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Our team has more than 60 years’ of combined experience in the Chemical Industry. Chemtrade was started in 2007 by chemist Debra Barker, who’s been in the industry for over 26 years. “What makes us different? Our technical expertise and service back-up. We’re a super reliable supplier,” she says.

“What excites me about my role as Managing Director is getting to know the inspirational people in our industry as well as the technological changes and new products,” adds Debra.

“At Chemtrade, I have the freedom to build and expand our interface with customers and suppliers, whilst still being part of a team,” says Evert Bolt (Sales & Marketing Manager JHB). “This enables me to give customers the best support possible.”

Evert has been in the industry for 36-years and with Chemtrade since 2013.

Lynne Herridge, our Business Manager, comes with a strong technical background and has her PhD in Microbiology.

“I am excited to grow with Chemtrade and to introduce new environmentally-friendly options to traditional raw materials within the industry.”

Chemtrade offers all customers, big and small, a personal supplier relationship, combining the technical expertise of an experienced sales team with a dedicated customer service team.

This combination of support and local expertise enables us to provide solutions for any need, with a focus on sustainable APEO free and low VOC products.

Evert Bolt

Sales & Marketing Manager – Johannesburg

+27 82 446 0794


Debra Barker

Debra Barker

Managing Director

+27 31 563 7491 | +27 84 853 1233


Lynne Herridge

Lynne Herridge

Business manager

+27 31 563 7491 | +27 73 465 8838


Innovative Solutions

We stay current with international trends & developments to provide you with innovative solutions.

Excellent Service

We are proud of the excellent service we offer our customers.

Expert Knowledge

We regularly undergo product training to ensure we have the expert knowledge to recommend the best product for your application.

Charmaine Boyes

Support Services & Exports

+27 31 563 7491 | 7489 | 0218


Nicole Hills

Customer Services & Imports

+27 31 563 7491 | 7489 | 0218