Sourcing from Malaysia / Indonesia / Korea / Taiwan

South East Asia Map

Cayley Chemicals has built a relationship over many years with a wide variety of chemical manufacturers throughout the world but mainly from the Far East, India and Europe. It takes a great deal of experience to sort the ‘wheat from the chaff’ and to determine which manufacturers consistently produce high quality products at competitive prices and who ship reliably.

We have been buying from  Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and Taiwan for quite a few years, principally Stearic Acid, Glycerine and Labsa and have built a rapport with a number of different producers that can meet our customers demand for ….

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Cayley Chemicals 30th Anniversary 1987 – 2017

Cayley 30th Anniversary

I am very proud to have been trading for 30 years, especially as some of it has been during a very tough recession period. Unfortunately, not all businesses have been so fortunate. Starting your own business is never easy and we should all acknowledge and celebrate these achievements for our businesses, large or small.

It all started in 1986. While on a business trip for my employer, Albright & Wilson, to South Africa I was approached by John Thompson of Chemical & Industrial Marketing. John was the owner of CIM a major South African distributor based in Durban. CIM was the Durban distributor for…

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Kenya KEBS, PVoC & CoC Update

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Effective from the 1st September 2016, all full load containers (FCL’s) certified under Route A of the KEBS (Kenya Bureau of Standards) regulations and that are destined for Kenya are required to be sealed by the PVoC Agents (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards) after inspection by the Agent in the country of supply .

You can see the relevant notice issued by KEBS on the 19th August 2016 on the KEBS website here or view a PDF version. The relevant extract is quoted below….

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Farming / Agriculture / Fertiliser


Throughout most of my career agriculture has played a part. My grandad, Jim Phelps, as a young man was a very hard working milk recorder for the Milk Marketing Board; he also worked as a relief milker and turned his hand to any job on local farms to make money and save up to buy a farm which he did in 1952. A fantastic achievement. Within a few years he increased the acreage to 240 acres. His career and success was totally based on hard work and determination and I thank him for inspiring me. Today his …..

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Supplying from the UK

UK Map

Cayley Chemicals is based in the UK with its head office at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The UK is the best place in the world for an International Trading Company for a number of good reasons:

  • The UK is home to the world language of English
  • It is on GMT so that it’s easy to trade with all parts of the world during the working day
  • It has the best banking and legal system in the world
  • It is a free, democratic, capitalist country

Thirty years ago the UK was very strong in chemical manufacturing. For many years the biggest company was ICI Plc, initially based on Soda Ash used in large quantities in the manufacture of ….

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Philip John Mills

Philip is the MD, CEO & founder of CCC Trading Ltd t/a Cayley Chemicals which has been actively trading chemical raw materials to Africa, the Middle East and South America since 1987


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