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 48,000 sq. ft (4,460 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.
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.
Strem offers over 4,000 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. Strem's product range includes:
Key product lines include metal carbonyls, metal catalysts for organic synthesis, ligands, especially phosphines and N-heterocyclic carbenes, metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) precursors and nanomaterials. Many products are also available on a bulk basis.
Strem's large inventory of research chemicals allows most orders to be shipped the same day they are received. If same day shipment is not possible, expected shipping dates are provided and customers are kept informed of order status.
Technical service is provided with the same enthusiasm and speed to ensure that customers have the chemicals and information they need.
Strem has a history of collaborating with academic scientists which has led to the introduction of new products. Industrial partnerships have also led to the introduction of proprietary technologies and facilitated their commercialization. Suggestions for new products are gladly received.
We sponsor the American Chemical Society Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry and the Canadian Society for Chemistry Award for Pure or Applied Chemistry.
Strem Chemicals, Inc. is a member of SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates) and is committed to the ChemStewards® program. ChemStewards is an adaptable environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program that promotes continuous performance improvement in batch chemical manufacturing. Strem has received Bronze and Gold Improvement Awards in 2012-2014 as well as an award for Educational Outreach sponsored by the Chemical Heritage Foundation.