Manufacture of plastics and plastic products in the south

Dublin, August 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The report “Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products in South Africa 2021” has been added to to offer.

Few companies are involved in the manufacture of primary plastics, but a large number of companies convert primary plastics into finished plastic products through processing techniques such as blow molding, extrusion, injection molding, rotational molding and thermoforming, and most are SMEs. The performance of local plastics and plastic products manufacturers has been negatively impacted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, weak economic conditions, rising production costs and growing environmental concerns. While the amount of plastic products manufactured decreased in the year through February 2021, the sales value of these products increased.


The weak economy, the pressure on consumer spending, the high cost of primary plastics, the relatively small size of the local and regional markets, the shortage of skilled workers and the high electricity costs pose challenges for the industry. There is high demand for PVC products due to the construction of gas, water and telecommunication infrastructure projects, but delivery problems and high prices are affecting the sustainability of manufacturers.

future plans

The industry is working on a master plan, while the South African Initiative to End Plastic Waste has set up working groups that focus on technology, innovation and design, infrastructure, bioplastics and alternatives, education and awareness, the involvement of waste collectors, and standards and compliance. Stakeholders have agreed to various initiatives, including a focus on setting up adequate municipal collection systems, extended producer responsibility systems and recycling.

Report coverage

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

Key topics covered:

1 Introduction

2. Description of the industry
2.1. Industry value chain
2.2. Geographical position

3. Industry size

4. State of the industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. trade
4.1.2. Corporate actions
4.1.3. Regulations
4.1.4. Corporate development and socio-economic development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing factors
5.1. Coronavirus
5.2. Economic environment
5.3. Rising input costs
5.4. Environmental concerns
5.5. Government Incentives and Support
5.6. Technology, research and development (R&D) and innovation
5.7. job

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to entry

7. SWOT analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry associations

10. References

Mentioned companies

  • 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
  • Biodegradable Future (Pty) Ltd
  • Bowler Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Chem Systems (Pty) Ltd
  • Ciba Packaging (Pty) Ltd
  • Fiber-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
  • Italpac (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
  • Novus Holdings 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
  • Safripol (Pty) Ltd
  • Sasol Ltd
  • Sinvac Piping (Pty) Ltd
  • Southern Pipeline Contractors (Pty) Ltd
  • SPS Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Swan Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Transpaco GmbH
  • Tupperware Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Tyba Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Ubuntu Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Unique Timberplastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd

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