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Who we are

ISP Chemicals was founded in 2000 by Norman Sanan and is a South African-owned specialist Aerosol consultancy and niche marketer of industrial aerosol products.

ISP Chemicals is supported by a team of dedicated, well-qualified staff and management in the fields of Manufacturing, Production, Research and Development, Quality Control, Sales & Marketing, Finance and Administration.

What we do

The niche marketing aspect has grown ISP Chemicals into a successful SME that employs over 15 employees. ISP Chemicals can produce between 10,000 – 15,000 aerosols per day.

The versatility of the ISP Chemicals operation is well-established through its development and manufacture of aerosol products across a range of items such as: Furniture Polish Multi-surface Cleaners, Sanitising Air Fresheners for Washroom Dispensers, Spray paints, Oven Cleaners, Pepper Sprays, Penetrating Oil, Car and Bike Ranges, Foam Fire Extinguishers and Promotional items. ISP Chemicals’ entire product range has been formulated and developed in-house and is sold as ISP-labelled generic aerosols. Clients have the option of having selected products supplied with their own Brand names.

From the Chief Executive Officer to the Production staff on the factory floor, the belief of all at ISP Chemicals is to be wholly involved in the process to ensure the best solutions for its customers.

It is important for ISP Chemicals not only to have the right people in the operation but also to have them in the right position within the organisation. It is for this reason that ISP Chemicals has been particularly selective about the staff members that it employs and their continuous education process. Building upon the founder’s own principles of fairness, openness, integrity, discipline and commitment, our workforce is selected with these values in mind. ISP Chemicals also places significant focus on teamwork to enhance efficiency and quality awareness.

Our Vision and Purpose

As an Aerosol Technology consultancy focused on manufacturing and marketing quality industrial aerosol products, ISP Chemicals is dedicated to delivering a professional service to its customers.

The ISP Chemicals team believe in quality and are committed to excelling in:

Research, Development and Manufacturing

ISP Chemicals has specialised in the development and manufacturing of numerous aerosol products across different industrial sectors ranging from Cleaning, Hygiene, Security, Automotive, Retail and Customer Specific Home Brands . Our R&D team also work towards improving existing products, as well as, developing new products and ranges. As members of The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA) South Africa, ISP Chemicals have access to a wealth of information, both locally and internationally and make use of their advisory capacity. ISP Chemicals follows strict internal quality control procedures (ISO 9001 QMS).

The future Objectives of ISP Chemicals is to ensure continued support and development in existing fields of expertise, whilst expanding into new areas, through growth of capacity, customer and technical know-how.

Our Focus areas for the Future.


Norman Sanan, Industrial Pharmacist [Dip. Pharm. SA; MR Pharm S (GB)]

Norman has vast experience as an Industrial Pharmacist, Aerosol Technologist and Cosmetic Chemist. His early success as the Technical Director of an aerosol contract packing subsidiary of S.A.B, DELTA SANWELL in 1970 earned him favourable recognition from Colgate Palmolive, Gillette Bristol Meyers and Elida Gibbs for the outstanding quality of his service.

Norman Sanan Award

Norman Sanan shown handing the award to a winning graduate at the dinner evening for students and graduates of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists SA diploma.