Strem Chemicals, Inc. established in 1964, is a privately–held company that manufactures and markets specialty chemicals of high purity. Its clients include academic, industrial and government research and development laboratories as well as commercial scale businesses in the pharmaceutical, microelectronic and chemical / petrochemical industries. Strem also provides custom synthesis (including high pressure synthesis) and cGMP manufacturing services.
Strem's corporate headquarters is located in Newburyport 38 miles (60km) north of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This facility covers 33,000 sq. ft (3,070 m2). Its cGMP facility is FDA inspected. The European headquarters and warehouse are located in Bischheim, France.
Strem Chemicals has many long–term employees and instituted an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program) in 2006. It was named the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce 2008 Business of the Year.
Expertise and Experience in Manufacturing High Purity, High Quality Chemicals
Strem Chemicals' mission is to provide specialty chemicals of high purity in a timely fashion. Quality is the most critical component of all products and services. Due to Strem's focus on quality, most products are of high purity, typically 99%, with some at 99.9999% metals purity.
Unlike a production environment, where QA procedures may identify non–conforming chemicals, in research the scientist typically relies on the supplier's quality procedures and documentation. If these are not properly conducted then poor quality chemicals may kill a great research idea! Strem utilizes a comprehensive range of analytical techniques tailored to each product to insure quality. All of Strem's catalogs, since inception, have listed “Color and Form” for every product, as these are primary indicators of quality.
Long Term Focus in Inorganics, Organometallics and Metals
Strem offers over 5,000 specialty products in the area of metals, inorganics, organometallics and nanomaterials. It's first commercial product was cobalt carbonyl, manufactured in Strem's high pressure autoclaves. The first catalog also contained catalysts/precatalysts and phosphorus ligands, which continue to be important classes of products offered by Strem.