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Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products Industry in South Africa 2021

Alex Conradie | South Africa | 31 May 2021

Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products Industry in South Africa 2019

Alex Conradie | South Africa | 05 September 2019

Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products Industry in South Africa 2018

Alex Conradie | South Africa | 10 January 2018

Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products Industry in South Africa 2015

Brenda Young | South Africa | 19 May 2015

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on the manufacture of plastics and plastic products in South Africa, including information on the size of the sector, trade statistics and factors that influence its performance. There are profiles of 52 companies including Sasol and Safripol, which dominate the production of primary plastics, major plastic product producers including Berry Astrapak, (RPC Astrapak), Nampak, Transpaco, Mpact and Polyoak Packaging and other players such as NCS Resins.

Introduction

Stats SA figures indicate 45,576 people were employed in the manufacture of plastic products in the fourth quarter of 2020, while the plastics and plastic products manufacturing sectors had a combined estimated turnover of R83.5bn in 2019. Data from the International Trade Centre’s Trade Map shows that in 2020, 708.8 kilotons (kt) of primary plastics worth US$703.8m, and 211.8kt of plastic products worth US$540.0m were exported. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic, weak economic conditions, rising input costs and growing concern about plastic products’ impact on the environment are some of the factors having a significant impact on the performance of local manufacturers of plastics and plastic products.

Strengths

• Access to raw materials due to abundant coal and gas reserves.
• The industry is committed to sustainable development and to reducing its environmental footprint.
• The plastics and plastic products manufacturing industry is well established.
• Wide range of end-users, with plastic products used in most sectors of the economy.

Weaknesses

• A shortage of qualified plastics engineers and technicians.
• Energy-intensive production processes make producers vulnerable to high electricity costs.
• The plastics and plastic products industry is characterised by the highly concentrated upstream manufacture of primary plastics.

Opportunities

• Increased use of plastic products in several sectors of the economy.
• Increasing demand for bioplastic products.

Threats

• Depressed domestic demand due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and weak economic conditions.
• Growing concern about plastic products’ impact on the environment.
• Increasing cost of electricity, water, transport, raw materials and labour.
• The relatively small size of the local and regional markets.

Outlook

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) expects global plastics production to grow by 40% by 2030 as a result of the construction of several ethylene plants in China, the United States and Europe due to increased demand for packaging, especially in Brazil, China and India. Plastics Europe forecasts European primary plastics production will increase in 2021, but pre-coronavirus production levels will be reached in 2022 at the earliest, depending on demand. The Nova Institute expects global production capacity of bio-based polymers to increase from 4.6 million tons (Mt) in 2020 to 6.7Mt by 2025 due to increased demand for bioplastics in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of plastics. The WWF forecasts South Africa’s per capita consumption of plastic will increase due to urbanisation and growth in the number of middle-income households, while Jan Venter, CEO of the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association, believes the plastic pipe manufacturing sector will take several years to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it waits for the implementation of large projects to start. He said: “We know from experience that implementation and roll-out take long. Even if the decisions are taken and approved today to invest in new infrastructure or to upgrade the existing pipe networks, it will still take several months before we start seeing the impact and results”.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 5
2.2. Geographic Position 7
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Trade 12
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 15
4.1.3. Regulations 15
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 17
4.2. Continental 18
4.3. International 19
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 24
5.1. Coronavirus 24
5.2. Economic Environment 25
5.3. Rising Input Costs 26
5.4. Environmental Concerns 26
5.5. Government Incentives and Support 28
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 29
5.7. Labour 30
6. COMPETITION 32
6.1. Barriers to Entry 32
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 33
8. OUTLOOK 34
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 34
10. REFERENCES 35
10.1. Publications 35
10.2. Websites 36
APPENDIX 1 - ACRONYMS FOR PLASTIC TYPES 37
APPENDIX 2 - SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 38
Manufacturers of Plastics in Primary Form 38
Organogram - Manufacturers of Plastics in Primary Form 40
Manufacturers of Plastic Products 41
Organogram - Manufacturers of Plastics in Products 49
COMPANY PROFILES - MANUFACTURERS OF PLASTICS IN PRIMARY FORM 53
ALPHA PLAST (PTY) LTD 53
BASF HOLDINGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 55
BIODEGRADABLE FUTURE (PTY) LTD 57
CHEM SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 58
MASTERBATCH SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 60
NCS RESINS (PTY) LTD 62
ROCBOLT TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 65
SAFRIPOL (PTY) LTD 67
SASOL LTD 69
COMPANY PROFILES - MANUFACTURERS OF PLASTIC PRODUCTS 75
ALPLA KEMPTON PARK (PTY) LTD 75
ALPLA PACKAGING SA (PTY) LTD 77
ALPLA TRADING SA (PTY) LTD 79
AMANZI STARWAY (PTY) LTD 81
AMPA PLASTICS GROUP (PTY) LTD 82
APEX CORDSET TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 84
ATLAS PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 86
BANTEX SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 88
BARRIER FILM CONVERTERS (PTY) LTD 90
BOWLER PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 92
CIBA PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 94
FIBRE-WOUND SA (PTY) LTD 96
FLOTEK PIPES AND IRRIGATION (PTY) LTD 98
GLOBAL GRINDERS (PTY) LTD 101
GRADCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 103
GUNDLE PLASTICS GROUP (PTY) LTD 105
HUHTAMAKI SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 109
ITALPAC (PTY) LTD 112
MACNEIL PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 114
MARLEY PIPE SYSTEMS (SA) (PTY) LTD 116
MCG INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 118
MPACT LTD 120
NAMPAK LTD 125
NOVUS HOLDINGS LTD 130
OKE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 133
PAILPAC (PTY) LTD 135
PEXMART CC 137
PIPEFLO (PTY) LTD 139
POLYOAK PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 141
PREMIER PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 144
PRINCIPLE PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 146
RARE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 148
RPC ASTRAPAK (PTY) LTD 150
SINVAC PIPING (PTY) LTD 153
SOUTHERN PIPELINE CONTRACTORS (PTY) LTD 155
SPS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 157
SWAN PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 159
TRANSPACO LTD 161
TUPPERWARE SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 166
TYBA TRADING (PTY) LTD 168
UBUNTU PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 170
UNIQUE TIMBERPLASTICS (PTY) LTD 172
ZIMCO GROUP (PTY) LTD 174

