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The Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products Updated Report Available
BY Carole Veitch
South Africa
19 August 2016
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The Manufacture of Paper and Related Products


South Africa’s R28bn Pulp and Paper Manufacturing industry has undergone extensive restructuring in recent years, with some of the sector’s main players moving away from their core business and diversifying into non-traditional markets. Sappi has established itself as the world’s leading producer of Specialised Cellulose, which is used in the production of various consumer products across a diverse range of industries. The South African company, in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, has also developed a new low-cost process to manufacture the “wonder material”, Nanocellulose, which can be used in a multitude of applications, including the manufacture of vehicles with a better environmental footprint, as well as energy storage. Operating conditions in the sector remain challenging and while some stakeholders warn that the industry is not “out of the woods”, there appear to be positive indications that restructuring strategies are paying dividends.


Opportunities and Challenges


Digital-driven disruption continues to have a negative impact on the Printing and Writing Papers segment. However, demand for certain grades of packaging and pulp, including dissolving wood pulp (DWP), remains robust. Although South Africa is ranked as one the world’s top 20 pulp producers, relatively little has been done to develop new commercial plantations over the past decade. In view of this, the sustainability of the country’s fibre supply is in jeopardy. Pulp producers are also highly exposed to potential losses resulting from droughts and wildfires, as well as land restitution claims. Some stakeholders have identified pulp production opportunities in neighbouring Mozambique, where suitable land is plentiful. Recycled paper is also a valuable source of fibre. While the recovery rate of recyclable commercial and industrial waste paper has improved, household recycling in South Africa remains extremely low.


Report Coverage


This report investigates the manufacture of pulp, paper and related products, including tissue and packaging grades. While the report focuses on the South African market, recent developments in the industry, as well as factors influencing the success of the sector, it also examines the state of both the African and global pulp and paper markets. In addition, this report profiles a wide spectrum of notable players in the industry, including Neopak and the Twinsaver Group, which were formerly the Corrugate and Tissue divisions of the South African packaging giant, Nampak.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 15
4.1. Local 15
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 21
4.1.2. Regulations 23
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 24
4.2. Continental 26
4.3. International 28
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 30
5.1. Government Initiatives 30
5.2. Economic Environment 31
5.3. Rising Operating Costs 32
5.4. Cyclicality 33
5.5. Off-shoring of Printing 33
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 34
5.7. Labour 36
5.8. Environmental Concerns 38
6. COMPETITION 41
6.1. Barriers to Entry 41
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 42
8. OUTLOOK 43
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 44
10. REFERENCES 45
10.1. Publications 45
10.2. Websites 45
COMPANY PROFILES 47
AS Essa Family Trust 47
Bidvest Paperplus (Pty) Ltd 49
Castle Paper Rolls CC 52
Consolidated Aone Trade and Invest 11 (Pty) Ltd 54
Convert-A-Roll CC 56
Corruseal Group (Pty) Ltd 57
Crystal Paper Group (Pty) Ltd 60
CTP Ltd 62
Dynamic Fibre Moulding (Pty) Ltd 66
Gayatri Paper Mills (Pty) Ltd 68
Green Tissue (Pty) Ltd 70
Huhtamaki South Africa (Pty) Ltd 72
International Tube Technology (Pty) Ltd 75
Kimberly-Clark of South Africa (Pty) Ltd 77
Lothlorien (Pty) Ltd 79
Magic Tissues (Pty) Ltd 81
Main Street 1310 (Pty) Ltd 83
Mogwele Waste (Pty) Ltd 85
Mondi Ltd 87
Mpact Ltd 90
Neopak (Pty) Ltd 95
Neopak Recycling (Pty) Ltd 98
New Era Labels (BOP) (Pty) Ltd 99
New Era Packaging Bops (Pty) Ltd 101
Paarl Tissue (Pty) Ltd 103
Pandu Paper Products (Pty) Ltd 105
Procter and Gamble Manufacturing SA (Pty) Ltd 107
Reclamation Group (Pty) Ltd (The) 109
Remade Holdings (Pty) Ltd 111
SA Greetings (Pty) Ltd 113
Sam's Tissue Products (Pty) Ltd 115
Sappi Ltd 117
South African Paper Mills (Pty) Ltd 122
Swift Box Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd 124
Sylko (Pty) Ltd 126
Tetra Pak South Africa (Pty) Ltd 129
Transpaco Ltd 131
Unity Paper Sales (Pty) Ltd 137
Universal Paper and Plastics (Bophuthatswana) (Pty) Ltd 139
Velvet Soft Toilet Tissue Manufacturers CC 141
Waxpak (Pty) Ltd 143