Stobec has been one of the world’s leading surplus chemical brokers for the last 45 years. Since our beginnings in 1977, we have moved thousands of surplus chemicals worldwide.

On the one hand, we buy chemicals from companies with surplus inventory resulting from formulation changes, end-of-line productions, mergers or any other reason.

On the other hand, we sell our surplus chemicals to companies looking for top-quality raw materials at reduced prices.

The backbone of our expertise is the knowledge that we have accumulated over the years on a large spectrum of chemical products. Our main asset is our broad network of contacts built on close ties with hundreds of major manufacturers and distributors throughout Canada, USA, Europe and Asia.

When a chemical product can no longer be used by one of our customers, we find another user who can take advantage of it. We can handle quantities as small as a few pallets or as large as dozens of van loads. In the process, we take full ownership and responsibility of the materials and we guarantee confidentiality at every step of the way. In short, we strive to be the solution for any surplus chemical.



Philippe LaRoche


Philippe founded Stobec in 1977 and has been dealing with surplus chemicals ever since. With a world of experience behind the tie, he is now a renowned expert in the chemical field. His in-depth knowledge of products, industries and manufacturers ensures that every product purchased and sold meets the highest quality requirements and pleases even the most demanding of customers.


Marc LaRoche, M.A.Sc.

Director of Operations

Marc holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Masters in Operations Research from Polytechnique Montréal. In his current role, he meets with hundreds of customers every year in order to connect as many dots as possible. His out-of-the-box thinking brings creative solutions to complicated problems and helps clients deliver consistently higher than expected returns on investments.

Our values


Ethics & Integrity

We always conduct business in the most ethical and professional manner. Our principles and values guide us day after day and are worth much more to us than any profit we could generate with a sale.


Environmental sustainability

Over the last 40 years, we have diverted thousands of chemicals from disposal by giving them a new life as raw materials for secondary users. We are proud to have had a real impact in protecting the environment and we will continue to promote the need for chemicals recycling and repurposing for as long as our company exists.



Regardless of where we ship products in the world, we conduct business as if the product in question were delivered to our own warehouse. We are committed to providing the same levels of quality assurance and customer service standards that we expect from any of our suppliers and partners. We also comply with every regulation and law in effect for imports and exports into a specific country.