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Brenntag South Africa launched on 1 October 2017. The Brenntag Polymers team is unrivalled in the thermoplastics industry for its dedication and expertise, and fully leverages its passion and technical expertise of polymers to benefit our customers. Brenntag Polymers embraces new and innovative solutions, ideas for novel co-operations between our suppliers and customers and upcoming trends in the market. This translates into tangible results for our customers in a range of applications, such as the automotive industry, electrical & electronics, packaging, household appliances, PVC industry and medical. We work closely with our suppliers to manage a reliable, secure supply chain and a comprehensive product portfolio. Download the polymers product list at www.brenntag.com/media/documents/south_africa_1/polymers_product_sheet.pdf

Category: Materials
Sub category: Nylon/Polyester
Principles: Covestro, Lanxess, Ineos Styrolution, Plastic Technology Service, Eastman, Evonik, LYONDELLBASELL, Albis

Carst & Walker (C&W) was established in South Africa in 1934 and has over the years expanded to become a substantial importer and distributor of chemical raw materials, which find application in the adhesive, coatings, food, paper, plastics and rubber industries. The company has offices and warehousing facilities in all the major centres in South Africa. C&W represents several major multinational chemical companies on an exclusive basis. Its Polymers division has developed sustainable partnerships with leading international suppliers and valued customers for more than 70 years. We offer a comprehensive product portfolio, together with supply chain management, financial and technical support to the rubber and plastic industries.

Category: Materials
Sub category: Nylon/Polyester
Principles: Hobart Enterprises, Anchor Chemicals, AV Pound & Co., Chemox Pound, Medex

Safripol is a leading polymer producer and marketer, with operations predominantly in South Africa, serving markets locally in Africa and globally. The company, in its present form, is a direct consequence of strategic acquisitions by KAP over the past few years. Through organic growth, infrastructure investment and acquisitions, we have grown to become the second-largest polymer producer in sub- Saharan Africa. Safripol Sasolburg is home to our High-Density Polyethylene and Polypropylene manufacturing plants. It is here where we produce circa 160kt of HDPE and 120kt of PP annually. Safripol Durban is home to our PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) resin facility. This plant enjoyed a cutting-edge upgrade during 2017, and now has a capacity of 240kt per annum. Safripol Piet Retief produces various urea formaldehyde (UF) resins for the panel industry. These facilities also hold the record of being the largest producer of wood panel resins in Africa. Safripol are the only local producer of High-Density Polyethylene, PET and a variety of MFUF resins.

Category: Materials
Sub category: Nylon/Polyester
Principles: KAP Industrial Holdings Limited

Established in Belgium in October 2002, and part of the Ravago Group, Ultrapolymers has rapidly become a respected leader in polymer distribution. Ultrapolymers offers a wide range of commodity and speciality polymers. Our partnership with industry-leading producers allows us to offer a diverse product portfolio, providing customers with the best solutions for their projects and applications. With 38 offices and more than 45 warehouses across Europe, Turkey and South Africa, Ultrapolymers has established a commercial network with a local presence.

Category: Materials
Sub category: Nylon/Polyester
Principles: Ascend, Dilaplast, Enplast, SABIC-IP, Samsung