Protea Chemicals

Protea Chemicals is a well-established manufacturer and distributor of speciality, functional and effect chemicals and polymers, with a major presence in every sector of the broader chemical distribution market. Operating throughout South Africa and widely across the African continent, the company represents a large number of domestic and international principals, counting among its suppliers many of the world's leading chemical producers.

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+27 011 709 8888
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  • Amino Acids
  • Antifoaming Agents
  • Antioxidants
  • Beeswax
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Caustic Potash/soda
  • Colourants
  • Emulsifiers
  • Esters
  • Extracts, Botanical
  • Extracts, Herbal/plant/tea
  • Fatty Acids
  • Foam Stabilisers
  • Foaming Agents
  • Glycerine
  • Gum, Acacia
  • Gum, Carboxymethyl Cellulose
  • Iron Oxides
  • Methocel Cellulose Ethers
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Oil, Coconut
  • Oil, Jojoba
  • Oil, Orange
  • Oil, Sunflower
  • Oil, Wheat Germ
  • Sequestrants
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Sodium Saccharin
  • Sodium Sulphate
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Wetting Agents
  • Alginic Acid
  • Allantoin & Derivatives
  • Amine Oxides
  • Amphoterics
  • Amyl Acetate
  • Anti-ageing
  • Antibacterials
  • Antidandruff Agents
  • Antimicrobials
  • Antiperspirant Ingredients
  • Benzophenone
  • Betaines
  • Calendula Oil/extract
  • Camomile Oil/extract
  • Caprylic/capric Triglycerides
  • Captopril
  • Cellulose, Microcrystalline
  • Ceramides
  • Ceteareths/ceteths
  • Cetostearyl Alcohol
  • Cetrimide
  • Cetrimonium Chloride
  • Cetyl Alcohol
  • Chlorpheniramine Maleate
  • Chlorpropamide
  • Ciprofloxacin/ciprofloxacin Hcl
  • Citrates
  • Citronella & Citronellol
  • Cocamide & Derivatives
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coconut Di-/ Monoethanolamides
  • Collagen, Soluble
  • Colourants, Dyes
  • Conditioners
  • Diclofenac
  • Dimethicone
  • Disodium Edetate
  • Edta Salts
  • Emollients
  • Emulsifying Agents
  • Ephedrine Alkaloid & Salts
  • Ethanolamines
  • Ethoxylated Fatty Alcohols
  • Exfoliants
  • Extract, Arnica
  • Extract, Ginseng
  • Extracts, Grape Seed
  • Extracts, Marine
  • Extracts, Plant
  • Fatty Acid Esters
  • Fatty Alcohols
  • Ferrous Sulphate
  • Fish Oils Omega 3/6
  • Fluconazole
  • Formalin
  • Fragrances
  • Glyceryl Monostearate/ Stearate
  • Glyceryl Myristate
  • Glyceryl Oleate/ricinoleate
  • Glycol Distearate
  • Glycol Ethers
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Hair Colours
  • Hair Conditioning Agents
  • Hair Spray Resins/styling Agents
  • Health Food Supplements
  • Humectants
  • Hydroxypropylmethyl-cellulose
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • Jojoba Esters
  • Lavandin Oil/lavender Oil
  • Lemon Extracts
  • Lemon Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Liposomes
  • Lipstick Bases/raw Materials
  • Liquid Paraffin
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Mepyramine Maleate
  • Methyl Paraben
  • Milk Protein
  • Moisturising Agents
  • Neutralizing Agents
  • Oil, Apricot Extract/kernel
  • Oil, Cinnamon/cinnamon Leaf
  • Oil, Cod Liver
  • Oil, Eucalyptol/eucalyptus
  • Oil, Evening Primrose
  • Oil, Grapefruit
  • Oil, Jojoba (natural/synthetic)
  • Oil, Mineral
  • Oil, Olive
  • Oil, Peach Kernel
  • Oil, Primrose
  • Oil, Sesame Seed
  • Oil, Sweet Almond
  • Oil, Tea Tree
  • Oils, Carrier
  • Oils, Cosmetic
  • Oils, Hydrogenated
  • Oleic Acid
  • Opacifiers
  • Panthenol (panthenyl Alcohol)
  • Papain
