Italmatch Chemicals Group

About Italmatch Chemicals

Italmatch Chemicals is a leading innovative chemical group, specialising in Performance Additives for the Lubricant, Plastics, Water & Oil markets. The company has a wide range of specialty chemicals to satisfy the most demanding applications, including Personal Care.

In constant dialogue with change and with a forward-looking vision oriented towards the future, Italmatch Chemicals believes and inspires its people to listen to intuition, to develop an entrepreneurial spirit, to work towards innovation and to be focused on sustainability, all advantages for vertical integration.

We also want to value quality and safety through an ethical and sustainable development strategy of the Company. As a result of this vision, the Group boasts Certifications to ensure excellent status of safety for all people and stakeholders involved in Italmatch Chemicals plants.

At a Glance

M €
R&D Centres

Global Presence



  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • USA


  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • UK


  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • UAE
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Our History

Key Events

The long journey from an MBO to a leading global company.


Creation of Italmatch Chemicals


International development towards China and expansion to other chemistry markets through acquisitions (Azko Nobel Lube and Specialty business, Arese) and development of new technologies (e.g. Phoslite).


Entry in industrial Water markets through acquisition of Thermphos Chlorides and Dequest business


Acquisition of GRS Chemical Technologies


Acquisition of Compass and Solvay mining and Anticorrosion business


Acquisition of Jiayou Chemical from Ecolab and Polartech from Afton. Bain capital acquires 90%


We believe in innovative and sustainable specialty chemistry

We create products that improve the lifestyle of millions of people every day.
We partner with our customers to help them work better and to improve their business performance.
We create value and shared well-being, respecting the environment and the local communities of which we are part.


Italmatch Chemicals produces Dequest phosphonates in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom on the site at Corporation Road. The assets, technology, trademark, etc. are fully owned by Italmatch Chemicals. Italmatch Chemicals UK Ltd has an Operating Agreement in place with Solutia UK Ltd. Under this agreement Solutia employees produce, test, pack and distribute the Dequest products for Italmatch Chemicals following the Quality Assurance guidelines from Italmatch Chemicals. Italmatch Chemicals provides the raw materials and is the owner of the finished products.