About Us
About Us


Our family owned company was formed in 1970 in Miami, Florida. Our first customer was Singleton Seafoods in Tampa, Florida. Since then, we have serviced hundreds of companies across the globe with our products. From Miami to Newfoundland to Iceland, Brunswick to New Orleans to Los Angeles and many points in between, our third generation company has continued to expand. We now export to Mexico, Central America, South America and Asia with our MADE IN THE USA products and we are contractually positioned to have a continuous supply of material for future generations to come.

Rob Smith, President, is a graduate of the University of Miami with a BBA degree and a JD degree from South Texas College of Law. After a successful law career, Rob joined A&B in 1989 and became owner and President in 1996.

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A&B Chemical Today

A&B Chemical Co., Inc. is the largest independent distributor of Food Grade Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STPP) to the seafood industry. Our STPP, NUTRIFOSŪ 088, is produced by ICL Performance Products LP, the North American subsidiary of Israel Chemicals Ltd., (ICL). ICL is a global leader in the production of STPP and ICL Performance Products LP offers the only LIGHT DENSITY FOOD GRADE STPP produced in the United States, manufactured at Carondolet, Missouri. Further, A&B Chemical Co., Inc. is the only distributor of ICL Performance Products LP wherein they pack NUTRIFOSŪ 088 in a distributor's own company label and bag requirement.

In addition to our MADE IN THE USA STPP, we purchase other US MADE Food Grade ingredients for our value added SEAFOOD BLENDSŪ. We have been producing these blends for over 30 years, offering unique functionality in the processing of seafood. Our blending operation, exclusively contracted through Petra Industries, Inc. of Fairmont City, Illinois, enables us to produce custom blends based on the customer's specifications, bag size requirements and private labeling.

We offer our products at "next door warehouse locations" for LTL requirements as well as trailer and container shipments for domestic and global deliveries. A&B Chemical is proud of its safe and sustainable business practices. Read more about the principles under which A&B operates.