Welcome to Chemical Associates – A Division of Univar USA Inc.!

On July 16, the assets of Chemical Associates, Inc., were acquired by Univar, a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services. The combination of Univar and Chemical Associates will offer new potential for our well-established customer base across the U.S.

Read our acquisition message to customers and suppliers.

As we begin the important work of realizing the full benefits of combining our two companies, you can continue to depend on Chemical Associates, now a Division of Univar USA Inc., to deliver the best raw materials and provide the trusted technical expertise and services you need to formulate innovative products and optimize your processes.

For more information, please read our press release.


Chemical Associates, Your Single Source for Oleochemicals

Chemical Associates is a marketer, manufacturer and distributor of natural-based oleochemicals, including tall oil fatty acids, oleic acids, stearic acids, fractionated acids, fatty alcohols, polyunsaturated fatty acids, coconut fatty acids, ricinoleaic acid, methyl esters, calcium stearate, metallic stearates and glycerine.

Our oleochemicals are used in formulated products and derivatives in a wide variety of industries, including surfactants, paints and coatings, oilfield chemicals, lubricants and greases, rubber compounding, plastics, metalworking chemicals and personal care products.

Chemical Associates specializes in sourcing oleochemicals from around the world that are based on renewable and sustainable resources.  We offer unmatched expertise in blending, mixing and packaging the right formulas and quantities to meet your company’s needs.   Chemical Associates serves customers from 14 locations throughout the U.S. and can supply quantities from railcars to drums and bags.

We are known in the marketplace as a highly capable, competent and dependable supplier of oleochemical products, meeting the needs of specialty chemical and consumer products companies.   With over 30 years of experience, we are your prime access to worldwide resources.


Learn more about the applications that use our oleochemicals, or contact us for more information.