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At Trace Zero, we provide high purity chemical products engineered to meet the specific needs of the semiconductor industry. Our products undergo rigorous quality control checks to ensure that we deliver exceptional goods that our clients can rely on. As a leading provider of chemical purification services, we are committed to exceeding our customers' expectations.

Innovative Chemical Products

Trace Zero Ultra High Purity Chemicals 

About Us

A Trusted Name in Ultra Pure Chemistry

At Trace Zero, we pride ourselves on being a globally recognized provider of high purity chemical products. With over two decades of experience, we have honed our skills to become experts in our field. We supply a wide range of innovative products to local and global companies with the utmost precision and care.

Our Mission at Trace Zero is to be a leading partner in the semiconductor manufacturing industry, supporting our partners' innovation and advancement with cutting-edge solutions.

Our Story


Trace Zero was founded in 2009 by Frank A. Taube III utilizing a career in process control and design innovation. The Taube Companies leveraged decades of experience in separation technologies that classified particles and developed ultrahigh purity processes.

Our Story began as a Pilot Plant Facility at Precise Finishing Systems in Howell, Michigan.  Our first products were semiconductor grade malonic and citric acid for use in chemical mechanical planarization slurries. Our goal was to develop the purest of products with trace element control. Quality control and statistical data were incorporated with microelectronic standards from the onset.

In 2014 Trace Zero began expansions to our state-of-the-art production facilities in Auburn Hills, MI; Dramatically expanding the capacity of its existing products. Trace Zero has developed a proprietary purification system capable of being altered to purify a wide range of chemical applications.

Trace Zero incorporated the ability to produce custom blends and systems to test scale ups of research and development. Including the construction of a state of the art laboratory for research & development.​


Our Core Values



Our core beliefs begin with Safety. Ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and all stakeholders is our paramount commitment. When you partner with us, rest assured that you are not just choosing a service, but a dedication to unwavering safety, exceptional quality, and operational excellence. Our manufacturing keeps business continuity and sensitivity to change in mind with manufacturing redundancy. 


Unmatched Quality


Chemical Production

We would not be who we are without our quality focus, which is at the core of our strategy. We are constantly working to improve our offerings and expand upon our capabilities when it comes to design and production. Trace Zero maintains certified to ISO 9001:2015 quality management system. Laboratory analytical methods are developed in accordance with SEMI C1 guidelines to meet liquid chemical expectations of the semiconductor industry. Methods are verified utilizing quality tools including Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility.

We have strict standards when it comes to what we produce and never compromise on quality. This is especially true when it comes to the first-rate materials we use. Our customers deserve the highest level of products on the market, and we work tirelessly to maintain those standards. Our chemical manufacturing facility utilizes Just in Time Production to maximize material freshness and shelf life. Our manufacturing systems utilize six-sigma process control to drive continuous improvements. Our commitment to change management gives our customers confidence and peace of mind. 

Trace Zero is driven by an experienced and quality-conscious workforce that leverages

state-of-the-art blending processes and purification methods.


We specialize in transforming unrefined raw materials into highly pure chemistries

with unparalleled performance and consistency.


At Trace Zero, we are dedicated to producing only the highest quality products. ​​

Our high purity materials are blended, purified, filtered, and contaminant levels

verified to meet both internal and customer specifications before customer



Products & Services

Trace Zero is experienced with purification techniques in the following chemistries.


Our capabilities include:

·         Malonic Acid, Citric Acid,

·         Organic Acids, Amino Acids, Heterocyclic Compounds.

·         Nonionic Surfactants and Detergents

·         Alcohols, Sugar-Alcohols, Glycols,

·         Microfiltration, Suspended solids removal, custom capsule filtration solutions, 

·         Custom Toll Blending,

·         Anhydrous Material Sourcing & Distribution.

·         Laboratory Chemical Analysis via ICP-MS


​Typical Packaging:

·         2.5 Gallon Jerrican, 5 Gallon Jerrican,

·         15 Gallon Drum, 55 Gallon Drum,

·         275 Gallon IBC tote, 330 Gallon IBC tote. Full Truckloads, and More!


Trace Zero is proud of our ability to take a product from an idea to a reality. From lab scale testing, to pilot scale sampling, through final commercialization.

Our team is proud of the speed at which we can make custom requests a reality. 



Trace Zero globally sources fine chemicals to meet specific customer requirements for chemical blends. From simple to complex solutions Trace Zero is equipped to meet your blending application specifications. 


Trace Zero utilizes a proprietary purification system that is capable of being altered to purify a wide range of chemicals. The system will not alter the product composition but will remove potentially problematic impurities from the solution.


Our first product offering, Trace Zero manufactures various aqueous solutions of malonic acid. 

The product is available in bulk from 5 to 50% liquid solutions.

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Trace Zero produces various aqueous solutions of citric acid.  

This product is available in bulk from 5 to 50% liquid solutions.

Meet the Team

With backgrounds in chemistry, chemical engineering, and quality assurance, we ensure the highest standards of product quality and safety. Our management team's collaborative approach and attention to detail drive continuous improvement and innovation, delivering reliable solutions for our clients in the semiconductor chemical manufacturing industry

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