About Us

Our mission is to provide safe, environmentally friendly, and cost effective pastillating service to our customers in a spirit of partnership and constant improvement.

The History

Volunteer Pastilles was formed in 2001 by Kenneth Steven Cook (“Steve”).  Steve graduated from UT Austin in 1976 and gained experience in engineering and management for 25 years in the chemical industry.  His move to Tennessee in 1988 and subsequent work at Fuji Hunt Specialty Products exposed him to lots of equipment, potential customers, and ideas that resulted in the formation of Volunteer Pastilles.

He started Volunteer Pastilles as a proprietorship with one customer.  Over the years it grew, and in 2013 it became Volunteer Pastilles, LLC.  Today, Volunteer Pastilles, LLC has over 50 employees and is operating two plants in two states.

Pastilles provide a convenient, free flowing, relatively dust-free method of shipping and handling various chemical products.  Our customers are chemical companies, including both small regional specialty chemical companies and large diversified international chemical companies.  To those customers who have in-house pastillating capability, we provide overflow capacity, whereas to others, we provide their sole source of pastille finishing.

We dominate the adhesives industry pastille tolling market and do business with the U.S.-based manufacturers of the raw materials that go into most adhesives on the market today, and we have recently entered the wax pastille tolling market.  We also pastillate very specialized chemical products, and we have mixing capability for small batches.

We’re always available for new opportunities to pastille and package to our customers’ needs!