About PlusChem EEIG

About 20 years ago, it became clear that the speciality chemicals market was simply not working as well as it could for so many stakeholders worldwide.

High-quality, manufacturing specialists knew there was a demand in Europe for their product but found it hard to make the right connections. And chemical distributors across Europe with vast expertise, market knowledge and insight, often found it tough to find the right supplier.

As a team, we had many years experience in the sector and we just felt there had to be a better way. We knew that manufacturers needed customers, and distributors needed to work together and establish strong links with ambitious manufacturers they could rely on to serve their own end-customers.

Local market knowledge

And with that, in 2000, PlusChem was born. Now there was an independent broker who could enable working relationships on both sides and develop a solution for all. Simply put, we had the expertise that was missing in facilitating the trade of high quality chemicals between two specialists in their own fields – manufacturers and customers.

Twenty years later, we’re proud to say that PlusChem is a European based network of distributors with a particular focus in speciality and fine chemicals. With a total turnover of €1.5 billion, we’re made up of five European and eight International companies, each one independently and privately owned.

Our members

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Markets we operate within

Operating in over 21 countries globally, we work with partners internationally in key industries including pharmaceutical, food and feed, cosmetic ingredients, agrochemical, fine and specialty chemicals, solvents and more.


Fine & Specialty

  • Reactive intermediates
  • Niche specialty products
  • Highly purified raw materials
  • Unusual reactive components
  • Intermediates for complex syntheses
  • Chemical substances for special application


  • Key pharma intermediates
  • Pharmaceutical actives
  • Excipients
  • Basic chemicals for pharma synthesis
  • Process solvents
  • Highly purified intermediates and components used in step syntheses
  • Organic and inorganic materials


  • Bulk fillers
  • Pigments
  • Thermoplastic polymers
  • Resins
  • Detergents
  • Rubbers
  • Petrochemicals


  • Alcohols
  • Ethers
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Polar/non polar solvents
  • Chlorinated organics
  • Esters


  • Micronutrients
  • Essential elements
  • Fertilizers
  • Emulsifiers/dispersants/wetting aids
  • Active ingredients
  • Growth stimulants/regulators

Cosmetic Ingredients 

  • Preservatives
  • Emollients
  • Humectants
  • Emulsifiers
  • Moisturisers
  • Thickeners
  • Colouring aids/pigments
  • Fragrances
  • Cleaning aids/dispersants


  • Ingredients for thermoplastic and thermosetting resins
  • Flame retardants
  • Coalescing agents
  • Coating additives
  • Smoke suppressants
  • Lubricants/plasticisers/antistatic aids
  • Driers
  • Dispersants/wetting aids
  • Optical brighteners/UV stabilisers/photo initiators
  • Driers

Food & Feed 

  • Active components, additives, and ingredients for human and animal nutrition
  • Stabiliers/preservatives
  • Plant extracts
  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fat replacement products
  • Additives for dairy/beverage/health/bakery and confection/seafood and meat
  • Mineral fortification
  • Flavourings and colourants

Developing and building a world-class chemical distributor network

At PlusChem, while we already have a strong presence in many European countries, we are always looking to develop new territories. If you are a regional chemical distributor in Russia, China, Eastern Europe, South America, the Middle East or elsewhere, who values the strength and reach of a major partner, we’d love to hear from you.

Every day, we work hard to help our network supply a diverse range of chemicals into many geographic and industry sectors.

No matter where you sit in the supply chain, find out how we can work together.


Join PlusChem

PlusChem is one of the world’s leading chemical distributor networks, and working with us offers many advantages for both suppliers and new partners alike.

Operating in over 21 countries globally, we work with partners internationally in key industries including pharmaceutical, food, feed, cosmetic, agrochemical, industrial, medical polymer, coating, adhesive and rubber.

In the coming years, we look forward to working closely with new manufacturers globally and indeed, welcoming new partners in to our network.

For more information on the immediate benefits to both suppliers/manufacturers and partners click here 


Send Message To PlusChem EEIG

Message PlusChem EEIG directly.

+44 (0)1624 837413
+44 (0)870 1286902
42, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland
Dr David Salter
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