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A new global materials distributor entered the international polymers market in July 2019 in the form of Meraxis Group, following the merger between the Swiss businesses MB Barter & Trading and Rehau GmbH. Meraxis South Africa distributes plastic raw materials, serving a wide variety of plastic converters throughout Southern, Eastern and Central Africa. The company has a number of long-standing relationships with well-established and well-known global plastics raw material producers. We have warehouses in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Beira. Meraxis made its official debut in the market on 1 July. The merger involves the combination of the purchasing arm of Rehau and all global offices of MB Barter & Trading, which now all operate under the new common name of Meraxis. The goal of the merged and substantially larger entity is to become one of the world’s largest polymer distributors in just a few years

Category: Materials
Sub category: PS (Polystyrene)
Principles: MB Barter & Trading Group

Plastomark is a leading supplier of branded raw materials to the plastics industry in South Africa. We pride ourselves on being a true extension of our key suppliers, providing a comprehensive service package from distribution and market development to technical services. The geographical coverage of the distribution network ensures Plastomark maintains a close relationship with its customers. Service is the key element in the offering that ensures prompt turnaround times, as well as our ability to offer customers deliveries ranging from under 1 ton to full truckloads. Regional sales offices in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg (head office) are staffed with experienced sales people and backed up by a “hands on” technical team.

Category: Materials
Sub category: PS (Polystyrene)
Principles: Celanese, Dow, Intergulf Ltd, Safripol, Solvay, Styron

West African Group (WAG) is a division of West African International (Pty) Ltd (WAI), a leading reseller and distributor of polymer, rubber, fillers and specialised chemicals. WAG was established in 1992 to focus on the distribution and marketing initiatives in the Southern African region. The company continues to expand operations through a diversity of core products with sustainable competitive advantages. West African Group has an extensive regional distribution network, with warehouses in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban (head office), Port Elizabeth and East London. The Boksburg site comprises significant warehouse space and a sales office.

Category: Materials
Sub category: PS (Polystyrene)
Principles: ExxonMobil, Trinseo, Taghleef Industries