Spectrum Chemicals and Laboratory Products

We manufacture and distribute fine chemicals and laboratory products with quality and delivery you can count on every time. Founded in 1971 as a fine chemical manufacturer, Spectrum Chemicals & Laboratory Products, a division of Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp., has grown into a customer-focused global supplier of high quality chemicals, laboratory supplies and equipment. All our U.S. facilities are ISO 9001:2008 certified. The California and New Jersey plants are also FDA registered drug establishments and operate under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

Company details

769 Jersey Avenue , New Brunswick, , NJ 08901-360 USA

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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Founded in 1971, Spectrum Chemicals & Laboratory Products, a division of Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp., is a manufacturer and distributor of fine chemicals and laboratory products and the largest selection of monograph chemicals for manufacture of food, drug and personal care products available from a single source. Spectrum has in place the documentation, validation, and qualification systems expected by all quality-driven organizations regardless of their industry's requirements.

Spectrum has production, quality control laboratories, warehousing and distribution facilities in New Brunswick, NJ and Gardena, CA. All US production facilities are ISO 9001:2008 certified, FDA registered and operate under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

Major Products / Markets
The Company's major emphasis is on USP, NF, FCC, BP, EP, JP and ACS grade products, active pharmaceutical ingredients and controlled substances, excipients, dietary supplements, cosmetic ingredients, biochemicals, pre-made solutions, and a complete line of high-purity solvents for critical analytical applications. These products are available in laboratory, scale-up and production quantities.

Also available from Spectrum are over 22,000 TCI organic chemicals for research and science. Spectrum and TCI America have partnered to provide the most comprehensive line of organics for R&D, biochemical, medicinal chemistry and general laboratory use. Over 35,000 unique chemicals are now available to customers from the combined product lines of TCI and Spectrum with hundreds of new products developed annually.

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 II-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, Corning and Mettler Toledo. Spectrum is truly a one-stop shopping destination with over 150,000 chemicals and consumable items available.

Markets Served
Spectrum's target markets for cGMP monograph chemicals include manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, functional foods, cosmetics and personal care products. Through our alliance with TCI America, Spectrum also serves the analytical laboratory and synthetic organic chemistry research marketplace with a complete line of organic building blocks, analytical reagents, solvents, consumables and equipment suitable for all laboratory applications.

Spectrum's certification to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17025:2005 standards along with strict adherence to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) form the foundation of our Integrated Quality (IQ) program. All raw materials and finished goods entering our facilities are subject to stringent in-house testing in our analytical laboratories to ensure all chemicals and ingredients meet our own high quality standards.

Spectrum’s extensive knowledge and experience in the changing global regulatory environment ensures that our products are compliant with the US FDA, DEA, ICH WHO and other worldwide regulatory entities.

Quality - 1 Priority

  • All of Spectrum’s global manufacturing and distribution sites are FDA registered and operate under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
  • All Spectrum facilities are certified to the current ISO 9001:2008 quality standard.
  • Spectrum’s Shanghai, China analytical laboratory is certified to the ISO 17025:2005 quality standard as an independent third-party testing laboratory.
  • Spectrum is registered with the DEA as a manufacturer of Controlled Substances (Schedules II - IV).
  • Spectrum regularly performs manufacturer site audits to ensure batch-to-batch consistency.

Spectrum actively supports Rx-360, an international pharmaceutical supply chain consortium, and supports transparency in the supply chain.