Why NAGASE Specialty Materials?

Fierce Go-To-Market Mindset

Our focus is on supply reliability and responsiveness, zeroing in on strategic markets and products critical to your success.

Unparalleled Availability

We have an extensive warehouse network and industry-leading inventory management for guaranteed material availability.

Technical Expertise

We speak your language. Our team includes chemists and material experts with extensive training and education.

Superior Sourcing

There is no such thing as a run-of-the-mill challenge. With over 6,000 employees in 27 countries, we successfully source and develop unique raw materials.

Unique Technologies

We continually improve our access to new and innovative materials. We fast-track importation and scale up developmental products.

Trusted Partner

Whether it is broad technology access during R&D, or supply excellence at the commercial stage, we add value throughout the entire manufacturing journey.

Four reasons we are different. One unique approach.


Real people use your products to better their lives. We begin with this in mind. How will we advance your products and formulations? What solution is your customer seeking? How can we create a new and different solution? Human-centered creativity means our deep bench of experts work with you to consider every solution.


Our value chain sets us apart. By sharing information up and down the channel, we are a better partner to our internal stakeholders and customers. A two-way communication flow delivers the kind of deep collaboration you would expect from people creating with and for you. Suppliers are carefully chosen based on three criteria: values, uniqueness and quality of product, and collaboration style.


Fitz Chem NAGASE’s Itasca Innovation Lab helps you empirically prove how your formula will work, explore what-if scenarios, and accelerate the coding effort. Our lab and inhouse chemists give way to rapid, proven product development. We’ve also invested heavily in a data management system for rapid access to competitive knowledge and market information for more critical thinking and decision-making.


We are not an off-the-rack distributor. Marketers looking to go to market from “conception to bottle” rapidly and successfully trust us to get them there. We look at the big picture. Vertical business insight. Marketplace trends. The story behind the data.

About Us

NAGASE Specialty Materials drives value for market innovators. We are a distributor of specialty chemicals and a manufacturer of chemical ingredients for industries impacting everyday life around the world. We are committed to adding value to our customers’ product development and manufacturing processes with extensive resources to fulfill that commitment.