  • Pearlescent Pigments
  • Pearlescents
  • Peptides
  • Phenylephrine
  • Pigments
  • Polymers, Film-forming
  • Polyquaterniums
  • Polysorbates
  • Polyvinyl-pyrrilidones
  • Potassium Nitrate
  • Potassium Permanganate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Preservatives
  • Promethazine
  • Propyl Paraben
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
  • Refatting Agents
  • Resorcinol
  • Rheological Additives/modifiers
  • Rosemary Extract/oil/liquid
  • Skin Care Cream Ingredients
  • Soap Noodles
  • Soda Ash/caustic Soda
  • Sodium Starch Glycolate
  • Sodium Stearate
  • Solubilising Agents
  • Squalane
  • Stearyl Alcohol
  • Sunscreen Agents/sun Protection Actives
  • Surfactants
  • Talc
  • Technical/marketing Communication
  • Thickening Agents
  • Tocopherols
  • Toothpaste Flavouring
  • Triethanolamine
  • Trisodium Phosphate
  • Tyrosinase Inhibitors
  • Ultraviolet Absorbers/filters
  • Viscosity Modifiers
  • Vitamins
  • Wax, Emulsifying
  • Waxes, Mineral/synthetic
  • Witchhazel, Extract/leaves
  • Zinc Oxide
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Branch location Contact person Email Telephone
Cape Town Sales info@proteachemicals +27 (0)21 550 8100
Port Elizabeth Sales info@proteachemicals +27 (0)41 403 1000
Johannesburg Sales info@proteachemicals +27 (0)11 821 3300
KwaZulu Natal Sales info@preteachemicals +27 (0)31 468 5424
Overseas Firm Trade Name/Description
BASF personal care ingredients
Ciba anti-microbials, colours, UV absorbers, moisturisers, colour protectors, nanotypes, hair/skin conditioners, thickeners, UV absorbers, optical brighteners
Codif seaweed extracts, slimming products, plant extracts
Crompton Corp stearates
Desert Whale jojoba oils/coloured beads/amino acids/quats, natural emollients
Du Pont glycolic acid for home care, glypure for skin care, PPD for hair dyes, fluorosurfactants for home care
Duellberg fragrances
Durlin bulk finished products, bases, tinters, slurries for nail car/nail polish
Ecogreen fatty alcohols
Goldschmidt Fabric quats, esterquats, colour protectors, easy iron and anti-wrinkle siloxanes, dryer cycle sheet products
Goldschmidt Home thickeners, surfactants, odour absorbers, pearlisers, betaines
Goldschmidt PC emulsifiers, emollients, stabilisers, thickeners, solubilisers, moisturisers, deodorant agents, pearlising agents, cosmetic actives including creating and ceramides.
GR Davis tea tree oil, citrus oil, Australian forest products
Henry Lamotte vegetable oils, shea and cocoa butter
Honeywell polyethylene waxes
Huwell hair dyes, bleaching powders
Micropowders micronised powders for make-up, personal care applications, building agents and binders for colour cosmetics, exfoliating coloured beads.
Ningo Smart bulk pharmaceutical actives, mefenamic acid, guaphensin
Oxiteno PEGs, ethoxylated fatty alcohols, cocoamide, lauryl alcohol
PCA bulk pharmaceutical actives, atenolol, metoclopramide
Pharmaceutical Lupin Chemicals bulk pharmaceutical actives, trimethoprim
Shin Etsu pharmaceutical excipients
Soliance natural active ingredients, sodium hyaluronaqte, anti-bacterial, anti-aging, anti-pollution, restructuring and regenerating self-emulsifying bases; DHA and chelating agents
Unichem bulk pharmaceutical actives
Variati cosmetic flavours, lip balm/gloss; cosmetic fragrances, creams/lotions/personal wash/toothpaste/mouthwash flavours; cosmetic actives/skin and haircare
Harika Promethasine HCl
Matrix Fluconazole
Neuland Ciprofloxacin HCl
Livzo Kanamycin Mono Sulphate
Chugai Boyeki Pharma Antibiotics, synthetic anti-bacterials, anti-malignant tumor agents, biological products, hormone Preparations, amino acids, germicides, transfusion solutions, nutrients, crude drugs