When smarter chemistry matters​

Established by Fay and John Lamont in 1977. Nowchem is an Australian owned chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing business that strives to enhance peoples quality of life through everyday products.

Nowchem prides itself on supplying the Australian and International markets with high quality products and services that help prevent infections and diseases, enable clean drinking water and support family’s to help create a cleaner, healthier living environment.

In keeping up with modern day technology, Nowchem diversified their manufacturing base to supply a large range of products to customers in various industry sectors. This has since seen the development and growth of Nowchem Watercare, Nowchem Pharma and specialist areas of supply in the market.

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 Chemistry Australia
  • Member of ACCORD
  • Member of Cosmetic Chemists Association
  • Member of Family Business Australia
  • Member of NSW Business Chamber
  • Member of WIOA

Our Team

John J Lamont

John J Lamont

Managing Director

John is an industrial chemist with over 30 years’ experience in the chemical manufacturing industry, including 20 years at Nowra Chemicals, offering technical support to our customers. John specialises in the food industry as well as industrial applications and specialised therapeutic goods and contract manufacturing customers.

Casey Addison

Casey Addison

Sales & Marketing Manager

Casey leads our sales and marketing teams with over 15 years sales experience in the chemical, automotive and engineering industries. He specialises in water treatment, food industry clients, councils, hospitality, accomodation, industrial applications and handles our equipment and machinery enquiries. Casey also provides chemical safety and handling training to our valued customers and is more than happy to help with your enquiry.

Phil Baxter

Phil Baxter

Sales Representative

Phil has over 15 years experience in industrial sales. Phil covers our sales territory from Shoalhaven Heads to Batemans Bay and has a wide variety of experience in manufacturing and hospitality. Phil prides himself on excellent customer service and providing value for your business.

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 50 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.


Nowchem delivers into Sydney on a daily basis with Nowra Transport, Fastway Couriers and Toll Logistics.

The company also runs 12, 8 and 4.5 tonne truck’s and also small commercial utes and vans to supplement external transport both in Sydney and on the South Coast . All drivers are Dangerous Goods licensed and ensure that deliveries are prompt to our clients.

Industry or Home Solutions. We Can Provide It.

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Contact Us

Sales and Distribution Centre
23 Cumberland Avenue, South Nowra, NSW 2541

Manufacturing and R&D Site
112a Albatross Road, South Nowra, NSW 2541

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00pm

Phone: (02) 4421 4099

Fax: (02) 4421 4932


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