About Us

Founded in 1946 we have grown to become a global specialty chemicals company that is a leading manufacturer of protective materials for high-reliability applications across diverse market sectors.

Today we employ nearly 800 people and continue to grow and strengthen our business by employing a related diversification strategy that combines organic growth initiatives with strategic acquisitions.

Based in Westwood, Massachusetts, USA we operate manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, and Asia and continue to invest in our capabilities in order to deliver value to our global customer base demands.




ϳԹ founded in Randolph, Massachusetts, USA by Francis G. Chase and his two sons, Francis M. and Edward L. Chase. The original name of the company was Chase & Sons, Inc. and its first product was a rubber baby pant worn over traditional cloth diapers.


Development of the?Chase & Sons?product line of insulating, binding and bedding tapes for the wire and cable industry utilizing the company’s original expertise in rubberized coatings. The Chase & Sons product line remains the industry standard for quality and reliability.A Chase corporation company


Organic growth in wire and cable along with strategic partnership investments in related businesses.


ϳԹ became a public company through the reverse merger transaction with Columbia Technical Corporation. The Company’s name changed to Columbia ϳԹ (Boston Stock Exchange: CTE). Columbia Technical developed the HumiSeal line of conformal coatings for the electronics industry. Columbia Chase went on to acquire the Royston Laboratories business from Jack Royston.ϳԹ


Retirement of the Company’s founders and emergence of new leadership team. A corporate restructuring occurred throughout the latter part of the decade with the Company changing its name from Columbia ϳԹ to ϳԹ and the divestiture of non-core businesses.


The Company focused on growing its core tapes and coatings businesses:?Chase & Sons (Wire and Cable),?HumiSeal (Electronic Coatings),?Royston (Construction C Pipeline Coatings). Diversification into Electronic Manufacturing Services.

Chase & Sons HumiSeal Royston


Continued focus on core businesses with globalization and related diversification initiatives through various acquisitions and partnership agreements. Consolidation of management and operations. Sale of the Electronic Manufacturing Services business and continued investments in core protective materials businesses.


Acquired Chase Protective Coatings (Pipeline Coatings)


C.I.M IndustriesAcquired CIM Industries (Coatings & Lining Systems)


Acquired NEPTCO Inc. – (Wire & Cable)


Acquired from Henkel Corporation (Specialty Chemical Intermediates)


Acquired HumiSeal India Private Limited (Electronic Coatings)


Resin Designs

Acquired Resin Designs (Sealants & Adhesives)


Zappa stewartAcquired Stewart Superabsorbents, LLC (Superabsorbents)


AB Chimie PCBA protectionAcquired ABchimie PCBA Protection



Acquired Emerging Technologies


Acquired NuCera Solutions



Acquired by KKR

World-Class Operational Platform Anchored by Strong North American Presence

North America Locations

Evanston, Illinois ? Westwood, Massachusetts ? Oxford, Massachusetts ? Barnsdall, Oklahoma ??Lenoir, North Carolina ? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ??Greenville, South Carolina ? Hickory, North Carolina? ??Blawnox, Pennsylvania ??Houston, Texas ? Peterborough, New Hampshire ? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

International Locations

Rye, United Kingdom ? Winnersh, United Kingdom ? Paris, France ? Corbelin, France ? Suzhou, China ? Pune, India ??Singapore

Mission Statement?

ϳԹs vision is to be recognized as a leading manufacturer?of protective materials for high reliability applications throughout the world.

We will achieve our vision by securing our place as a trusted partner of?our customers. We will provide effective and reliable product solutions?that enhance our customers performance and competitive position.

We will grow our business responsibly by balancing short and long-term?objectives, effectively managing risk, implementing sustainable business?practices and continuously improving our operating performance.

We will conduct business ethically, contribute to the communities in?which we operate, show respect for the environment, and treat our?employees fairly.

Fulfilling our mission will create long-term value for our shareholders.