VanDeMark Phosgene Chemistry and Custom Chemicals


Since 1951, VanDeMark has produced fine chemicals to meet the needs of business and industry. Headquartered in Lockport, New York, we have a customer base encompassing North America, Europe and Asia.

VanDeMark manufactures phosgene derivatives and is North America's leading producer of merchant phosgene. Our custom and specialty chemicals are used in the pharmaceutical, agricultural-chemical, polymer, and fine chemical industries. In addition, our proprietary PTSI has wide application removing moisture during the manufacture of adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings to enhance the quality and extend the shelf-life of the end products.

As an ISO-certified company, VanDeMark strives to provide customers with quality products that meet or exceed expectations. Significant investments are made in product research and development and advanced production technology.

In 2006, VanDeMark received the Excellence Award from the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) and in 2007, the Energy Efficiency Award from the American Chemical Council (ACC).

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VanDeMark Chemical Appoints James Romano as Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development

 Will spearhead market integration of VanDeMark and newly acquired Framochem

(MAY 2015) – VanDeMark Chemical, Inc., Lockport, New York USA announces the appointment of James E. Romano as Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development. He will have supervisory responsibility for the entire sales staff of both VanDeMark and newly acquired Framochem Kft, Kazincbarcika, Hungary. VanDeMark is a leading North American manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives. Framochem, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VanDeMark, is a major European-based manufacturer of phosgene products. 

“James brings to us the management experience and industry expertise to integrate the VanDeMark and Framochem teams" said Michael Kucharski, President and Chief Executive Officer of VanDeMark. “He will be at the forefront of the unification of all our product lines and phosgene chemistry specialization in the global marketplace.”

 Romano joins VanDeMark from Chemtura Corporation, Middlebury, Connecticut, where he was a Global Key Account Manager and Business Development Director. He has also served in sales management positions for Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, Tennessee, and DSM Resins, Augusta, Georgia. He earned an M.B.A. with distinction from DePaul University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he will be based for his role in global sales.


Trade Show Schedule

 Specialty & Agro Chemicals America

September 9-11, 2015 • Charleston, SC USA • Table 152


   CPHL Worldwide

October 13-15, 2015 • IFEMA Madrid, Spain • Booth 5D74 Hall 5


 Informex USA

February 2-4, 2016 • New Orleans, LA USA • Booth 1210


Chemspec Europe

June 1-2, 2016 • Basel, Switzerland • Booth to be announced




News from VanDeMark

VanDeMark Acquires Framochem - August 2014
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"The Phosgene Family" - Inside Industry Magazine Article - June 2014
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VanDeMark Intern, Josh Allen Receives Award - May 2014
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VanDeMark Hosts Community Advisory  Panel Meeting - April 2014
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VanDeMark Employees Enjoy Chili Cook Off - March 2014
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VanDeMark Chemical Inc. Receives RCMS® Verification - September 2013
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ISO 9001: 2008 Certification - February 2013
VanDeMark is certified to the newly updated ISO standards.
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