Welcome to eChem

Specialists in performance chemicals

eChem is a chemical manufacturer with production facilities in both Leeds, UK and Lufkin, USA, strategically placed to serve the major markets in Europe and the Americas. Since May 2014, we have been a part of the Faci group, which manufactures metal soaps and esters at locations in Italy, Spain, the UK, the USA, Singapore and China, and is thus strategically positioned to supply customers in all major global markets.

We specialize in performance chemicals that solve process problems or enhance the properties of technical products in industries such as plastics, surface coatings, synthetic rubbers and preformed concrete, using key technologies including metal soap dispersions, esters, surface active agents and defoamers.

History and Locations

eChem is a part of the Faci group, a privately-owned chemical company headquartered in Carasco, Italy, which has been active in the chemical industry for over 50 years, and is today a world leader in oleochemical markets.

Our site in Leeds, in the north of England, has a long history of chemical manufacture and has operated under the ownership of a number of prominent multinational companies over many years.

In addition, we opened a second manufacturing facility on a green field site in Lufkin, Texas, near the US Gulf Coast in May 2004 and can now service customers throughout the EU and the Americas.

Both eChem sites are ISO 9001:2008 certified.


eChem’s policy is to supply our customers with tailor-made products offering the best combination of value and performance, with consistent quality and unrivalled service. Wherever possible, we use renewable raw materials with low environmental impact, and encourage supply in reuseable packaging

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