1997
Italmatch Chemicals SpA is created through the MBO of the Saffa historical business of Inorganic Phosphorus Derivatives, based in Spoleto Plant; main production: Phosphorus Pentasulphide, Red Phosphorus and Phosphorus Sulphides; Yellow Phosphorus production at Spoleto site was stopped in 1965, but key technology was retained.

1998
Italmatch Chemicals SpA becomes an indipendent Company, with focus on Specialty Phosphorus Derivatives, and long term supply agreements with China for Yellow Phosphorus are established

1999
Trial development of Red Phosphorus Microencapsulated as Flame Retardant for Polyamide

2000
Capacity of Red Phosphorus is doubled at Spoleto site MasteretTM, Polymer based Masterbatch of Red Phosphorus is developed as “Easy and Safe” Handlng-processing of Red Phosphorus Flame Retardants in Engineering Thermoplastics

2001
Started first JV in China (Yunnan) for P-intermediate.

2003
Obtained ISO14000 Environmental Certification at Spoleto site

2004
Introduced MELAGARDTM, as Halogen Free Flame Retardants for plastics, based on Nitrogen technology. Signed the second joint venture in China (Yunnan) to produce elementhal phosphorus through an integrated plant, with own electrical power station.

2005/2010
– Major process/product modification at P2S5 line specialized for Engine Oil Lubricant Additives – Low Contaminant / high reactivity / modified morphology P2S5 is developed – A fully independent second line of P2S5 is completed and started up to improve supply security

2006
Established a 100% subsidiary in China for production of Halogen Free / Melamine Based Flame Retardants production (Nantong Italmatch Chemicals), in the Greater Shanghai Area, to serve the rapidly growing plastic market. Established a Trading Company in Shanghai to take advantage of chinese market opportunities. Evaluate additional investments in China and acquisitions in Europe in LOA.

2007
Italmatch Chemicals S.p.A. completes the acquisition from Akzo Nobel, of the Lube and Specialty business, with manufacturing site in Arese (Milan). Start own production of Melamine and Phosphorus Derivatives in China.

2008
– Consolidation into a single Specialty Group, leader in Lube and Plastic solutions and high performance products. – New PhosliteTM, fully colourable Halogen Free Flame Retardants, based upon innovative Phosphinate chemistry are developed – Global raw materials shortage due to fertilizer markets high demand

2009
The new Phoslite Flame Retardants family successfully consolidate into Polyolefine applications and starts expanding in Polyammide 6 and PBT. Outstanding results notwithstanding economic downturn, with stabilized raw material situation.

2010
Completed successful development in Arese site of new organic phosphorus chemistry through the introduction of a full range of organic phosphites and acid phosphates for the lube and plastic industries. Leveraging on the wide and flexible chemistries, raw materials and competence ,available at Italmatch Arese site, started successful development of new ASA /PIBSA products for fuel and industrial applications.

2011
Started feasibility study to expand Nantong Italmatch into Lubricant Additives products. Created a new own sales organization for Lubricants in Asia Pacific, establishing a Regional office in Malaysia.

2012
Enlarged the Asia Pacific distribution network for L.O.A. trough a new sales office in Shanghai, and a new representative office in India an Middle East. Completed the acquisition of Union Derivan, in Spain , with office in Barcelona and plant in Zaragoza fully integrated, leader in metallic stearates, natural esters and PVC additives to complement Arese portfolio for Lube and Plastic, with renewable products.

2013
Italmatch completes the acquisition of Dequest ®, Water Treatment business, with manufacturing site in Newport (UK) and Phosphorus Chlorides, produced in Frankfurt (D) from Thermphos. Integration process starts establishment of the new P4 storage and handling site at Chorzow (Poland), with flexibility logistic options

2014
Dequest and Chlorides business organizations are fully integrated within the Italmatch Group, with local distributor subsidiaries in Japan, USA and Singapore. Ardian (ex Axa Investment Fund) acquired Italmatch Chemicals Group together with the Management, to support growth and globalization of the Company. GRS SpA, producer of Water Soluble Polymers and Fuel Cleaning Agents, was acquired in December.

2015
Purchase of Solvay Water Additives & Desalination business, including Briquest, Bricorr & Albrivap Trademarks; production will be carried out at Arese and Naples plants. Italmatch become global leader in desalination antiscale additives (Thermal & RO)

2016
Purchase of Compass Chemicals, NorthAmerican leader of Phosphonate & Biocides for Industrial Water & Oil & Gas application; in addition to the Smyrna manufactiuring facility, also the Houston blending plant will strengthen the Group position in the Oil & Gas markets