About glenchem 

glenchem  is a manufacturer and distributor of a complete range of detergents, disinfectants and specialised products, recognised amongst the best available, and with a proven track record.

We pride ourselves in being quality driven with a keen desire to be market leaders, giving our customers absolute satisfaction. This keeps us motivated to always strive to do better.

Our Mission

To produce products that are innovative for the benefit of our customers.


Our Vision

To be passionate and never give up.

To be responsible to do it right the first time.

To be innovative in providing a unique product range.


Our Values

To manage a well-organised, financially sound business.

To provide customers with a service - Beyond the Norm.

To provide products that are one step ahead of competitors.

To assist customers with their cleaning and sanitation needs


glenchem  listens to the customers and respects their needs. With this, we strive to provide innovative products to help obtain the best results.

Our story began with a strong Microbiological and Quality Assurance footing in the Food Industry. With that grounding, the need for specialized chemicals was identified.

Over the years glenchem  has become a chemical specialities manufacturer, whereby various raw materials are blended together to achieve a final finished product, that performs to customers' expectations.

Raw materials range from commodity types, to sophisticated materials used to blend top class disinfectants and cleaners. We make use of over 100 raw materials to establish a product range of more than 200 different products. Many of these products are regulated via compulsory South African specifications managed by South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS).

glenchem  has gone one step further to register specific products internationally with NSF in the United States of America. Registered products are listed on their website called the "White Book TM". This list will increase as more products are registered. The NSF product registrations place us in a different category of chemical suppliers. We are now recognised internationally.

At glenchem  the process begins with product design. Some products are formulated to meet customers' needs and expectations, while others are designed for general everyday use according to demand. Thereafter conformance specifications are established by interactions of various departments namely: Research and Development, Quality Control, Finances, Manufacturing and Sales. External laboratories are used for approved SANAS reporting and product compliance. Finally the new product is approved by the Management team.

Approved Raw materials are tested before implementation, ensuring quality products from the start. Products are manufactured under strict instructions, supervision and controlled by the Quality Department, with continual in-process checks. Each batch manufactured, is tested extensively in the in-house laboratory, using specific specifications and procedures, ensuring compliance to various internal and external specifications.

A reference sample of each batch is kept and tested for the duration of it's shelf life, ensuring conformance to the end. Products are packed, labelled, batch coded and QC checked before they are stored or ready for despatch.

Our goal is ZERO defect production. That means production of products that conforms to all the necessary specifications.

glenchem  has a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) in place to ensure that our valuable customers receive only the highest quality finished product. BUT, we have not stopped there, we continually review, revise and upgrade products and processes to stay ahead of the market requirements. We are serious about what we do - and we do care. Customer satisfaction remains our principle focus.

glenchem  's Team consists of various departments, namely, Sales, Purchasing, Production, Financial, Quality Control, Maintenance, Occupational Health and Safety All are actively involved providing the best service and product.

  • NSF - Internationally recognised product formulations

  • SABS Approved Products for use in the Food Industry:
    • SANS 1853: Disinfectants, Detergent-Disinfectants and Antiseptics for use in the Food industry.
    • SANS 1828: Cleaners for use in the Food Industry

  • National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS):
    • Registered Disinfectants and Detergent-Disinfectants

With all the various Viruses, Diseases and Bacterial infectious outbreaks occurring in South Africa and around the globe, we pride ourselves on staying on top of our game, with product compliance to the new VC8054 standard requirements which is in line with European standards. By doing this you are assured the products in use are effective in protecting your needs when used at the recommended and tested concentrations.

The following Test organisms have been used for various product compliance:

Bacteriological - 5 Log10 reduction with a 5 minute contact time.

  • Escherichia coli
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Salmonella typhi (on request)

Fungicidal - 4 Log10 reduction with a 15 minute contact time.

  • Aspergillus brasiliensis
  • Candida albicans

Sporicidal - 3 Log10 reduction with a 60 minute Contact time.

  • Bacillus subtilis spores

Virucidal - least a 4 Log10 reduction of infectivity of bacteriophages with a 15 minute contact time.

  • Newcastle Virus (NCD)
  • Infectious Bursal Disease (Gumboro)
  • Avian Influenza (AI)
  • Foot and Mouth (FMDV) (30 minutes @ 4°C)

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