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Manufacture of Basic Chemicals, Other Chemicals and Industrial Gases
BY Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen
South Africa
05 July 2019
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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Manufacture of Basic Chemicals, Other Chemicals and Industrial Gases


In 2017 the chemicals sector contributed just under 3% of GDP and accounted for 21.4% of total manufacturing GDP in the country. Sales in 2018 were estimated at R220bn. The sector receives government support as it creates jobs and supports exports. There has been little increase in production since the early 2000s. Key events for the sector will be decisions on whether shale gas exploration is permitted, and whether the discovery of a potential 1 billion barrels of gas off South Africa’s coast could potentially provide an abundant and low cost inputs into the chemical industry.


New Resources


The most significant recent gas reserve discoveries include shale gas in the Karoo and the recent announcement by Total that it found a potential 1 billion barrels of ‘wet gas’ (gas that contains a small amount of oil) in Brulpadda off South Africa’s south coast, which could be a game changer for the industry. These discoveries could decrease the costs of raw materials used in production of chemicals and reduce energy costs. The Brulpadda discovery is particularly important, with options to either integrate the gas from the field to chemical companies already based in Mossel Bay, or to supply cheaper sources of fuel for energy or a combination. Environmental impact assessments and feasibilities still need to be completed.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on the manufacture of basic chemicals, speciality chemicals and industrial gases. It includes information on the size and state of the industry, and the factors that influence its success. There are profiles of 22 companies including major players such as Sasol, Shell Downstream, AECI and Omnia as well as specialist producers such as Foskor and Evonik Peroxide.


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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4.1. Local 4
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 8
4.1.2. Regulations 9
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 10
4.2. Continental 11
4.3. International 11
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 13
5.1. Economic Environment 13
5.2. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 14
5.3. Labour 14
5.4. Environmental Concerns 16
6. COMPETITION 17
6.1. Barriers to Entry 18
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 18
8. OUTLOOK 19
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 19
10. REFERENCES 20
10.1. Publications 20
10.2. Websites 22
APPENDIX 1 23
Summary of Notable Players 23
COMPANY PROFILES 28
AECI LTD 28
AFRICAN OXYGEN LTD 34
AIR LIQUIDE (PTY) LTD 40
AIR PRODUCTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 43
BASF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 46
BUCKMAN LABORATORIES (PTY) LTD 48
CLARIANT SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 50
DOW SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 52
ENGEN PETROLEUM LTD 54
EVONIK PEROXIDE AFRICA (PTY) LTD 58
FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 60
GOLD REEF SPECIALITY CHEMICALS (PTY) LTD 64
LANXESS (PTY) LTD 66
NCP CHLORCHEM (PTY) LTD 69
OMNIA HOLDINGS LTD 71
ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS (PTY) LTD 75
ORTHOCHEM (PTY) LTD 77
PELCHEM (PTY) LTD 79
RICHBAY CHEMICALS (PTY) LTD 81
ROLFES HOLDINGS LTD 83
SASOL SOUTH AFRICA LTD 87
SHELL DOWNSTREAM SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 90