Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products in South Africa 2021: South African Initiative to End Plastic Waste Focuses on Technology, Innovation, Bioplastics and Alternatives and Education


Dublin, Aug. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Manufacture of Plastics and Plastic Products in South Africa 2021" report has been added to's offering.

Only a few companies are involved in the production of primary plastics, but a large number of companies convert primary plastics into finished plastic products through processing techniques such as blow moulding, extrusion, injection moulding, rotational moulding and thermoforming, and most are SMEs. The performance of local manufacturers of plastics and plastic products has been affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, weak economic conditions, rising input costs and growing environmental concerns. While the volume of plastic products manufactured decreased in the year to February 2021, the sales value of these products rose.


The poor economy, pressure on consumer spending, the high cost of primary plastics, the relatively small size of the local and regional markets, skills shortages and the high cost of electricity are providing challenges for the industry. There has been high demand for PVC products due to the construction of gas, water and telecommunication infrastructure projects, but supply 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 established working groups to focus on technology, innovation and design, infrastructure, bioplastics and alternatives, education and awareness, the incorporation of waste pickers, and standards and compliance. Stakeholders have agreed to various initiatives including a focus on establishing proper municipal collection systems, extended producer responsibility schemes and recycling.

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.

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
4.1.1. Trade
4.1.2. Corporate Actions
4.1.3. Regulations
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social 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. Labour

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References

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
  • Biodegradable Future (Pty) Ltd
  • Bowler Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Chem Systems (Pty) Ltd
  • Ciba Packaging (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
  • 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 Ltd
  • 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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