Fine Chemistry Services

We manufacture fine specialty chemicals powered by performance-based solutions. For over 40 years, Albemarle’s Fine Chemistry Services (FCS) group has successfully delivered new products into the marketplace that require active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and custom drug intermediaries. From lab to pilot to production scale, contract manufacturers play a vital role in the chemical value chain.
Backed by the full capabilities of the Albemarle global R&D organization, our highly skilled R&D teams quickly take projects from concept to production. By thoroughly testing your process in our state-of-the-art research laboratories, housed in world-class facilities, you’ll save development time and costs.


Our integrated facilities located in Michigan, Texas and Pennsylvania specialize in process development, scale-up, API and cGMP compliance from kilograms to high-volume quantities. Having the appropriate resources where you need them when you need them is critical, and our multiple locations and deep experience can help ensure your success.

Fine Chemicals Facilities


By partnering with the FCS group, you can rely on high-quality, specialty chemicals to support product development at every stage. Our toolbox offers a wide variety of clean, reliable, multi-reactor automated units that allow rapid data generation, plus the statistical tools to analyze the data and find the operating space for the process.

  • Initial screening
  • Contract research
  • Lab development
  • First scale-up
  • Registration batches
  • Process validation
  • Commercialization


  • Your scale-up success is our success.
  • Proven track record of FDA compliance and long-term custom manufacturing results.
  • Collaborative chemical process development.
  • Shared resources and a team of experts at our world-class facilities.
  • Award-winning CMO performance.

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