Located in Charlotte, N.C., Mineral Research & Development is a basic manufacturer of inorganic metallic salts. The company is one of the leading producers of mineral chemicals in the United States. Mineral Research & Development offers a variety of products, including general industrial products, micronutrients, galvanizing fluxes, fungicides and bactericides. The company conducts ongoing research in its laboratories and develops various specialty grades of its products for specific applications. It has been in business since the early 1960s and operates as a division of Chemical Specialties, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwood Specialties that is headquartered in Princeton, N.J. Mineral Research & Development has its sales office in Harrisburg, N.C., with its ISO 9002-certified production facility in Freeport, Texas.