About Us

Dependable Service
and Superior Quality

Your requests, our commitment – we’ll deliver the product you need.

Our Values

of Excellence

We believe in our values. They serve as our guiding principles, shaping our actions, decisions, and interactions with our customers, employees, and the broader community.

50+ years

Over half a century providing the highest quality iodine derivatives to the world.


We are unwavering in our pursuit of excellence, ensuring that every product we offer meets the highest industry standards. We ensure customer satisfaction through meticulous manufacturing processes, rigorous testing, continuous improvement, and Group-wide governance and standardization.


Innovation is our driving force. In our dedicated R&D centers, we push boundaries and stay at the forefront of industry trends through product development. But it’s not limited to our products alone; it extends to our approach in crafting customized solutions that cater to the unique needs of our clients.  


We understand that trust is built on consistent, dependable performance. Our worldwide presence, secure iodine and lithium supply, customer-centric mindset, and timely deliveries ensure that our customers can rely on us to be a steadfast and trustworthy partner.


We are conscious of our impact on the environment, our communities, and society as a whole. We believe in conducting our business safely, ethically, and sustainably in order to benefit not only our organization but the world around us. 

Our Approach

New Solutions

We offer a diverse portfolio of over 80 products. If you can’t find one that meets your specific needs, we have Research & Development teams at each of our sites across the globe with state of the art facilities and equipment. Our teams are solely focused on working with you and can offer the right product for your needs or develop a custom formulation. Talk with us today to begin a partnership.

Our Commitment

IODEAL™ Demands
High Quality Products

At Ajay-SQM Group, we adhere to guiding principles of excellence and responsibility, demonstrated by unwavering commitment to our IODEAL standard. IODEAL signifies our pledge to deliver products that consistently exceed quality expectations. Group-wide standardization and rigorous quality control is our guarantee. IODEAL offers our customers the peace of mind they need to entrust their business-critical processes to our products.


Our History

It all started
in a kitchen…

Ajay Chemicals was formed in 1972 by Abner Towers and John Trotter. They saw an opportunity in the U.S. textile industry for better dye-oxidation technology based upon the element iodine. Beginning with potassium iodate as this oxidizer, the two men launched a company that grew from experiments in John Trotter’s kitchen to one of the world leaders in iodine-based chemicals.



Ajay Chemicals was established in Powder Springs GA, USA to produce Potassium Iodate


Expanded by building a second manufacturing and distribution facility in Europe (Évron, France)


Ajay-SQM Group was born by a Joint Venture with SQM (largest iodine producer) adding the third location in Santiago, Chile.


Purchased DSM Minera’s Iodine derivative plant in Iris, Chile.


IODEAL was established as our commitment to customers that they can rely on the quality of our products regardless of which facility t’s produced in.


Purchased our largest competitor in the engineering plastics industry.


Opened a sales office in Shanghai, China to expand our commercial presence in Asia.


Expanded our chemistry and portfolio to include lithium derivatives.

Our Certifications

Quality Always

When it comes to quality, you can trust that we consistently apply rigorous standards at every stage of our operations.