About Us

Confederate Chemicals - Specialist Paint Stripping and
Pre-Treatment Solutions Since 1975.


Confederate Chemicals Ltd. was founded in 1975 by two chemists with years of experience in speciality chemicals. In 1979 the company relocated to a purpose built 9,000 square foot factory in Mid Wales with a mission to deliver safer, cleaner formulations for paint stripping and metal finishing. With several thousand formulations and patented technology, Confederate Chemicals continues to offer a personalised service.


Our Purpose Built Factory in Newtown Wales

Purpose Built Factory - Newtown, Wales

Our yard, stocked, ready for shipping

Stocked Yard Ready For Shipping

One of our forklifts loading onto a lorry, next day delivery when available.

Next Day Delivery When Available


From our extensive library of formulations and development expertise, we manufacture speciality chemicals both on and off the shelf tailored to the customer's requirements, in the quantity required, with unmatched lead times.

Our portfolio includes but is not limited to:

  • Paint Stripping formulations - from Alloy Wheels, to stripping Metal Extrusions and Jig Stripping, and more!
  • Metal Finishing formulations - including Phosphating, Chromating, Blacking solutions.
  • Industrial Cleaners / De-greasers - for a variety of machinery and industrial uses.

Our facilities include:

  • Internal mixing gantries.
  • External tank farm.
  • Chemical racking and storage areas.
  • Specialist acid handling plant and balanced interceptor tanks.

New management acquired the majority share holding in November 2014. We remain a small, customer focused business.

The team has recently been expanded with additional investment in chemistry, operational, and marketing capabilities. We are also ISO 9001 registered for quality management systems.

We pride ourselves on our desire to meet customer demands in a quick and efficient time-frame, with service and aftercare to keep your solutions and business efficient.




Manufacturing suited up during a mix

UK BASED MANUFACTURING

Take a look at our site, our facilities, and what we do.

Account manager in a meeting

SERVICE AND AFTERCARE

Discover why our clients stay.



IMF logo