Introduction

The South African plastic products sector converted 1.5 million tons (Mt) of virgin primary plastics and 313.8 kilotons (kt) of recyclate into plastic products in 2017, according to Plastics SA. Figures from the International Trade Centre’s Trade Map show that in 2018, 596.2kt of primary plastics worth US$786.0m, and 219.8kt of plastic products worth US$651.7m were exported. The latest Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) stated that the plastics and plastic products industry contributed around R76bn to South Africa’s economy in 2016, which represented approximately 1.9% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and about 16.5% of the manufacturing industry’s GDP. However, challenging macro-economic conditions compounded by rising input costs, and growing concern about plastic products’ impact on the environment continue to have a significant effect on the performance of the local plastics and plastic products industry.

Strengths

• Access to raw materials due to abundant coal and gas reserves.
• The industry is committed to sustainable development and to reducing its environmental footprint.
• The plastics and plastic products manufacturing industry is well established.
• Wide range of end-users, with plastic products used in most sectors of the economy.

Weaknesses

• A general lack of research and development in plastic products manufacturing.
• A lack of advanced manufacturing practices and the slow upgrading of technology.
• A shortage of skilled employees.
• Energy-intensive production processes make producers vulnerable to high electricity costs.
• Only Sasol produces ethylene and propylene, the raw materials for PE and PP manufacturing.

Opportunities

• Increased use of plastic products in several sectors of the economy.
• Increasing demand for plastic products in the African market, driven by a growing middle class, the development of organised retailing, infrastructure development, and increasing urbanisation.
• The government considers the plastics and plastic products industry a priority industry.

Threats

• Depressed domestic demand due to low gross domestic product growth.
• Growing concern about plastic products’ impact on the environment.
• Increasing cost of electricity, water, transport, input materials and labour.
• Increasing imports of plastics and plastic products.
• The relatively small size of the local and regional markets.

Outlook

KAP Industrial Holdings expects global demand for primary plastics to continue to grow due to ongoing production of plastic products. Mpact expects low domestic demand for plastic products to continue in the short term, while carbon tax and above-inflation increases in electricity, water and other costs will affect the company’s profit margins.

