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Nowchem

Contact: Casey Addison
Address 112A Albratross Road South Nowra NSW 2541 Australia Phone: 02 4421 4099 Work Fax: 02 4421 4932 Website: www.nowchem.com.au

Information

Nowra Chemical Manufacturers Pty Ltd was established in 1977 by John and Fay Lamont as a family owned business which employed only 2 people. Now on the eve of the 40th anniversary of Nowchem the business is well established at its South Nowra Base.

Currently, Nowra Chemical Manufacturers occupies over 5 acres, with 2 manufacturing sites, warehouse / distribution centre, administration building, an additional adjoining storage facility and employs over 65 people, including 5 Industrial Chemists.

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 PACIA

Members of ACCORD and Family Business Australia

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.

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112A Albratross Road South Nowra NSW 2541 Australia

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