The White Sea and Baltic Company Ltd - Speciality Chemical Distributors in the Leeds Area
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We offer a broad portfolio of high quality products including surfactants, oleochemicals (fatty acids, alcohol & amines), esters, biocides, flavours and UV absorbers for personal care & plastics. We also offer corrosion inhibitors, hydrophobic silicas, paper chemicals, phenol, vitamins for personal care and vegetable oils, all sourced from our first class partners and suppliers in Europe, Asia and USA.

Our business was established in 1880 in the Baltic region to manufacture and trade in Pine Tars and other products derived from charcoal. In 1918 we relocated to the UK and later we became part of the Willington Group. Since then, we have diversified in many markets and significantly expanded our product portfolio to include a wide range of chemicals. Our company has grown organically, through acquisitions and by developing a network of distributors.

The most important acquisitions for our company have been in 2000, with Pointing Chemicals and F Holm Chemie GmbH, although Holm has been subsequently sold. In 2006 we acquired the business of Himar Performance Specialities Ltd, which enabled us to expand into Surfactants and Antimicrobials for markets such as Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care & Household.

We have been particularly successful in partnering with well renowned international chemical manufacturers with the most important being:

  • FORCHEM - Tall oil fatty acids
  • GALACTIC - Lactic acid and lactates
  • GALAXY SURFACTANTS - Surfactants and UV absorbers
  • IFF - Pine oil/terpenes
  • INDIA GLYCOLS - Green ethoxylates
  • INEOS PHENOL - Phenol
  • KUMAR ORGANIC PRODUCTS - Personal care ingredients
  • RN LABORATORIES ( Chlorhexidine Gluconate & Chlorhexidine salts
  • SASOL OLEFINS AND SURFACTANTS - Fatty alcohols & surfactants
  • WALL CHEMIE - Surfactants

From 2006 onwards WSB focused on expanding operations on a worldwide basis and as such a number of key agents/distributors have been appointed:

Aako BV, Benelux (
Afrisil, South Africa (
Chemlink Ltd, UK (
Chemspecs, Brazil (UV Absorbers) (
Dichem, Greece (
Enkim, Turkey (
Safic Alcan, Spain & Portugal (
Simon & Werner GMBH (Ter Group) Germany, Austria & Switzerland (

Our products & Services

We offer a wide portfolio of high quality products including Oleochemicals (fatty acids and alcohols), surfactants, esters, industrial biocides, flavours, dyes, amines, UV absorbers for personal care and the plastics industry. We also offer anticorrosion products, vegetable oils, paper chemicals, phenol, hydrophobic silicas, antimicrobials and preservatives, skin and hair care additives all sourced from our first class key partners and suppliers throughout the EU, South Asia and south East Asia as well as the USA.

Our customer base is worldwide and covers a broad spectrum of industries ranging from food, personal care, detergent, pharmaceutical, surface coating, lubricant, metal finishing, oilfield as well as textile, paper and the leather industry.

We have an experienced multilingual sales team and our administration team and headquarters are based at our Leeds office. We have many strategically sited warehouses in the United Kingdom.

The White Sea & Baltic Company Limited is committed to continuous improvement to maintain and enhance our reputation on providing a first class service for our customers and suppliers. Our quality management system is accredited to ISO9001:2008 by BVQI for all services provided; and are a member of the British Association of Chemical Specialities (BACS). All products are REACH registered.

Our Commitments:

The White Sea & Baltic Company Limited’s aim is committed to:

  • Deliver quality chemical ingredients worldwide to customers in all industry sectors
  • Understand our customers needs, expectations and offering workable solutions
  • Source products from market leading suppliers and ensure the highest product quality available
  • Provide strong technical and legislative back-up

The White Sea & Baltic Company Limited
Registration No 3649118.
Registered Office First Floor, 32-36 Great Portland Street, London W1W 8QX
VAT Reg No GB721618746

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