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Our History

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Our History

Frank Butterworth 2010Founded by Frank Butterworth in 1972, a celebrated chemist and entrepreneur, Chemfil was part owned by PPG industries (Fortune 500) for thirty years. During the time we were part of PPG we met and exceeded all the stringent facility business, quality and environmental audits from PPG. We also grew from a small regional pretreatment company to a dominant force in the Canadian market. We earned 100% market share with FORD, GM, and Chrysler as well as a significant position with Toyota and Honda. Frank Butterworth and Chemfil Canada gained the first pretreatment approvals for PPG for Chrysler and Ford being a leader in launching Zirconium (zinc phosphate replacement) technology.

Chemfil Employees 40th Anniversary

In 2013 we celebrated 40 years in business.

In 2015, Chemfil became Dimachem Inc., a privately held company (with employee ownership). Chemfil’s 60,000 SF ISO9001/ISO14001/OHSAS18001 certified facility is located in Windsor Ontario’s Historic Devonshire Industrial District.