Founded in 1946 we have grown to become a leading manufacturer of industrial coatings and tapes for high reliability applications with a global customer base operating in diverse market sectors.
Today we employ nearly 700 people and continue to grow and strengthen our business through employing a related diversification strategy that combines organic growth initiatives with strategic acquisitions.
Based in Westwood, Massachusetts, USA we operate manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia and continue to invest in our capabilities in order to deliver the value our global customer base demands.
1940s– Chase Corporation founded in Randolph, Massachusetts, USA by Francis G. Chase and his two sons, Francis M. and Edward L. Chase. The original name of the company was Chase & Sons, Inc. and its first product was a rubber baby pant worn over traditional cloth diapers.
1950s – Development of the Chase & Sons product line of insulating, binding and bedding tapes for the wire and cable industry utilizing the company's original expertise in rubberized coatings. The Chase & Sons product line remains the industry standard for quality and reliability.
1960s – Organic growth in wire and cable along with strategic partnership investments in related businesses.
1970s – Chase Corporation became a public company through the reverse merger transaction with Columbia Technical Corporation. The Company's name changed to Columbia Chase Corporation (Boston Stock Exchange: CTE). Columbia Technical developed the HumiSeal line of conformal coatings for the electronics industry. Columbia Chase went on to acquire the Royston Laboratories business from Jack Royston.
1980s – Retirement of the Company's founders and emergence of new leadership team. A corporate restructuring occurred throughout the latter part of the decade with the Company changing its name from Columbia Chase Corporation to Chase Corporation and the divestiture of non-core businesses.
1990s – The Company focused on growing its core tapes and coatings businesses: Chase & Sons (Wire and Cable), HumiSeal (Electronic Coatings), Royston (Construction – Pipeline Coatings). Diversification into Electronic Manufacturing Services.
2000s – Continued focus on core businesses with globalization and related diversification initiatives through various acquisitions and partnership agreements. Consolidation of management and operations. Sale of the Electronic Manufacturing Services business and continued investments in core protective materials businesses.
2010s – Continued growth through both acquisitions and selective organic growth, with a focus on operational consolidation. Four recent significant investments (NEPTCO, Henkel’s Specialty Chemical Intermediates, Resin Designs and Zappa Stewart)