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GFS is a specialty and fine chemicals company located in Columbus, OH. Our proven technologies, technical expertise, engineering excellence and attention to detail allow us to work hand-in-hand with our customers every step of the way – from startup to commercialization.

GFS technology and products have kept us steps ahead of the industry’s ever-changing chemical needs. GFS Chemicals began when Professor G. Frederick Smith started producing perchloric acid in a small factory in Columbus, Ohio. Since then, GFS has grown to become a leading producer of specialty chemicals with performance-proven technologies for laboratory analysis,research and development, pilot scale production, and manufacturing applications.


Our state-of-the-art production facilities in Columbus, Ohio, coupled with our innovative manufacturing expertise, allow us to produce the quantity of superior-quality chemicals  you need. Whether your procedures or processes call for liters, grams, kilograms or metric tons, GFS can deliver the exact quantity of chemical you need– on time, just-in-time, every time.


GFS is an ISO 9001-2008 certified company. Our quality control team guarantees product consistency from lot to lot. We guarantee our products to meet the quality standards that we publish, and ship a Certificate of Analysis and a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) with every order.


GFS was founded on a business philosophy of community stewardship and respect for our environmental resources. As a long-standing member of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) and the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, GFS is committed to conducting our business with integrity and foresight. In addition, GFS is committed to full implementation of the SOCMA ChemStewards environmental, health, safety and security management system.


We back up every product we sell with a responsive customer service and technical support, ready to interact and answer your questions.

GFS Chemicals has built a world-class reputation in the manufacture of anhydrous materials for decades through continuous refinement of moisture control technologies. Our proprietary in-house drying methods have led to the development of numerous value-added anhydrous chemicals for electronics, battery, pharmaceutical and specialty applications.

Our specialty inorganic, organic and analytical products are used across a broad segment:

• Advanced Energy Storage

• Agriculture

• Aerospace

• Alternative Energy

• Automotive Engineering

• Batteries

• Biotechnology

• Environmental

• Government Projects

• Medical

• Nanotechnology

• Optics

• Paints & Coatings

• Pharmaceuticals

• Petrochemicals

• Polymers and resins

• Power Generation

• Semiconductors and superconductors

• University Research

• Water/Waste Water Technology


Whether you’re buying grams or metric tons, your product can be packaged to your specifications – drums, cylinders, bags, boxes, pails or totes.

If your application requires more stringent conditions, we have experience with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) processes. We are a key supplier of critical materials for numerous Fortune 100, GMP manufacturers. We understand the needs of our GMP customers – including pharmaceutical manufacturers.