About Us

About Us

Founded in 1946 we have grown to become a global specialty chemicals company that is a leading manufacturer of protective materials for high-reliability applications across diverse market sectors.

Today we employ nearly 800 people and continue to grow and strengthen our business by employing a related diversification strategy that combines organic growth initiatives with strategic acquisitions.

Based in Westwood, Massachusetts, USA we operate manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, and Asia and continue to invest in our capabilities in order to deliver value to our global customer base demands.

Timeline

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1940s

Chase Corporation founded in Randolph, Massachusetts, USA by Francis G. Chase and his two sons, Francis M. and Edward L. Chase. The original name of the company was Chase & Sons, Inc. and its first product was a rubber baby pant worn over traditional cloth diapers.

1950s

Development of the Chase & Sons product line of insulating, binding and bedding tapes for the wire and cable industry utilizing the company’s original expertise in rubberized coatings. The Chase & Sons product line remains the industry standard for quality and reliability.

1960s

Organic growth in wire and cable along with strategic partnership investments in related businesses.

1970s

Chase Corporation became a public company through the reverse merger transaction with Columbia Technical Corporation. The Company’s name changed to Columbia Chase Corporation (Boston Stock Exchange: CTE). Columbia Technical developed the HumiSeal line of conformal coatings for the electronics industry. Columbia Chase went on to acquire the Royston Laboratories business from Jack Royston.

1980s

Retirement of the Company’s founders and emergence of new leadership team. A corporate restructuring occurred throughout the latter part of the decade with the Company changing its name from Columbia Chase Corporation to Chase Corporation and the divestiture of non-core businesses.

1990s

The Company focused on growing its core tapes and coatings businesses: Chase & Sons (Wire and Cable)HumiSeal (Electronic Coatings)Royston (ConstructionPipeline Coatings). Diversification into Electronic Manufacturing Services.

2000s

Continued focus on core businesses with globalization and related diversification initiatives through various acquisitions and partnership agreements. Consolidation of management and operations. Sale of the Electronic Manufacturing Services business and continued investments in core protective materials businesses.

2007

Acquired Chase Protective Coatings (Pipeline Coatings)

2009

Acquired CIM Industries (Coatings & Lining Systems)

2012

Acquired NEPTCO Inc. – (Wire & Cable)

2015

Acquired from Henkel Corporation (Specialty Chemical Intermediates)

2016

Acquired HumiSeal India Private Limited (Electronic Coatings)

2017

Acquired Resin Designs (Sealants & Adhesives)

2018

Acquired Stewart Superabsorbents, LLC (Superabsorbents)

World-Class Operational Platform Anchored by Strong North American Presence

North America Locations

Evanston, Illinois  Westwood, Massachusetts   Oxford, Massachusetts Woburn, Massachusetts Lenoir, North Carolina   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  Newark, California   Greenville, South Carolina Granite Falls, North Carolina  Hickory, North Carolina  Blawnox, Pennsylvania Houston, Texas

International Locations

Rye, United Kingdom     Winnersh, United Kingdom  Paris, France   Suzhou, China   Pune, India

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