Petro Chemical Products
Petro Chemical Products, Inc. is a private label manufacturer, maintaining their plant in Jacksonville, Florida. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Jacksonville along with the plant. However, as of September of 2000, Petro Chemical Products, Inc. now operates as a subsidiary of Amrep, Inc. This particular plant is involved in all aspects of producing liquid and aerosol products. This includes producing, formulating, packaging, and distributing their products. These liquid and aerosol commodities are used in the motorcycle, automotive, industrial, and marine industries, as well as catering to unspecified specialty industries.
The Petro Chemical Products, Inc. site includes a research and development center responsible for formulating their previously mentioned products. More specifically such products include: lubricants, brake cleaners, polishers, commercial and residential cleaners, tire care products, and other additives. Their complete line totals over 40 products. Petro Chemical Products, Inc. also includes four distribution locations through the United States that ship orders throughout the country and overseas. They also sell products under an in-house label known as C-Tech. Merchandise developed and sold under the Petro Chemical Products, Inc. division is directed toward the professional market, while those sold under the C-Tech label include customer-based products.
Maintenance chemicals and shop supplies made by Petro include power steering concentrate, gas treatment, chain lube, engine degreaser, engine sealer, engine fog, glass cleaner, oil system cleaner, silicone spray, brake fluid and radiator rust inhibitor. Petro’s aforementioned private label programs handle label production, regulation compliance, and other issues for customers. The company assists with research and development including custom formulation, competitive product analysis and testing, product prototyping and packaging recommendations.
Petro states they utilize in-house regulatory operations to ensure compliance with local, state, and national regulations. MSDS (material Safety Data Sheets) are available for all products manufactured and distributed by Petro. The company also has certificates of compliance in regards to EPA and OSHA regulations, and observes labeling requirements. However, the EPA only began to start regulating asbestos use in the 1970s. Asbestos is a hazardous material once used as insulation for the machinery and plumbing found in chemical plants like the Petro Chemical plant in Jacksonville, Florida. Asbestos has been linked to certain types of cancer, including mesothelioma. Mesothelioma has been especially prevalent in former plant employees who experienced prolonged exposure to asbestos prior to government warnings, removal, and encapsulation procedures.