevent potential issues and improve system efficiencies, reduce costs and enhance the quality of our finished products.

In addition to meticulously analyzing inbound raw materials in our lab, we also conduct in-depth screening of mid-process products and an extensive evaluation of finished products to ensure they meet customer quality expectations. Our upcoming multimillion-dollar investment in a new lab will further advance our technical capabilities.

While Hardy Industrial Technologies aims to create one new product every quarter, some of the products we acquire make the grade for product manufacturing and some do not. We have a reputation for on-spec product quality that presides over quantity.

HTS is a central source for natural products research and development. We are constantly exploring and innovating in the kinds of materials we procure, how we engineer them and the ways in which they can be used. In keeping with our focus on the environment, our plant conserves city water resources by operating on lake water.

Comprehensive R&D is one of the many benefits of housing our refinery and production operations on the same site, and of having a single transportation logistics office. Our closed-loop system gives us broad capacity to test, develop and produce the best sustainable global products from every co-product. We also have boutique processing capabilities for smaller-scale, customized products.

Hardy Industrial Technologies’ ability to recover, refine and plant and animal-based into natural products is, in a word, unmatched.

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