South Africa Plastics and Plastic Products Markets, 2019 Manufacturing Report -

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This report on the manufacture of plastics and plastic products describes the state of the industry and the factors that influence it, including the latest available statistics and information on environmental concerns and continental and international information.

Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products:

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.

Recent figures show the volume of plastic products manufactured increased by 3.3% between May 2018 and May 2019, while the sales value of these products rose by 5.3%. According to the industry association, 60,000 people are employed in the plastics and plastic products industry, while an estimated 1,800 companies operate as converters.

Environmental Issues:

Plastics' environmental footprint has been the focus of much negative attention. Analysts estimate that as much as 80% of marine debris is made of plastic and that the material accounts for approximately 10% of landfill waste. Plastics SA is encouraging the local plastics and plastic products industry to adopt the circular economy model to ensure the industry experiences sustainable growth.

The minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries announced in July 2019 that the government was considering the introduction of a new policy to address the use of single-use plastics and their disposal management. As part of this process, which is expected to be concluded by March 2020, discussions will be held with the retail, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and packaging sectors.

There are comprehensive profiles of 55 companies. These include Sasol and KAP Industrial Holdings, which dominate the production of primary plastics through Sasol Polymers and Safripol respectively, and major producers RPC Astrapak, Nampak, Alpla, Mpact, and Transpaco, whose subsidiary East Rand Plastics is Africa's largest manufacturer of refuse bags.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry

2.1. Industry Value Chain

2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry

4.1. Local

4.2. Trade

4.2.1. Corporate Actions

4.2.2. Regulations

4.2.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development

4.3. Continental

4.4. International

5. Influencing Factors

5.1. Economic Environment

5.2. Rising Input Costs

5.3. Environmental Concerns

5.4. Government Incentives and Support

5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation

5.6. Labour

6. Competition

6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References

10.1. Publications

10.2. Websites

Companies Mentioned

  • Alpha Plast (Pty) Ltd
  • Alpla Kempton Park (Pty) Ltd
  • Alpla Packaging SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Alpla Trading SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Amanzi Starway (Pty) Ltd
  • Ampa Plastics Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Apex Cordset Technologies (Pty) Ltd
  • Atlas Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Bantex South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Barrier Film Converters (Pty) Ltd
  • BASF Holdings South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Big Boy Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Bowler Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Chem Systems (Pty) Ltd
  • Ciba Packaging (Pty) Ltd
  • Durattract Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Fibre-Wound SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Flotek Pipes and Irrigation (Pty) Ltd
  • Global Grinders (Pty) Ltd
  • Gradco South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Gundle Plastics Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Huhtamaki South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • I T B Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Italpac (Pty) Ltd
  • KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd
  • Karbochem (Pty) Ltd
  • MacNeil Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Marley Pipe Systems (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Masterbatch South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • MCG Industries (Pty) Ltd
  • Mpact Ltd
  • Nampak Ltd
  • NCS Resins (Pty) Ltd
  • OKE South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Pailpac (Pty) Ltd
  • Pexmart CC
  • Pipeflo (Pty) Ltd
  • Polyoak Packaging (Pty) Ltd
  • Premier Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Principle Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • RARE Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Rocbolt Technologies (Pty) Ltd
  • RPC Astrapak (Pty) Ltd
  • Sasol Ltd
  • Sinvac Piping (Pty) Ltd
  • Southern Pipeline Contractors (Pty) Ltd
  • SPS Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Swan Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Transpaco Ltd
  • Tupperware Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Tyba Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Ubuntu Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Unique Timberplastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Waxpak (Pty) Ltd
  • Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900