Petra Industries is one of the numerous acquisitions Brenntag has undertaken in recent years and an excellent example of both our acquisition strategy and our ambition to continuously expand our value-added services portfolio. Before Brenntag acquired the company, we already had a long-standing relationship of trust with Petra: Petra has blended and packaged various products for the Brenntag region Mid-South in the United States for 15 years.

Petra Industries, located in Fairmont City, Illinois, USA, was founded in 1994 and provides specialized liquid and dry blending, packaging and terminal services to various chemical industry customers in its certified facilities.

The value-added services Petra Industries offers include, among others:

1. Dry blending and packaging

Petra Industries accommodates customers’ needs by providing dry blending and packaging and processes several dry blends throughout the facility for many customers. Packaging is available from 0.23 pounds to a 3,000-pound super sack.

1. Dry blending and packaging

2. Liquid blending
3. Toll processing, transloading and terminal services
4. Liquid white room

2. Liquid blending

Petra has helped customers by assisting in product development and propelling their products into the marketplace. Dedicated tanks, equipment and areas as well as skilled employees help ensure the highest quality standards in the blending process. Liquid blending can be packaged in pails, drums, totes and tankers. The liquid blends at Petra generally comply with international public health and safety standards, for example the products for the food and agriculture industry.

3. Toll processing, transloading and terminal services

Products can be packaged to customer specifications and shipped in any quantity. Bulk transloading from railcar to tanker, as well as transloading from railcar to dedicated tanks, allow customers options in fulfilling their chemical needs. On-site truck scales and modern loading bays make terminal services safe and convenient. All services are handled according to highest safety standards.

4. Liquid white room

Petra has the capability to unload from rail, truck, drums or totes in what is known as the White Room, where we can also repackage from pails to totes or into tanker trucks or railcars. The White Room is a distinctly separate area and provides a sanitary and tightly controlled environment. The state-of-the-art facility uses this controlled environment to handle different products for the food or pharmaceuticals industry.

The integration of Petra Industries’ service offerings strengthens the mixing and blending business of Brenntag North America, particularly in liquid and dry food grade blending, which is a focus area within Brenntag’s growth strategy.