Our History

Neuchem was founded in 1993 by Irwin Neulight, capitalizing on over 30 years experience in international trade and distribution of chemicals. Irwin’s reputation in the industry as being honest, reliable and enjoyable to work with allowed Neuchem to cultivate exclusive agency agreements with several key manufacturers overseas.

  • 1993

    Neuchem Inc. founded by Irwin Neulight in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Irwin brings long-standing relationships with world-class producers to Neuchem

    Exclusive USA agent for Chilean producer of Pentaerythritol, Oxiquim, S.A.
    Exclusive North America agent for German producer of Diisopropyl Ether, Ineos Solvents, GmbH.

  • 1995

    Elekeiroz, S.A. (Brazil) awards Neuchem exclusive North America agency for packaged 2-ethylhexanoic acid.

  • 2006

    Marc Neulight opens satellite business development office in San Francisco to pursue strategy of diversification.

  • 2007

    KLJ Plasticizers (India) selects Neuchem as their exclusive North America agent for maleate esters.

  • 2012

    Kyowa-Hakko (Japan) and Neuchem form a distribution partnership for Isononanoic Acid in USA.

  • 2014

    Lotte Fine Chemicals (Korea) and Neuchem formalize a distribution partnership for Epichlorohydrin in USA.

  • 2015

    Headquarters moves to Reno, Nevada.

  • 2016

    Ineos Paraform, GmbH (Germany) awards Neuchem exclusive North American agent for their full product line.

  • 2017

    Chifeng Ruiyang (China) and Neuchem establish a strategic Dipentaerythrtol distribution partnership to select accounts in USA.

Capitalizing on extensive industry knowledge and a proven reputation for honesty, integrity and reliability, Neuchem has enjoyed continuous growth.

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