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Quality Commitment. Delivered by the Ton.

From farming to laundry, water treatment to windshields, Protea Chemicals’ bulk powders are a vital ingredient in countless items and activities. We’ve partnered with leading local and international providers to bring you premium grade Soda Ash, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Sulphate and Ammonium Sulphate.

We service a wide and varied range of industries, distributing over 130 000 tons of high quality products a year. Beyond our products, we also leverage our supply chain network and innovative thinking to provide tailor-made offerings that suit each customer’s unique needs within sub-Saharan Africa.

At Protea Chemicals we are committed to supporting you during these uncertain times. Through our value-added solutions, support and service excellence, we are working hard to help ensure a sustainable future for your business.

Our Quality Products

Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Sulphate
Ammonium Sulphate

Industries We Support

  • Homecare and Detergents
  • Glass
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Textile
  • Food
  • Animal Feed
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Flue Gas Desulphurization
  • Water Treatment
  • Chemical Manufacturing

Solid Commitment. Fluid Thinking.

Protea Chemicals is a premier distributor and trusted South African channel partner for several leading, global manufacturers in the bulk liquids industry.

Through our state-of-the-art tank farm, we manage approximately 40 000 tonnes per annum. This facility has 14 dedicated bulk storage tanks of bespoke capacity, allowing us to cater for your specific needs.

Bulk liquids are vital in the production of countless everyday items from clothing and kitchenware to paints and printing. We understand that you need to ensure your ingredients are of the highest quality. At Protea Chemicals we care about delivering premium products to the right place, at the right time in the right quantities.

Sectors We Support







Trusted Partners and Quality Products.

We are a South African distributor for the following leading, global manufacturers: 


  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) - Styrene Monomer, Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG), Diethylene Glycol (DEG), Triethylene Glycol (TEG) 
  • Lucite International UK Ltd / Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation - Methyl Methacrylate Monomer (MMA) 

We also supply other key products critical to the overall sector, including but not limited to:


  • Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) 
  • Mixed Xylenes (MX) 
  • Mono Propylene Glycol (MPG)

Value-Added Services

  • Vessel vetting and monitoring pre-nomination at load port and during voyage
  • Robust quality control protocols overseen by world-class surveyors pre and post discharge
  • Ongoing storage tank stewardship and product maintenance throughout the product lifecycle
  • Twenty-four seven logistical support and transport management with port-based business partners and approved service providers