American Pacific Corporation primarily manufactures fine chemicals, specialty chemicals, and propulsion products in the United States and Europe. Its Fine Chemicals segment manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients and registered intermediates. This segment’s pharmaceutical ingredients are used in drugs with indications in three primary areas: anti-viral, oncology, and central nervous system. The company’s Specialty Chemicals segment principally produces ammonium perchlorate, an oxidizing agent for propellant rockets, booster motors, and missiles used in space exploration, commercial satellite transportation, and national defense programs. This segment also produces and sells sodium azide, a chemical used in pharmaceutical manufacturing; and Halotron, a series of clean fire extinguishing agents used in fire extinguishing products ranging from portable fire extinguishers to total flooding systems. Its Other Businesses segment designs, manufactures, and markets electrochemical onsite hypochlorite generation systems for the disinfection of drinking water, control of noxious odors, and the treatment of seawater to municipal, industrial, and offshore customers. It is also involved in real estate activities. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.