About Us

Akdeniz Chemson

We are among the globally leading manufacturers of polymer additives in the plastics industry and a world leader in PVC stabilizers.

A world leader in PVC stabilizers, Akdeniz Chemson was formed out of the merger of Akdeniz Kimya and the Chemson Group. Read on to find out more about our corporate history.

Who We Are

Our story began in 1942 Cookson from Wallsend near Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England starts producing lead salts as stabilisers for flexible PVC. Shortly after, Cookson opens a production plant in Sydney/Australia.

In 1976, when Akdeniz Kimya was incorporated in İzmir, Turkey as a company to manufacture and market PVC stabilizers and other industrial chemicals.

In 1986, the German stabiliser manufacturers Chemetall and the English Cookson Group merged their activities into a single joint venture as Chemson with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The company began operating from sites in Germany, England and Australia. In 2000 Chemson Polymer-Additive AG is founded in Arnoldstein/Austria as a part of a management buy-out.

In 2012, Akdeniz Kimya joined Turkey’s OYAK Group of companies. One-year later, the Chemson Group became part of the OYAK Group as well. With its robust corporate structure, its dedication to transparency, its strong financial infrastructure and growth commitment in chemistry, OYAK supported both companies to develop and produce innovative solutions.

In September 2020, these two strong brands merged into Akdeniz Chemson, one of the leading producers of polymer additives, and the world market leader in the field of PVC stabilizer products. Focused on quality, innovation and sustainability, the company works as a “one-stop-shop” for clients around the world, in order to supply all their needs in formulation.


A World Leader

A world leader in PVC stabilizers, Akdeniz Chemson is a vertically integrated company that manufactures many of its raw materials at its state-of-the art production facilities.

The company has garnered strong trust in domestic and international markets with the quality of its products. The company fosters a purposeful brand image, committed to building trust with a people-oriented approach and a sustainable business model.

With decades of experience, the company constantly keeps updating its production base and infrastructure. Akdeniz Chemson has developed its product range to meet the growing use of PVC in the world, and currently manufactures stabilizers as well as related additives. Akdeniz Chemson is one of the world’s leading companies in this field and meets all customer demands with its integrated production plants and top-quality products.

Akdeniz Chemson leads the sector its investments pursuing a broad vision of continuous development in quality, HR, and sustainability. In the present day, the company continues to operate in Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Great Britain, Turkey and the United States; and has the support of a robust global service network at its disposal.