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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 6
4.1. Local 6
4.2. Trade 9
4.2.1. Corporate Actions 12
4.2.2. Regulations 12
4.2.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 14
4.3. Continental 14
4.4. International 16
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 18
5.1. Economic Environment 18
5.2. Rising Input Costs 19
5.3. Environmental Concerns 19
5.4. Government Incentives and Support 21
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 21
5.6. Labour 22
6. COMPETITION 24
6.1. Barriers to Entry 25
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 26
8. OUTLOOK 26
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 27
10. REFERENCES 27
10.1. Publications 27
10.2. Websites 28
APPENDIX 1 1
Acronyms for Plastic Types 1
APPENDIX 2 - SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 1
Manufacturers of Plastics in Primary Form 1
Manufacturers of Plastic Products 2
COMPANY PROFILES - MANUFACTURERS OF PLASTICS IN PRIMARY FORM 9
ALPHA PLAST (PTY) LTD 9
BASF HOLDINGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 11
CHEM SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 13
KAP INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS LTD 15
KARBOCHEM (PTY) LTD 20
MASTERBATCH SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 22
NCS RESINS (PTY) LTD 24
ROCBOLT TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 26
SASOL LTD 28
COMPANY PROFILES - MANUFACTURERS OF PLASTIC PRODUCTS 34
ALPLA KEMPTON PARK (PTY) LTD 34
ALPLA PACKAGING SA (PTY) LTD 36
ALPLA TRADING SA (PTY) LTD 38
AMANZI STARWAY (PTY) LTD 40
AMPA PLASTICS GROUP (PTY) LTD 41
APEX CORDSET TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 43
ATLAS PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 45
BANTEX SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 47
BARRIER FILM CONVERTERS (PTY) LTD 49
BIG BOY PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 51
BOWLER PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 53
CIBA PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 55
DURATTRACT PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 57
FIBRE-WOUND SA (PTY) LTD 59
FLOTEK PIPES AND IRRIGATION (PTY) LTD 61
GLOBAL GRINDERS (PTY) LTD 64
GRADCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 66
GUNDLE PLASTICS GROUP (PTY) LTD 68
HUHTAMAKI SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 72
I T B MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 75
ITALPAC (PTY) LTD 77
MACNEIL PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 79
MARLEY PIPE SYSTEMS (SA) (PTY) LTD 81
MCG INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 83
MPACT LTD 85
NAMPAK LTD 90
OKE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 95
PAILPAC (PTY) LTD 97
PEXMART CC 99
PIPEFLO (PTY) LTD 101
POLYOAK PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 102
PREMIER PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 105
PRINCIPLE PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 107
RARE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 109
RPC ASTRAPAK (PTY) LTD 111
SINVAC PIPING (PTY) LTD 114
SOUTHERN PIPELINE CONTRACTORS (PTY) LTD 116
SPS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 118
SWAN PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 120
TRANSPACO LTD 122
TUPPERWARE SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 127
TYBA TRADING (PTY) LTD 129
UBUNTU PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 131
UNIQUE TIMBERPLASTICS (PTY) LTD 133
WAXPAK (PTY) LTD 135
ZIMCO GROUP (PTY) LTD 137

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.

Introduction

According to Plastics SA the South African plastics sector converted 1.5 million tonnes (Mt) of virgin primary plastics and 309,520t of recyclate during 2016. Figures from the ITC’s Trade Map show that during the same year, 599,079t of primary plastics worth US$645.7m, and 223,189t of plastic products worth US$542.4m were exported. The latest Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) stated that the plastics sector had a turnover of R75bn in 2015, contributed about 1.9% to South Africa’s GDP and accounted for around 16.5% of the manufacturing sector’s GDP. However, challenging macro-economic conditions compounded by rising input costs, and growing pressure to be environmentally responsible continue to have a significant impact on the performance of the local plastics industry.

Strengths

• Access to raw materials due to abundant coal and gas reserves.
• The industry is committed to sustainable development and to improving its environmental footprint.
• The plastics and plastic products manufacturing sector is well established and able to fully supply domestic demand.
• The plastics industry has been identified as a priority sector in the DTI’s IPAP 2017.
• Wide range of end-users, with plastics used in most sectors of the economy.

Weaknesses

• A shortage of highly skilled employees.
• Energy-intensive production processes make producers vulnerable to high electricity costs.
• Import parity pricing of polymers has led to a decline in the downstream plastics manufacturing sector.
• Only Sasol produces ethylene and propylene, the raw materials for PE and PP manufacturing.
• The use of outdated production equipment by some producers, and too few advanced manufacturing practices are being applied.
• There is a small domestic and regional market.
• There is generally a lack of research and development in plastic products manufacturing.

Opportunities

• Demand for HDPE and PVC pipes is increasing in the areas of water distribution and sewage disposal.
• Designation of plastic products for public sector procurement.
• Higher demand for HDPE pipes in the future for use in natural gas distribution.
• Increasing demand for plastic products in the African market, driven by a rising population, increased urbanisation and the growth of organised retailing.

