About Us

Welcome to Mera Chemicals

Chemical Manufacturer

Mera Chemicals was founded 1997 and has over 20 years’ experience in research and product development within many different industries. We are one of the largest manufacturers of antifoam and defoamers in Australia.

Our rapid growth and success is due to the extensive experience of our employees providing the highest manufacturing quality and local technical solutions for our customers in Australia. We pride ourselves on quick response to customer requests and provide local solution for local problems.

It is common for our research and development team to fine tune our commercial formulations to solve specific and unique application problems.

Our company policy is for all employees continually to undergo regular training to maintain the highest standards in each key area:

– Product Development
– Manufacturing Expertise
– Application Knowledge
– Marketing
– Customer Service


Dr. John Stavrakis

Dr. John Stavrakis

Dr John Stavrakis is the Managing and Technical Director of Mera Chemicals Pty Ltd, JMS Chemicals Pty and GMPJ Pty Ltd

Field of study is in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, completed at the University of Melbourne – (Bachelor of Science (BSc) Hon. PhD.)

John began Mera Chemicals in 1997 with the vision to grow the company into a major local and international supplier of formulated solutions. Today the company is on it’s way to expanding its export opportunities as well as the continuation of dominating the defoamer market in Australia. The success so far would not be possible without the constant dedication of the Mera Chemicals team, who ensure we offer the utmost exceptional customer service to all our clients.

Anhael Bordones

Anhael Bordones

Production Quality Control Chemist

Field of study – ‘Bachelor of Chemical Engineering. (Universidad Simón Bolívar).  Anhael also completed a Master of Environmental Management & Sustainability, Water Management from the University of South Australia.

Anhael is a proactive, resourceful, self-motivated Chemical Engineer. She joined Mera Chemicals with a background in quality control from DGL Group.  Anhael began her career with Quimbiotec in Venezuela as a Quality Assurance coordinator.  Anhael’s skills include optimisation of processes and well as organisational implementation of quality control standards.

Esta De Araugo

Esta De Araugo

Compliance and Regulatory Officer

Field of study – Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSci), (double degree) majoring in Chemistry and Environmental Science.

Esta is a highly energic professional, bringing passion to her work environment.
She has an extensive industry experience and brings to Mera invaluable industry knowledge.

Dr. Richard Bos

Dr. Richard Bos

R&D Chemist

Dr Richard Bos is a Research and Development Chemist at MERA Chemicals. Pty Ltd.

Richard Completed his BSc (Hons) and PhD at Deakin University. He has worked in a variety of roles, including as a University Lecturer, production management and more recently in a research and development capacity in the pharmaceutical industry. He enjoys working with the MERA team to develop bespoke specialty products to assist customers in solving production problems.