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Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products
BY Alex Conradie
South Africa
10 January 2018
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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The Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products


According to the latest Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) the South African plastics sector had a turnover of R75bn in 2015, contributed about 1.9% to GDP and accounted for around 16.5% of the manufacturing sector’s GDP. The latest available statistics show that the domestic plastics industry converted 1.5 million tonnes of virgin primary plastics and 309,520t of recyclate during 2016. The sector, which is divided into the capital-intensive manufacture of primary plastics and the downstream manufacture of plastic products, employs almost 58,000 people.


Growing Trade Deficit


In support of the plastics sector, a number of key action programmes were listed in the latest IPAP. These include designation and localisation where the government aims to achieve 75% local content in public procurement of plastic products. The introduction of a Plastics Components Cluster, numerous trade policy measures and the Plastic Exports and Import Replacement Programme are all expected to aid the sector which has experienced a growing trade deficit. This increased to approximately R15bn in 2016 with the value of total imports reaching almost R34bn.


Report Coverage


The Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products describes current conditions, developments and investment in the sector as well as the import and export market. Factors influencing the success of the South African industry, including challenging macro-economic conditions and growing pressure to be environmentally responsible, are also discussed in this detailed report. Profiles for 58 companies involved in the sector are provided. Companies range from the three dominant manufacturers of primary plastics, Sasol Polymers, Safripol and Hosaf, to 48 manufacturers of plastic products, including SMME, Pipeflo (Pty) Ltd which manufactures High-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe fittings used for irrigation, and large company Transpaco with revenue of more than R1.6bn, which in December 2017 acquired 100% of the Future Packaging and Machinery group.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 17
4.1. Local 17
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 23
4.1.2. Regulations 25
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 27
4.2. Continental 28
4.3. International 29
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 31
5.1. Economic Environment 31
5.2. Rising Input Costs 32
5.3. Environmental Concerns 33
5.4. Government Incentives and Support 34
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 35
5.6. Labour 36
6. COMPETITION 38
6.1. Barriers to Entry 39
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 40
8. OUTLOOK 41
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 42
10. REFERENCES 42
10.1. Publications 42
10.2. Websites 43
APPENDIX 1 44
Acronyms for Plastic Types 44
APPENDIX 2 45
Advantages of HDPE pipes 45
COMPANY PROFILES – MANUFACTURE OF PLASTICS IN PRIMARY FORM 46
ALPHA PLAST (PTY) LTD 46
BASF HOLDINGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 48
CHEM SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 50
KAP INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS LTD 52
KARBOCHEM (PTY) LTD 57
LANXESS (PTY) LTD 59
MASTERBATCH SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 62
NCS RESINS (PTY) LTD 65
ROCBOLT TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 67
SASOL LTD 69
COMPANY PROFILES – MANUFACTURE OF PLASTIC PRODUCTS 75
ALWIN LEHNER PLASTICS - ALPLA (PTY) LTD 75
AMANZI STARWAY (PTY) LTD 77
AMPA PLASTICS GROUP (PTY) LTD 78
APEX CORDSET TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 80
ATLAS PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 82
BANTEX SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 84
BARRIER FILM CONVERTERS (PTY) LTD 86
BIG BOY PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 88
BOWLER PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 89
BOXMORE PLASTICS (SA) (PTY) LTD 91
BOXMORE SPECIALITY PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 93
CIBA PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 95
DPI PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 98
DURATTRACT PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 101
FIBRE-WOUND SA (PTY) LTD 103
FLOTEK PIPES AND IRRIGATION (PTY) LTD 105
GLOBAL GRINDERS (PTY) LTD 108
GRADCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 109
GUNDLE PLASTICS GROUP (PTY) LTD 111
HUHTAMAKI SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 115
I T B MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 118
ITALPAC (PTY) LTD 120
MACNEIL PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 122
MARLEY PIPE SYSTEMS (SA) (PTY) LTD 124
MASTER PLASTICS LTD 127
MCG INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 129
MPACT LTD 131
NAMPAK LTD 136
OKE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 141
PAILPAC (PTY) LTD 143
PEXMART CC 145
PIPEFLO (PTY) LTD 146
POLYOAK PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 147
PREMIER PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 150
PRINCIPLE PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 152
RARE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 154
RPC ASTRAPAK (PTY) LTD 157
SINVAC PIPING (PTY) LTD 160
SOUTHERN PIPELINE CONTRACTORS (PTY) LTD 161
SPS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 163
SWAN PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 164
TADBIK PACK SA (PTY) LTD 165
TRANSPACO LTD 167
TUPPERWARE SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 173
TYBA TRADING (PTY) LTD 175
UNIQUE TIMBER PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 177
WAXPAK (PTY) LTD 179
ZIMCO GROUP (PTY) LTD 181