Chemical Suppliers and Ingredient Distributors - Quadra Chemicals

Specialized. Effective. Trusted.

Welcome to Quadra, Canada’s market
leader of chemical and ingredient distribution.

NEWS – Quadra acquires Continental Ingredients Canada – click here to view 


Quadra combines market focus with strong supplier and customer relationships. We are proud to have exclusive partnerships with the world’s best manufacturers. Quadra has also earned preferred-supplier status with Canada’s most successful and respected companies. National infrastructure ensures we offer coast-to-coast market coverage, from densely populated cities to remote locations.


Quadra’s logistical experts strategically utilize our distribution locations in an effective and cost-efficient manner. Our commitment to service excellence means your company has a team of dedicated professionals ready to address challenges and deliver success. Thanks to industry expertise and extensive market knowledge, we respond to changing market dynamics and emerging industry trends.


Each specialized group reaches a variety of markets with a comprehensive range of products and services that fulfill the needs of both our customers and suppliers. Quadra has the experience and the expertise to solve every supply-chain or channel-to-market challenge.

Personal Care

Quadra works closely with our supply partners to identify market trends and provide quality products & services including technical and formulation support.

Human Health

Quadra offers a broad range of quality ingredients and technical expertise to the Pharmaceutical, Nutritional Supplements, and Sports Nutrition markets.

Food Ingredients

Quadra offers a broad range of high-quality ingredients and specialty products and services, expert technical application support, and strong market knowledge.

Oil & Gas / Energy

Quadra's Energy Group offers a broad range of products to various sectors in Canada's energy industry.  Our unique team of engineers and commercial professionals provide service and technical support in this highly specialized market segment.


Quadra is a reliable and trusted supplier to the mining and mineral processing industry.  In collaboration with our world class manufacturing partners, Quadra offers reagents and services to help overcome challenges in this market.


Quadra has strong market knowledge and technical expertise, along with a broad range of functional products for use in the fertilizer, crop protection, crop processing, aquaculture, and animal feed segments of this diverse market.


A core market focusing on chemical manufacturers and formulators, Quadra sources and supplies chemicals for use as intermediates, additives, and key ingredients. We provide an extensive range of products with a focus on savings through total cost analysis.

Pulp & Paper

Quadra provides solutions to achieve optimum brightness, superior paper and board strength and enhance paper machine perfomance. Our team of commercial professionals provides service and support to this challenging market.

Water Treatment

Quadra offers an extensive array of products for various industrial and municipal markets. Our industry- specific coverage connects us to virtually all areas of treatment demand. And our strong supplier relationships ensure that the most effective options are offered.

Formulated Adhesives

Adhesives are essential materials for the rubber and packaging sectors. Quadra’s provides high-performance bonding, laminating, and coating solutions to a wide variety of markets.


Quadra offers an extensive range of chemicals as additives and modifiers for construction products and materials manufacturing. Our products offer an array of functionalities for manufacturers of building materials, polymer additives, asphalt, concrete, composites, and more.


Quadra has a broad range of products for the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers market (CASE). Our specialized sales team, market knowledge and logistical expertise enable us to provide unique products and services aimed to meet your business requirements.


“Quadra is committed to the promotion of the principles of sustainable chemistry.”

Quadra aims to achieve the highest possible standards of sustainability through our operational activities and outreach to the broader community. To reach this objective, Quadra will continue to assess and improve the environmental impact of our operations, as well as our supply chain, social and employment practices. Quadra will maintain a Sustainability Task Force to address these matters.



Follow our journey from our humble beginnings in 1976.  A small business with 4 founders which grew up to be a coast-to-coast Canadian success  – the third largest chemical and ingredient distributor in Canada, the seventh largest in North America. With six facilities across the country and over 275 employees, it’s quite a story.

Careers at Quadra

Are you a professional committed to solving challenges in a team environment? Are you a creative problem-solver? Are you detail and service-oriented? If you are dedicated to excellence, you belong at Quadra. Our employees are professional and passionate about our business. In return, Quadra offers a stimulating workplace and the chance for personal growth with recognition commensurate to outstanding performance.

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