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History

More than 75 years’ experience make us your competent partner for Laboratory Chemicals, Laboratory Biochemicals and Raw Materials for Production.

1912

Chicago financier Byron Smith places an ad in the Economist looking to provide capital to a “high class business (manufacturing preferred) in or near Chicago.” When a group of inventors with an idea to improve gear grinding comes along, Illinois Tool Works is born.

1941

Panreac Química SA is founded in Barcelona as manufacturer of a highly diversified range of laboratory reagents and fine chemicals.

1980

Nova Chimica Srl is established in Milan with the aim to provide reagents, chemicals and intermediates for research and laboratory.

1992

AppliChem GmbH is founded in Gatersleben, Saxony, with the target to manufacture reference substances for environmental analysis.

1995

AppliChem moves to the "Wissenschaftsstadt" Darmstadt.

2000

Panreac inaugurates the new manufacturing plant in Castellar del Vallès (Barcelona).

2007

Nova Chimica, the Italian reference company for laboratory chemical products is incorporated in the Panreac Group.

2010

Panreac and Nova Chimica are acquired by ITW. The ITW Reagents Division is born.

2012

AppliChem is incorporated to the ITW Reagents Division.

2015

The newly formed division launches its first unified catalogue for laboratory and industrial use under the brand PanReac AppliChem.