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The Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products
BY Carole Veitch
South Africa
02 October 2018
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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The Manufacture of Paper and Related Products


Disruption in the South African pulp and paper market continues to exact a heavy toll on producers of paper and related products. Total production and consumption of paper and paper-based products declined in 2017. The local pulp and paper market is dominated by Sappi Limited and the Mondi Group, which are both vertically integrated with significant forest plantations and manufacturing facilities. South Africa is ranked as one the world’s top 20 pulp producers, and manufacturing sales of paper and paper products totalled R75.51bn in 2017.


Opportunities and Challenges


Digitisation has prompted numerous manufacturers to restructure. Rationalisation and streamlining initiatives in recent years, which include the closure or conversion of a number of pulp and paper production facilities, have generally yielded positive results. The industry continues to be affected by ongoing calls for a paperless society, declining consumption of printing and writing paper driven by digitisation and an increase in the off-shoring of printing. The industry is also affected by land restitution claims and possible land expropriation without compensation, as well as wildfires and droughts. There are, however, many opportunities presented by new technologies and innovation including in recyclable paper and lightweight, eco-friendly consumer packaging.


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 the African and global pulp and paper markets. This report profiles 37 players in the industry, including Sappi, the largest manufacturer of dissolving wool pulp in the world with a 20% market share, Mondi, the global market leader in the industrial bags segment and Mpact, a market leader in the Southern African packaging segment.


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 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 16
4.1.2. Regulations 17
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 19
4.2. Continental 22
4.3. International 23
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 25
5.1. Government Initiatives 25
5.2. Economic Environment 26
5.3. Input Costs 27
5.4. Cyclicality 27
5.5. Off-shoring of Printing 28
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 28
5.7. Labour 31
5.8. Environmental Concerns 33
6. COMPETITION 35
6.1. Barriers to Entry 36
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 37
8. OUTLOOK 38
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 39
10. REFERENCES 39
10.1. Publications 39
10.2. Websites 40
APPENDIX 1 42
Summary of Major Players 42
COMPANY PROFILES 47
AS ESSA FAMILY TRUST 47
BIDVEST PAPERPLUS (PTY) LTD 49
CASTLE PAPER ROLLS CC 52
CONVERT-A-ROLL CC 54
CORRUSEAL GROUP (PTY) LTD 56
CRYSTAL PAPER GROUP (PTY) LTD 59
CTP LTD 61
DYNAMIC FIBRE MOULDING (PTY) LTD 65
GAYATRI PAPER MILLS (PTY) LTD 67
GREEN TISSUE (PTY) LTD 69
HUHTAMAKI SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 71
IMMEL PAPER (PTY) LTD 74
INTERNATIONAL TUBE TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 76
KIMBERLY-CLARK OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 78
MAGIC TISSUES (PTY) LTD 80
MAIN STREET 1310 (PTY) LTD 82
MOGWELE WASTE (PTY) LTD 84
MONDI LTD 86
MPACT LTD 89
NEOPAK (PTY) LTD 94
NEW ERA LABELS (BOP) (PTY) LTD 96
NEW ERA PACKAGING BOPS (PTY) LTD 98
NOVUS PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 100
PANDU PAPER PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 102
PROCTER AND GAMBLE MANUFACTURING SA (PTY) LTD 104
RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 106
S A GREETINGS (PTY) LTD 109
SAM'S TISSUE PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 112
SAPPI LTD 114
SOUTH AFRICAN PAPER MILLS (PTY) LTD 119
SYLKO (PTY) LTD 120
TETRA PAK SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 123
TRANSPACO LTD 126
UNITY PAPER SALES (PTY) LTD 132
UNIVERSAL PAPER AND PLASTICS (BOPHUTHATSWANA) (PTY) LTD 134
VELVET SOFT TOILET TISSUE MANUFACTURERS CC 136
WAXPAK (PTY) LTD 138