Threats

• Depressed domestic demand due to low GDP growth.
• Increasing costs of electricity, water, transport, input materials and labour pose a threat to the sector’s profitability and sustainability.
• Increasing imports of plastic products.
• Poor public perception of the plastics industry as it is viewed as a “polluter”.
• The planned introduction of a carbon tax.

Outlook

Local company, Master Plastics, expects a recovery in economic conditions in 2018, as the current economic and trading environment is displaying some signs of improvement. According to the company the better inflation figures and outlook, and the cutting of interest rates should lead to improved consumer confidence, which in turn should lead to increased demand for plastic products. Nampak forecasts that the local rigid plastics market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.5% over the next five years. SAPPMA CEO, Jan Venter is optimistic about the future of plastic pipe manufacturing in South Africa, since various new markets and opportunities are coming to light as plastic pipes are being used in an expanding range of applications. Demand for HDPE and PVC pipes is also increasing in the areas of water distribution and sewage disposal, as more areas are being linked to existing infrastructure, and old or inadequate pipelines are being upgraded. Growing telecommunication networks, and a mooted natural gas distribution network are also expected to lead to an increase in future demand. Stakeholders believe it is possible that plastic pipes could capture market share from other materials.

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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

Report Coverage

The Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products in South Africa evaluates the domestic industry, government attempts to stimulate local manufacture and factors influencing the sector’s success. The report also profiles 56 industry players, including Sasol Polymers, the country's major source of propylene, BASF South Africa (Pty) Ltd which produces polyurethanes, styrenes and engineering plastics, and Astrapak Ltd, which employs 3,132 people and is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of plastic packaging.

Introduction

This report focuses on the manufacture of plastics and plastic products. The local plastics industry plays a significant role in the South African economy and was identified as a priority sector in the Department of Trade and Industry’s Industrial Policy Action Plan 2015/2016. The most recent statistics estimate that the annual turnover for the industry in 2013 was R50.4bn. However, challenging macro-economic conditions compounded by an influx of cheap imports, domestic price-fixing allegations, growing pressure to be environmentally responsible, as well as consumer health and safety issues, continue to have a significant impact on the development of the local plastics industry. The government has committed itself to improving the downstream sector of South Africa’s plastics industry which has been identified as having substantial growth and employment potential. The plastics industry employs approximately 60,000 people.

Strengths

• Access to raw materials with abundant mineral resources.
• The industry is committed to sustainable development and to improving its environmental footprint.
• The recycling segment of the industry is robust.
• The South African plastics industry has been identified as a priority sector in the DTI’s IPAP 2015/2016.
• The wide range of end-users, with plastics needed for all manufacturing sectors including packaging, construction and automotive.

Weaknesses

• Energy-intensive production processes which makes it vulnerable to the high electricity costs.
• Import parity pricing of polymers has led to a decline in the downstream plastics manufacturing sector. Input costs and thus selling prices are high which result in increased imports.
• Increasing shortage of skills.
• Poor public perception of the plastics industry as it is viewed as a ‘polluter’ and the toxicity of certain products is still widely questioned.
• Reliance on imported feedstock.
• The culture of anti-competitive behaviour. Collusion and price-fixing scandals dog the industry.

Opportunities

• A growing middle class implies rising consumer demand for products in which plastics constitute a fundamental component due to their convenience.
• Adoption of new recycling technologies and the expansion of recycling capabilities, including the development of energy-from-waste capacity.
• Increasing demand for plastic products across all sectors in the African market, driven by infrastructural development, economic growth and rising living standards.
• Increasing use of plastics in automotive interior and exterior products, food packaging and medical products. Government’s infrastructure plans expected to stimulate growth in demand for plastic products in the construction sector.
• Lower feedstock prices as a result of shale gas exploitation.
• Strengthen link with downstream sector to establish base in domestic market and exploit opportunities for import substitution.
• The IDC’s SBU will announced its intention of focusing

Threats

• Demand for electricity is higher than current supply. Frequent power outages disrupt the industry.
• Due to Sasol’s lack of profitability in the upstream plastics sector, the company could use the propylene emerging from its fuel-from-coal production process to produce more fuel rather than investing in producing polymers.
• Reduced import tariffs on finished goods increases the influx of imported products and threatens local manufacturing.
• Shortage of skilled manpower.
• Strike action during wage negotiations affects plastic companies manufacturing operations.
• The influx of cheap finished and semi-finished plastic products from countries such as China continue to pose a substantial threat to local companies.
• The volatility of both the local currency, as well as the oil price.

