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Our Company

For more than 35 years our company has been specializing in the research, development and production of chemicals for the construction and industrial sectors. World leader in polyurethane waterproofing systems ALCHIMICATM has placed its mark on some of the world's largest high-end construction projects, its name being inseparably linked to reliability and innovation.

Our production is executed in five production units covering a total area of ​​200,000 sq.m in three countries in Europe and our headquarters are housed in a multi-storey building in the center of Athens.

Our heart is the state-of-the-art R&D laboratory of 300 sq.m., which for about four decades creates change in the chemicals industry for construction, making ALCHIMICATM a leader in waterproofing and protection. Starting with HYPERDESMO®, a breakthrough for waterproofing standards, ALCHIMICATM 's highly specialized and trained scientific staff has been developing for decades innovative products and improving continuously the existing ones to meet the needs of the global market.

One or two-component polyurethane membranes are being used worldwide for many years with great success in various projects. ALCHIMICATM ‘s industrial floor top coats are known to be the most advanced in the field of industrial waterproofing and insulation, even in the most demanding applications such as the maintenance of potable water tanks and industrial waste management tanks and the renovation of listed buildings.

In order to meet all market needs, we have added to our range of products sealing materials of other technologies, such as products that combine effectively polyurethane and bitumen, our eco-friendly water based products, sealing and adhesives based on new polyurethane technologies and cementitious sealing mortars. In recent years we have also enriched the range of our products for the industrial sector focusing on adhesives for the construction of various building and industrial panels (aluminum, steel, plasterboard, insulating materials).

Our products have received CE certification for expected performance life of 25 years and they are of the highest quality, east to apply and in accordance with the latest environmental requirements. Moreover our company has ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS 18001: 2007 quality certifications.

Today, with the help of a global distribution network, we transfer our know-how and export our innovative products to more than 100 countries across five continents. Our network includes proprietary distribution networks, sales representatives, distribution companies, construction companies, installers, designers and builders who have trusted us for decades to provide continuous support and innovative products to meet their needs.

    Timeline

  • 1978
    Due to the major oil crisis that had erupted and led to a fivefold increase in the price of petroleum products, chemical engineer Mr. Christos Krimizis has his first business idea: he takes dirty solvents that were thrown away by the factories, distills and resells them in the Greek market.
  • 1982
    Founding of ALCHIMCA. In his father's old rice mill in Egaleo, a west suburb of Athens, he starts investing in machinery and facilities. His focus now is the construction, the only developed industry in Greece of the time.
  • 1982
    The oil crisis and inflation create the need for thermal insulation, waterproofing and energy saving. Mr. Krimizis produces HYGRODESMO, an acrylic based and easy to produce sealant. Although a relatively new idea, many competitors begin at the same time developing similar products. Not having the resources to compete with the big companies, he decides to create something original and difficult to produce.
  • 1983
    Experimenting in a small cauldron in Egaleo he invents HYPERDESMO. A revolutionary polyurethane-based product which quickly becomes the market reference for liquid applied waterproofing membranes and gives birth to numerous products over the next 35 years.
  • 1985
    ALCHIMICA invests in modern laboratories and production facilities and teams up with dynamic and creative scientists.
  • 1991
    By participating in major international exhibitions and establishing a rapidly developing distribution network in Europe, ALCHIMICA and HYPERDESMO start building their reputation across the world.
  • 1995
    Sensing the needs of the international construction market for alternative solutions, ALCHIMICA enriches its product portfolio by branching out into the sealant and flooring sectors with innovative and technologically advanced polyurethane systems.
  • 2000
    Construction of a new production plant in Avlida. World class manufacturing process and custom made reactors ensure high precision and sustainable production of quality products. With its annual production capacity exceeding 25000 tons, the new production plant is able to meet the increasing demand on an international scale.
  • 2004
    Birth of HYPERDESMO-PB. ALCHIMICA becomes the first in the world to develop a technology mixing polyurethane with bitumen, a product that has been historically used for waterproofing and protection. The PB product line (bitumen extended polyurethane) later achieves CE mark certification for 25 years expected working life.
  • 2006
    15 years on from its first export shipment, ALCHIMICA breaks the barrier of 1000 customers in more than 50 countries around the world and boasts a truly global distribution network.
  • 2011
    Continuing its strong tradition in innovation, ALCHIMICA launches the new water-based polyurethane product line AQUASMART®, which in 2014 becomes the world's first of its kind to achieve the CE mark certification for 10 years expected working life and to pass all laboratory tests for the 25 years’ certification.
  • 2016
    Investment in production facilities with the purchase of the former IDEAL factory in Avlida.
  • 2017
    ALCHIMICA moves its headquarters to a newly built eight-storey building in the center of Athens. Τhe laboratory in Egaleo is renovated and extends to an area of 300 square meters.
  • 1978
    Due to the major oil crisis that had erupted and led to a fivefold increase in the price of petroleum products, chemical engineer Mr. Christos Krimizis has his first business idea: he takes dirty solvents that were thrown away by the factories, distills and resells them in the Greek market.
  • 1982
    Founding of ALCHIMCA. In his father's old rice mill in Egaleo, a west suburb of Athens, he starts investing in machinery and facilities. His focus now is the construction, the only developed industry in Greece of the time.
  • 1982
    The oil crisis and inflation create the need for thermal insulation, waterproofing and energy saving. Mr. Krimizis produces HYGRODESMO, an acrylic based and easy to produce sealant. Although a relatively new idea, many competitors begin at the same time developing similar products. Not having the resources to compete with the big companies, he decides to create something original and difficult to produce.
  • 1983
    Experimenting in a small cauldron in Egaleo he invents HYPERDESMO. A revolutionary polyurethane-based product which quickly becomes the market reference for liquid applied waterproofing membranes and gives birth to numerous products over the next 35 years.
  • 1985
    ALCHIMICA invests in modern laboratories and production facilities and teams up with dynamic and creative scientists.
  • 1991
    By participating in major international exhibitions and establishing a rapidly developing distribution network in Europe, ALCHIMICA and HYPERDESMO start building their reputation across the world.
  • 1995
    Sensing the needs of the international construction market for alternative solutions, ALCHIMICA enriches its product portfolio by branching out into the sealant and flooring sectors with innovative and technologically advanced polyurethane systems.
  • 2000
    Construction of a new production plant in Avlida. World class manufacturing process and custom made reactors ensure high precision and sustainable production of quality products. With its annual production capacity exceeding 25000 tons, the new production plant is able to meet the increasing demand on an international scale.
  • 2004
    Birth of HYPERDESMO-PB. ALCHIMICA becomes the first in the world to develop a technology mixing polyurethane with bitumen, a product that has been historically used for waterproofing and protection. The PB product line (bitumen extended polyurethane) later achieves CE mark certification for 25 years expected working life.
  • 2006
    15 years on from its first export shipment, ALCHIMICA breaks the barrier of 1000 customers in more than 50 countries around the world and boasts a truly global distribution network.
  • 2011
    Continuing its strong tradition in innovation, ALCHIMICA launches the new water-based polyurethane product line AQUASMART®, which in 2014 becomes the world's first of its kind to achieve the CE mark certification for 10 years expected working life and to pass all laboratory tests for the 25 years’ certification.
  • 2016
    Investment in production facilities with the purchase of the former IDEAL factory in Avlida.
  • 2017
    ALCHIMICA moves its headquarters to a newly built eight-storey building in the center of Athens. Τhe laboratory in Egaleo is renovated and extends to an area of 300 square meters.