About Us

This is who we are

General Manager
John Ralph founded Sherwood Chemicals Australasia in 2009 as a Joint Venture with Sherwood Chemicals Public Company Limited with the vision to link formulation chemistry to Professional Pest controllers.

John Ralph General Manager

Sales Manager

Elton Arderne Sales Manager


Sherwood Chemicals vision is to research, manufacture and support convenient to use environmentally sustainable professional pest, turf & ornamental, wood preservation and industrial cleaning products that offer maximum value to industry professional in Australia and South East Asia.

Who we are:

Sherwood Chemicals is a unique formulator (the only one in Australasia) that researchers, develops & formulates all products under ISO9001 (Quality), ISO14001 (Environment), (HACCP for cleaning products) and GMP certification for all significant off-patent products supplied to the Professional Pest industry.

In 1996, Sherwood was formed by SHELL executives and TOA Paint to acquire the transferred household chemicals business from SHELL Thailand including technology, brands, trademarks and staff as a result of The SHELL Company decision to withdraw from the pesticide and household chemicals market worldwide.

Through a purpose built formulation facilities dedicated to insecticides and cleaning products established to International Manufacturing Standards (ISO, GMP, HACCAP), Sherwood formulate Suspension Concentrates (SC), Emulsifiable Concentrates (EC), Micro-encapsulations (CS), Water dispersible Granules (WDG), Micro-emulsions (ME), Dustable Powders (DP), Aerosol oil-based, water-based and foams (AE), Granules and liquid formulations and are regarded as the pioneer of Suspension Concentrate Termiticides having formulated and launched the worlds first SC Termiticide in 1995 (Stedfast) when the business was part of SHELL.


Sherwood Chemicals core insecticide products are manufactured from a single formulation facility in accordance with ISO9001 (Quality), ISO14001 (Environment) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). As an international research and development based manufacturer with representation in Australia, Thailand and Malaysia and 150+ employees worldwide, Sherwood Chemicals is rapidly emerging as a genuine supplier of consistent quality products that are supported by in-house R & D chemists, Chemical Engineers and proven independent efficacy results.


Sherwood Chemicals works exclusively with the leading distributor and reseller in each region to ensure a high level of technical support, consistent supply and most importantly maximum value without compromising on the quality of products produced.

Flagship products

  • Termatrix
  • Clear-Out
  • Chaindrite
  • Fipforce

About Formulating

The biological activity of a pesticide, be it chemical or biological in nature, is determined by its active ingredient (AI). Pesticide products very rarely consist of pure technical material. The AI is usually formulated with other materials and this is the product as sold, but it may be further diluted in use.

Formulation improves the properties of a chemical for handling, storage, application and may substantially influence effectiveness and safety.