Great chemistry for more than 90 years.

When J. Robinson (Bob) Silver, Jr. founded Akron Chemical Company in 1929, he launched a business that would stand the test of time. The company today known as Akrochem Corporation is a major player in the development, marketing and distribution of compounding materials and color concentrates to the rubber and plastics industry, and has become an emerging supplier of materials to several other industries.

While a lot has changed during the past 90 years with Akrochem, much remains the same. Under continuous ownership by the Silver Family, Akrochem is now led by the founder’s grandson, Walt Silver, as chairman, and great-grandson, Jay Silver, as president & CEO. Along the way, there have been other family leaders, great alliances and remarkable growth. Highlights include the following:

1971: Established Revlis Corporation an affiliated manufacturing company

1982: Introduced thermoplastic color concentrates

1993: Completed an 85,000 sq. ft. distribution center 1998: Received ISO certification

2007: Expanded the distribution center by 40,000 sq. ft. 

2009: Revlis received ISO certification

2012: Qualified for membership in The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

2013: Relocated corporate headquarters to Embassy Parkway in Fairlawn, Ohio

2021: Acquired BechChem, a leading supplier in the worldwide chemical supply chain

2021: Expanded into the paint, coatings, lubricants, food additives, and freeflow and anti-caking markets.

Through all the changes, the company has never swayed from its dedication to building business relationships based on great chemistry, technical expertise and service. The commitment remains the same, and always will.