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BF Specialty Chemicals was founded in 1991 by Barry Fitzgerald after spending 21 years with GE Plastics & Silicones in the USA and Australia.

The company was initially established to offer additives to the plastics and rubber industries: antioxidants, stabilisers, and other additives from major overseas producers. Since 1991 the business has grown with the addition of organic peroxides, organosilanes, silicone rubber, hydrotalcites, chlorinated paraffins, GMS, MMA, and many other chemicals and additives.

The company maintains a strong focus on specialty chemicals, especially dangerous goods. We partner with specialist warehouses and transport companies to ensure material is stored and transported according to state and federal regulations.

The Sydney office is managed by Barry Fitzgerald and Sue Stewart. The Melbourne office is managed by Michael Fitzgerald, Barry's son.

BF Specialty Chemicals is privately owned and family operated.


The business was established to offer high quality ex-stock chemicals and raw materials to the plastics, rubber and aligned industries.

Our mission to partner with your business and ensure you have access to best-of-breed inputs to your manufacturing processes. Our aim is to never have the "Sorry, we don't have stock" conversation for materials that you regularly use. We full understand the business impact of having to stop production and we do everything we can to stop that happening.