Pine Chemicals

To buy Gum Rosin is a matter of trust. More than half a century of experience in this field makes Petrofer one of the leading specialists in this field. The many years lasting customer relationships are proof of our expertise and professionalism. From the main production markets in China, Brazil, Indonesia and Portugal we deliver gum rosin and its derivatives that meets your needs with the necessary care and Reliability.

The best friend on earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Meet the Team

Alessandro Visconti
Head of Department

+41 61 715 98 82


Claude Köchli

+41 61 715 98 81

André Löffel

+41 61 715 98 83

To increase the diversity of products, we opened up in recent years new sources of supply from Mexico, Honduras, Argentina and Oceania.

In 2006, we significantly strengthened our activities in China by setting up a separate trading platform. More than just being active in the traditional rosin business we established through specialists also a large product range of polymer additives needed in the field of special rosin and resin formulations. This expansion of the range makes us proud and enabled us to provide with a complete and accurate range of products to many well-known companies of the adhesives, inks / ink, rubber, coating- and flavor / fragrance industry.

Since 2007 we are producing rosin and turpentine in our own distillation facility in Beiliu, Guangxi Province, China. The quality of our product is excellent and much appreciated by our customer base.

A few years ago, we made a last step of our backward integration. Petrofer acquired and manages its own forests. To date, we already have over 900 hectares of pine forests and the expansion continues to progress. Soon we will harvest the first crude gum from our own controlled production and will start to supply you with our own gum rosin and turpentine.

All this makes us very proud here at Petrofer.

Any questions or special requirements?

Do you have any questions regarding our products or do you have any special requirements? Get in touch and let us know. We are happy to assist you with a solution that best fits your needs.