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Universal Preserv-A-chem Inc. ( UPI ) was established in 1967 as a “value added” distributor & importer of natural ingredients and chemicals for the Personal Care , Food and Pharmaceutical Industries. Since that time UPI has evolved into the premier supplier of raw materials and ingredients throughout a multitude of industries. With over 4000 different product offerings and global partnerships with the worlds leading ingredient manufacturers, UPI can be your supplier of choice. Our Quality Care Group is ready to work with you to introduce and innovate the latest trends in your industry. Please contact UPI for your regular raw material requirements as well as those specialty, hard to find ingredients. We proactively source the globe for the latest innovations and product trends in your industries to keep each of our clients on the edge of technology. Click on the links below to leverage UPI’s superior supply chain or simply inquire on the industry of your choice.

Personal Care / Cosmetic

Food and Beverage


Flavor and Fragrance

Animal Health & Nutrition

Sport Nutrition


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We represent some of the leading global producers of natural ingredients and chemicals.

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Our surplus inventory section provides a detailed list of products available for sale at reduced "surplus" prices.

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About Universal Preserv-A-chem

We are innovators

UPI’s continuous commitment to invest in emerging technologies coupled with our highly qualified staff make us leaders in the field of chemical and ingredient distribution. We have invested in a comprehensive on site QA Lab and have the capability to confirm the test results from manufacturers Certificates of Analysis. UPI adheres to CGMP standards, operates under the principles of responsible care, and is fully compliant as an FDA registered facility.

We are customer focused

UPI’s core foundation was created with the customer as the primary focus. We embrace a “Hands-On” approach in providing accurate, timely and reliable service to all our clients. Our customer service team is more than an extension of our operation – they are advocates and strategic partners to each of our customers. They are stakeholders who are responsible for ensuring that each and every order is handled with professionalism and precision.

We are strategically focused

With over two generations leading UPI, the company has evolved as more than a conventional distributor. We have built a reputation as a “Value Added Partner” with an extensive national distribution network and strategic approach to the global markets.

We foster business development

Our Business Development team offers expertise that our clients seek in an effort to expand and create greater value in their product lines and introduce new technologies to the marketplace. At UPI, we strive to develop a synergistic partnership with our clients in order to improve and strengthen their logistics, profitability, and competitive advantage in the market. UPI provides long term solutions by leveraging our global sourcing expertise and extensive array of products. Read More

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