Drum and Pail Coatings and Coil Applied Industrial Coatings
Market Leader since 1967

Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc., UNICHEM, has been a coatings technology leader in the industrial drum and pail markets and coil applied industrial coatings and adhesives since our inception in 1967.  As our winged tiger logo represents integrity, wisdom and agility, these are the values UNICHEM operates with in everything we do.

Our heritage, knowledge, and expertise enable us to deliver better solutions, service, and value today for tomorrow’s successes.  UNICHEM provides:

  • A Tradition of Excellence
  • Insights & Innovation
  • Leading Edge Technology
  • A deep knowledge of Application methodologies
  • A focus on Value Creation

Our dedicated team consists of some of the leading industrial coating scientists and engineers in the industry, with deep technical knowledge of market and technology innovation. We offer a wide variety of products developed with cutting edge technology, as well as custom designed paints, coatings, and laminating adhesives to suit your needs.

State-of-the-Art Research Labs and Facilities

Our multi-plant operation includes our global headquarters in Elgin, IL as well as our regional production facility in Elk Grove, IL,  with state-of-the-art research, product development and analytical testing capabilities.  Our high capacity manufacturing facilities are designed to provide dependable, high quality and efficient, performance driven service and on time delivery. Each facility is dedicated to providing innovative technology designed for real world success through the use of onsite simulation technologies that reproduce real world challenges and conditions that allow us to solve potential problems before they ever get to your facility.

ISO9001:2015 Quality Policy

We are committed to a disciplined and comprehensive quality philosophy as demonstrated by our 25 years of continuous ISO9001 certification including the current ISO9001:2015 standard.   Quality is about meeting or exceeding the needs and expectations of our customers.  We regularly meet with our customers to conduct operational audits that help us better understand your needs then work with you to develop products that will consistently deliver the performance that can take you to the next level.

Custom Coating Solutions Redefine the Possibilities

UNICHEM designs and manufactures high-performance industrial coatings, laminating adhesives and container linings by synergistically utilizing our technical expertise, optimized raw materials, and dynamic manufacturing capability.  Our interdisciplinary problem solving approach is built on a robust foundation of science and research, with extensive expertise in:

  • Process technology
  • Resin science
  • Value Added Engineering
  • Consumer and market insight

You can have confidence in our more than five decades of passionately pursuing new frontiers in coatings and adhesives technology.  No matter your paint, coating or adhesive needs, we specialize in delivering high quality, dependable and durable products with flexible and sustainable service.  We excel with proactive and responsive customer service for your total satisfaction.

Our mission is to partner with you to develop real-world, unique, yet practical solutions that create value for your customers, your products and processes.  We redefine the possibilities in your market to bring value to your customers and differentiate you from the competition.

UNICHEM offers a custom solution for every problem, with cutting edge, innovative technology.  Our manufacturing capabilities satisfy any size of project with rapid turnaround time.  Contact us to learn more about our capabilities and our process, and for solutions to all your industrial coating needs.