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Fordia Distributes Drilling Additive Products to Australian Market

2012-07-30 Matex Logo


Perth, Australia, February 18th 2015

Fordia, a global provider of industry-leading core drilling solutions and a preferred supplier for drillers, is happy to announce that it will now be offering Matex drilling additive products to its customers in Australia. The agreement, signed earlier this month, provides Fordia with the exclusive distribution rights for the entire line of Matex products for the Australian market.

Control Chemical Corporation is a leading provider of environmentally safe drilling fluids and lubricants under the Matex brand name. Their product line includes drilling polymers and foams, tool lubricants, blast hole stabilizers, thread compounds, hydraulic oils, antifreeze fluids, wire rope lubricants, and other drilling additive products. Fordia has been a distributor of Matex products in North America and other regions for over 30 years.

“We are thrilled to offer Matex products to our Australian customers. Matex makes it easy for drillers to improve their productivity. Their “Fab Four” products, Torqueless, DD-955, Sand Drill, DD-2000, are simple to use and address the majority of challenges found on drilling sites,” said Carl Younger, Fordia’s regional manager for Australia. “The products can improve drilling conditions by reducing torque, vibration and the chance of equipment being overworked. As a result, drillers spend less time in the hole, recover core samples more easily and increase their penetration rates. When you combine all that with the expertise and knowledge our technicians bring to a customer’s site, you have a winning combination for reducing costs,” he added.


About Control Chemical

Control Chemical Corporation has been a manufacturer of high performance drilling fluid systems and proprietary vegetable oil lubricants under the Matex brand name for 22 years. These products are used for diamond drilling, horizontal directional drilling, rotary and percussive drilling.

Control Chemical has a global network of distributors warehousing product in North America, South America, Australia, Western and Southern Africa, South East Asia, Mongolia, Scandinavia, U.K., Turkey, and Russia.


About Fordia

Fordia offers comprehensive drilling solutions with its complete line of diamond tools, equipment and accessories designed for the mineral exploration and geotechnical industries. The company is a world leader in its field and offers high quality products that meet the specific needs of drilling companies while providing outstanding customer service and technical support.

Fordia has a culture of continuous improvement based on a series of core values including respect, communication, innovation, excellence, teamwork and responsible wealth creation.

Fordia has 250 employees in Canada and around the world. The company has offices on every continent and distributors in more than 60 countries. For more information about the company, please visit



Dani Knezevic

Director, Marketing and Communications (interim)

514 336-9211