Pharmachem Is Your All-In-One Custom Manufacturing Resource

Pharmachem Laboratories, LLC provides not only a wide array of processing and production services but science-backed branded ingredients. Our custom approach is the cornerstone of our company mantra, We Make Ingredients Work!

With 12 vertically positioned facilities across the USA and Mexico, we are fully capable of servicing not only singular aspects of your project, but also possess the ability of handling every element of production from start to finish. All tailored specifically to meet your individual needs across the following industries:

Nutrition and Health

Food and Beverage

Personal Care

Pet Food

Our History

Pharmachem was established in 1979 with the purchase of Stanley Blackman Laboratories, a leading supplier of ingredients to the emerging natural and nutritional industries. Pharmachem expanded steadily, evolving into a major force among ingredients developers and suppliers.

Our Evolution

Through our strategic acquisitions and investments, we are a vertically integrated company. We add value, enhancing every step in the production process from field-to-market.

We currently own and operate 12 manufacturing facilities in the USA and Mexico, with bench top, pilot and commercial operations.


AVOCA, Inc., the largest botanical extraction facility in eastern United States, purchased in 2003 from the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.


MPT, Materials Processing Technology, Inc., an industry leader in fluidized bed, high-sheer granulation and continuous processing technologies, purchased in 2004.


Avoca BioProcessing, a dairy ingredient and natural product processing facility purchased in 2006.


American Ingredients, purchased in 2006.


PNI, a marketer of science-based nutritional ingredients purchased in 2007.


Alix Technologies, a hot and cold-fill bottling facility capable of producing turnkey functional beverage formulations, purchased in 2009.


Amerifill International, a contract formulator and manufacturer of liquid products, purchased in 2010.


Improve USA, a fully integrated Aloe Vera manufacturing company with three facilities in Mexico, purchased 2012.


Powder Processors, Inc., Ogden, UT, a manufacturer of a wide range of nutritional ingredient powders, including tablet and capsule-ready blends, purchased in 2013.

Organic Green Initiative

We’re committed to resource efficiency. We’re mindful of recycling and reducing waste for positive environmental impact. As an example, we installed a biomass to energy system in our extraction facility, capable of generating 30,000 lbs. of steam per hour.


Pharmachem Laboratories, LLC is a global leader with processing and manufacturing facilities throughout North America.

Avoca, LLC


Field-to-Market Natural Aloe Vera

Giving Back

Pharmachem is committed to giving back to our communities both locally and globally. We recognize that companywide charitable initiatives enrich the quality of life within the community, while building teamwork and morale. Our outreach strives to make a positive impact in our communities through contributions, in-kind support and volunteer resources.

The March of Dimes strives to develop and implement local programs that will ultimately improve the health of babies. Through our network of chapters and volunteers, these programs reach over a million people across the country and Puerto Rico each year. We provide information and services designed to prevent premature birth and birth defects and to promote healthy pregnancies.
Proceeds from the Walk allow women in our community with limited or no health coverage to receive vital, life-saving mammograms, genetic testing and other screening and diagnostic services. In addition, Walk for Awareness funds help purchase advanced technology to enhance the early detection of breast cancer.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Buena Park is to develop community partnerships that will help our youth achieve the confidence, skills, and healthy lifestyles necessary to become positive contributors to our community.
Eva’s Village is a uniquely progressive and comprehensive non-profit social service organization dedicated to fighting homelessness and poverty. Their mission is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide medical and dental care to the poor with respect for the human dignity of each individual.
The mission of Vitamin Angels is to mobilize and deploy private sector resources to advance availability, access and use of micronutrients, especially vitamin A, among at-risk populations in need.

The mission of the Cancer Caring Center is to help cancer survivors, their families and concerned friends cope effectively with the emotional impact of cancer through a variety of free support services.

The mission of Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. We fund more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation is the sole fund-raising arm of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Through targeted individual campaigns, special events, and foundation and corporate grants, the Foundation raises money to support the hospital’s mission of excellence in patient care, teaching and research as well as its greatest needs.