At A Glance

  • Quaker Color was established in 1968 and operates today as a Specialty Chemical Company servicing the global coatings industry through its highly efficient manufacturing capabilities and innovative technology.
  • Our wide range of products can be found in several markets including Automotive Leather, Leather, Synthetic Leather, Automotive Interiors, Plastic Coatings, Metal Coatings, Wood Coatings, Industrial Coatings,  Building & Construction Coatings, Paper Coatings, Textile Coatings, Rubber Coatings, Electronic Coatings, and Industrial Grade Pigment Dispersions.
  • Quaker Color is ISO 9001/2015 certified and has a strong reputation for producing high quality chemicals in a very consistent manner and being among the best in the industry in terms of delivery and customer service.
  • Quaker Color is ISO 14001/2015 certified demonstrating our commitment of social responsibility for the environment, our community, our workforce and our customer base.
  • Our long term proven capability is illustrated through our experienced technical staff that offers innovative solutions through development work done in our state of the art labs and also offers global support on site at our customers’ locations.
1919 – William Brown becomes first generation working in the leather industry as a foreman with McAdoo & Allen.

1949 – William Brown and Harry Brown purchase McAdoo & Allen from the McAdoo & Allen estates.

1960 – William Brown passes away leaving sole ownership to Harry Brown.

1967 – Harry Brown was killed in a car accident and McAdoo & Allen is sold to a holding company. Kenneth Brown Sr., Harry’s younger brother, leaves his position at Penn Color to manage McAdoo & Allen.

1968 – Kenneth Brown Sr. forms Quaker Color which specializes in dry pigment dispersions in various resin bases.

1972 – Kenneth Brown Sr. purchases McAdoo & Allen from the holding company.

1974 – Kenneth Brown Jr. takes management control of McAdoo & Allen becoming the third generation. At the time, McAdoo & Allen focused on waste-belt and harness leather finishing. Quaker Color continued to grow and flourish under Kenneth Brown Sr.

1988 – Quaker Color starts to develop high quality aqueous based coatings for the automotive and furniture leather markets.

1995 – Kenneth Brown Sr. retires from the business leaving control to his son Kenneth Brown Jr.

1996 – Quaker Color assembles a polyurethane manufacturing department to produce its own raw materials.

2001 – Shawn Brown enters the company becoming the fourth generation to work for McAdoo & Allen Inc. / Quaker Color.

2007 – Justin Brown joins the company completing the entry of the fourth generation to work at McAdoo & Allen Inc. / Quaker Color

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Office Location

201 South Hellertown Avenue
Quakertown PA 18951 USA


Fax: 215-536-2437