About Bluchem

Once a Customer, Always a Customer
To achieve this Bluchem has become the applicator of choice for Specifiers and Consultants in Southern Africa. We are proud to say that we only use the best performing products that are available in the world. We will not compromise by using cheap generic coatings that are not fit for purpose.

The benefits for Bluchem customers are:
1. The best performing coatings for HVAC/R equipment in corrosive environments.
2. Qualified experts that understand the problems caused by corrosion.
3. The best value in Cost Over Lifetime  

From left to right: Dean Glover, Roy Hague, Neville Atherstone, Kevin Raath

Cape Town: Kevin Raath, Bluchem General Manager
NACE Coating Inspector Level 1 – Certified, Cert. No. 64969
Kevin has 23 years experience in the oil refinery and chemical field, including several years as the Superintendent of a large petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia. He has been involved in the corrosion coating industry since 2007 and has passed the Corrosion Engineering examination of The Corrosion Institute of South Africa.

Durban: Dean Glover, KZN Area Manager
NACE Coating Inspector Level 1 – Certified, Cert. No. 5846689
Following a career in Optics and managing 6 branches, Dean changed paths and entered into a managerial position in an air-­conditioning company running the service department. In December 2007, because of his technical knowledge and personal relationships in the air-­conditioning field, Dean was recruited to start-­up and manage the Durban branch of Bluchem. The branch has grown as Dean and his team tackle the corrosion issues that Durban is famous for.

Port Elizabeth: Roy Hague, Eastern Cape Area Manager
NACE Coating Inspector Level 1 – Certified, Cert. No. 68307
Roy took over the Port Elizabeth operation in 2013 coming with a history of technical positions and hands on working, from construction to plumbing and was with Europair in the HVAC sector where relationships were made with all the key customers.

Johannesburg: Neville Atherstone, Gauteng Area Manager
Neville has many years experience in the Chemical Plant industry, several of them outside of South Africa, followed by 7 years as a Senior Training Technician in the motor trade industry. Neville was appointed to expand the Bluchem brand into Johannesburg and the surrounding areas, particularly in the highly industrialised and mining environments.

Bluchem fills a niche requirement for a high quality anti-corrosion coating that offers real value for money and quick turn-around times.

Bluchem Coil Treatment

Applying generic coatings for HVAC/R heat exchange equipment just doesn’t work! A quick look at the Product Data Sheets will indicate sand blasted profile and very high Dry Film Thickness requirements to be effective. BluGuard Coil Protection is a coating that is specifically engineered for the smooth surfaces of copper and aluminium fins, and offers superior barrier resistance at 25 - 40 micron DFT’s that will not impede airflows, and along with the aluminium flake impregnation, will also have negligible effect on the unit’s heat transfer efficiency.

Bluchem Management

Each of our branch’s has a manager that is familiar with HVAC/R industry and specific requirements of his particular area.
Our Management team have all done the worldwide industry leading NACE Coating Inspector Level 1 course.

Bluchem Corrosion Services

Small scale corrosion coatings for any metal structures. Customer coating to suit the exposure and local environmental conditions of the equipment. Sandblasting. Epoxy. Polyurea. Polyurethane. Many others dependent on requirements.
Specialising in chemically resistant coatings for ISO boards in food grade factories.


Bluchem Cape Town

7 Dipka Street, Stikland
7530, Cape Town

Bluchem Durban

24 Cherry Rd, Pinetown
New Germany, 3600, Durban

Bluchem Johannesburg

20 Plantation Road
Eastleigh, Edenvale

Bluchem Port Elizabeth

Unit 5, Leadwood Crescent
Lorraine, Port Elizabeth

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