About Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp.

Spectrum - Trusted Since 1971  

Founded in 1971 as a fine chemical manufacturing company, Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp., a division of Spectrum Laboratory Products, Inc., has grown into the chemical industry's leading customer-focused global supplier of high quality chemicals, laboratory supplies and equipment. All our U.S. chemical manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001:2015 certified. The California and New Jersey plants are also FDA registered drug establishments and operate under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Spectrum has in place the documentation, validation, and qualification systems expected by all quality-driven organizations to meet your regulatory requirements.


Laboratory Testing, Quality and Service  

Spectrum's team of in-house chemists are proficient in a wide range of current laboratory techniques, including instrumental analysis, wet analysis and microbial testing. Raw materials and finished goods entering our facilities undergo stringent in-house testing to ensure all chemicals and ingredients meet our own high quality standards. We offer industry-leading scientific documentation, validation and qualification systems to support the change control expected by all quality-driven organizations to get products to market safer and sooner. Our sales and support professionals provide outstanding service on laboratory chemicals, supplies and equipment with quality and delivery you can count on every time. 



Spectrum is headquartered on 17 acres in New Brunswick, NJ and has production, quality control laboratories, warehousing and distribution facilities in New Brunswick, NJ and Gardena, CA. All US production facilities are ISO 9001:2015 certified, FDA registered and operate under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).


Major Products  

The Company's major emphasis is on USP, NF, FCC, BP, EP, JP and ACS grade products which include active pharmaceutical ingredients, controlled substances, excipients, dietary supplements, cosmetic and personal care ingredients. These products are available in laboratory, scale-up and production quantities. With more than 45,000 chemicals, 3,000 bulk items, 1,200 USP-NF-FCC grade chemicals, and a wide range of high-purity waters, our cGMP-compliant bicoastal facilities address the full range of chemical and laboratory needs of the industries we serve.

Spectrum also provides US-based custom synthesis and contract manufacturing capabilities, including the custom synthesis of new chemical entities (NCE's), commercial cGMP manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients, DEA Controlled Substances (Schedules I-V) and general synthetic chemical intermediates.

The Company is also a full-line distributor of laboratory supplies and equipment, featuring PerkinElmer's complete line of consumables for GC, HPLC, IR, UV/VIS, AA, ICP, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis instrumentation. In addition, labware, consumables, lab equipment and appliances are available from over 250 manufacturers including Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Corning. Spectrum is truly a one-stop shopping destination with over 200,000 chemicals and consumable items available.


Markets Served

Spectrum's target markets for cGMP monograph chemicals include manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, functional foods, cosmetics, personal care products, aerospace, electronic and automotive. Spectrum also serves the analytical laboratories, synthetic organic chemical manufacturers and research organizations with a complete line of organic building blocks, analytical reagents, solvents, consumables and equipment suitable for all laboratory applications. Spectrum also meets the laboratory needs for the aerospace, electronic and automotive industries.

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Trusted Since 1971

Spectrum has been serving compounders and scientists for nearly five decades, and we've earned the trust of quality-driven industries by continually investing in our infrastructure, instrumentation, regulatory compliance and personnel. We know that our chemical products are only as good as the analytical tests and documentation prove them to be. We perform more than 15,000 analytical tests per year in our 4 globally-located analytical laboratories. Spectrum has been a privately-owned business since 1971, treating our employees and customers as part of the Spectrum family all along. Through this dedication, we have earned the trust of tens of thousands of loyal customers. Spectrum understands the cost concerns of our customers and is committed to providing the highest quality of products and the most competitive prices to our quality-driven customers.


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