Outlook

Demand for plastics in Africa is increasing due to a growing construction market, rising population and increasing urbanisation. The African continent offers exciting opportunities and many companies are expected to explore new sub-Saharan markets. Locally there is also promise for the sector: as the country’s middle class expands, growth in the per capita consumption of polymers is predicted; government procurement and beneficiation of mineral resources, which includes polymers, have been identified as key drivers to unlock the economic potential of the plastics manufacturing sector; shale gas exploration and exploitation in the Karoo could provide low-cost feedstock to manufacture polymers; prospects for future growth in the recycling sector are good; and the development of energy-from-waste capabilities is expected to have a positive impact on the broader plastics sector. However, growth in the South African economy is expected to remain weak in 2015 and 2016 and the manufacturing sector remains under strain. Nothing significant has been achieved in attempts to assist the plastics industry to grow, create jobs and to achieve the anticipated outcomes associated with beneficiation. Support is provided for SMMEs but there is very low uptake of these services. Electricity supply issues, labour relations and volatility in the oil price are all of concern to stakeholders in the sector.

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Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products Industry in South Africa 2019-09-05

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Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products Industry in South Africa 2018-01-10

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 17
4.1. Local 17
4.2. Corporate Actions 24
4.3. Regulations 25
4.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 27
4.5. Continental 28
4.6. International 29
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 30
5.1. Economic Environment 30
5.2. Rising Input Costs 31
5.3. Government Incentives and Support 32
5.4. Government’s Infrastructure Plans 33
5.5. Labour 34
5.6. Consumer Demand 37
5.7. Information Technology 38
5.8. Environmental Concerns 38
6. COMPETITION 40
6.1. Barriers to Entry 41
6.2. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 42
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 46
8. OUTLOOK 48
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 48
10. REFERENCES 50
10.1. Publications 50
10.2. Websites 51
APPENDIX 1 53
Government Support and Incentives 53
ORGANOGRAM 33430 56
Manufacture of Plastics in Primary Form and of Synthetic Rubber 56
COMPANY PROFILES 58
BASF HOLDINGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 58
BAYER (PTY) LTD 61
CHEM SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 65
CHEMFIT (PTY) LTD 67
CHEMGRIT PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 69
KAP MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 71
KARBOCHEM (PTY) LTD 75
LAKE INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 77
LANXESS (PTY) LTD 80
MASTERBATCH SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 83
NCS RESINS (PTY) LTD 85
PLASTICHEM (PTY) LTD 87
ROCBOLT TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 89
SAFRIPOL (PTY) LTD 91
SASOL LTD 94
ORGANOGRAM 33800a 105
Plastic Packaging 105
COMPANY PROFILES 108
ALWIN LEHNER PLASTICS - ALPLA (PTY) LTD 108
ASTRAPAK LTD 110
BARRIER FILM CONVERTERS (PTY) LTD 117
BOWLER PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 119
BOXMORE PLASTICS (SA) (PTY) LTD 121
CIBA PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 124
GUNDLE PLASTICS GROUP (PTY) LTD 126
HUHTAMAKI SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 130
ITALPAC (PTY) LTD 132
ITB MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 134
MCG INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 136
MPACT LTD 138
NAMPAK LTD 143
PAILPAC (PTY) LTD 147
POLYOAK PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 149
PREMIER PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 152
PRINCIPLE PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 154
SLAVEPAK (PTY) LTD 156
TADBIK PACK SA (PTY) LTD 158
TRANSPACO LTD 160
TUPPERWARE SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 165
ORGANOGRAM 33800b 167
Other Plastic Products 167
COMPANY PROFILES 169
AMPA GROUP (PTY) LTD 169
APEX CORDSET TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 172
ATLAS PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 174
BIG BOY PLASTICS CC 176
BOXMORE SPECIALITY PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 178
DPI PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 180
DURATTRACT PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 182
FIBRE-WOUND SA (PTY) LTD 184
FLOTEK PIPES AND IRRIGATION (PTY) LTD 186
MACNEIL PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 188
MARLEY PIPE SYSTEMS (SA) (PTY) LTD 190
MCG INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 192
MPACT LTD 194
NU-WORLD HOLDINGS LTD 199
PRINCIPLE PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 202
SAMSAC AFRICA (PTY) LTD 204
SWAN PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 207
UNIQUE TIMBER PLASTICS (PTY) LTD 209
WAXPAK (PTY) LTD 210
ZIMCO GROUP (PTY) LTD 212