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About Us

Company Overview

Nowchem is a family owned company established by Fay and John Lamont in 1977. Over the past 42 years, Nowchem has prided itself on supplying the Australian and International markets with high quality products and services. In keeping up with changes in technology we have diversified our manufacturing base to supply a large range of products to our clients in various industry sectors. This diversification of manufacturing has seen the development and growth of Nowchem Watercare, Nowchem Pharma and specialist areas of supply in the market.

Currently, Nowchem is spread over 4 acres with two manufacturing sites, a warehouse and distribution centre administration building and an additional adjoining storage facility. We employ over 65 people including industrial chemists and technically qualified people.

Industry Certifications 

  • ISO 9001 certified since 1993
  • TGA licence for Topical products
  • APVMA licence
  • Organic Production Certification via OFC
  • Working to ISO 14000 Environmental Standard
  • Member Responsible Care and Chemistry Australia
  • Member of ACCORD
  • Member of Cosmetic Chemists Association
  • Member of Family Business Australia
  • Member of NSW Business Chamber
  • Member of WIOA


Sustainability Position Statement

Nowchem strives to carry out daily operations with minimal impact on the environment and our community, being a business paving the way in innovative, sustainable practices by leading and demonstrating to our community best practices to reduce our environmental footprint.

Warehouse and Distribution Centre

The Warehouse and Distribution Centre was opened in March 1997. The facility stores over 500 pallets (raw materials and finished product) and was built to meet the growing needs of the business.

The undercover area can hold two semi-trailers for loading and unloading from both sides and is licensed for the storage of Class 3, 5, 6 and 8 dangerous goods. Liquid Aluminium Sulphate has been the largest volume product produced on the site for 39 years.

Many other products are currently manufactured, including: Cleaning Products; Industrial Chemicals; Organic Reactions; Wax Emulsions; Polymers, Flammable Blending, Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical products.

Plant and Manufacturing Capabilities

The manufacturing facility consists of 38 mixing vessels. These vary in size from 200 litres to 20,000 litres.

Nowra Chemicals also has 20 bulk storage tanks for raw materials and finished product stock holdings. Nowra Chemical Manufacturers has 3 stainless steel reactors that will work under vacuum and temperatures up to 300° C.

The plant is generally stainless steel with 3 glass reactors and 1 rubber lined reactor. Some tanks in the plant contain both coils and jacket for heating and cooling. The manufacture of esters and other raw material bases generally occurs in 3 specialty vessels (10 tonne, 3 tonne and 1.2 tonne).

Dedicated manufacturing rooms for TGA and cosmetic products are also situated on the site. The Pharmaceutical area has 3 x 3000L tanks, a 250kg Cream mixer, as well as other smaller tanks and a filling line for bottles from 100ml to 1.25L. Tube sealing for sunscreen and similar products is also available.

The Cosmetic Room carries Organic Certification with OFC for the production of “Certified Organic Cosmetics” such as creams, hair shampoos and conditioners.


Nowchem delivers into Sydney on a daily basis with Nowra Transport, Fastway Couriers and Toll Logistics.

The company also runs 12, 8 and 4.5 tonne truck’s and also small commercial utes and vans to supplement external transport both in Sydney and on the South Coast . All drivers are Dangerous Goods licensed and ensure that deliveries are prompt to our clients.

Our Team

Meet our Management Team

John J Lamont

John J Lamont

Managing Director

John is an industrial chemist with over 30 years’ experience in the chemical manufacturing industry, including 20 years at Nowra Chemicals, offering technical support to our customers. John specialises in the food industry as well as industrial applications and specialised therapeutic goods and contract manufacturing customers.

Casey Addison

Casey Addison

Sales & Marketing Manager

Casey leads our sales and marketing teams with over 15 years sales experience in the chemical, automotive and engineering industries. He specialises in water treatment, food industry clients, councils, hospitality, accomodation, industrial applications and handles our equipment and machinery enquiries. Casey also provides chemical safety and handling training to our valued customers and is more than happy to help with your enquiry.

Margaret Burke

Margaret Burke

Customer Care and Distribution Manager

Margaret has over 20 years customer service, logistical and management experience in the chemical manufacturing industry, Margaret manages our customer service team and logistics supply chain, as well as administration support to our sales team.

Vince Bronzino

Vince Bronzino

Production Manager

Vince has been an employee of Nowra Chemicals for over 15 years and is responsible for the scheduling and manufacturing of products as per our customer’s requirements. Vince has many years of manufacturing experience and also holds a pharmaceutical manufacturing licence.

Jye Giddings

Jye Giddings

Technical Manager

Jye has a degree in Nanotechnology and over 10 years experience as an Industrial/Cosmetic Chemist at Nowchem. From Research & Development to Quality Control, Jye is in charge of the quality, safety and compliance of our products.

Meet Our Sales Team

Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp

Sales Representative

Daniel is the newest member of the Nowchem Sales Team. Daniel is a qualified industrial chemist having been involved with the food and beverage industries for the past 10 years. Working with a wide range of food manufacturers and production facilities from Nowra to Brookvale, he has an acute knowledge for best practice in food manufacturing, HACCP and QA procedures. Daniel has excellent technical knowledge of products and problem solving for your businesses.

Phil Baxter

Phil Baxter

Sales Representative

Phil has been an employee at Nowchem for 3 years and has over 15 years experience in industrial sales. Phil covers our sales territory from Shoalhaven Heads to Batemans Bay and has a wide variety of experience in manufacturing and hospitality. Phil prides himself on excellent customer service and providing value for your business.

Customer Service and Administration Team

Our Customer Service and Administration Team manage the day to day operations of Nowra Chemical Manufacturers including enquiries, orders, accounts and much more. They are pleased to help out in every way they possibly can.

Manufacturing and Production Team

The manufacturing and production team are responsible for producing all of the quality products manufactured by Nowra Chemical Manufacturers. Our team has over 39 years of manufacturing experience and are happy to manufacture to your specifications and pack size.

Technical Team (Chemists)

Our Technical team of chemists ensure that every product manufactured by Nowra Chemical Manufacturers is of the highest quality and made of top quality ingredients and formulations. They are also willing to answer the highly technical questions which you may wish to ask and provide critical testing and laboratory analysis to ensure our products meet their strict specifications.

Warehousing and Distribution Team

Our warehousing and distribution team are responsible for warehousing and delivering our quality products to your doorstep. With over 4000 different items warehoused this team ensure you get your goods on time everytime.

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