Nease Co. LLC

Nease Co. LLC is located in Blue Ash Ohio. In 1959 Nease began hydrotrope production in Harrison, Ohio. Over the years, we have acquired adjacent property, allowing for significant expansion possibilities.

Easily accessed interstate highways and rail lines provide efficient, cost-effective means for transporting incoming raw materials and outgoing finished products.

While batch sulfonation to produce hydrotropes remains the core technology practiced at the Cincinnati facility, our range of production capabilities has expanded to include acid catalysts, phosphate esters and alkyl naphthalene sulfonates. In addition, the manufacturing of limited-volume specialty products continues as a significant area of growth for the facility and the company.

Focus technologies

  • Batch Sulfonation of aromatics
  • Batch Phosphonation


NEASE Corporation is ISO 9001:2008, SOCMA Chemstewards certified.


1951 Founded as the Pedlow-Nease Company which later became the Nease Chemical Company.
1959 Began hydrotrope manufacturing
1978 Acquired by Ruetgers AG and renamed Ruetgers-Nease.
1997 Reorganized and became Ruetgers Organics Corporation (ROC)
1999 Marketing and R&D functions relocated to Cincinnati to better service our customers.
2005 Nease Corporation was spun off from Ruetgers Chemicals AG and became a wholly owned subsidiary of International Chemical Investors Group(ICIG).
2014 Nease Corporation name changed to Nease Company LLC


4480 Lake Forest Drive
Suite 312
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Phone +1 513-587-2800


Andreas Maier